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Early Commencement Participation Information

Early Commencement Participation for Undergraduate Students

Early Commencement Participation (ECP) is available to students that will not be completing their graduation requirements at the end of Spring Quarter.  The online ECP form will be available from February 1, 2018 to April 13, 2018.  The deadline to submit the ECP application is April 13, 2018.  Late applications are not accepted.  Students approved for ECP will have their names printed in the Commencement Program.  Students must meet the following requirements to qualify for ECP:

  1. At the time of submitting the ECP application, the student must only have 8 or fewer units to complete after the end of Spring Quarter.
    1. All deficiencies must be cleared before submitting the ECP application.  For example, outstanding transcripts from other institutions, course substitution petitions, grade forgiveness, etc…may impact eligibility.
    2. Be in good academic standing (2.0 in Major Core, CPP and Overall)

Applications will be reviewed in the order received.  Students will be notified via email about their eligibility on May 1, 2018.  A $59 fee will be applied to the student’s financial account if the student is eligible to participate.

Students eligible to participate in ECP will not be recognized for Academic Honors at Commencement.

Students that are denied ECP may request a second review.

Students will need to apply and pay for graduation the quarter they plan on completing all their requirements to graduate.

Click here to apply for 2018 Early Commencement Participation for Undergraduate Students
Apply only if you do not qualify for Spring Graduation

*Available starting February 1, 2018 through April 13, 2018


Spring Quarter Deadlines

Spring 2018 Early Commencement Participation Application Period

Your name will be printed in the Commencement Program if you apply by the deadline and are eligible

Commencement Confirmation

Spring Graduation & Early Commencement Participation Applicants will be notified on eligibility to participate in Commencement via email

February 1, 2018 – April 13, 2018

May 1, 2018


Students (undergraduate & graduate) who participate in Commencement without authorization will be fined $200.  Please do not show up to Commencement if you are not eligible for graduation or early participation.

Please evaluate your degree progress before applying for Spring Graduation OR Early Commencement Participation.  Do not apply for both Spring Graduation and Early Commencement Participation.

There are no refunds if you applied prematurely for graduation or accidentally applied for the wrong quarter. 

If  you have any questions about Early Commencement Participation, please email the Registrar's Office at