If you are visiting this site, you are probably thinking about graduating.  What a huge accomplishment it is to earn a college degree!  When preparing to graduate, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the process.  One very important distinction you should be aware of is the difference between the terms "graduation" and "commencement".  These terms are frequently used interchangeably, but graduation refers to the process of completing all degree requirements and the conferral of degree, whereas commencement refers to the public ceremonies, and other events, that celebrate the candidate's accomplishment.  Below are some sites we thought you should browse as you prepare for degree completion.

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Ready, Set, Graduate!

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Graduation Workshops will help you understand the process of applying for graduation. Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to attend. No registration required. Read more here...

CSU Online Concurrent Enrollment (OCE)

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More Choices for Classes! CSU Online Concurrent Enrollment (CourseMatch) Students enrolled at Cal Poly Pomona have access to fully articulated online courses at other quarter CSU campuses through Online Concurrent Enrollment (CourseMatch). This access is offered without students being required to be admitted formally to the other CSU campus, and sometimes without paying additional fees. Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine how such a course may apply to their degree program, prior to enrolling at another CSU campus. Read more here...

The Graduation Initiative

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With a focus on retention and improved graduation rates campus-wide, the mission of the Graduation Initiative is clear, “To reinforce quality education and promote academic success by understanding the issues that hinder retention and completion and addressing the findings with appropriate interventions, services, and practices.”  Interested in learning more and getting involved?   Learn more here.