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.    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 Graduation Application Closes Application Date to Receive Graduating Senior Registration Appointment
Grade Finalization Date Outstanding Requirements Submission Deadline End of Graduation Clearance Period
Spring 2021 Sept. 21, 2020 Mar. 12, 2021 Oct. 9, 2020 Jun. 9, 2021 Jul. 8, 2021 Jul. 22, 2021
Summer 2021

Jan. 4, 2021

Jul. 12, 2021
Feb. 26, 2021
Aug. 25, 2021 Sept. 22, 2021 Oct. 6, 2021
Fall 2021

 Feb. 20, 2021

Oct. 22, 2021 Apr. 2, 2021 Dec. 24, 2021 Jan. 28, 2022 Feb. 11, 2022
Spring 2022

 Sept. 17, 2021

Mar. 18, 2022 Oct. 8, 2021 Jun. 6, 2022 Jul. 5, 2022 Jul. 19, 2022



  • 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, Winter, Spring and preceding 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.
  • Please do not show up to Commencement if you are not eligible for graduation or early commencement participation (ECP). Students (undergraduate & graduate) who participate in Commencement without authorization will be fined $200.
  • Evaluate your degree progress before applying for Spring Graduation OR Early Commencement Participation. Do not apply for both Spring Graduation and Early Commencement Participation.