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This information is for degree-seeking students only. All degree-seeking students must apply for graduation.

Attendance at the CSU Bakersfield Commencement Ceremony is optional, but recommended.

Application for Graduation:

Application for Graduation (Grad Check) should be filed at least two semesters before the expected graduation date. Note: Do not send the Graduation Application to the main campus Admissions and Records office. Admissions and Records will not have your Program Outline on file, and you could be denied Graduation. Send your completed application and fee to Degree Programs. We will ensure the appropriate paperwork is submitted to the Admissions and Records office.

  • Complete the form as follows:

    • Complete the application online and print.

    • Application fee: $70

    • Return the completed form with payment to the Extended Education office:

      CSU Bakersfield Extended Education
      9001 Stockdale Highway – 30 BDC
      Bakersfield, CA 93311

Once the Application is received in our office and we receive the major and minor concentration outlines from your department, the Admissions and Records office will process the application and notify you of your graduation eligibility.

If you have any questions regarding the Grad Check process, please contact your Academic Advisor.

Commencement Information:

We strongly encourages graduates to participate in the CSUB Commencement Ceremonies. Students will have their degrees conferred with all of the CSUB graduates of the same major.