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Applying to Graduate

Graduation is the completion of all requirements and official posting of a student's degree to their academic record. Students must file a Degree and Diploma Application (DDA) to initiate this process.

Graduating Senior Checklist

Monitor your Degree Progress

Review your Degree Audit in TritonLink to check progress towards graduation. We recommend you meet with a major, minor (if applicable), and college advisor prior to the start of your final quarter to ensure all requirements will be met.

Verify your TritonLink Records

Verify that your name, permanent address, and major(s)/minor(s) are accurately reflected on TritonLink.

File your Degree and Diploma Application (Required)

Once you have verified that all requirements will be completed by your intended quarter of graduation, submit a Degree and Diploma Application (DDA) by Friday of Finals Week of your graduating quarter. The last day to file for Summer graduation is the last day of Summer Session II. 

To retract or change your DDA, contact Seventh College via the Virtual Advising Center.

Register for Commencement (Optional)

Participation in All Campus Commencement is optional and does not constitute official graduation from the University. Refer to UC San Diego Commencement for more information. 

Please note: Seventh College will not hold an individual college ceremony until 2024. For more information about the 2023 Seventh College Graduation Celebration, refer to Seventh College Commencement.

Degree Conferral Timeline

Once grades are final and all pending transfer courses have been posted, your major advisor(s) will review your Degree Audit.

After major approval is granted, Seventh College will conduct a final review and send your Degree Audit to the Registrar’s Office.

Your degree will be conferred by the Registrar’s Office within 90 days after final grades are posted. Check your Academic History on TritonLink to verify that your degree has been conferred.

Your diploma will be mailed to the permanent address listed on TritonLink 30 to 90 days after your degree is posted. 

Summer Graduates: All summer DDAs will be processed at the end of Summer Session II.

Priority Posting of Degree

If you have a verified reason to expedite your degree, please contact Seventh College Academic Advising via > Ask a Question to determine whether you are eligible for priority posting.

Latin Honors

Refer to TritonLink for details and Latin Honors GPA cutoffs.