Information for Graduating CS Seniors

First check out the instructions for preparing for graduation by following this link: University Registrar Undergraduate Degree Application.

If your courses were all taken at SFSU, the course numbers and course titles on your application should match exactly the bulletin. 

If you have courses that were transferred from outside SFSU, the course numbers and course titles on your application should match exactly your transcript from the other school. For example, if you took CIS 110B from City College of San Francisco in place of CSc 210 at SFSU, the corresponding item in your graduation application should say CIS 110B and not CSc 210. 

An example of a completed graduation application form can be found by following this link: Graduation Application Form Sample PDF.


When you've filled out your graduation application, you must see one of our Senior Advisers to have it signed. You will need to bring with you:

  • your application (of course)

If you have transfer units, you will also need to bring:

  • all transcripts from other schools (if your transfer units are on your Transfer Credit Report, don't worry about this)
  • equivalency verification from transfer advisors for transfer units


To complete your oral presentation, please arrange and schedule with faculty of your choice. After you complete your senior oral presentation, the signed form must be submitted to the CS Department office by ***the sponsoring faculty***.


Instructions for oral presentation are here: Department Oral and Written Presentation Requirments Web Page


If everything on your application looks good, our Senior Advisers will sign it. What happens next:

  • The Senior Advisers will bring it to the department office for the chair's signature
  • After a couple days, you can pick up your copy from the student pickup box in the department office.
  • Take your copy to the Registrar's to pay fees.


(If the deadline is close, the office may take your application to the registrar, but you will still need to go pay the fees before the deadline)


Most graduation applications are approved. A few applications are rejected, but we can usually help you fix them with very small changes. If you've completed the requirements, we'll do our best to help you through the procedures. Good luck!