Fall Graduation Deadlines

The following degree deadlines are required to be met by graduate students graduating during the fall semester in December.

Deadline Requirement
 04/01/2021  Candidacy Form Submission to GAPE [pdf]
 Utilized by current students to record degree requirements
 09/01/2021  Graduation Application (First-Time Applicants) [pdf]
 Students meeting graduation eligibility may apply via MySJSU
 09/01/2021  Graduation Date Change Request Utilized by students to change a graduation date to another term

Important Note: View the College of Graduate Studies website for Thesis and Dissertation Review and Publication Due Dates.

For students completing a Plan A master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation you may review the College of Graduate Studies Thesis and Dissertation Information website for detailed instructions on how and where to submit each document. For any additional questions regarding this process, please contact the Office of the College of Graduate Studies at (408) 924-2427 or graduate-studies@sjsu.edu.

Important Dates and Timelines

Please note, some of the following dates are subject to change in accordance with the University Academic Calendar.

 Date  Event
 09/08/2021  1290R Registration Begins
 Eligible students receive an enrollment appointment via MySJSU
 12/06/2021  Last Day to Enroll in 1290R

 12/15/2021,
 12/16/2021

 Commencement Ceremony
 12/16/2021  Degree Conferral 
 Date listed on diploma/transcript confirming award of degree
 Jan-Feb  Graduation Review (Degree Posting) 
 GAPE Evaluator reviews student file for degree completion
 Feb-Mar  Diploma Mailing