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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 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 (before the published deadlines), you will be eligible to participate in the 2020 ceremonies and your name will be listed in the program.

If you have applied to graduate for Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 (before the published deadlines), you will be eligible to participate in the 2021 ceremonies and your name will be listed in the program.

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


Apply to Graduate Fee

The Apply to Graduate fee is increasing to $75 for candidates scheduled to graduate in Winter 2022 through Fall 2022.

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
  • The nine annual college-based commencement ceremonies that serve 71,000 graduates and guests

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.

Fee Change Timeline

The Apply to Graduate Fee will increase from $45 to $125 over three years:

  • $75 for those graduating in Winter 2022 through Fall 2022
  • $100 for those graduating in Winter 2023 through Fall 2023
  • $125 for those graduating in Winter 2024 through Fall 2024
  • Those graduating in Winter 2025 and beyond will have their fee adjusted annually to reflect inflation as measured by the Higher Education Price Index