Degree evaluation

Undergraduate students:
  • Your degree analyst will notify you via GOLD and U-mail after an initial evaluation of your record is done if you will or will not meet all degree requirements upon successful completion of any work in-progress.  This will happen sometime after the third week of the quarter and up to nine weeks after the quarter has ended.
  • If you will not meet all degree requirements with successful completion of any work in-progress, deficiencies will be noted in your degree evaluation with arrows or red ‘X’s.  View your Archived Audit in GOLD (‘Academic History’ link on the left-hand side).  Make sure to read any notes that your degree analyst has left for you.

  • After quarterly grades have been processed, you will be notified of successful completion of your degree requirements or remaining deficiencies via GOLD and U-mail.  This process can take 2-10 weeks after the quarter has ended.
  • Your total academic record will be closely evaluated by the Office of the Registrar.  If you do not resolve noted deficiencies by the appropriate deadline, your name will be removed from the list of degree candidates and you will not graduate.
  • Check your U-mail account frequently, even after the quarter in which you have declared candidacy is over.  All official communications from the Office of the Registrar regarding graduation will be sent via U-mail.  If you have not been a registered UCSB student for more than one year, all official communications from the Office of the Registrar regarding graduation will be sent to your permanent address.
  • After you have been notified that you have successfully completed all degree requirements, if you need to show proof of graduation, please order an official transcript or verification via GOLD.  
  • If you will not complete all degree requirements by the official ending date of the quarter in which you have declared candidacy, please withdraw your degree candidacy via GOLD.  It is then your responsibility to re-declare candidacy via GOLD for the quarter in which you will complete all degree requirements.  
Graduate Students:
  • Please refer to the Graduate Division’s website.
  • After receiving the Graduate Division’s degree conferral email, you may order an official transcript or verification via GOLD.