Graduation Eligibility and Commencement

University Graduation Office

Welcome. The objective of the Graduation Office is to provide quality and timely service to students, staff and faculty in the processing and awarding of degrees. Its staff is dedicated in maintaining the academic integrity of the University by complying with academic and administrative policies. The Graduation Office, along with students, staff and faculty is part of a team that will offer solutions in resolving student problems as they pertain to graduation. The Graduation Office will be an active participant in the technological advances that focus on improving student services.

Bachelor's Degrees

Anticipated Graduation Application Filing Period
Summer (July) 2016January 19 - February 18, 2016
Fall (December) 2016April 5 - May 5, 2016

Graduate Degrees

Anticipated GraduationApplication Filing Period
Spring (June)  2016 January 12 - February 4, 2016
Summer (July) 2016February 9 - 25, 2016
Fall (December) 2016July 5 - 21, 2016
Services ProvidedForms

PDF icon Graduation Information (41k)

PDF icon How to access the CAAR (177k)

 PDF iconBachelor's Degree Worksheet (98k)

PDF icon Graduation Application (33k)

PDF icon Certificate Application (124kb)

 PDF iconDuplicate Diploma Application (122kb)

 PDF iconRequest for Course Substitution (82k)

For information regarding the above services, e-mail us at:

For Commencement tickets, regalia and event details, e-mail:

Office Hours

Monday -Thursday
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday


    Administrative Building
    Room 403
    (323) 343-3890


Commencement 2016

   To be eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies in June 2016, all undergraduate and graduate students must have received a degree from Cal State L.A. in Fall 2015 (December) or submitted a graduation application during the filing periods listed in the quarterly Schedule of Classes for Winter, Spring, and Summer 2016.
   For commencement tickets, regalia and event details, email:

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