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GRADUATION INFORMATION

A. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
1. Graduation Filing Timelines:

SEMESTER OF GRADUATION GRADUATION APPLICATION
FILING DEADLINE
Fall 2007 November 1, 2006
Spring/Summer 2008 May 1, 2007
Fall 2008 November 2, 2007
Spring/Summer 2009 May 1, 2008

Graduation Application/Diploma Fee: $43.00
Date Change Fee: $7.50

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 your major and minor departments prior to submission. Graduation Applications are available http://webapps1.csus.edu/admr/content/evaluation/graduation_application.asp.
Exceptions: obtain Graduation Applications from the department office for these majors:

— Business Administration (Degree Programs Center, (TAH-1030)
— Child Development Plan B (EUR-203)
— 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 Admissions and Records Counter.
• The Degree Evaluations Office will complete a degree audit showing remaining requirements. The results of this review, the Graduation Evaluation, will be mailed to you.
• Direct your questions concerning graduation procedures or Graduation Evaluation results to the Degree Evaluations Office, LSN Lobby. Contact Evaluators Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. by drop-in appointments or by telephone at (278-4862). You may also access our Web site at http://webapps1.csus.edu/admr/content/evaluation/default.asp.

Note:

• Graduating senior priority status for registration is granted one time only.
• 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 Graduation Change/Diploma Reorder Form with the Degree Evaluations Office, LSN Lobby.
OR
2) they apply and are accepted in a post-baccalaureate program.

GRADUATION CHECKLIST
At 80 units completed and one year prior to your degree completion, you should make appointments with major and General Education advisors, and complete the following:

  • Obtain graduation application from the Sacramento State Web site, get approval from major department, and submit to Admissions and Records before the deadlines printed above. If you miss the deadline, your application will be processed for the following semester.
  • Talk to career advisors in the Career Center (Lassen Hall 2000) to get information about internships, job fairs, and work shops on resumes and interviewing.
  • Talk to the Testing Center (Lassen Hall 2302) regarding graduate school exams: GRE, GMAT, and MCAT.
  • Clear any holds on records, library fines, parking, registration fees, lab fees, etc.

The Semester of Graduation:

-Sign up with the Dean’s Office or online with your College to let them know you will be attending the ceremony and the number of guests you plan to invite.

-Contact the Commencement Office (278-4724) to make arrangements for special seating or accommodations for guests with disabilities.

-Purchase cap and gown from the AS Business Office (third floor, University Union).

-Order class ring and graduation announcements at the bookstore.

-Register with the Career Center to participate in on-campus interviews.

-Complete and pass the semester’s courses! Check for any holds that would prevent confirmation of degree and diploma.

-Make sure Admissions and Records has an accurate address on file to mail your diploma. The Post Office does not forward diplomas. Diplomas are mailed within two months after your final term ends.

-Visit the Alumni Center for services and programs available to Sacramento State graduates.

-Attend Graduation ceremonies.

B. GRADUATE STUDENTS
1. Graduation Filing Timelines:

ANTICIPATED GRADUATION
THESIS/PROJECT DEADLINE
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE
Summer 2007
August 17, 2007
March 1, 2007
Fall 2007
December 7, 2007
November 1, 2007
Spring 2008
May 9, 2008
March 3, 2008
Summer 2008
August 15, 2008
March 3, 2008

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).

A student must have an approved Advancement to Ccandidacy 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 Admissions and Records before graduation.

•Diplomas will be mailed out 4-6 months after commencement. Bound thesis 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).