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

Spring 2017


  • Diplomas for students who graduated Spring 2017 were mailed on October 9, 2017.
  • Diplomas will be held at the Office of the Registrar for all students who have any blocks at the time of diploma mailing.
  • Check the Account Summary of your BARC account for any blocks. Your diploma was 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.
  • After you have cleared all blocks, 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) 893-3592 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.


Summer 2017

  • Diplomas for students who graduated Summer 2017 were mailed on November 29, 2017.
    Diplomas will be held at the Office of the Registrar for all students who have any blocks at the time of diploma mailing.
  • Check the Account Summary of your BARC account for any blocks. Your diploma was 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.
  • After you have cleared all blocks, 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) 893-3592 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.


Fall 2017

  • Undergraduates: Last day to declare candidacy for Fall 2017 was October 9, 2017.  
  • All coursework must be completed by January 12, 2018 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.


Winter 2018

  • Undergraduates: Last day to declare candidacy for Winter 2018 is January 22, 2018.
  • All coursework must be completed by March 23, 2018 in order to be eligible to receive a degree Winter 2018.
  • 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.