General Information: masters.edu/registrar, 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: The graduation contract must be signed by the Registrar's Office 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 Student Portal by clicking the Start Grad Contract button:
STEP 2: ADVISOR Your advisor now has access to your electronic contract. Meet with your major advisor to discuss your remaining major requirements. Your advisor will sign the electronic contract and complete Step 2.
STEP 3: GRAD FEE Visit Student Accounts to pay your graduation fee of $125 ($10 if not walking in the ceremony). Or you can contact Student Accounts at 661-362-2212. Student Accounts will sign the electronic contract and complete Step 3.
***Steps 1-3 must be complete prior to your Step 4 appointment.
STEP 4: REGISTRAR Visit the Student Portal and click “Schedule Registrar Appt” to schedule an appointment with the Registrar. The Registrar’s Office will review and finalize the graduation contract process by signing the contract with you. They will also sign the electronic contract and complete Step 4. If this step happens after the deadline, you will be charged a $75 late fee.
I'm not sure which step i'm on: contact us at Registrar@masters.edu 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 Registrar@masters.edu
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 Registrar@masters.edu, 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 masters.edu/graduation.
Contact us: Registrar@masters.edu.