ALL deadlines must be met in order to qualify for Spring 2021 graduation. Late submissions will result in a delayed graduation date. Exceptions will only be made for extenuating circumstances.
February 12, 2021 - Graduation Application Deadline
Students not meeting graduation requirements in the semester they apply will be assessed a $50 charge and a registration hold will be placed on their account by the Graduate School until the charge is paid. If the degree is not granted, a new graduation application is required for the subsequent semester. Students who apply and successfully graduate will not be charged. Graduation applications will be available on MyState.
March 26, 2021 - Request to Participate Form Due (Summer/Fall 2021 Graduates ONLY)
Students planning to graduate Summer or Fall 2021 may request to participate in the Spring 2021 graduation ceremony. Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 graduation candidates will receive ceremony details via Jacks email and do NOT need to complete a request to participate form.
April 16, 2021 - Final Oral Exam Completed
The final oral exam for both masters (Option A) and doctoral students must be completed by this date for graduation during the current semester. A final oral exam form must be submitted to the Graduate School at least TWO WEEKS prior to the exam date selected.
April 30, 2021 - Thesis/Dissertation Deposited to the Graduate School
Theses/dissertations must be submitted via ProQuest by this date. See Graduate School website for formatting guidelines and submission instructions. The signed acceptance page, signed electronic copyright form, and library binding fee must accompany the final submission by this deadline.
All graduate students must complete the Graduate Student Exit Survey. Details will be sent via Jacks e-mail.
All PhD Students must complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates prior to leaving campus. Details will be sent via Jacks e-mail.
May 7, 2021 - Capstone Component Completion
Masters option B, C, and D students must have their final capstone component completed by this date. The component is determined and scheduled through the department.
May 8, 2021 - Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony
Participating in the ceremony does not in itself guarantee graduation. All degree requirements must be met for degree conferral. The official transcript and diploma will reflect May 7, 2021 as the official graduation date. For more information about the ceremony visit the SDSU Graduation website.
June 18, 2021 - Official Transcripts Available
Official transcripts will be available no later than this date. Electronic or paper transcripts can be ordered through the Registrar’s Office website or by visiting the Registrar’s Office. Cost of an official transcript is $9.
August 2021 - Diplomas Available
Diplomas will be made available during the month of August and can be picked up in the Registrar’s Office or mailed. Students should complete the diploma order request form from the forms list on MyState to indicate their preferred method of delivery.
* If you do not graduate during the anticipated semester, you will need to register for at least 1 credit during the consecutive semester(s) until you complete your degree.
*For add/drop dates, school holidays, final exam dates, and other important deadlines see the university academic calendar.