Graduation Process

Getting you to the finish line - are you ready to earn your degree?

To graduate from Cal Lutheran University means you've earned your degree and completed all degree requirements. Academic Services will post the degree to your academic record, which is the official statement from Cal Lutheran that you have graduated.

Once you have applied for your degree you may be able to participate in the commencement ceremony.  If you do participate in the commencement ceremony, this is not a guarantee that you have met your degree requirements for your degree to be posted. 


Apply to Graduate

To start the graduation process, you must inform the University of your intent to graduate in a specific term by submitting an online Degree Application and submitting your graduation fee.

Apply for the term in which you will expect to complete your degree program requirements. You are strongly encouraged to apply for the degree as soon as possible and review the remaining requirements.

  1. Submit your Degree Application
  2. Pay the Graduation Fee
    1. Select "Make a Payment" (left side bar)
    2. Select Graduation Fee option
  3. Review your Degree Requirements
    1. Got questions about your requirements? Contact your Advisor or Counselor.

Need to change your info after you've already submitted your degree application?

Change Graduation Application Information

If a student is unable to complete their degree requirements by the degree conferral date they will receive a letter of "Missing Degree Requirements." They will need to reapply for their degree once they have completed the missing degree requirements.