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All students who are nearing the completion of degree requirements must submit a degree application to the Registrar's Office for the term in which they intend to graduate. The degree application can be completed online through CampusCruiser under the MyServices tab.

Commencement ceremonies are held twice a year (May and December). Application for degrees must be submitted by the deadlines below if students are planning on participating in the commencement ceremonies.

Deadlines to submit application

Priority Registration

  • Degree applications submitted on or before:
    • January 31st for spring commencement
    • September 30th for fall commencement
  • $65 conferral fee due
  • $50 commencement participation fee waived
  • Name included in commencement program

Registration period

  • Degree applications submitted 30 days following Priority Registration:
    • February 1st - March 2nd for 2017 spring commencement
    • October 1st – October 30th for 2017 fall commencement 
  • $65 conferral fee 
  • $50 commencement participation fee 
  • Name included in commencement program

Late Registration period

  • Degree applications submitted after Registration period and closing 2 business weeks prior to the ceremony
    • March 3rd – April 21st end of business day for 2017 spring commencement.
    • October 31st – December 1st end of business day for 2017 fall commencement.
  • $65 conferral fee
  • $50 commencement fee 
  • Name not included in the commencement program

Students that apply after the Late Registration period, 2 weeks prior to the commencement ceremony are not eligible to participate.  Non Petitionable.   No exceptions. 

Graduation Honors - Traditional Undergraduate and Degree Completion Programs

Honors at graduation for baccalaureate recipients are based on a minimum 45-unit residency. Degree honors, based on FPU work attempted, are determined according to the following:

Summa Cum Laude       3.90-4.00
Magna Cum Laude         3.70-3.89
Cum Laude                    3.55-3.69

Posting of Degrees

Completed degrees are posted to transcripts following the completion of all degree requirements and a final evaluation by the Registrar's Office. The final evaluation process may take up to one month following the last term in which coursework was taken. All degrees are conferred effective the last day of the semester. Students who complete their coursework prior to the end of the semester may contact the Registrar’s Office ( if they require proof of completion prior to that date.


Diplomas are mailed approximately one month after your degree has posted to your transcript, and when all FPU financial obligations have been met.  Diplomas are mailed to the address listed on file.  If you need to update the address you have on file, please log in to campus cruiser and do so.  If you need to update the name that will be printed on your diploma, please visit: Please note: Diploma covers are only given to students that attend commencement.

*If you need a diploma reprint please fill out the document provided on the link below and send back to or fax to 559-453-3676

Diploma reprint request form