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
2. Consult with a GE advisor (Undergraduate students)
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:
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, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com.
Follow these reminders during your final term of graduation.