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Filing to Graduate

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

I will finish my classes in: Application Opens: Application Closes:
Fall 2019 05/03/2019 Last day of finals, Fall 2019
Winter 2020 11/01/2019 Last day of finals, Winter 2020
Spring 2020 02/07/2020 Last day of finals, Spring 2020
Summer 2020 04/01/2020 Last day of finals, Summer Session II 2020
Fall 2020 05/03/2020 Last day of finals, Fall 2020
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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.

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Degree and Diploma Application (Required)

Muir Commencement Ceremony (Optional to Participate)

Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM at RIMAC Field 

  • Register for the Muir Commencement starting early March. Check back periodically for updates.
  • Starting early March, choose to add your name by May 1 to the Muir Commencement Booklet when you register for the Muir Commencement even if the DDA is not yet open for you to apply for your diploma. View more info here.
  • Purchase and pick-up your Cap and Gown at the UCSD Bookstore in Spring Quarter.
  • If attending the Muir Commencement, arrive no earlier than 3:30 PM (90 minutes prior to start time).  Bring commencement ticket, cap, and gown.



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.