Registrar's Office

Applying for Graduation

You may wish to view the How to Apply for Graduation via BroncoDirectif 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.

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.

Expected Graduation Term

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

Application Date to be included in Commencement 2024*

Graduation Clearance -------------Period-------------
Summer 2023

Dec. 1, 2022

Feb. 27, 2023 Jul. 17, 2023 Mar. 17, 2023 Aug. 22 - Sep. 26, 2023
Fall 2023

Jan. 1, 2023

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

Aug. 1, 2023

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


 * Commencement 2024 includes Fall 2023 graduates and those students who have applied for Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 graduation 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.