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Degree & Diploma

Congratulations, you did it! You have completed all your degree requirements.

After all students' university grades are submitted for the semester or term of your planned graduation, we will begin reviewing all degree candidates’ academic records. Because of the time required for "end of term" processing (including repeat action, GPA calculation, and academic status) and the volume of degree applicants, the degree awarding process may take 3 to 5 weeks after the completion of the term or semester.  To ensure receipt, confirm and update your address online now: Log into my Northridge and select Home tab > Quick Links box > SOLAR Student Center > Personal Information section.

After the degree is granted, the diploma will be mailed to the address on record within 4 to 6 weeks. To ensure receipt, confirm and update your address. You can specify a mailing address just for your diploma in myNorthridge Portal. See Update Personal Information.

Then, get ready to “walk” and invite your family and friends.

The Commencement ceremony is held once a year at the end of the spring semester. Only students who earned their bachelor’s degree in the previous fall semester, as well as degree candidates for the current spring and summer terms, may participate in Commencement. For example, only students who graduated in Fall 2014 and candidates for Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 graduation are eligible to participate in the 2015 Commencement ceremony.

Please note: In order to participate in the ceremony and have your name published in the program, you must apply to graduate by the Commencement deadline published in the Graduation Calendar.

Learn important details about getting your cap and gown at GradFest, ceremony schedules, visitor information and more at Commencement & Honors Convocation website.

What will appear on my diploma?

Your diploma will include the following information:

  • Your name as you requested it on the Application for Bachelor's Degree and Diploma. Note that first and last names must match those on your university records. See application for details.
  • Major(s) and, if applicable, approved major option(s)
  • Minor(s). An awarded minor will be posted on both the diploma and the CSUN transcript. All requirements for a declared minor must be completed by the time the degree is conferred.
  • University Honors will be posted if they have been awarded by the time the degree is conferred.

May I request a duplicate diploma?

Absolutely. To request a duplicate copy of the diploma, file the Duplicate Diploma Request Form along with the $8 fee per diploma. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks turnaround time for mailing or processing.

Tell us where you'd like your diploma to be sent by indicating a diploma mailing address in myNorthridge Portal. Learn how at Update Personal Information.

What if I need proof that I graduated?

Once your degree has been conferred, you can obtain official transcripts that document your degree information. Visit How to Obtain a Transcript.

Employers and other agencies seeking degree verifications should contact the National Student Clearinghouse.