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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:
Fall 2021 05/18/2021 Last day of finals, Fall 2021
Winter 2022 11/03/2021 Last day of finals, Winter 2022
Spring 2022 02/04/2022 Last day of finals, Spring 2022
Summer 2022 04/12/2022 Last day of finals, Summer Session II 2022
Fall 2022 05/18/2022 Last day of finals, Fall 2022
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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)

Commencement 2022: Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 1:30PM - 3:15PM (Pacific Daylight Time) at RIMAC Field 



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.