Apply to Graduate

Graduating Students Celebrating

  1. Click on the [SF State Gateway]  button below to begin your Application for Award of Graduate Degree.
  2. Login to SF State Gateway and then choose the [Academics] tab. Here you can login to your Student Center by clicking the button ‘Student Center.’
  3. Once you are in your Student Center, in the dropdown menu under Academics, select ‘Apply for Graduation.’
  4. Follow instructions to Apply for Graduation and press ‘Submit Application’ when complete.
  5. The application for award of degree fee will appear on your record as an outstanding financial obligation. It is your responsibility to pay the application fee by the semester deadline. Failure to do so will result on a $5 late fee. The Division of Graduate Studies does not defer, extend, or transfer applications or payments for graduation if you are unable to meet degree requirements.

Pay additional graduate fees

Fall 2020
(1st deadline - $100 application fee) ................................................................. September 25, 2020

Fall 2020
(Final deadline - $105 application fee) ............................................................. December 11, 2020


Spring 2021
($100 application fee) ............................................................................................. February 19, 2021

Spring 2021
(Final deadline - $105 application fee) ............................................................... May 14, 2021


Summer 2021
($100 application fee) ............................................................................................ March 5, 2021

Summer 2021
(Final deadline - $105 application fee) .............................................................. August 6, 2021


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*Please note that the address you list as your diploma address is where your diploma will be mailed three to six months after graduation. If you move, it is your responsibility to update your diploma address in your ‘Student Center’ (this can be done under the ‘Personal Information’ tab by selecting, the drop down menu, choosing ‘Addresses’, pressing ‘Add a New Address’, and selecting the ‘Diploma’ option). If you do not update your diploma address your diploma will be mailed to the mailing address the university has on file. Addresses changed more than 45 days after graduation are not guaranteed for diploma delivery. You may have to formally request and pay for a new diploma to be sent to the desired address.


For more graduation information, please refer to the links below:

Commencement | Graduation Status | Top Five Reasons For Denial of Graduation | Request for Reissue of Diploma