Apply for Graduation

1) View and complete your Degree Progress Report through your portal account. For instructions click here: Request an evaluation of courses. The Degree Progress Report provides access to current student academic record information, including completion of major and university graduation requirements.  The Degree Progress Report will be utilized as the official major clearance form and basis for final graduation evaluation.

2) Graduation fees are due one year prior to graduation. All students apply and pay for graduation online. Go here to get the graduation application:

Postbaccalaurate students in either BSN program please submit a major clearance form to Julie Garnett approximately 1 year prior to graduation.

Filing Deadlines:

To graduate at the end of:The deadline to submit forms is:
Spring Semester (May) May 15 of the previous year
August August 15 of the previous year
Fall Semester (December) December 15 of the previous year

Academic Evaluators are available to answer questions regarding eligibility for graduation.  They are located in the Student Services Center, Room 120 - Phone:  530-898-5957 - - Days and hours by phone or drop-in:

For Drop-in Advising: Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 
By Phone: Monday & Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday & Thursday, 1-3 p.m. 
(Closed Fridays during the summer)

Ordering Nursing Pins - The pins are ordered 2-1/2 months in advance of graduation. 

For 5th Semester students: a student representative is elected to distribute the ordering forms to all classmates. You will return the completed form back to her/him. You will receive a discount for ordering as a group. 
For graduating RNs: If you wish to purchase a nursing pin, please contact the nursing office. They will e-mail the order form to you and will provide further instructions. If you place your order prior to the deadline date (varies each semester), you will be eligible to receive the group discount.

RNs: If you wish to participate in the pinning ceremony, please email Darcy Lewis, at least two months prior to graduation.

Commencement Ceremony - Participating in the Commencement ("walking") is separate from the Pinning Ceremony. It is held at University Stadium on either Saturday or Sunday after finals. You will need to register to participate in the commencement ceremony. Review the Commencement Information website for more information.