Apply to Graduate

Important Note

To officially graduate from the University, you must apply to graduate through MYCSULB Student Center.

If you have applied to graduate for Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Fall 2023 (before the published deadlines), you will be eligible to participate in the 2023 ceremonies and your name will be listed in the Graduate Recognition program.

If you apply to graduate after March 1, you can participate in the ceremonies, but your name will not be listed in the Graduate Recognition program.


Apply to Graduate Fee

Please see the following table for information under the dropdown option: How Do I Apply to Graduate Online on the Student Records page. Link here.

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Apply to Graduate Fees

What the Apply to Graduate fee covers

This fee helps cover the costs associated with the final preparation for graduation and the awarding of a student’s degree. 

The fee covers the following services:

  • Degree audit and evaluation
  • Creating each student’s diploma
  • Mailing each student’s diploma

When the Apply to Graduate Fee is Paid

The fee is paid when you apply to graduate in your MyCSULB Student Center. The fee is a one-time charge for those ready and eligible to apply for graduation.

FERPA Restrictions

Please note: If you have FERPA restrictions enabled, the commencement department will not receive your information after you apply to graduate and you must email commencement@csulb.edu so you are included in the commencement ceremony. For more information, please visit FERPA for Students.