Applying to Graduate

Graduation is when a student has completed all requirements and their degree has been officially posted to their academic record. Students must file a Degree and Diploma Application (DDA) to initiate this process.  

Commencement is the annual ceremony in which any student with senior standing (135 units) may choose to participate. Participation does not constitute official graduation from the University. Read more about commencement.

How to Apply for Graduation

  1. Once you submit your DDA, Warren College Advising will receive a notification that you have filed for graduation.  Review your degree audit for any deficiencies and notify us or your major/minor department via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) with questions you may have regarding fulfillment of your degree requirements. 
  2. Verify that your name, permanent address, major/minors are reflected accurately on TritonLink.
  3. Once you have verified that all graduation requirements will be completed by your intended quarter of graduation, submit a Degree and Diploma Application (DDA) within the application periods noted below:
Graduating Quarter Application Opens Application Deadline

Fall 2017

June 19, 2017 December 16, 2017

Winter 2018

October 13, 2017 March 24, 2018

Spring 2018

January 19, 2018 June 15, 2018

Summer 2018

January 19, 2018 September 8, 2018

Fall 2018

June 18, 2018 December 16, 2018

You can submit a retroactive DDA online up to one quarter past the deadline.  Thereafter, contact Warren Advising via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC).

DDA Review and Approval Process

  1. Review your degree audit and clear any deficiencies to ensure that you will meet all graduation requirements. View the graduation checklist
  2. Once you submit your DDA, you will receive an email confirmation to your UCSD email address.
  3. At the end of the quarter, when grades are final and all pending transfer courses have been posted, your major department will review your audit.
  4. After major approval has been granted, Warren College will do a final review and send your audit to the Office of the Registrar.
  5. Your degree will be conferred by the Office of the Registrar within 90 days after final grades are posted.
  6. Check your Academic History on TritonLink to verify that your degree has been conferred.
  7. Your diploma will be mailed to your permanent address 30-90 days after your degree has been posted.  Find out more about ordering transcripts and degree verification on TritonLink.

University (Latin) Honors

You are eligible to graduate with University honors by completing a minimum of 72 graded UC units and earning a specific minimum cumulative GPA.  Eligibility is calculated based upon the GPAs of the previous year's graduating class.  GPA cut-offs are as follows:

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude

















Warren Academic Advising

CSE (EBU3B) Room 1137
9500 Gilman Drive, #0422

La Jolla, CA  92093-0422


Virtual Advising Center (VAC)