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Diploma & Next Steps


Diplomas are not distributed at commencement.  You will receive a diploma cover at the ceremony. 

How to receive your diploma cover

Graduates receive one diploma cover at commencement.

How to receive your diploma

  1. Apply to graduate in MyCSUSM You will receive a confirmation email from the Office of the Registrar that will remind you to review the Graduate Checklist, and verify your name, major, and mailing address are up to date in MyCSUSM.
  2. Your degree is conferred Once your final term grades are posted, your academic record will be evaluated and if all requirements are met, your degree will be conferred (awarded). 
  3. Confirmation Email Once your degree is conferred, you will receive a confirmation email from the Office of the Registrar. This email will remind you to double check that your mailing address is correct in MyCSUSM.
  4. Your diploma is mailed to you  The Office of the Registrar will mail your diploma approximately 8-12 weeks after your degree is conferred to the address indicated on MyCSUSM in your Student Service Center. We recommend you log in to MyCSUSM and verify your mailing address is correct.

For more information about diplomas and graduation, visit the Office of the Registrar website or email the Office of the Registrar: .