Due to social distancing measures and the move to remote work for most campus staff, the mailing of diplomas will be slightly delayed - though, it certainly will not be halted. We will be working diligently to get your diploma to you.
Due to current delays in processing, diplomas will be mailed 10-12 weeks after your degree is conferred (you will receive an email notifying you of your degree conferral).
Your diploma will include your primary name as it appears in your official academic record. You can find the primary 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.
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.
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.
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