Requirements to Graduate

Petition to Graduate

In order to be cleared for degree completion, students must complete a Petition to Graduate by posted deadlines. There are three graduation dates: January 31, May, and August 31. The effective degree date for students who complete their program requirements by the posted deadline for the Fall semester and Intersession will be January 31. Those who meet the deadline for May graduation will receive their degree at that time and students who fulfill all requisites for their degree in the summer will have their degree granted effective August 31.

  • The Petition to Graduate is available online, the link below will take you to mySanDiego portal location where you Petition to Graduate.
  • When you have completed the petition, an email is generated and sent to: you, your Advisor, your Program Director, and the office of Graduate Records in Founders Hall, Room 117 B for review.

Students with questions regarding graduation eligibility or the petitioning process should contact the Graduate Records Office ( or call (619) 260-2217. More information can also be found at the Office of Graduate Records website.

Attendance Response Form

Please complete the Graduate Attendance Response Form by May 13, 2018. Completing the form informs the Commencement Office that you wish to participate in the Graduate Schools Commencement.