Path to Graduation

Undergraduate Students: Download The Path to Graduation: Undergraduate Graduation Checklist (overview of steps needed to receive your undergraduate degree from UCSB)
Undergraduate (bachelor's) degrees are only awarded after a student has

While Commencement happens only once per year, students may declare candidacy in GOLD for any of the four quarters (fall, winter, spring, or summer).  Declaring candidacy for a particular quarter means that the student intends to complete all coursework for their degree requirements on or before the last day of that quarter. Please note that if you intend to enroll in summer courses to complete your degree, you will need to declare your candidacy for the summer quarter. This does not preclude you from participating in the spring commencement ceremonies.


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

Please view the Office of the Registrar calendar for important deadlines.

Please view these pages for additional information on: