Graduation

Undergraduate Graduation Application

The Undergraduate Graduation Application is the form that alerts the Office of the Registrar to begin a degree check at the completion of a student’s last semester. A $30 fee is administered. For more information about graduation and commencement, please go to the Office of the Registrar's graduation information page.

Application periods are as follows:

  • Fall applications are open Feb. 16 - Sept. 15
  • Spring applications are open Sept. 16 - Feb. 15
  • Summer applications are open Sept. 16 - June 15

The Undergraduate Graduation Application is filled out through MyPortal. You will also need to fill out the Commencement Application if you plan to participate in commencement. UC Merced stages commencement every academic year at the end of spring semester. Beginning in 2016, only students with graduation applications on file for Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016 are eligible to participate in the Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony. Fall 2016 applications will participate in the Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony.

With graduation, comes thoughts of "what's next?" For that we have several resources: