Apply to Graduate

SDSU officially graduates students at the end of the fall, spring, and summer terms. Students apply to graduate for the term in which they plan to complete all requirements for the degree.

  • December graduation: Students completing all requirements for the degree by the end of fall.
  • May graduation: Students completing all requirements for the degree by the end of spring.
  • August graduation: Students completing all requirements for the degree by the end of summer.

Commencement ceremonies are held once a year at the end of the spring term for students who graduated in December of the previous year, and candidates for graduation in May and August of the current year.

Apply Online

Enrolled students must apply online through the SDSU WebPortal by selecting the Apply to Graduate menu option. The application filing periods are as follows:

Semester Graduating Application Filing Period
December 2020 February 5–September 4, 2020

Continuing Undergraduate and Second Bachelor's Degree Students

What happens after I apply?

After you submit your application, a graduation evaluation will be prepared and mailed to you in approximately eight weeks. This evaluation will list all requirements you must complete prior to graduation, as well as the name and contact information for your graduation adviser. Your graduation adviser is your point-of-contact throughout the graduation process.

Remember that all debts owed to the university must be cleared before your application for graduation will be processed. This includes any outstanding bills such as parking, tuition, library fines, etc. Check with SDSU Student Account Services if you have questions regarding the status of your student account.

Review the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Trouble applying online?

If you are not a current undergraduate or second bachelor's degree student and are unable to apply online, you may send an email, including your full name at the time of enrollment and RedID, to the Office of Advising & Evaluations at [email protected] to request a paper version of the application. The completed graduation application, along with a one-time $100 nonrefundable filing fee, must be submitted to the Office of Advising & Evaluations by the published filing period deadline. Checks and money orders should be made payable to SDSU.

Graduate Students


Contact the Graduate Affairs office.