Applying for Graduation

A prospective candidate for a baccalaureate degree should submit an application for graduation to the Enrollment Services Office when two semesters remain to complete requirements for the degree, or when a minimum of 90 has been earned toward completion of the degree. In any case, a student should not apply later than the date indicated in the academic calendar. Students who fail to graduate in the term for which they apply for graduation must reapply for a later term in order to be eligible for continuing undergraduate enrollment.

A prospective candidate for a baccalaureate degree must apply to the Enrollment Services Office for re-admission and be admitted for a new educational objective before April or October to qualify respectively for fall or spring Priority Registration. (University Catalog)

After you apply for graduation, a Graduation Approval Form will be mailed to you. The Graduation Approval Form must be taken to the Liberal Studies Department for instructions on completing the Graduation Approval Form process.

On-the-Cusp Waiver Program

The Provost’s Graduation Completion Waiver Program provides winter course fee waivers for up to 6 units to eligible Stan State students to enable them to graduate in Spring 2021. Waivers are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible applicants.     


To be eligible for the program, students must:

  • Must have joined Stanislaus State as a first-time freshman in 2017 or as a first-time transfer student in 2019 
  • Must have a total of 99 units completed by the end of Fall 2020
  • Must be matriculated in a State Support undergraduate program and enrolled in course work during Fall 2020
  • Classes must be on the schedule for the term for which the waiver is requested
  • Must be in good academic standing with the university and have a grade point average of 2.0 or above
  • Must be able to graduate by Spring 2021 with waiver use, and able to demonstrate such with Degree Progress Report (DPR), with the addition of 1 - 6 units in the winter session
  • Must have demonstrated financial need as determined by Pell Grant eligibility

If you are eligible, please visit the On-the-Cusp Waiver program page and follow the application instructions. 

Updated: July 12, 2023