Registrar's Office

Applying for Graduation

You may wish to view the How to Apply for Graduation via BroncoDirect (PDF)if you need a step-by-step guide on how to apply online. Students must submit a graduation application through BroncoDirect by the appropriate deadline and valid only for the semester for which it is submitted. Students failing to submit their application by the appropriate deadline may be required to graduate in a future semester. Do not apply online, if you do not see the semester listed on the online


Graduation Fee

Effective Summer 2016, a $59 (non-refundable) Graduation Application fee must be paid once the fee is posted on your student account. Failure to pay the Graduation Application fee will prevent your Cal Poly Pomona diploma from being released. To learn more, view How to pay your graduation fees on BroncoDirect (PDF).

If you missed the online graduation application period, you may still apply online through BroncoDirect until the last day of the term.  If you do not see the term you wish to apply for please send an email to and one of our staff members will respond to you.

Graduation Timelines

Expected Graduation Term

Graduation Application Opens Application Date to Receive Graduating Senior Registration Window
Graduation Application ------Closes------

Application Date to be included in Commencement*

Graduation Clearance -------------Period-------------
Fall 2023

Jan. 1, 2023

Apr. 3, 2023 Oct. 27, 2023 Included in Commencement 2024 Jan. 9 - Feb. 20, 2024
Spring 2024

Aug. 1, 2023

Oct. 6, 2023 Mar. 15, 2024 Mar. 15, 2024 Jun. 4 - Jul. 16, 2024
Summer 2024

Dec. 1, 2023

Feb. 26, 2024 Jul. 19, 2024 Mar. 15, 2024 Aug. 20 - Sep. 24, 2024
Fall 2024

Jan. 1, 2024

Apr. 1, 2024 Oct. 18, 2024 Included Commencement 2025 Jan. 7 - Feb. 18, 2025

  * Commencement 2024 includes Fall 2023 graduates and students who have applied for Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 graduation by the Commencement deadline. Commencement 2025 includes Fall 2024 graduates and students who have applied for Spring 2025 or Summer 2025 graduaion by the Commencement deadline.

  • Once grades are posted, your record will be evaluated within 4-6 weeks and if all requirements are met, your degree will be awarded and your unofficial transcript will show your degree.
  • Order an official transcript from the Registrar’s Office if you need to provide degree verification to an employer or another institution.

  • Lack of approved document(s) is considered as a graduation deficiency.
  • Notification regarding your graduation deficiencies will be sent to your Cal Poly Pomona email account. 

  • Notification about your unsatisfied graduation requirements, which includes failure to submit necessary documentation by the appropriate deadline, will be e-mailed to your Cal Poly Pomona email account. 
  • Your Transfer & Graduation Advisor will indicate on this email that your graduation has been deferred.
  • Deferred candidates must reapply for graduation to be considered for graduation again. Submit a new Graduation Application online.

  • Any student who receives a Cal Poly Pomona degree during the academic year (Fall, Spring and Summer) is automatically eligible to participate in that year’s Commencement Ceremony held in May. 
  • Information regarding the Commencement Ceremony may be obtained at Commencement website or from your major department.


 Commencement Deadlines 2024 

March 15, 2024

Grad App. Deadline – Spring 2024

  • Students who apply by this date are guaranteed to participate in Commencement

(Graduates included: Fall 2023, Spring and Summer 2024)

  • Student name will be included in Commencement Program


March 22, 2024

Marching Order RSVP and Ticket Portal Opens

  • Student RSVP required if attending ceremony
  • Student is required to record their name for pre-recording of name to be read at ceremony
  • This includes preferred names
  • Student will claim tickets needed for guests to attend ceremony


April 20, 2024

Marching Order RSVP and Primary Ticket Portal closure by this date, and can no longer guarantee the following:

  • Guest tickets
  • Pre-recording of student name to be read at ceremony