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Before Applying for Graduation

Review the information on this page prior to submitting an application for graduation to ensure you are aware of all recommendations, processes and deadlines for graduation. If you have already applied, see After Applying for Graduation for more information

There are 6 steps to follow before you apply for graduation.

  1. Make an attempt to satisfy the University Writing Skills Requirement (UWSR).
  2. Run your Degree Audit Report (DAR) in MyCSUEB.  While this report is not an official graduation document, it can be a useful tool in helping to plan your course enrollment.  For information on how to access and interpret your Degree Audit Report, view our How to Access Your DAR handout.If you have questions about your DAR, an advisor can help with interpreting it.
  3. Meet with your major advisor.
  4. Meet with an academic General Education (GE) advisor to go over all non-major requirements (for undergraduate students).
  5. Verify that your major (and any option or minor) is accurately listed on your record. You can review this on your Student Center in MyCSUEB.
  6. Ensure that all transfer credit completed is reflected on your record.  

Applying for graduation is a required step for all students wishing to graduate from Cal State East Bay, except for Credential Program students. Even if all requirements are complete, a student must be a graduation candidate for a degree to be conferred.

  • Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for graduation if they have attempted to fulfill the University Writing Skills Requirement (UWSR) and have completed 135 of the minimum 180 units to graduate. Transfer students from community colleges may only use a maximum of 105 community college quarter units towards this minimum.
  • Graduate students who have attempted to fulfill the University Writing Skills Requirement (UWSR) are eligible to file for graduation.

Students who are completing a Credential program only (with no additional graduate degree programs in progress) do not need to apply for graduation. Check with your Credential Program office for additional information.

  • Continuing students must apply for graduation online. Log in to MyCSUEB with your NetID and password. Under “Student Center ,” select the “Apply for Graduation” link and follow the prompts to select the degree and term for your graduation. Please refer to the "When to Apply for Graduation" section below to view deadlines to file for graduation.
  • If you are no longer a continuing/active student (discontinued), you will need to file a paper application for graduation.

NOTE: After you apply for graduation, the $54 graduation filing fee will be applied to your student account.

Students should only apply for graduation for the term in which they intend to graduate. To determine your expected graduation date, meet with your major and academic advisors.

Below are the deadlines to apply for graduation.

Graduation Term

Deadline to Apply for Graduation

Winter 2018

October 3, 2017

Spring 2018

January 16, 2018

Summer 2018

April 9, 2018

Fall 2018

June 22, 2018

Spring 2019

October 1, 2018

Below are the two criteria that must be met in order to receive a graduating senior priority registration appointment.

  • Students must be a graduation candidate at least one week prior to the assignment of the next term’s enrollment appointment. This applies to students filing for graduation for the first time, and students that are updating their term of graduation from a previous term.
  • Students must have completed a minimum of 150 quarter units. In progress units do not count. For transfer students, only a maximum of 105 quarter units of community college work can be used to determine the 150 units.
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