Undergraduate Degree Deadlines

Apply to Graduate (Baccalaureate Degree)

Baccalaureate degrees are not granted automatically when students complete degree requirements. You must apply for graduation.

  1. Degree application dates are shown in the chart below.
  2. During the filing period, file your degree application and pay the $50.00* non-refundable filing fee by using the online Undergraduate Degree Checkout Process through your Student Center> Apply for Undergraduate Degree. File your application as early as possible to receive a timely response.
  3. After you apply for graduation, and your application has been reviewed, the Undergraduate Degree Evaluations Office will send you an email at your Fresno State email account with your graduation status.
  4. Students receiving a baccalaureate degree and intending to continue for post-baccalaureate and graduate studies at Fresno State must reapply for admission at Cal State Apply and pay the non-refundable application fee.

Please note: Pursuant to Executive Order 1084, students seeking a second baccalaureate degree will only be considered for nursing majors. 

Planned Graduation Date Application Filing Period **Deadline to Clear Degree Complete All Coursework by Graduation Date
Spring 2019 January 17 - February 14, 2019 June 7, 2019 May 22, 2019
Summer 2019 May 23 - June 20, 2019 August 30, 2019 August 14, 2019
Fall 2019 August 21 - September 19, 2019 January 10, 2020 December 20, 2019

 

*A late fee of $10 will be assessed for all applications submitted after the deadline. Deadlines subject to    change without notice.

**Deadline for submission of all applicable grades & department clearances

 

How to Apply for Undergraduate Degree

Students who anticipate meeting bachelor's degree requirements by the end of a term should submit an application for a degree to Undergraduate Degree Evaluations within the first four weeks of that term. Failure to apply before the final deadline will delay the granting of the degree.

Degree Specialists review students' requirements for bachelor's degrees by date order and send a status report directly to the student’s email.

Degrees are not awarded to students with I (incomplete) or RD (report delayed) grades remaining on their records. Students receiving incomplete grades during the final year that have not been completed (or changed to F or IC grades) by the appropriate clearance deadline, will not be considered for graduation that semester and must reapply for the degree.

In order to be eligible for graduation, students must:

  1. Submit an application for the degree and pay the graduation fee.
  2. Have completed with appropriate scholastic standing all courses required for the degree.
  3. Have filed official transcripts for all coursework attempted prior to graduation.

Apply to Graduate (Baccalaureate Degree)

Baccalaureate degrees are not granted automatically when students complete degree requirements. You must apply for graduation.

  1. Confirm Undergraduate Degree Deadlines
  2. During the filing period, file your degree application and pay the $50.00* non-refundable filing fee by using the online Undergraduate Degree Application Steps through your Student Center > My Academic Records & Registration > Apply for Undergraduate Degree. File your application as early as possible to receive a timely response.
  3. After you apply for graduation, and your application has been reviewed, Undergraduate Degree Evaluations will send you an email to your Fresno State email account with your graduation status.
  4. Students receiving a baccalaureate degree and intending to continue for post-baccalaureate and graduate studies at Fresno State must reapply for admission at Cal State Apply and pay the non-refundable application fee.

Honors at Graduation

Honors at the time of graduation from the university are awarded to undergraduate students based on the following criteria:

  1. Students must have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.5 on all work attempted.
  2. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on all work taken at the university.

The grade point average earned at Fresno State determines which honors the student receives:

Summa Cum Laude (highest honors) 3.90 to 4.00
Magna Cum Laude (high honors) 3.70 to 3.89
Cum Laude (honors) 3.50 to 3.69

Since the requirement for honors could change, students are requested to check the current General Catalog for the criteria in effect at the time of graduation.