Graduation Advising

Graduation Application

Read the following then apply below:

  • Apply for the graduation term in which you will complete all degree requirements and coursework.

  • The correct major, including option & pattern, minor (if applicable), and certificate (if applicable) must be declared before completing the graduation application. Submit a plan change form to make any corrections prior to submitting application. 

  • Payment is required at the time of application and must be received by the on-time deadlines in order to avoid the late fee. 

  • Financial Aid Recipients: If you are submitting the graduation application to extend your graduation date you must also complete the Enrollment Update Form to receive aid for the future term.
  • Check the status of your graduation application: Student Center > Academic Progress > Graduation Information > Expected Grad Term: If this matches the term you applied to, your graduation application has been processed and is on file.
Graduation Application Deadlines
Graduation Term On-time Deadline 
SpringMay 15 of previous year
SummerAugust 15 of previous year
FallDecember 15 of previous year
  • The graduation application fee is $68. The late fee is $10. To change your graduation date, the re-file fee is $8.
  • To avoid the late fee, students must apply and pay fees due one year in advance, and by the on-time deadline. 
  • If your last date of attendance was fall 2003 or prior, please contact Graduation Advising for assistance with the graduation application. 

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Disclaimer: The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

For an estimated moderate standard of living budget, please refer to the Chico State Cost of Attendance.

Please call Graduation Advising with any questions at 530-898-5957.

Participating in the Commencement ceremony ("walking") is separate from graduating. Visit the Commencement Website(opens in new window) for more information.