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Graduation Preparation

All undergraduate students are expected to submit a Graduation Petition to the Office of the Registrar approximately one calendar year prior to their expected graduation. Completing your Graduation Petition well in advance of the quarter when you plan to graduate is important for several reasons. It provides an opportunity to make sure that you haven’t overlooked or misunderstood any graduation requirements—and that you and degree auditors in the Office of the Registrar agree on how your courses fit department, school, and university rules. It is also a good opportunity to talk with academic advisers about how you’d like to spend your final year as an undergraduate student.

Prepare to graduate

Refer to the undergraduate graduation checklist to help guide you through the graduation application process.

Important deadlines

Students must submit their graduation petition form to the Office of the Registrar by the following deadlines:

2017-18 Deadlines Graduation
June 15, 2017 Fall quarter 2017

All coursework and grades required for a fall quarter 2017 graduation must be reflected on the student’s transcript by Friday, December 29, 2017

October 15, 2017 Winter quarter 2018

All coursework and grades required for a winter quarter 2018 graduation must be reflected on the student’s transcript by Friday, April 13, 2018

December 15, 2017 Spring quarter 2018

All coursework and grades required for a spring quarter 2018 graduation must be reflected on the student’s transcript by Friday, July 6, 2018

March 15, 2018 Summer quarter 2018

All coursework and grades required for a summer quarter 2018 graduation must be reflected on the student’s transcript by Friday, September 21, 2018

All incomplete grades, including "K” grades, must be resolved before a student’s graduation. No grade changes are accepted after graduation.

2018-19 Deadlines Graduation
June 15, 2018 Fall quarter 2018
October 15, 2018 Winter quarter 2019
December 15, 2018 Spring quarter 2019
March 15, 2019 Summer quarter 2019
2019-20 Deadlines Graduation
June 17, 2019 Fall quarter 2019
October 15, 2019 Winter quarter 2020
December 16, 2019 Spring quarter 2020
March 16, 2020 Summer quarter 2020