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Graduating Students

Petition to Graduate

Congratulations on having attained your hard-earned academic goals! You should be very proud of your accomplishments and ready to enjoy all of the celebrations associated with your graduation.

You will be honored along with the students from the Leavey School of Business and Administration, and the School of Education, Counseling Psychology, and Pastoral Ministries on Friday, June 10, 2015.

Required Documents for Graduation

Please note: only those students who have completed all of the requirements for their degree by the end of the spring quarter will be eligible to participate in the June ceremony.

All M.S. degree students must follow this procedure in order to graduate:

  • Complete the Petition to Graduate Form online by the deadline below.
  • Submit your final, approved Program of Studies form (which matches the actual courses taken on your transcript) to the Engineering Graduate Programs Office in Guadalupe Hall (455 El Camino Real)  no later than the end of the quarter in which you will graduate.
  • Complete a minimum of 45 units with a 3.0 GPA or better.
  • If you have transfer units that will be counted toward the required 45 units for the degree, you will also need to submit an official transcript from your previous program for verification purposes. Those transfer units should not have been counted toward any previous degree.  Students in the BS/MS program please list your undergraduate classes under transfer units.
  • Make sure that there are no "I" or "N" grades on your transcript. If there are, please contact your instructor for grade change.

All Ph. D. students must follow this procedure in order to graduate:

  • Complete the Petition to Graduate Form online by the deadline below.
  • Submit your approved Ph.D. forms to the Engineering Graduate Programs Office in Guadalupe Hall, (455 El Camino Real)  no later than the end of the quarter in which you will graduate.
  • Complete a minimum of 72 units beyond the M.S. degree with a 3.0 GPA or better.
  • If you have transfer units that will be counted toward the required 72 units for the degree, you will also need to submit an official transcript from your previous program for verification purposes. Those transfer units should not have been counted toward any previous degree.
  • Make sure that there are no "I" or "N" grades on your transcript. If there are, please contact your instructor for grade change.

Petition to Graduate Deadlines

  • September 25, 2015 for degrees to be awarded in December, 2015
  • January 15, 2016 for degrees to be awarded in March, 2016
  • March 11, 2015 for degrees to be awarded in June, 2016
  • July 1, 2016 for degrees to be awarded in September, 2016