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Graduation

Download The Path to Graduation (overview of steps needed to receive your undergraduate degree from UCSB)

Graduate Students: for more information on degree conferral, please contact the Graduate Division.

Detailed information on the entire graduation process can be found here:

  1. Declare Candidacy
  2. Complete all Degree Requirements
  3. Degree Audit
  4. Degree Evaluation
  5. Commencement
  6. Diplomas
  7. Undergraduate Honors at Graduation

 
Undergraduate Major and Minor Requirement Sheets

 

For Frequently Asked Questions, please visit

Important Dates

Fall 2016
    • Diplomas for students who graduated Fall 2016 will be mailed the second week of March 2017.
    • Check your BARC account NOW to make sure all blocks are clear to ensure that your diploma will be mailed to you.  Diplomas will be held at the Office of the Registrar for all students who have blocks at the time of diploma mailing.
    • Check the Account Summary of your BARC account for any blocks. Your diploma will be held if you have any blocks on your account. Blocks may still be present even if you account balance is zero. Please check the Account Summary of your BARC account for any blocks:
      • If you have a BARC block, you must contact the BARC office by phone at (805) 893-3756, or by email to barc.info@bfs.ucsb.edu to clear the block.
      • If you have a University Center block, you must contact the University Center by phone at (805) 893-4097 to clear the block.
    • If you clear your blocks after diplomas have been mailed, to have your diploma re-mailed you will be required to submit a release form and pay an additional processing fee of $19.00 (Domestic mailing) or $24.00 (International or Certified mailing).  To initiate this process please contact the Office of the Registrar at (805) 893-2633 or GraduationMatters@sa.ucsb.edu.  Alternatively, you may pick up your diploma at the Office of the Registrar during normal business hours with a photo ID. Diplomas are not automatically mailed after blocks are cleared.

Winter 2017
  • Undergraduates: Last day to declare candidacy for Winter 2017 is January 17, 2017.  
  • All coursework must be completed by March 24, 2017 in order to be eligible to receive a degree Winter 2017.
  • Undergraduate students: Please update your diploma address in GOLD. If you have arranged for mail forwarding through the US Postal Service, your diploma will NOT be forwarded to your new address.
  • Graduate students: Please update your diploma address in GOLD after receiving your degree conferral email from the Graduate Division. If you have arranged for mail forwarding through the US Postal Service, your diploma will NOT be forwarded to your new address.
  • Check the Account Summary of your BARC account for any blocks. Your diploma will be held if you have any blocks on your account. Blocks may still be present even if you account balance is zero.  If you have a BARC block, you must contact the BARC office by phone at (805) 893-3756, or by email to barc.info@bfs.ucsb.edu. If you have a University Center block, you must contact the University Center by phone at (805) 893-4097.

Spring 2017


    • Undergraduates: Last day to declare candidacy for Spring 2017 is April 17, 2017.  
    • All coursework must be completed by June 16, 2017 in order to be eligible to receive a degree Spring 2017.
    • Undergraduate students: Please update your diploma address in GOLD. If you have arranged for mail forwarding through the US Postal Service, your diploma will NOT be forwarded to your new address.
    • Graduate students: Please update your diploma address in GOLD after receiving your degree conferral email from the Graduate Division. If you have arranged for mail forwarding through the US Postal Service, your diploma will NOT be forwarded to your new address.
    • Check the Account Summary of your BARC account for any blocks. Your diploma will be held if you have any blocks on your account. Blocks may still be present even if you account balance is zero.  If you have a BARC block, you must contact the BARC office by phone at (805) 893-3756, or by email to barc.info@bfs.ucsb.edu. If you have a University Center block, you must contact the University Center by phone at (805) 893-4097.



    Summer 2017


      • Undergraduates: Last day to declare candidacy for Summer 2017 is July 10, 2017.  
      • All coursework must be completed by September 16, 2017 in order to be eligible to receive a degree Summer 2017.
      • Undergraduate students: Please update your diploma address in GOLD. If you have arranged for mail forwarding through the US Postal Service, your diploma will NOT be forwarded to your new address.
      • Graduate students: Please update your diploma address in GOLD after receiving your degree conferral email from the Graduate Division. If you have arranged for mail forwarding through the US Postal Service, your diploma will NOT be forwarded to your new address.
      • Check the Account Summary of your BARC account for any blocks. Your diploma will be held if you have any blocks on your account. Blocks may still be present even if you account balance is zero.  If you have a BARC block, you must contact the BARC office by phone at (805) 893-3756, or by email to barc.info@bfs.ucsb.edu. If you have a University Center block, you must contact the University Center by phone at (805) 893-4097.

      Fall 2017

        • Undergraduates: Last day to declare candidacy for Fall 2017 is October 9, 2017.  
        • All coursework must be completed by December 15, 2017 in order to be eligible to receive a degree Fall 2017.
        • Undergraduate students: Please update your diploma address in GOLD. If you have arranged for mail forwarding through the US Postal Service, your diploma will NOT be forwarded to your new address.
        • Graduate students: Please update your diploma address in GOLD after receiving your degree conferral email from the Graduate Division. If you have arranged for mail forwarding through the US Postal Service, your diploma will NOT be forwarded to your new address.
        • Check the Account Summary of your BARC account for any blocks. Your diploma will be held if you have any blocks on your account. Blocks may still be present even if you account balance is zero.  If you have a BARC block, you must contact the BARC office by phone at (805) 893-3756, or by email to barc.info@bfs.ucsb.edu. If you have a University Center block, you must contact the University Center by phone at (805) 893-4097.