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. Once this occurs, Academic Services will post the degree to your academic transcript, which is the official statement from Cal Lutheran that you have graduated.

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 through Self-Service and pay the graduation fee online. Apply for the term in which you will complete your degree program. You are strongly encouraged to apply for the degree as soon as possible and review the remaining requirements.

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. 

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