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 2020

September 14, 2020

Spring 2021

February 8, 2021

Summer 2021

March 8, 2021

*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.


Once you have completed the graduation check process, you are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremonies appropriate to your graduation date. If you are a graduation candidate for January 2020 (Fall 2019), May 2020 or August 2020, you will be eligible to participate in the May 2020 ceremonies. If you are a graduation candidate for January 2021 (Fall 2020), May 2021 or August 2021, you will be eligible to participate in the May 2021 commencement ceremonies. Please see the commencement websiteOpens in new window for detailed and updated information about the ceremonies.