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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 Warren College Commencement and All Campus 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

Spring 2021

January 15, 2021 Last day of finals, Spring 2021 (May 1 deadline to register for commencement at

Summer 2021

January 15, 2021 Last day of finals, Summer Session II 2021

Fall 2021

June 15, 2021 Last day of finals, Fall 2021

Winter 2022

October 7, 2021 Last day of finals, Winter 2022

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.

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