Graduation is not automatic. In order to officially graduate and receive your diploma you must submit a graduation application. Graduation applications are completed during an appointment with an academic advisor. It is recommended that you apply for graduation two quarters before your planned date of graduation. The absolute deadline for filing an application is the Friday of the third week of the quarter in which the student intends to graduate.
Information about the Commencement ceremony and what you need to do to prepare for it can be found on the Commencement website.
Registration Priority for Graduating Seniors
You can apply to graduate when you are within 45 credits of graduation. Once the graduation application is on file, you will allowed to register for classes earlier than other students. This is called Graduating Senior Priority. You get a maximum of two quarters of priority. If, after two quarters, you have not graduated and continue to take classes, you will register during regular senior registration according to the schedule.