Please retain this sheet for your reference
Additional Instructions and Information
Selecting a Graduation Term
Take care when selecting your graduation term. Make an appointment and meet with an academic advisor if you are unsure as to
when you may be eligible to graduate. You will not be eligible to enroll in any terms occurring after your declared graduation date until
you file a Request to Change Graduation Term form and pay the $25 late filing fee. The form and fee must be submitted and paid
before the selected term ends.
It is the student’s responsibility to notify the university if they are delaying their graduation. The Graduation Application is only
reviewed at the end of the term for which it is filed unless a Request to Change Graduation Term form and $25 late filing fee are
submitted. The form and fee must be submitted and paid before the selected term ends.
Transcripts from other institutions
If official transcripts showing final grades are required from other institutions, these must be submitted to the Admissions Office (SA 101).
Be sure to follow up with your academic advisor. Course Substitutions require the approval of the academic department.
An Incomplete that is not removed before the degree is awarded will be charged as an 'F' in the grade point average calculations. Once
your degree has been awarded, all coursework leading up to the degree cannot be changed for any reason.
Diploma Name and Diploma Address
Please ensure the proper presentation of your name for your printed diploma and the commencement bulletin. Submit updates to your
name using the Bio/Demo (Name Change) form available in SA 101.
Clearly indicate special marks (such as accent marks, hyphenations, capitalization, etc.) in the name section of the Graduation
Navigate to Campus Personal Information on your GET profile and update your diploma mailing address and preferred email address.
When to expect the diploma
Grades are assigned by the faculty member and submitted to the Records Office a week after the end of final examination week. You
will receive your diploma by mail after official certification that you have successfully completed all degree requirements. Please allow
up to 4 weeks for our office to review ALL applicants individually.
Your diploma will not be issued if you have any outstanding Financial Holds.
After your degree is awarded, track the progress of your diploma using the following link:
Formal Commencement Ceremonies occur once a year at th
e end of the Spring Semester. Participation in ceremonies is not confirmation
of an awarded degree. Please visit the Cal State LA Commencement homepage for ceremony details:
If you do not graduate…
If you do not graduate during the term you declared on your Graduation Application, then you must f
ile a Request to Change
Graduation Term form and pay a $25 late filing fee at the Cashier’s Office (ADM 128).
Make a graduation advising appointment with your major department(s) or college(s)
Determine the correct term at the
end of which you will complete all graduation requirements
Complete and sign the Request to Change Graduation Term form; available here:
Pay the $25 late filing fee to the Cashier’s Office (Cashier's Office will forward the form to the Graduation Office for processing)
The form and fee must be submitted and paid before the selected term end
Filing of this form is required before you may:
Enroll in terms after your missed graduation date
Be considered for graduation in a different term