Your Diploma

The process of conferring degrees takes approximately four to six weeks and begins two weeks after grades are submitted at the end of the term.

Once the degree is conferred and posted to the transcript, an email is sent to the student's CSUDH email account and a diploma is requested.

Diplomas are mailed directly to the student’s address. Students may update this address by accessing their account. When the diploma is shipped, students will receive a second notification in their CSUDH email address.

What's On the Diploma

  • Your name as it appears on your student record. You may add an additional name, but you may not remove the name that appears on your record unless an official Change of Name/Address Form [PDF] and appropriate documentation has been submitted with documentation. You may find out more information on changing your name here.
  • Your degree (BA, BS, MA, MBA, MS) and major with minor.
  • If you have a double major with the same degree both majors will appear on your diploma. (e.g., BA in Psychology and History)
  • If you have a double major with two degrees, you will receive two diplomas. (e.g., BA in Psychology and a BS in Computer Science)
  • If you have a double major with two degrees and a minor, the minor will only appear on one diploma.
  • If you meet the GPA requirements, University Honors (Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude) and Honors in the Major (if your department has nominated you) will also appear on the diploma.

Requesting an Additional Copy of Your Diploma

You may hand-carry or mail a Diploma Reorder Form [PDF] and $15.00 check or money order made out to CSUDH to:

Office of Admissions and Records
Graduation Unit
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747