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Filing to Graduate

File online for your diploma after you have enrolled in your final quarter’s courses.

Application timeframe to file for graduation
I will finish my classes in: Application Opens: Application Closes:
Summer 2023 April 17, 2023 Last day of Summer Session II 2023 finals week
Fall 2023 May 17, 2023 Last day of Fall 2023 finals week
Winter 2024 November 8, 2023 Last day of Winter 2024 finals week
Spring 2024 February 9, 2024 Last day of Spring 2024 finals week
Summer 2024 April 15, 2024 Last day of Summer Session II 2024 finals week
Another quarter not listed here Contact Muir Advising Contact Muir Advising

If you have completed all of your courses for graduation and the quarter has passed, you must apply retroactively for your diploma.

Senior Checklist

Degree and Diploma Application (Required)

Muir Commencement Ceremony (Optional to Participate)

  • The Muir Commencement ceremony will be Saturday, June 17, 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 p.m. PDT
  • Register for the Muir Commencement from April 4th to May 25th. Check back periodically for updates.
  • Purchase and pick-up your cap and gown at the UCSD Bookstore in Spring Quarter.
  • If you are attending the Muir Commencement ceremony, arrive no earlier than 90 minutes prior to start time.  Bring your commencement ticket, cap, and gown. View more info here.


How long will it all take?

  • Degree Conferral: Generally, 8-10 weeks after the end of the quarter.*
  • Diploma: Generally, 30-60 days after your degree has been conferred.

If you are applying for a SUMMER diploma your application will not be processed until after all UCSD's Summer Sessions have ended.

* It is necessary that your degree is conferred before ordering official transcripts for grad school, etc. This time frame is not accurate for students filing retroactively or that have work-in-progress, "I" grades, or pending units transferred in from other institutions (including EAP, OAP, community college, UCDC, etc.)

  • Filing a Degree and Diploma Application DOES NOT ensure graduation. It will be subject to the review and approval (conferral) of your college and major department.
  • After graduation, students are not allowed to continue taking classes at UC San Diego as an undergraduate student. Students may only attend courses through Summer Session, the Concurrent Enrollment Program at UC Extension, or as an admitted graduate student.