Congratulations on nearing the completion of your degree! Use the information and tips on this page to advance toward your degree, avoid common roadblocks and graduate in a timely manner. If you haven't yet applied for your degree, see Before Applying for Graduation for more information.
After filing for graduation, there are three key steps to follow in order to graduate on time. These should be done on a regular basis all the way through to graduation.
After your department sends a major check to the Office of the Registrar, the volume of graduation candidates in any given term will determine when notification will be sent. Please continue to check your Horizon email for an email from the Office of the Registrar; the information that you receive from your graduation evaluator supersedes any information shown in the Degree Audit Report (DAR) and is your official notification of remaining graduation requirements.
To update your term of graduation, submit a Request to Postpone Graduation form to the Office of the Registrar with approval from your major department. Students with 144 semester units or more will additionally need to obtain approval to postpone graduation from the Dean of Academic Programs and Services. Once the request is implemented, your request to update the graduation term cannot be undone.
|Graduation Term||Priority Deadline (for priority registration)||Late Deadline (not eligible for priority registration)|
|Spring||Oct 1||Nov 1|
|Summer/Fall||March 1||April 1|
|Original Term of Graduation||Term(s) To Which Students Can Postpone|
|Spring||Summer or Fall|
* A graduation postponement fee will apply for all undergraduate students for each postponement.
Follow these reminders during your final term of graduation.