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Apply to Graduate

**The deadline to apply for Spring and Summer 2019 graduation has passed.  Please visit Cougar Central (Craven Hall, 3rd floor) to complete a paper application. 

Login to your Student Center on MyCSUSM and locate the 'Apply for Graduation' field.  Follow the prompts and select the appropriate term for graduation.  For your reference, print the confirmation page. 

Apply to Graduate

It is highly recommended that you meet with your academic advisor prior to your last semester, in order to review your records and ensure all graduation requirements will be met.  Students should also reiew their Academic Requirements Report (ARR) via their Student Center in MyCSUSM to verify completion of all requirements.

Please note: If your application is not submitted by the deadlines indicated below, (for a spring graduation) your name will not appear in the Commencement program and there may be a delay in conferring your degree.

Graduation Application Deadlines

Undergraduate students

(Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science)

  1. Undergraduate students must have a minimum of 85 semester units before they can apply for graduation.
  2. Students must be fully classified in the major before applying for graduation (no pre-major status).
 Semester of Graduation  Application Start Date/Deadline
Spring/Summer 2019 June 1, 2018 - March 15, 2019
Fall 2019 October 1, 2018 - November 1, 2019
Spring/Summer 2020 June 1, 2019 - March 15, 2020

Graduate students

(Candidates for a Master's degree)

  1. Graduate students are required to apply for graduation in the term in which they expect to complete their degree requirements (summer graduates apply in the prior spring term).
 Semester of Graduation  Application Start Date/Deadline
Spring/Summer 2019 January 1 - March 15, 2019
Fall 2019 August 1 - November 1, 2019
Spring/Summer 2020 January 1 - March 15, 2020