Master's or Doctoral Degree Canditates

Graduate Candidates for Master’s or Doctoral Degree

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.

Master's or Doctoral Degree Deadline Schedule for Grad Check

Graduation Term Online Application Deadline

Spring 2018

February 12, 2018

Summer 2018

March 12, 2018

Fall 2018

September 10, 2018

Spring 2019

February 11, 2019

Summer 2019

March 11, 2019

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


Applying for Graduation Online

Step 1:
Login to your CSUF Student Portal

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

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

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

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

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. This fee may also be paid in person at the cashier’s window (UH-180) or by mailing your payment to CSU Fullerton, Student Financial 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, whether graduate or undergraduate, you are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremonies appropriate to your graduation date. If you graduate in January 2017 (Fall 2016) or become a candidate for May 2017 or August 2017, you will be eligible to participate in the May 2017 ceremonies. If you graduate in January 2018 (Fall 2017), May 2018 or August 2018, you will be eligible to participate in the May 2018 commencement ceremonies. Please see the commencement websiteOpens in new window for detailed, updated information about the ceremonies. 

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