Student Forms

csula flagThe headings below link to forms and other
documents that POLS students may find useful. 


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Receiving error messages when you're registering? This chart has all the answers.

Late Add Request

Fall 2021 deadline: Sept. 20, 2021

Students should use their CSULA email include the filled-out form and all of the appropriate parties on one email chain, ask for everyone to reply all, and then submit the final email chain and completed form to the Records Office at [email protected]. It is the student's responsibility to email Records.

Petition to Withdraw

Fall 2021 deadline: Nov. 19, 2021

Students should use their CSULA email and include the filled-out form and all of the appropriate parties on one email chain, ask for everyone to reply all and then submit the final email chain and completed form to the Records Office at [email protected]. It is the student's responsibility to email Records.

Withdraw Petition Addendum

Fall 2021 deadline: Dec. 10, 2021

Students should use their CSULA email and include the filled-out form and all of the appropriate parties on one email chain, ask for everyone to reply all, and then submit the final email chain and completed form to the Records Office at [email protected]. It is the student's responsibility to email Records.

Graduation Application - Undergraduate Students  

In order to officially graduate, you must apply to the University for graduation. Information about how to apply can be found at this link: http://www.calstatela.edu/graduation. The deadline to apply for Spring graduation is November 16. Please send the graduation application to [email protected] for department approval, and then you will be responsible for sending the signed application to the Graduation Office. 

Application & Diploma fee $30.00; Late fee $25.00.

Instructions for submission:

  • Submit filled and signed document to [email protected]
  • ​Send payment by either: (1) check to the Cashier's office or (2) online
Graduation Deadlines  
Declared Graduation Term Undergrad Degrees

Spring Semester

Preceding October 15
Summer Term Preceding February 1
Fall Semester Preceding March 1
Winter Intersession Preceding September 1

Graduation Term Update Form for Undergraduates

Use this form to update the anticipated graduation term you originally submitted on your Graduation Application. Do not submit another graduation application. Do not pay additional graduation application ($20) or diploma fees ($10). You will not be eligible to enroll in terms beyond your anticipated graduation term until this form is processed. This form must be accompanied by a $25 late submission fee.

Instructions for submission:

  • Submit filled and signed document to [email protected]
  • ​Send payment by either: (1) check to the Cashier's office or (2) online

Graduation Application - Graduate Students

In order to officially graduate, you must apply to the University for graduation. Information about how to apply can be found at this link: http://www.calstatela.edu/graduation. The deadline to apply for Spring graduation is November 16. Please send the graduation application to [email protected] for department approval, and then you will be responsible for sending the signed application to the Graduation Office. 

Instructions for submission:

  • Submit filled and signed document to [email protected]
  • ​Send payment by either: (1) check to the Cashier's office or (2) online

Graduation Term Update Form for Graduate Students

Use this form to update the anticipated graduation term you originally submitted on your Graduation Application. Do not submit another graduation application. Do not pay additional graduation application ($20) or diploma fees ($10). You will not be eligible to enroll in terms beyond your anticipated graduation term until this form is processed. This form must be accompanied by a $25 late submission fee.

Instructions for submission:

  • Submit filled and signed document to [email protected]
  • Send payment by either: (1) check to the Cashier's office or (2) online

Leave of Absence

Students may petition for a leave of absence for such reasons as:

  •  Professional or academic opportunities, like travel or study abroad;
  •  Employment related to educational goals and major fields of study, or participation in field study or research projects;
  •  Medical reasons, including pregnancy, major surgery, and other health-related circumstances; and
  •  Financial reasons, such as the necessity to work for a specified period to resume study with adequate resources.

Repeat Limit Exception Request

Use this form to request approval to repeat a course a second time (a third time taking the same course).

Grade Forgiveness Request

Use this form to select your options and record approvals when you take the same course more than once.

Credit by Examination: POLS 2000 Summary

  • Fall 2021 deadline: Sept. 19, 2021
  • To find out how to register, email Veronica at [email protected] Due to COVID 19, the test is now administered via Canvas.

For students looking to test out of the State and Local Government requirement. The test consists of 50 multiple choice questions that must be completed within an hour and a half. Students who do not pass the test must take one of the following courses: POLS 1000, PAS 1100, POLS 3500, or CLS 1300. POLS 2000 Summary will give more detailed instructions. 

The topics examined are covered in Larry N. Gerston and Terry Christensen, California Politics and Government: A Practical Approach, 14th Edition (Cengage, 2018), or a later edition. 

The book is on reserve in the University Library under POLS 2000, and may also be purchased at the University Bookstore or online in both hard copy and electronic formats at: www.cengagebrain.com. For further preparation, students may wish to contact current instructors of POLS 1000 by e-mail to inquire about auditing the section of the course that deals with California politics. Do not enroll in POLS 1000, POLS 3500, CLS 1300, or PAS 1100.

Other Forms

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