Graduation Requirements

To participate in the commencement ceremony, students must first be cleared to graduate. View your area below for information on graduation requirements.

Traditional Undergraduate Students

Students who intend to graduate from APU must complete an Undergraduate Graduation Application (PDF) and submit it to One Stop at least six months prior to their intended graduation. The deadline for turning in the form is posted on the One Stop and academic calendars, and falls within the semester before the student’s last semester. To participate in the commencement ceremony, a student must have academic, financial, and service credit clearances. For more information, contact One Stop at (626) 815-2020.

For additional information on undergraduate graduation requirements as well as requirements for Latin Honors at commencement (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude), visit the One Stop graduation page.

Graduate and Professional Students

Graduates must be cleared by the Office of the Graduate and Professional Registrar to participate in the commencement ceremony. To participate in graduation exercises, all academic requirements must be complete or in process, and all financial obligations to the university must be met. This includes verification of maintaining the minimum grade point average for the degree.

Visit the Graduate and Professional Registrar’s graduation page for important information about the requirements to graduate, including Intent to Commence and/or Graduate form deadlines and degree posting details, as well as information on gold cords/honors at commencement.

University College Students

All students intending to graduate are required to complete the Intent to Graduate form. A link to the form, along with academic clearance requirements and deadline information, can be found in the Learner Portal, under the Learner tab. Students must be cleared both academically and financially to participate in the ceremony. For additional information or questions, please contact University College at (626) 624-4673.

Upcoming Commencements:

Winter 2017 Dec. 16
Spring 2018 May 5
Winter 2018 Dec. 15

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