Registrar's Office

Applying for Graduation

You may wish to view the How to Apply for Graduation via BroncoDirect 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 is 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 you need to apply.


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.

Graduation Expected

Online Graduation Application Period* Application Date to Receive Graduating Senior Registration Appointment Outstanding Requirements Must Be Clear By
Fall 2020

March 04. 2020 to October 23, 2020

April 2, 2020
February 20, 2021
Spring 2021

September 21, 2020 to March 12, 2021

October 9, 2020 June 30, 2021


  • 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.