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Division of Student Affairs

Office of the University Registrar

Graduation - Evaluations Office

The Degree Evaluations Office reviews the courses you have completed and determines the official status of your progress toward graduation.

All baccalaureate degrees at Sacramento State require completion of three categories: general education, major/minor requirements; and other all-University requirements. Refer to the Bachelor's Graduation Checklist.

Total Units

A minimum of 120 units are required. No more than 70 units taken at a community college or other two-year college may be applied to this total, excluding military credit and credit by examination, which are not included in this limit. Quarter units may be converted to semester units by multiplying by two thirds.

Upper Division Units

A minimum of 40 upper division units is required to graduate. Sacramento State upper division courses are numbered 100-199.

All students under the 1992-2013/14 University Catalogues must complete 51 units of General Education requirements. Beginning with the 2014/15 University Catalogue, students must complete 48 units of General Education requirements. Additional graduation requirements are noted below. General Education program requirements and approved General Education courses may be found in the Sacramento State Catalog (current online version).

Graduation Priority Filing Timelines:

Fall Semester: February 1

Spring/Summer Semester: October 1

Online Graduation Application

The online graduation application is available to all students who are eligible to apply for graduation. CLICK HERE for more information. Second bachelor's students must meet with a graduation advisor to obtain a graduation application. Drop in hours Tuesday/Wednesday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Located in Lassen Hall Room 2000.

Graduation Application Fee is $63.50

Graduation Related Forms and Links

Please arrive 15 minutes early for set-up.

Click here to register for a Graduation Workshop

Session Calendar Dates
Workshop 1 Monday, Oct 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm MND 2003
Workshop 2 Thursday, Oct 6, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am MND 2007
Workshop 3 Monday, Oct 10, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm MND 2003
Workshop 4 Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am MND 2007
Workshop 5 Monday, Oct 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm MND 2003
Workshop 6 Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am MND 2007
Workshop 7 Monday, Oct 24, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm MND 2003
Workshop 8 Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am MND 2007
Workshop 9 Monday, Oct 31, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm MND 2003
Workshop 10 Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am MND 2007

Click here to register for a Graduation Workshop

Attention Graduating Seniors

As a candidate for graduation this semester, the Degree Evaluations Office would like to remind you to review your requirements prior to graduation. The following information will assist you:

  • Make sure you are enrolled in all remaining requirements; please review your Academic Requirements on your Student Center (available online at My Sac State).
  • Changes to your major or minor must be submitted to the Degree Evaluations Office; substitutions may be filed by using the Major/Minor Course Substitution and Waivers Form and must be approved by the major or minor Department
  • If you are repeating a course for grade improvement, file a Repeat Grade Replacement Petition.
  • Courses completed using the CR/NC grading option cannot be used to meet General Education/graduation requirements or major/minor requirements.
  • General Education courses must be selected from the approved General Education listing in the current catalog.
  • If you are using high school coursework to fulfill the Foreign Language Requirement, please send your official high school transcripts to the Degree Evaluations Office.
  • Please count your units; a minimum of 120 semester units with 40 upper division is required for the Bachelor's degree.
  • The official date of graduation is the date grades are due by faculty. 
  • For information regarding the commencement ceremony contact University Advancement.
  • Your Diploma will be mailed; please verify and update your current mailing address and telephone number by accessing My Sac State.
  • Allow two weeks after grades are due before we begin final review of your file for degree conferral.
  • Allow at least 3 to 4 months after the end of the semester for your diploma to be mailed.
  • If you are taking classes at other institutions, please forward your final transcript to us as soon as possible.
  • To avoid a potential delay in degree conferral, all incomplete grades must be completed prior to the first day of the next term including summer.
  • Congratulations!

Major/Minor Requirements

If you have received your degree evaluation and now wish to make changes to previously approved courses, you may need to file a Major/Minor Course Substitution and Waiver Form. Contact Degree Evaluations or your major department.
  • Diplomas will be mailed to the address on file.
  • Please update your address by visiting My Sac State
  • Allow 3-4 months for completion of degree conferral after which time diplomas will be mailed.
  • Degree conferral begins after final grades are posted.
  • Diploma Reorder Form (PDF)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about diplomas.


  • Diploma reorders are processed once a month at the end of every month.
  • Your diploma will be mailed from the printing company within 10-14 business days.
  • Rush service processing is 2-3 business days after the request is placed.

Drop-In Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Contact Information-Phone: 916-278-3901

Location: Lassen Hall Room 2000

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The Office of the University Registrar places service to students and faculty among its first priorities, recognizing these persons as the Office’s primary constituency.  As a primary information resource for students and faculty, the Office actively seeks ways to assist students through the “portal” of registration and academic records processes and effectively communicate and inform students of their rights, responsibilities and procedures.  As a service-oriented office, in addition to providing efficient and timely access to information, the Office facilitates and coordinates activities of students and faculty pertaining to administrative matters. 

Registration Helpline
(916) 278-8088
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.