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After Applying for Graduation

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.  

1. Consult with a major advisor

  • Meet with your major advisor to review major requirements.
  •  Contact your major department to verify the procedure with which the major check is sent to the Office of the Registrar; the major check needs to be sent after you apply for graduation.

2.  Consult with a GE advisor (Undergraduate students)

  •  Consult with an academic GE advisor periodically to go over your non-major requirements: General Education, Graduation Requirements, and Unit Requirements.

3. Check your “Status of Graduation Application” by visiting MyCSUEB and selecting the “Graduation Status/Commencement” link. The graduation status options you will see are as follows:

  •   Applied – Acknowledgement that your application for graduation was received
  • Pending - major check was received by graduation evaluations. This is an acknowledgement that your evaluator has received your major check and will begin review of your file in the order received.
  •  In Review – Indicates preliminary verification of degree requirements has occurred and your graduation evaluator has sent a summary of requirements necessary for graduation to your Horizon email account. A record will stay “in review” until a student graduates or their graduation candidacy expires.
  •  Awarded –verification that your degree requirements were completed and your diploma was ordered. You can view your degree posting on your transcript immediately.

After your department sends a major check to the Office of the Registrar, the volume of graduation candidates in any given quarter 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. 

If you will not finish your degree requirements in the quarter in which you have applied for graduation, you may update your quarter of graduation a total of three consecutive quarters. For example, if your original quarter of graduation is Spring 2017, and you discover that you will not finish your degree requirements by the end of that quarter, you may send an e-mail to the Office of the Registrar, from your Horizon e-mail account, authorizing the University to move your quarter of graduation to either Summer 2017, Fall 2017 or Winter 2018. Please keep in mind that once you move your quarter of graduation ahead, it cannot be moved back to a previous quarter if you change your mind.

Additionally, if you will not finish your degree requirements within your four consecutive quarters of degree candidacy, you must send an e-mail to, authorizing the University to cancel your graduation application. You may then reapply for graduation, but will be required to pay the filing fee again.

Students who need to update their quarter of graduation must do so at least one week prior to the assignment of next term’s enrollment appointments in order to be eligible to receive priority registration as a graduating senior or graduating graduate student. Additionally, undergraduate degree candidates must have completed 150 or more units in order to obtain graduating senior enrollment times/dates.

Requests to update your graduation term must be sent from your Horizon e-mail account to the Office of the Registrar at

Follow these reminders during your final term of graduation.

  • Continue to meet with major and academic advisors as appropriate.
  • Inform your graduation evaluator of any transfer work that needs to be submitted, or any course substitutions approved after you received an email notification of your degree requirements from your graduation evaluator.
  • Check your major/minor/option on MyCSUEB  during your final term of graduation to ensure accuracy. If edits need to be made, undergraduate students should submit a Change of Major/Minor/Option form to Records; graduate students should submit a Request to Declare or Change Option for Graduate Students form to Records.  Once a degree is awarded, a student’s record cannot be changed and no edits to major, minor, or option are allowed.
  • Complete degree requirements by the last day of courses of the term in which you are graduating. If any requirement is completed after this date, you will not be eligible to graduate in that quarter. A delay in graduation term may be required.
  • Check your address on MyCSUEB. Any changes to permanent address must be done on MyCSUEB by the last day of instruction of your final term to ensure that your diploma is sent to your correct address.
  • Check your name on MyCSUEB. If you need to change your name, complete a Personal Data Change form and submit to Records by the last day of instruction of your final term to ensure that your diploma has your correct name.
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