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 Semester.  The online ECP form will be available from December 03, 2018 to March 15, 2019.  The deadline to submit the ECP application is March 15, 2019.  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 quarter units or 6 or fewer semester units to complete after the end of Spring Semester.
    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 by  April 01, 2019.  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 semester they plan on completing all their requirements to graduate.

Click here to apply for 2019 Early Commencement Participation for Undergraduate Students
Apply only if you do not qualify for Spring Graduation

*Available starting December 03, 2018 through March 15, 2019

 

Early Commencement Participation for Masters and Doctoral 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 December 03, 2018 to March 15, 2019.  The deadline to submit the ECP application is March 15, 2019.  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. Students enrolled in a graduate program and pursuing a graduate degree at all levels may participate in the end of Spring commencement ceremonies if they
    1. Have completed all of the required classwork* AND have either successfully passed their comprehensive exam or successfully defended their project/thesis/dissertation as certified by the Graduate Director/Coordinator.
    2. Have 8 or fewer quarter (6 or fewer semester) units remaining in their graduation requirements if their program is without an oral defense or comprehensive examination requirement.
  2. The Graduate Director/Coordinator will certify that the tudent has completed the GWT (or the GRE if it is accepted as equivalent) requirement.

*Classwork consists of all required program units with the exception of the outstanding units associated with the respective project/thesis/dissertation.

Applications will be reviewed in the order received.  Students will be notified via email about their eligibility on April 01, 2019.  A $59 fee will be applied to the student’s financial account if the student is eligible to participate.

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 2019 Early Commencement Participation for Masters and Doctorate Students 
Apply only if you do not qualify for Spring Graduation

*Available starting December 03, 2018 through March 15, 2019

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

December 03, 2018 - March 15, 2019

April 01, 2019

 

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.

If  you have any questions about Early Commencement Participation, please email the Registrar's Office at graduation@cpp.edu