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Graduation Process

Graduation Evaluation Request
Submitting this form to the Evaluations Unit is one of the first steps toward graduation. Please visit our Graduation Evaluation Request page that includes detailed instructions and links to necessary forms.

Degree Posting
Upon completion of the term you indicated as your 'degree completion term,' the Evaluations Unit will review your remaining degree requirements . You will be notified via email the status of your degree, whether we are able to award your degree, or not. Please update address information via to ensure proper delivery of correspondence, and be sure to continue to check your email address for correspondence from Evaluations.

You will receive a complimentary diploma approximately six to eight weeks after your degree has been awarded. (Note: Review by Evaluations begins one week after the end of finals week and continues for at least six weeks.) Diplomas are sent USPS to your mailing address. Please update your address through if you have a change in your mailing address. Diplomas cannot be forwarded by USPS. Additional diplomas may be purchased through University Store.

Diploma Name
Please update your Diploma Name using Doing so no later than six weeks before Commencement ensures that your name will be correct both in the bulletin and on your diploma.

Graduation/Commencement Ceremonies
Student Life & Leadership posts Graduation and Commencement Ceremonies information on their website.

Senior Checklist
Cal Poly Alumni Relations, Almost Alumni Handbook provides information and suggestions for a smooth transition to graduation (opens new window).

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