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Petition to Graduate


You are nearing the end of your academic career here at

Santa Clara University. Below are the steps to petition to graduate.


**Please note: If you are looking for information regarding the June Commencement Ceremony (i.e. cap/gown, tickets, picnic information, etc) please visit

**These Steps are for Undergraduate Students. Graduate Students should contact their department for information on graduation.


STEP 1: Check your degree audit!

Students are responsible for knowing their graduation requirements. This is most easily done by checking your degree audit. Your degree audit will show you any unsatisfied requirements. All degree audit requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate. If you are unsure why a requirement is unsatisfied, please contact your department or your record analyst at

For more information on reading your degree audit please click here.


STEP 2: Complete your Pre-Graduation Evaluation

Students must have a pre-graduation evaluation filled out for each major (i.e. if you have three or more majors, you need to complete two pre-graduation evaluations). Contact your department/academic advisor/department chair to find out the steps to have your pre-graduation evaluation completed and signed (each department is different). Complete the online Pre-Graduation Evaluation form and submitted by the deadlines below:


  • Fall 2020 - Friday, October 9, 2020
  • Winter 2021  - Friday, January 22, 2021
  • Spring 2021 - Friday, February 19, 2021
  • Summer 2021 - Friday, April 23, 2021


STEP 3: Submit your Diploma Name and Address

Students must submit a diploma name and address. This information is used to order your diploma and to list your name in the Commencement program. Click here for directions on how to complete your diploma name and address.


STEP 4: Continue to check your degree audit!!!

If any requirements are listed as unsatisfied you will not graduate! Follow up on any outstanding requirements with your department or your record analyst to find out what you need to do in order to satisfy the requirement. Continue to check your degree audit until all of your requirements are listed as satisfied. If you have any questions, contact your department or your record analyst at


For more information on reading your degree audit please click here.

If you have completed all of these steps, you should be all ready to graduate! If you have any questions please contact your record analyst at