Undergraduate Graduation


Spring 2020 Graduates:

Please note that we are experiencing delays in mailing your diploma. As a Spring 2020 graduate, you will receive your diploma with a padded cover along with the commencement book.  Some diplomas will be arriving in August.

For questions about this matter or for urgent diploma requests, please contact your graduation evaluator [pdf].

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


These pages provide an overview of the graduation application process, timelines, communication you can expect to receive, degree posting, and diplomas. If you still have questions after reviewing the information on these pages, please contact your graduation evaluator [pdf].  

Graduation vs Commencement


Graduation is the completion of degree requirements. Your transcripts will include your degree and major after we award your degree.


Commencement is the ceremony to honor students whose degrees have been awarded, or will be awarded in the current semester.

  • The fall ceremony is for the preceding summer and current fall graduates.
  • The spring ceremony is for the current spring and upcoming summer graduates.

Your graduation status will show one of the following:

  1. Eligible to Apply:

    You have completed at least 85 units and have good academic standing
  2. Applied for Graduation:

    Office of the Registrar has received your application
  3. Needs to Finish Pending Work:

    The graduation team has reviewed your application and sent notification to you
  4. Degree Awarded:

    You have completed all degree requirements

Learn More

  • Application Central 
    Get more information about how to submit your graduation application, communication you can expect from our office, and application deadlines
  • Graduation Application
    Learn how to submit your application
  • Stay on Track
    Learn what to do between submitting your application and your degree posting
  • Degree, Diploma, and Honors
    Know what to expect after your degree has been awarded
  • Postponing Graduation
    Review your options if you have not finished degree requirements at the end of the semester for which you applied

Additional Resources