Summer Graduation Deadlines

The following degree deadlines are required to be met by graduate students graduating during the summer semester in August.

Deadline Requirement
 02/01/2024  Candidacy Form Submission to GAPE [pdf]
 Utilized by current students to record degree requirements
 03/01/2024  Graduation Application (First-Time Applicants) [pdf]
 Students meeting graduation eligibility may apply via MySJSU
 03/01/2024  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

Important Dates and Timelines

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

 Date  Event
 N/A  1290R Registration not required for Summer
 TBD  Degree Conferral 
 Date listed on diploma/transcript confirming award of degree
 Aug-Sep  Graduation Review (Degree Posting) 
 GAPE Evaluator reviews student file for degree completion
 Sep-Oct  Diploma Mailing