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Applying for Graduation

The following degrees are awarded upon successful completion of all requirements: Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Business, Associate of General Studies, Associate of Science, and the Certificate of Achievement.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor prior to your last semester to review your academic record to ensure all academic requirements will be met.

Click here for instructions on applying for graduation through your MyCSN student account.  Questions can be directed to our Graduation Team at

Application Deadlines

Fall 2021: July 19, 2021 - October 1, 2021

Spring 2022: October 11, 2021 - March 4, 2022

Summer 2022: March 7, 2022 - July 8, 2022

Fall 2022: July 18, 2022 - October 7, 2022

Catalog Year

Students must meet degree or certificate course requirements listed in a CSN catalog.  The selected catalog cannot be more than six years old at the time of graduation for students receiving an associate degree or certificate, and not more than ten years old at the time of graduation for students receiving a baccalaureate degree. Students must:

  • Select the catalog under which the student first completed CSN courses, or
  • Select the catalog under which the student officially declared or changed major, or
  • Select the catalog under which the student will complete the curriculum requirements for a baccalaureate degree or an associate degree or certificate of achievement, or
  • Select a degree that is offered for the first time after the student has enrolled. The student must choose the catalog year in which the degree or major was first offered.

Schedule an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor if you are unsure of your catalog year.


Your primary name as shown in your MyCSN student account will be printed on your diploma.  Submit a Request to Change Personal Identification Data Form to change your primary name.

Your diploma will be mailed to the home address as shown in your MyCSN student account.  It is your responsibility to make sure your mailing address is correct in your CSN Student Center by the last day of your graduation term.  You will also be notified via email of when your diploma becomes available. Diploma orders are placed three times a year.  Official transcripts and diplomas will not be released to students who have an outstanding balance at any Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institution.

Diplomas are generally mailed 8-10 weeks after the official last day of the term; however, your degree will be posted on your transcript as of the time you receive your successful completion notification. The official transcript is the document of record for employment and educational purposes. As soon as your degree has been posted, you may order official transcripts by visiting our webpage at  You can check your diploma mailing status by going to

Duplicate Diplomas

On the graduation application, indicate that it is a duplicate diploma.  Submit a $15 payment to the Cashier's Office at any of our three main campuses. You may use a credit/debit card (online), check or money order (in person).  Diplomas orders are placed three times a year.  You will be notified via email of when your diploma is available for shipment. You can check your diploma mailing status by going to


We cannot wait to celebrate your success! Commencement information can be found here...

All graduating students are encouraged to participate in commencement exercises held at the close of the spring semester each year. During the ceremony, all bachelors, associate degrees, and certificates of achievement are recognized for summer of the previous year, fall of the previous year, and spring of the current year. Applicants for all three graduating terms receive spring commencement ceremonies information via email and regular mail. Participation in the Commencement Ceremony DOES NOT guarantee completion of a degree or graduation from CSN. The degree is conferred once the student's transcript denotes completion of the declared major.

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  • A photographer from GradImages will be at the ceremony to take a candid photograph of you at your special moment of recognition.
  • After graduation you may order online at or call 800.261.2576.

    To pre-register, please visit:

  • Since photographs will be available, we strongly encourage family members and guests to remain in their seats, relax and enjoy the ceremony.