Evaluations and Graduation
The Evaluations Unit is located within the Office of Admissions and Records inside the Student Services building. We are responsible for admitting all students, providing evaluations of transfer credit, and for certifying of General Education breadth requirements and graduation check requirements for prospective graduating students. Transfer students enrolled in the university may check with this office to ensure course credit has been given for courses taken at another institution.
Getting Ready to Graduate
Each prospective graduate must file an application for graduation two quarters before his/her expected date of graduation. Filing the application for graduation on time allows us to evaluate your progress toward completing your degree requirements and to eventually award you the degree. Students who anticipate graduation should read the instruction on the following link carefully. Be sure to follow all the recommended steps before submitting your application for graduation.
Applying for Graduation (Grad Check) with a Baccalaureate Degree
Applying for Graduation (Grad Check) with a Master’s Degree
After initiating a grad check process, you may have additional questions about your progress toward completing your degree requirements. Please feel free to contact your academic advisor within the appropriate department or email one of the evaluators in the Office of Admissions and Records.
California State University, Bakersfield is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable commencement ceremony. This event provides an opportunity for family members to honor candidates for graduation in an annual ceremony held at the conclusion of every spring quarter. Click here for more information about the upcoming Commencement.