Academic Services

Filing and Degree Conferral Deadlines

Degrees are officially awarded four times a year. A student must have finished all requirements by the final business day of the academic quarter or Summer Session to have his/her degree dated that quarter. The degree conferral date is the last day of each academic quarter or last day of Summer Session and it is this date that will appear on the student's official University of California diploma and transcript.

Deadlines for Degrees Filed Within the Academic Year or Summer Session

  •  Spring Quarter 2018: Friday, June 15, 2018
  •  Summer Quarter 2018: Friday, September 14, 2018  
  •  Fall Quarter 2018: Friday, December 14, 2018 
  •  Winter Quarter 2019: Friday, March 22, 2019
  • Spring Quarter 2019: Friday, June 14, 2019

Deadlines for Degrees Filed Between Academic Quarters

A student who completes his/her final degree requirement (e.g., master’s comprehensive exam, project, or thesis, or doctoral dissertation) between quarters (e.g., the break between fall and winter) do not pay additional fees as long as they were enrolled or on a Filing Leave of Absence the previous quarter. The degree conferral date will be the last day of the next academic quarter. Deadlines to file using:

  • Spring Fees or Filing Leave, or Summer Fees (if applicable): September 21, 2018 (Degree Conferral: End of Fall Quarter)
  • Fall Fees or Filing Leave: Friday, January 4, 2019 (Degree conferral is end of winter quarter)
  • Winter Fees or Filing Leave: Thursday, March 28, 2019 (Degree conferral is end of spring quarter)
  • Spring Fees or Filing Leave, or Summer Fees (if applicable): Friday, September 20, 2019 (Degree conferral is end of fall quarter)