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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:

  • Spring Commencement: January 31st
  • Fall Commencement: September 30th

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.


Only diploma covers are given to students at commencement. Diplomas are mailed approximately one month after your degree has been posted to your transcript and when all FPU financial obligations have been met. They will be mailed to the address indicated on your application for degree.