Graduate Studies

Graduation Application/Clearance Forms

Graduation Application

Graduation Application Form (PDF)*

*Please note that applying for graduation and registering to participate in the Master's Commencement Ceremony are two separate processes. 

Graduation Clearance

Graduate Clearance Form (PDF)

Instructions for Completing the Graduation Clearance Form

  1. List all course numbers and titles as they appear on your academic record.
  2. Provide your email address and daytime telephone number where you can be reached while your graduation clearance is being processed.
  3. List only those courses that are to be counted toward the degree. Do not include prerequisites or extra courses that you have taken in addition to your degree coursework.
  4. Complete the "Additional Requirements" section on the form by identifying the culminating activity required for your program.
  5. List your Committee Members in order, starting with your Chair.
  6. Mark whether or not you’ve been Adjunct Enrolled, and if yes list any other schools you have attended since starting your program at Chico State.
  7. Type your name in the Candidate Signature blank and type in the date.
  8. Keep a copy and forward the completed form to your Graduate Coordinator who will review the form and submit it to the Office of Graduate Studies for approval.

You are invited to contact the Office of Graduate Studies if you have any questions about the graduation application process or your clearance for the master's degree.

Office of Graduate Studies
Student Services Center, Room 460
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0875

Reapplying for Graduation

If you do not complete all degree requirements as originally planned, it will be necessary for you to reapply for graduation by submitting an Application to Reapply for Graduation (PDF) and paying the refiling fee by the applicable deadline.

It is not necessary to submit another Graduation Clearance Form, but you must maintain your Continuous Enrollment in the master's degree program through the semester of your graduation.

You are invited to contact the Office of Graduate Studies if you have any questions about reapplying for graduation.

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