Application for Graduation Instructions

Continuing and Professional Education

  1. Applicants for graduation are required to carefully complete the Graduation Application form and pay the $60 graduation application fee ($45 graduation fee, $15 diploma fee) before submitting.

    Graduation Application
Ways to submit payment:
  1. Credit Card
    1. You can pay by credit card (Master Card or Visa only) on your myStanState portal. *Non-refundable. Service charge will apply.
  2. You can pay by e-check on your myStanState portal. *No service charge will apply.
  3. NO cash will be accepted by the Extended Education office.
  4. Forms will not be processed without payment.

Please note- the charge will not show up on your student account until your application has been processed. When you go online to make payment, you will do so under “future registration fees.”

Bachelor’s Degree Applicants:

A candidate for a bachelor’s degree should submit an Application for Graduation to Continuing and Professional Education when two semesters are remaining to complete requirements for the degree and when 90 units have been completed so that a graduation evaluation of credit can be provided prior to registration for the student’s final term.

Term in which you complete your degree requirements Priority Deadline to receive Graduation Approval Form prior to last registration Fee for Graduation Application Form
Spring 2024 July 31, 2023 $60
Summer 2024 January 15, 2024 $60
Fall 2024 April 30, 2024 $60
Graduation Honors

Graduation honors are awarded to students earning baccalaureate degrees at commencement on the basis of both their overall and Stanislaus State grade point averages achieved in their undergraduate work. Projected or estimated grade averages for degree candidates are excluded from grade point average calculations. Honors designation for Spring and Summer candidates in the Commencement program is based on grades earned by the end of Winter Term. GPAs are not rounded up and exceptions are not made.

To receive an honor, both averages must meet the standards as follows:

  • Cum Laude: 3.40 – 3.59
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.60 – 3.79
  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.80 – 4.0
Master’s Degree Applicants:

A candidate for a master’s degree should submit an Application for Graduation to Continuing and Professional Education in the first two weeks of a term, or the first week of a summer session in which the work is to be completed.

For master’s degree students working on a Thesis or project please visit the Thesis/Project/Dissertation page for more information.

  1. A student who applies for graduation, but does not meet all degree requirements for the term requested, will be required to reapply for graduation for the term in which all degree requirements will be satisfied and pay a reapplication fee of $10. If already registered as a graduate for any future term after the term in which the student has applied for graduation, the student must drop courses and reapply for graduation to another term.​
  2. Continuing and Professional Education cannot guarantee complete graduation processing for students who file an Application for Graduation after the deadline date to apply for graduation, as listed in the Academic Calendar of the University Catalog and Schedule of Classes.
  3. Also, once a graduation evaluation is completed, a student who requests a change from the major, minor, or concentration will be required to reapply for graduation and pay a $10 reapplication fee.