I have graduated, now what?

Undergraduate graduation candidate files will be reviewed after grades and academic standing have both been finalized for the term you applied to graduate. The final review of your file takes approximately one month from the time academic standing has been processed. Visit our main Graduation website for updates and timelines.


Following are approximate times of your degree posting - listed by graduation term:

  • Fall graduation candidates – end of January
  • Spring graduation candidates – mid July
  • Summer graduation candidates – mid September


To check if your degree has been awarded please go to MySJSU to view your SJSU unofficial transcript. For instructions on how to view your unofficial Transcript, see View My Unofficial Transcript.

SJSU unofficial transcript

You can also go to MySJSU and view the MyProgress page.

where to see degree awarded on My progress report

Diplomas are printed and mailed on a rolling basis and can take 2-4 weeks to receive after your degree has been posted.  For information on how to update your diploma mailing address: go to Change of Contact Information page.


Latin Honors

In order to qualify for Latin Honors, your SJSU Cumulative AND Overall GPAs both must meet the minimum GPA requirements.  The honors notation will be noted on the official transcript and diploma.

BOTH the cumulative SJSU AND all college GPAs must be:

  • 3.85 and above Summa Cum Laude
  • 3.70 and above Magna Cum Laude
  • 3.50 and above Cum Laude 

After you have graduated, your undergraduate record is sealed.  No changes will be made on the undergraduate record.



Commencement is intended to celebrate those students who have officially graduated and/or anticipate to officially graduate by their proposed graduation term. Commencement is held once a year in May.  The Office of the Registrar will send commencement information in March through MySJSU messages.


Eligible graduates are:

  • Students officially completed the summer term of the prior year
  • Students officially completed the fall term of the prior year
  • Student anticipating to officially completing in the current spring/ summer term


Participation in commencement does not constitute degree completion. 

Please visit the Commencement page for additional information.


Departmental Convocations/Receptions

For the departmental ceremony, please consult your department for more details. See list of contact information by Department on SJSU catalog




Change of Name, Address or Contact Information page


Who Is My Graduation Evaluator?(PDF)

Graduation FAQs