As an undergraduate student, you must file your graduation application during the appropriate filing period and pay the $40 application/diploma fee at the same time. CSUMB establishes a priority application filing period for each semester to allow you to receive an official degree audit report before the end of the registration period of your final semester of enrollment. If you file your application after the priority filing deadline you will also be charged a late processing fee of $20 in addition to the $40 application/diploma fee.
Records & Registration provides an explanation of the official graduation application process, current filing deadlines, filing fees, and links to required forms on the CSUMB.EDU/admissions website under Graduation Requirements.
The application process requires a meeting with your academic advisor to finalize your Individual Learning Plan (ILP). Following submission of all the required materials, you will receive a Graduation Evaluation (degree audit) that summarizes the outstanding requirements that you must fulfill before the awarding of your degree.
If you are a graduate student, you must meet all deadlines for applications, petitions, and pay application/diploma and late/processing fees the same as undergraduate degree candidates. You may not need to submit an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) with your graduation application (check with your program advisor) and you will not receive a degree audit from Records & Registration prior to Final Degree Check processing.
See the Graduation Requirements webpage for specific filing dates and fee information for the current academic year.
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CSUMB issues diplomas following the Final Degree Check processing period for each official graduation term. You will receive your diploma via certified mail unless you make arrangements for pickup in writing with Records & Registration before the end of your graduation term.
CSUMB holds its annual commencement ceremony each year during the month of May. Participation in this celebration of educational achievement is voluntary and CSUMB diplomas are NOT distributed during this event. Graduation applicants who are candidates for baccalaureate or graduate degrees during the fall, spring, or summer term of the same academic year are eligible to participate in the May commencement ceremony. Students are asked to participate in only one ceremony during your academic career. Teacher credential candidates may participate in the campus commencement ceremony and are also recognized through a program developed and sponsored by the College of Professional Studies.