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Diploma

Congratulations on your degree! We know you are excited to get that diploma in your hands. Diplomas will be mailed 10-12 weeks after your degree is conferred (you will receive an email notifying you of your degree conferral).

For information on Commencement and Grad Fest, please visit the Commencement page (note: more information regarding Spring 2023 commencement will be sent to students by February 1)

Diploma Name & Mailing Address

Your diploma will include your primary name (or legal name) as it appears in your official academic record, unless you request a different diploma name. See below for updating each. 

Name on your Diploma

Your primary (or legal name) will appear on your diploma, unless you request a different diploma name. Please review your name(s) in MyCSUSM to ensure it is printed correctly on your diploma!

  • You can find your primary name (or legal name) in the Personal Information section of the Student Center (see below). If your primary name is not correct, please use the Name Change form for updates.
  • If you would like to request a name on your diploma that is different from your primary or legal name, you may update your diploma name directly in the Student Center. See our Preferred Name page for instructions.

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Mailing Address

Your diploma will be mailed to your mailing address listed in your Student Center.  To ensure receipt of your diploma, verify your mailing address in MyCSUSM.

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Majors on your Diploma

It is possible for a student to complete more than one major within one degree (for example, a B.A.).  To be recognized as graduating with multiple majors, a student must declare the additional major(s) with the appropriate discipline or program no later than the beginning of the student's final year of study. The completion of additional majors within one degree will be noted at the time of graduation by appropriate entries on the student's transcript and on the diploma.

It is also possible for a student to complete a major in one degree concurrently with additional majors from a different degree (for example, a major in a B.S. concurrently with an additional major from a B.A.). By declaring which major is the primary major (for example, Biochemistry) the student also declares which degree he or she will receive (in this case, a B.S.). Students must make this declaration no later than the beginning of the student's final year of study, and the primary major degree will be noted at the time of graduation by appropriate entries on the student's transcript and on the diploma.

Important:  Majors within the other degree will be noted only on the student's transcript.  The University does not award two degrees for multiple majors that are completed concurrently.

For more information, please see the section on Graduation Requirements in the University Catalog.

Duplicate Diplomas

To order a duplicate diploma, complete and submit the Diploma Re-Order Form.  Include a $10 check or money order payable to CSUSM and mail to:

Office of the Registrar
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001