Preparing to Graduate

Undergraduate students must request a Graduation Requirement Check (Grad Check) at the Office of the Registrar (UH-171) when they have completed 135 units towards their degree. Graduate students must request a Grad Check at least one term prior to their expected graduation.

Office of the Registrar forms

To avoid late fees, the Grad Check should be filed by the established deadlines listed below. Graduate students may file the Grad Check by the deadlines below without being advanced to candidacy, but the Grad Check cannot be completed until the advancement is received in the Office of the Registrar.

Grad Check Deadlines
Graduation Term Filing Date (first business day)
Summer Quarter  January
Fall Quarter  February
Winter Quarter  May
Spring Quarter  November

Participation in commencement activities is voluntary and is separate from completing a grad check. CSUSB has two commencement exercises, one in December and one in June.

June 2017

Prospective Winter 2017, Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 candidates are eligible to participate in the June 2017 Commencement exercises. In order to provide commencement information to all eligible students, the deadline to file a graduation check and be included in the Commencement Program is the last working day in April.

Students who do not file a graduation check within the specified time period may still participate in commencement but will not have their names included in the Commencement Program. Appropriate information will be sent to students.

Students wishing to participate in the commencement ceremony are required to pay a non-refundable commencement fee of $50.

Palm Desert Campus

The Palm Desert Campus holds one annual commencement exercise in June. In order to obtain commencement information for all eligible students, the deadline to file a graduation check and be included in the Commencement Program is the last working day in April. The commencement fee of $50 can be paid on-line or at the Palm Desert Office.  Palm Desert Campus graduates have the option of also participating in the main campus exercises. Questions regarding this exercise should be directed to the Palm Desert Campus Administrative Office (760) 341-2883 or visit the PDC Comencement Website.

Master's Students

In order to participate in commencement, students completing a master's degree must file a grad check by April 28, 2017 and meet the eligibility requirements specified by their program. For the specific requirements, students should consult their program coordinator.

Refiling a graduation check after registering on Webcomm may result in your name being omitted in the Commencement Program.