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Degree Conferral

Degree conferral is the completion of academic requirements - as found in the academic catalog - and the awarding of the degree. There are four conferral periods available each academic year when a student may apply for graduation: November (fall quarter), March (winter quarter), June (spring quarter), or August (summer session). Students are first eligible to apply for degree conferral when they reach senior status (132+ credit hours). An CSH Office of Advising and Student Services academic advisor will verify your remaining degree requirements during a scheduled degree conferral review appointment. Visit the Undergraduate Student Handbook for specific details regarding degree conferral.

Steps Toward Degree Conferral:

Step 1. View your Degree Progress Report (DPR) to ensure that you are on track to complete all of your degree requirements.

Step 2. Apply for degree conferral for the quarter in which you anticipate completing your requirements. Apply via Campus Connect to lock in your date (For Students>Graduation>Apply for Degree Conferral). You cannot qualify for degree conferral or participate in the commencement ceremony without submitting a degree conferral application. There is no graduation fee to apply.

Degree Conferral Quarter: Application Deadline:
Autumn Quarter (November) October 1
Winter Quarter (March) January 15
Spring Quarter (June) February 1
Summer Quarter (August) July 15

Step 3. Please read all instructions carefully. Your application will not be processed unless you complete the application in its entirety. Save and print the confirmation page and keep it for your records. Make sure your academic plan is correct. If your academic plan is incorrect, navigate to Campus Connect and complete the Change College, Major, Minor tool to formally update your major, minor, etc.

Step 4. Schedule an appointment with your major field faculty advisor as soon as possible to ensure major field requirements are in order.

Step 5. Schedule your MANDATORY degree conferral review appointment with an Office of Advising and Student Services academic advisor by telephone, (773) 325-8490, or in person at McGowan South, Suite 400.

Step 6. Adhere to your remaining requirements outlined on your degree conferral requirement form which you will receive during your Office of Advising and Student Services degree conferral review appointment. Failure to do so may delay your conferral.

Step 7. If you need to change your original term for degree conferral, or if you need to reapply after a previous deletion, re-enter Campus Connect and click "Apply for Degree Conferral." Degree conferral applications DO NOT rollover. The screen will indicate you have already applied. Click "EDIT" and select a different conferral term from the drop down menu. Then click "SUBMIT." Save and print the confirmation page for your records.

Step 8. In Campus Connect, please verify and confirm the email address "preferred" to receive email correspondence related to graduation and verify your mailing address is accurate to receive hard copy correspondence.


Although you may have completed all requirements, graduation is not automatic. Every degree conferral candidate is required to file a degree conferral application for the quarter in which you anticipate completing your degree requirements.

If you have any questions about degree conferral, please contact the Office of Advising and Student Services at (773) 325-8490 or