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GRADUATION INFORMATION

A. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
1. Graduation Filing Timelines

SEMESTER OF GRADUATION GRADUATION APPLICATION
FILING DEADLINE
Fall 2009 November 3, 2008
Spring/Summer 2010 May 1, 2009
Fall 2010 November 2, 2009
Spring/Summer 2011 May 3, 2010

• Graduation Application/Diploma Fee: $43.00
Date Change Fee: $7.50
Note: Subject to change

2. General Information
• Academic degrees are not granted automatically when students complete their degree requirements. Students must apply for graduation.
• Students are eligible to file a Graduation Application when they are within 2 semesters of graduating and have completed at least 80 units.

3. Graduation Application Procedures and Information
• Complete a Graduation Application form and have it reviewed and signed by the major and minor departments prior to submission. Graduation Applications are available online at http://webapps1.csus.edu/admr/content/evaluation/graduation_application.asp.
EXCEPTIONS: obtain Graduation Applications from the department office for these majors:

— Business Administration (Undergraduate Business Advising Center, (TAH 1030)
— Child Development (BRH 137)
— Civil Engineering (RVR 4024)
— Computer Engineering (RVR 3018)
— Criminal Justice (ALP 137)
— Computer Science (RVR 3018)
— Construction Management (RVR 4024)
— Electrical and Electronic Engineering (RVR 3018)
— Liberal Studies (LSN 2008) or http://www.csus.edu/libs/sinfo.htm
— Mechanical Engineering (RVR 4024)
— Mechanical Engineering Technology (RVR 4024)
— Music (CPS 145) or http://www.csus.edu/music/admissions/gradpetitions.html
— Nursing (ELD 1016) or http://www.hhs.csus.edu/NRS/Forms/application_graduate.pdf.

• Submit the appropriate fees to the Student Financial Services Center and return the completed and receipted form to the Student Services Counter, Lassen Lobby.

• The Degree Evaluations Office will complete a degree evaluation. The results of this review, the Graduation Evaluation, will be mailed to you.

• Direct questions concerning graduation procedures or Graduation Evaluation results to the Degree Evaluations Office, LSN 2000. Evaluators are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. by drop-in appointments or by telephone at (278-4862). You may also access the Web site at http://www.csus.edu/admr/evaluations.

Note:

• Participation in the commencement ceremony does not constitute graduation. Degrees are conferred only after all requirements have officially been cleared.
• Students may not register for the semester following their intended graduation unless:
1) they cancel or change their intended degree date by filing
a Request for Change in Graduation Date Form with the Degree Evaluations Office, LSN 2000 or online at http://www.csus.edu/admr/evaluations.
OR
2) they apply and are accepted in a post-baccalaureate program.

GRADUATION CHECKLIST
  • Meet with an advisor in the Academic Advising Center to check on GE and graduation requirements.
  • Sign up for graduation online at http://www.csus.edu/commence
  • Contact the Commencement Office (278-4724) to make arrangements for special seating or accommodations for guests with disabilities.
  • Purchase cap and gown from the ASI Business Office (3rd floor, University Union).
  • Order class ring and graduation announcements at the bookstore.
  • Talk to career counselors in the Career Center (Lassen Hall 1013) for information about internships, job fairs, and workshops on resume writing and interviewing.
  • Check for any holds that would prevent confirmation of degree and diploma.
  • Make sure the Office of the Registrar has an accurate address on file to mail your diploma. The Post Office does not forward diplomas.
  • Join the Alumni Association to stay connected to a powerful network of 200,000 alumni. Membership provides access to alumni career services, discounts, and networking events. Join at http://www.SacStateAlumni.com.
  • Attend Grad Fair 2009 on April 14, 2009 or November 3, 2009. Grad Fair is a “one-stop shop” for all your graduation and post-graduation needs.
  • Attend Graduation ceremonies. Check the commencement Web site for information at http://www.csus.edu/commence.

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Requirements Checklist


B. GRADUATE STUDENTS
1. Graduation Filing Timelines

ANTICIPATED GRADUATION
THESIS/PROJECT DEADLINE
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE
Summer 2009
August 14, 2009
February 1, 2009
Fall 2009
December 4, 2009
October 1, 2009
Spring 2010
May 7, 2010
February 1, 2010
Summer 2010
August 13, 2010
February 1, 2010

2. General Information
• Academic degrees are not granted automatically when students complete their degree requirements. Students must apply for graduation. Applications are available from the Office of Graduate Studies, RFC 206 or online at http://www.csus.edu/gradstudies/Forms.htm.

Students must have an approved Advancement to Candidacy form on file with the Office of Graduate Studies before an application for graduation is filed.

• Participation in the commencement ceremony does not constitute graduation. Degrees are conferred only after all requirements have officially been cleared.

• A fee of $7.50 will be charged for a diploma reorder.

•Degrees for graduate students will be posted 8-10 weeks after the last day of instruction. Detailed information on Graduate Degree Posting can be found on the Office of Graduate Studies Web site at: http://www.csus.edu/gradstudies.

3. Application Procedures
•Complete a Graduation Application form and return the completed form to the Office of Graduate Studies, RFC 206 after paying appropriate fees at the Student Financial Services Center, LSN 1001.

• Diplomas will be mailed to the address currently on file with the University. Address changes should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies or the Office of the Registrar before graduation.

•Diplomas will be mailed out 4-6 months after commencement. Bound theses and projects will be shelved in the library approximately one year after degree posting.

Note: Students may not register for the semester following their intended graduation unless they have been cleared for continued registration in the Office of Graduate Studies, RFC 206.