Candidates for the baccalaureate degree must file an application for graduation at least two semesters prior to the expected graduation date in order to allow time to make up any deficiencies or correct any discrepancies that may delay graduation. At least 85 semester units must be completed before an application for graduation may be submitted. In addition to fulfilling curricular graduation requirements, a student, to be eligible for a bachelor's degree, must have a grade point average of at least 2.0 (C) in each one of the following categories: all college work (the overall average), all units attempted at SJSU, all units in the major, all units in the minor (if any), and all nine units of upper division GE (Areas R, S, and V).
Graduation applications for undergraduates are available in the Academic Forms section of www.sjsu.edu/registrar/forms. Students return their completed graduation application forms to Registrar's Office in the Student Services Center. Major and minor forms are obtained from the departments and forwarded by departments to Registrar's Office.
Master's or Ed.D. degree candidates, are available to eligible students through their MySJSU account. Eligible students will be messaged once they are eligible to apply online. A tutorial and video instructions for completing the application are available at www.sjsu.edu/gape/forms/, under Graduation.
Those planning to attend a college or university other than SJSU during the final semester must notify the Office of the Registrar. Courses must be completed by the date of graduation and transcripts received within one month after graduation.
If a candidate is unable to complete the course work as expected, or if the date of graduation is to be delayed for any reason, a Change of Graduation Date form must be submitted, accompanied with the fee, prior to the new expected graduation date.
College of Business Graduation Applicants
The College of Business requires that students apply to the Jack Holland Student Success Center. Graduation deadlines and procedures differ from those established by the university. For further information, check with the Jack Holland Student Success Center, BBC 008, 408-924-3435.