All students who will be completing the requirements for their MASTERS degree must complete an Application for Graduation. This is necessary regardless of participation in Commencement. Please view the degree requirements for Vanguard to make sure you are ready to graduate.

Downloadable Application for Graduation

Please fill out the application form
(turn in to the Department of your major)
Application for Graduation
Steps to Graduation

Application for Graduation Deadline

for May 2016 is January 15, 2016.

*Summer 2016 Masters graduates who will not participate in Commencement must still apply for graduation before Monday, May 2, 2015.
** All December 2015 graduates must apply by September 1, 2015.


Commencement Information can be found on the Commencement Page.

  • Students who have not received “Approved” Status by March 25th may not be eligible to participate in Commencement.
  • Students may only have a maximum of 4 units outstanding that must be taken in the summer following Commencement in order to participate in Commencement ceremonies.



Registrar’s Office
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