Office of the Registrar
9200 University Blvd., N. Charleston, SC 29406
How to Prepare for Graduation
After all of your hard work, there’s just a few more steps to make sure you get what you came here for. Below you will find all of the information you need to make sure you get to walk across that stage and receive your diploma!
Graduation Deadlines and Fees
All students must fill out a graduation form by the application deadline in order to walk across stage at the graduation ceremony and receive their diploma.
Once you have verified with your advisor that you will complete your academic requirements and you are registered for your final semester, please fill out the graduation application in MyCSU. You will need to login to MyCSU, Click on the ‘Student’ tab, Click on ‘Forms’ on the left, click on ‘Application For Graduation’. Your Academic Advisor must approve your graduation application before submitting to the Office of the Registrar.
To apply online, you will need to know your Student ID number and Personal Identification Number (PIN). If you do not know your ID or PIN, you may obtain them online through MyCSU. Click ‘I forgot my CSU ID #’ or ‘I forgot my password.’
How to Get Your Diploma
Degrees are conferred at the end of each term, Summer, Fall, and Spring). It is important to apply for graduation the term before you are going to meet your academic requirements. (See the academic calendar for deadlines).
All financial obligations and holds must be cleared in order for the degree to be conferred. While the university confers three times a year, there is only one graduation ceremony per year held at the end of the spring semester.
- Nonparticipating summer, fall, and spring graduates will be contacted to pick up their diploma and cover (or have it mailed) by the Registrar’s office normally within two weeks after the semester/term ends.
- Fall and summer graduates participating in the spring ceremony will be contacted within two weeks after the semester/term ends to pick up or mail their diploma immediately; your cover will be given to you at the ceremony.
- Spring participating graduates will receive their diploma and cover at commencement.