Graduation is NOT automatic. You must file an application for graduation online in StudentAccess by the deadline stated for the quarter in which you expect to graduate.
Fall 2023 graduation: Friday, September 8th, 2023
Winter 2024 graduation: Friday, December 8th, 2023
Spring 2024 graduation: Friday, January 26th, 2024
Summer 2024 graduation: Friday, March 8th, 2024
Below you will find information on UCI graduation requirements, how to apply for graduation, and questions related to Commencement, Latin Honors, and requesting transcripts and diplomas. Click through each section below to learn more.
In addition to completing all the courses required for your degree, you must meet the following requirements:
You must have credit for a minimum of 180 quarter units.
You must have a 2.0 GPA overall AND a 2.0 GPA in your major.
At least 36 of the final 45 units completed by a student for the bachelor's degree must be earned in residence at the UCI campus.
application for graduation details
Graduation is NOT automatic. You must file an application for graduation online in StudentAccess by the deadline stated for the quarter in which you expect to graduate. Submit an application when you have at least 120 units of cumulative credit.
After your application has been reviewed, its status will change from "PENDING" to "RECEIVED." To ensure that you are on track for the quarter of your expected graduation, you are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a full time advisor by contacting our office by scheduling an appointment.
Graduation Application Statuses:
Pending - Your graduation application has been submitted and is pending Academic Advisor review.
Received - An Academic Advisor has evaluated your graduation application and finds it feasible for you to graduate by your proposed quarter. You are responsible for knowing your remaining graduation requirements and completing them by the end of your proposed quarter.
Certified - If you have satisfied all of your graduation requirements, your degree will be certified 4-6 weeks after your final grades have been posted.
If you have any questions about graduation requirements or your degree audit, please contact:
Last name (A-L): Lizette Espino Delgado (email@example.com)
Last name (M-Z): Zulakha Sheikh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you have questions regarding verification of practicum hours, please contact Zulakha Sheikh (email@example.com).
Information about transcripts and diplomas is available at: https://www.reg.uci.edu/services/diplomas.html.
Students graduating in Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 may participate in the June 2024 Commencement Ceremony. Visit www.commencement.uci.edu for more information.
Students graduating with the School of Education must follow the deadlines below to be eligible for 23-24 graduation.
The deadline to apply for Fall 2023 graduation is Friday, September 8th, 2023.
The deadline to apply for Winter 2024 graduation is Friday, December 8th, 2023.
The deadline to apply for Spring 2024 graduation is Friday, January 26th, 2024.
The deadline to apply for Summer 2024 graduation is Friday, March 8th, 2024.
If you are a double/triple major:
Double/triple majors must apply to graduate for all majors in the same quarter. Students planning to graduate in only one major and continue with the second (or third) major should consult with their academic advisor about a possible Second Baccalaureate prior to the end of the expected quarter of graduation.
*Reminder: In fulfilling degree requirements for multiple majors, a maximum of two courses may overlap between two majors. For students entering after Fall 2019, a maximum of two upper-division courses may overlap between two majors.
Students graduating in Fall, Winter or Spring may participate in the Commencement Ceremonies for Spring of the academic year in which they graduate. Students graduating in Summer may choose to participate in the previous year's ceremony or wait until the following year (note that any honors will appear in the Commencement program for the year you actually graduate.
To be eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, you must submit an Application for Graduation by the stated deadline. If you miss this deadline, you may not be able to order Commencement tickets for your guests, and your name will not appear in the Commencement Program.
Ceremony & Tickets:
Tickets are required to attend Commencement. Ticket information is available on the Commencement website at http://www.commencement.uci.edu. Note: The ticket limit for the School of Education will vary each year, but 5 tickets per graduate is the norm.
For cap and gown orders, go to http://www.alumni.uci.edu/.
Latin Honors at Graduation
The campus policy specifies that no more than 16 percent of graduating seniors will receive academic honors: approximately 2 percent summa cum laude, 4 percent magna cum laude, and 10 percent cum laude. Students must have completed at least 72 quarter units in residence at a University of California campus. Students who have on file recorded incidents of academic dishonesty are not eligible for Honors at Graduation.
Schools award Latin honors according to overall grade-point average (GPA) at graduation. Summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude minimum GPA requirements change annually. For Latin Honors, the academic year ranges from the Fall quarter to the following Summer quarter; for example, the 2023—24 academic year GPA benchmarks apply to seniors graduating in the Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 quarters. Latin Honors are noted on official transcripts and diplomas.
Learn more here: www.reg.uci.edu/grades/latinhonors.html
Transcript and Diploma Information
Degrees are noted on official transcripts approximately six to seven weeks after the end of the quarter in which they are awarded. Academic transcripts may be ordered from the Registrar's Office in advance, indicating that they be held until the degree is noted on the transcript. For more information, please refer to http://www.reg.uci.edu/services/transcripts/.
Diplomas will be available approximately two to four months after the quarter in which the degree was awarded. The Registrar’s Office will notify you by mail when your diploma is available. More information about this process is available at http://www.reg.uci.edu/services/diplomas.html.
Upon graduation, academic records are final (may not be changed). It is your responsibility to check the accuracy of your academic record before you graduate. (Note that an NR becomes an F or NP after one quarter of subsequent enrollment or at the end of the quarter immediately preceding award of the degree, whichever comes first (Academic Senate Regulation 345). Contact the instructor of the class about the possibility of removing the NR or replacing it with a grade.)