Are you ready FOR GRADUATION?
Graduation vs. Commencement participation
"Graduation" and "Commencement Participation" are two separate things at CPP. For students that are about to graduate, there are two categories they can fall into:
To walk in Spring Commencement: with courses completed in Spring Term
Students may apply for Graduation starting in January if they have 20 units or fewer remaining until completion of degree. If they apply in January, they may receive a Senior early registration time for Spring registration. However, the Registrar’s Office recommends waiting to apply for graduation until the student has registered for all of the courses they need to graduate because if a student applies for graduation and ends up finishing their degree later than they stated on their graduation application, they will need to re-apply for graduation and pay the fee again (currently $59).
To walk in Spring Commencement: with courses completed After Spring TERM
Degrees are awarded for every term. Students may apply for "Early Commencement Participation" (ECP) if they have 8 units or less to complete after the Spring term. These students may apply for Fall graduation starting in March and may receive a Senior early registration time for Fall registration. In order to participate in the ceremony and have the student’s name listed in the program, students need to submit their application to graduate by mid-April. Students will need to apply for ECP and then apply for graduation once they have completed or are currently enrolled in their remaining units. These are two different application processes with two fees.