Application Central

This page gives an overview of the graduation process and the steps to apply.

Eligibility for Graduation:

Before applying for graduation, verify that you meet the following criteria:

  • Earned at least 85 units, with no more than 70 units from community colleges
  • Have good academic standing (being on probation is fine)
  • Be able to complete all degree requirements within one or two semesters

You should also:

  • Confirm you have completed all GE and SJSU Studies requirements on MySJSU.
  • Review all expected transfer credits.  Contact to report any discrepancies.
  • Ensure that you have declared all majors and minors.
  • Verify your name, mailing address, and email address on MySJSU.

Finally, check for any major or college specific requirements.

Application Deadlines

You must apply for graduation no later than the add deadline of the term in which you wish the graduate. If you do not see the "Apply" button, contact your graduation evaluator.

Be proactive. If you apply by the dates shown below, you will receive priority class registration. These deadlines also apply to Graduation Date Change forms.

Planned Graduation Term Deadline 1* Deadline 2
Fall 2022 October 4, 2021 March 14, 2022
Spring/Summer 2023 March 14, 2022 October 3, 2022
Fall 2023 October 3, 2022 March 13, 2023

*Allows two semesters with priority registration
Allows one semester with priority registration

Be sure to follow the instructions from your college to apply for graduation.  Some colleges have earlier deadlines for their internal processes.

If you miss the application deadline, contact an advisor from your college success center.

How to Apply

  • Locate and click the "Apply Button" in MySJSU.  Browse this tutorial [pdf] for additional information.  
  • You will receive an email confirmation when your graduation evaluator has reviewed your record.
  • For additional questions at any point in the process, contact your graduation evaluator.

Graduation Status in MyProgress

Your graduation status in MySJSU should have one of four values. If your status is blank, you are not yet eligible to apply.

Application Review Process

  1. You apply online via MySJSU:
  2. Your Graduation Evaluator will review your application for degree requirements:
    • MyProgress report has the requirements.
    • Some students may also have a supplemental Major Form

  3. Your evaluator will send a confirmation email to your SJSU address: 
    • Applicants should review their MyProgress report
    • The email will list any deficiencies or issues
    • Follow the instructions in the email to address items that need attention
    • If you have substitutions or exceptions, please contact your major advisor

  4. If you have not heard from us within three months, contact your graduation evaluator.

After Applying

  • After you have applied for graduation and your evaluator has reviewed your record, your Graduation Status on MySJSU will change to "Needs to finish pending work". This status will remain until we award your degree.
  • If you have taken or are currently taking coursework at another institution, submit official transcripts that shows final grades as soon as possible. SJSU accepts official electronic transcripts. Use the email address. 
  • Make sure each of your GPAs are 2.0 or higher. 
  • Review MyProgress each semester to make sure it is accurate. 
  • Resolve any I (incomplete) and RD (report delayed) grades
  • Clear up outstanding Study Abroad coursework
  • Clear any holds that may be on your record

If you will not complete your degree requirements by the end of your planned semester, you must change your graduation date.

Your Final Semester

Students must complete all outstanding coursework by the last day of the instruction. See this checklist to help ensure you are on track for graduation.