Graduation Information

Master's or Doctoral Degree Candidates

Graduate students are required to file and pay for a graduation check by the deadline listed below. You must apply for graduation online via your Titan Online Student Center. You must be a currently enrolled Classified student at CSUF to apply for graduation. The $115 graduation fee must be paid within 5 days of applying for the graduation check online. You are not considered a candidate for graduation until the fee is paid in full amount.

Master's or Doctoral Degree Deadline Schedule for Grad Check

Graduation Term Online Application Deadline

Fall 2021

September 13, 2021

Spring 2022

February 14, 2022

Summer 2022

March 14, 2022

Fall 2022

September 12, 2022

Spring 2023

February 13, 2023

Summer 2023

March 13, 2023

*All dates subject to change based on changes in university calendar

Applying for Graduation Online

Step 1:
Log in to your CSUF Student Portal

Step 2:
Click on "Titan Online"
Click on Ttan Online button

Step 3:
Click on "Student Center" link
Click on Student Center link

Step 4:
Under Academics section, click on "My Academics" link
Under Academics section click on My Academics link

Step 5:
Click on "Apply for graduation" link
Click on Apply for graduation link

Graduation/Diploma Fee Payment

There is a $115 graduation/diploma fee which must be paid in order to become a candidate for graduation. You may apply for graduation prior to paying this fee, however, you must pay the fee in order to become an actual candidate for graduation. The $115 Graduation/Diploma fee may now be paid online through your student center (How to Pay Graduation Fee?PDF File Opens in new window ). This fee may also be paid in person at the cashier’s window (GH-180) or by mailing your payment to CSU Fullerton, Student Business Services, P.O. Box 6808, Fullerton, CA 92834-6808. Be sure that your name and Campus Wide ID is on the front of the check and that you identify the payment as the graduation/diploma fee.

Changing Graduation Date

If you need to change your graduation date in the computer system to a different semester, then you can do so by submitting a Graduation Date Change FormOpens in new window . A $10 non-refundable fee will be charged to your student account by Student Business Services (SBS) every time you change your graduation date.


Once you have applied online for a grad check and paid the $115 graduation fee to officially become a graduation candidate, you are eligible to participate commencement. If you are a graduation candidate for January 2022 (Fall 2021), May 2022 or August 2022, you will be eligible to participate in the May 2022 commencement. If you are a graduation candidate for January 2023 (Fall 2022), May 2023 or August 2023, you will be eligible to participate in the May 2023 commencement. Please see the commencement website Opens in new window for detailed information about the ceremonies.