Eligibility for Commencement

To be eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies for June 2015, all undergraduate and graduate students must have:
  • received a degree from Cal State L.A. in Fall 2014 (December) or,
  • submitted a graduation application during the filing periods listed in the quarterly Schedule of Classes for Winter, Spring, and Summer 2015 (see below)
BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Anticipated Graduation
Winter (March) 2015
Spring (June) 2015
Summer (September) 2015
Application Filing Period
July 1  - 31, 2014
Oct. 7 - Nov. 20, 2014
Jan. 20 - Feb. 19, 2015
 
GRADUATE DEGREES
Anticipated Graduation
Fall (December) 2014
Winter (March) 2015
Spring (June) 2015
Summer (September) 2015
Application Filing Period
July 8  - 24, 2014
Oct. 7 - 23, 2014
Jan. 13 - Feb. 5, 2015
Feb. 9 - 26, 2015
 
LATE APPLICATIONS
For students who have completed or are about to complete their required course work to obtain a degree no later than Summer 2015, but missed the graduation application deadlines for Winter 2015, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015, please contact your college Associate Dean's office to complete the necessary paperwork.  Approved and verified waiver forms must be received no later than May 11, 2015 to receive tickets and be included in the printed program.  Completed waiver forms, from the Associate Dean, received after May 11th are not guaranteed to be in the printed program.
 
For students completing their required course work by the end of Fall 2015 but want to participate in the college June 2015 commencement ceremony, these will be decided on a case-by-case basis.  The college Associate Dean's office will carefully consider the student’s request to participate.  The college must approve the student's participation no later than June 1, 2015 to receive tickets.  Please note that the student’s name will not appear in the 2015 program; it will be in the 2016 program.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Participation in the Commencement ceremonies is voluntary, however, we highly encourage each candidate to participate and celebrate their achievements with fellow graduates during college ceremonies. If you are participating in your college ceremony, you must wear the proper regalia to walk.
 
All questions about degree requirements and eligibility should be directed to your major department or division; questions about diplomas and graduation should be directed to the Graduation Office at (323) 343-3840.