Applying for Graduation

Students must submit a graduation application through BroncoDirect by the appropriate deadline.  Please see timetable below for specific dates.  The application 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.

Effective Summer 2016, the Application for Graduation fee of $59.00 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 official transcript and diploma from being released.

How to pay your graduation fees on BroncoDirect

More Information About the Graduation Process

Graduation Application Timeline:


Quarter when Graduation is Expected:

Online Graduation Application Period*

Apply by This Date to Receive the Graduating Senior Registration Appointment

Deficiencies Must Be Clear By

Diploma Mailing Date

Spring 2019

September 24, 2018 to March 15, 2019


Spring applicants must apply by this online deadline to be in the Commencement Program


If you have requirements to complete after spring semester, please do not apply for graduation, instead please see if you qualify for Early Commencement Participation.


October 12, 2018

June 19, 2019


Summer 2019

January 19, 2019 to July 15, 2019

Tuesday March 5th by 5:00pm

September 9, 2019


Fall 2019

March 12, 2019 - October 25, 2019

April 2nd

January 20, 2020


*If you missed the online graduation application period, you may pick up a paper application at the Bronco Advising Center located on the 1st floor of the Student Services Bldg. 121.  Do not apply online if you do not see the semester you need to apply for.