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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)

Students with 135 units by Winter Quarter may participate in Commencement, which does not constitute official graduation from the University. Refer to Seventh College Commencement and UC San Diego Commencement for more information. 

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

Please contact Seventh College Academic Advising via > Ask a Question to determine whether you are eligible for priority posting. Submission of supporting documentation will be required to expedite your degree. Acceptable documents may include, but are not limited to, verification of graduate or professional school admission, employment, military service, or participation in a specialized program (e.g., Teach for America, Peace Corps). Verification must be received by Friday of finals week of your graduating quarter.

Latin Honors

Refer to TritonLink for details and Latin Honors GPA cutoffs.