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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 quarter for which it is submitted.  Students failing to submit their application by the appropriate deadline may be required to graduate in a future quarter.

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:

2016-2017 Academic Year

Quarter when Graduation 
is Expected:

Online Graduation Application Period:

Apply for Graduation to
receive Graduating Senior
Registration Appointment By:

Deficiencies Must Be Cleared By:

Diploma Mailing Date:

Spring 2017

January 3, 2017 - April 14, 2017 (Apply for graduation by April 14
to have your name printed in the
Commencement Program)

January 27, 2017 July 12, 2017 Various

2017-2018 Academic Year

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

Summer 2017

March 27, 2017 to August 10, 2017

April 14, 2017

September 27, 2017


Fall 2017

March 27, 2017 to October 20, 2017

May 11, 2017


January 5, 2018


Winter 2018

September 21, 2017 to January 26, 2018

October 20, 2017

April 13, 2018


Spring 2018

January 2, 2018 to April 13, 2018


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


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


January 26, 2018

July 13, 2018


Summer 2018

March 26, 2018 to May 1, 2018




*If you missed the online graduation application period, you may pick up a paper application at the Bronco Advising Center next to the Registrar's Office on the 2nd floor of the CLA building. Do not apply online if you do not see the quarter you need to apply for.