Graduation

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  • Applying for Graduation:

    Submit your application via R'Web by the appropriate deadline (see below). The SPP does not require a secondary graduation application; the only graduation application required is the one available via your R’Web and is managed by the Registrar’s Office.

  • Deadlines to Apply for Graduation:

    Summer 2020

    If you intend to graduate in Summer 2020, you must submit your application by July 1, 2020 at 4 p.m. Application is available April 1, 2020.

    Transfer Work Transcript Deadline

    If you completed transfer work required for graduation, you must submit official transcripts reflecting this work to Undergraduate Admissions by September 15, 2020.


    Fall 2020

    If you intend to graduate in Fall 2020, you must submit your application by August 15, 2020 at 4 p.m. Application is available on May 18, 2020.

    Transfer Work Transcript Deadline

    If you completed transfer work required for graduation, you must submit official transcripts reflecting this work to Undergraduate Admissions by December 18, 2020.

  • Eligibility to Participate in Commencement Ceremony:

    You are eligible to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony if you applied for graduation and completed all degree requirements during: Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020. Alumni unable to participate in their own ceremony may participate in this ceremony. Details on rescheduled in-person ceremony to be announced via the office of Commencement.

  • Honors:

    As passed by the Academic Senate, the Honors categories are based on the Spring graduating class: the highest 2% receive Highest Honors, the next 4% receive High Honors, and the next 10% receive Honors. Only those students who have passed 60 or more UC units with letter grades will be considered for Honors.

    For students who have identified the SPP as their primary college, official Latin Honors designation for students who graduated Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Winter 2021, are based on the overall degree grade point average (GPA) cutoffs listed below.

    Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude)

    3.90

    High Honors (Magna Cum Laude) 

    3.80

    Honors (Cum Laude)

    3.65

    These cutoffs will also be used as the unofficial cutoffs for the Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 graduates. The official determination of Latin Honors (for transcript and diploma purposes) will be based upon the calculated grade point averages of the actual Spring 2021 graduates and the new official GPA cutoffs will be posted at the end of Summer 2021.

  • Degree Conferral and Transcripts:

    Degree conferral is finalized about 6-8 weeks after final grades are officially released. 

    Official Transcript

    Diploma information

    If you have completed all degree requirements but your degree has not yet been posted you may request a Letter of Degree Certification: A letter of degree certification states that the degree conferral is in progress and pending final approval from the Registrar’s Office. A letter will not be written unless your application has been approved by your academic advisor. A letter of certification that your degree conferral is in progress will not be issued if the degree has already been posted to the official UC Riverside transcript. If your degree has already been conferred, you may order a transcript from the Registrar’s Office.

  • Graduating In Absentia:

    If you are graduating in absentia (you completed all your degree work, but did not apply for graduation during your graduating quarter), you do not need to apply for readmission. You must submit a graduation application. If you cannot submit the graduation application please email spp-advising@ucr.edu.