General Information:, click on "Seniors" in the menu. 

All students intending to graduate must complete a graduation contract. 

When to start: Students are encouraged to start their graduation contract during the Spring semester of their Junior year. 
Deadline: by the end of the Fall semester of their senior year. (Fall semester prior to May Graduation ceremony.) 
Late Fee: The graduation contract process is a 4-step process. If the process is not completed by the deadline, the student will pay a $75 late fee prior to STEP 4 (below).

Graduation Contract Process - 4 STEPS

STEP 1: STUDENT Start your graduation contract in Self-Service by clicking Start Graduation Contract:

STEP 2: ADVISOR Meet with your major advisor to discuss your remaining major requirements. Your advisor will sign your online graduation contract (which they will have access to) to complete STEP 2. 

STEP 3: GRAD FEE Visit Student Accounts to pay your graduation fee of $125 (or $10 if not walking). You can also contact them at 661-362-2212.

*** STEPS 1-3 must be complete prior to your appointment time for STEP 4 or you will be asked to complete the steps prior to meeting with the Registrar's Office.

STEP 4: REGISTRAR Schedule an appointment with the Registrar in Self-Service by clicking "Schedule Registrar Appointment". The Registrar's Office will review your contract with you and confirm your plans to complete your requirements. You and the Registrar will sign the contract to complete STEP 4. If this happens after the deadline, you will be charged a $75 late fee. 


I'm not sure which step i'm on: contact us at and we'll let you know!

I want to make a change to my graduation contract (name on diploma, diploma address, home town...)? Let us know at 

I'm planning to move, but I don't know my new address yet, what is the deadline to update my address? Let us know as soon as possible at, but we will begin to send diplomas no earlier than 1 week after graduation. If you are planning to change your address around that time, let us know and we'll note on your graduation contract to contact you before sending the diploma. 

Should I put my middle name on my diploma? We usually say 'yes', your parents will like it! 

Where can I find information about graduation? Visit

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