Spring Graduation Deadlines

The following degree deadlines are required to be met by graduate students graduating during the spring sememester in May. 

Deadline Requirement
 10/01/2023  Candidacy Form Submission to GAPE [pdf]
 Utilized by current students to list degree requirements
 02/01/2024  Graduation Application (First-Time Applicants) [pdf]
 Students meeting graduation eligibility may apply via MySJSU
 02/01/2024  Graduation Date Change Request 
 Utilized by students to change a graduation date to another term

Important Note: View the College of Graduate Studies website for Thesis and Dissertation Review and Publication Due Dates.

For students completing a Plan A master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation you may review the College of Graduate Studies Thesis and Dissertation Information website for detailed instructions on how and where to submit each document. For any additional questions regarding this process, please contact the Office of the College of Graduate Studies at (408) 924-2427 or graduate-studies@sjsu.edu.

Important Dates and Timelines

Please note, some of the following dates are subject to change in accordance with the university Academic Calendar.

 Date  Event
 02/19/2024  1290R Registration Begins for Spring 2024
 Eligible students receive an enrollment appointment via MySJSU 
 05/13/2024  Last Day to Enroll in 1290R for Spring 2024
 5/22/2024-5/24/2024  Commencement Ceremony
TBD Spring Degree Conferral 
 Date listed on diploma/transcript confirming award of degree
 June-July  Graduation Review for Spring 2024 (Degree Posting)  
 GAPE Evaluator reviews student file for degree completion
 July-Aug  Diploma Mailing