FAQ: Denied Applications

Frequently Asked Denial Questions


Common Issues and Reasons for an Application Denial

While every student's Graduation Application is different, here are some common issues that we suggest you check for as you apply and wait for a status update from your Graduation Evaluator.

Issue

Explanation

Solution

Incomplete Grades - I

All grades of Incomplete (I) must be resolved by the "Grades Processed (End of Term)" date on the Registrar's Office Calendar. Applications with standing Incomplete (I) grades are subject to denial. 

Work with your professor/department chair to clear up all Incomplete grades (I). 
Keep your Graduation Evaluator informed of your progress. 

Report Delayed Grades - RD

All grades of Report Delayed (RD) must be resolved by the "Grades Processed (End of Term)" date on the Registrar's Office Calendar. Applications with standing Report Delayed (RD) grades are subject to denial.

Work with your professor/department chair to clear up all Report Delayed grades (RD).
Keep your Graduation Evaluator informed of your progress.

In Progress Classes - IP and Transfer Work In Progress  

All classes In Progress (IP) must be resolved by the "Grades Processed (End of Term)" date on the Registrar's Calendar or the "Transcript Deadline" if from an outside institution. Applications with standing In Progress classes are subject to denial. 

Work with your professors/department chair and/or transfer institution to clear up all In Progress classes (IP).
Keep your Graduation Evaluator informed of your progress.

 

Can Studying Abroad delay my Application?

Graduating seniors should prepare their graduation applications before leaving to a Study Abroad program. The translation of Study Abroad coursework is complex and processing time can vary by host institution. In some cases, it can take up to two semesters for coursework to be translated. Spring and Summer degree candidates are still eligible to attend the May commencement ceremony despite the anticipated delay in transcript processing. 

I received an email saying I have been Preliminarily Denied, how do I fix it?

A preliminarily denied email notification from a Graduation Evaluator is not permanent. However, it is your responsibility to reach out to an advisor (from the Undergraduate Advising Center or your Major advisor, or both) and try to find a solution to the issue(s) presented to you. If you have any questions, concerns, updates or changes to your application please communicate with your Graduation Evaluator as soon as possible. 

I will not meet graduation requirements by the end of the semester I applied for, what do I do?

If you do not meet all your General Education, University and Major requirements by the end of the semester you applied for then please folow the below procedure: 

  • Notify your Graduation Evaluator to request your application be denied, and reset for registration access for the next semeser.
Use our Contact Form and select the Graduation Application option
  • Reapply when ready to be considered for graduation again. 

How do I contact my Graduation Evaluator?

You can contact an evaluator throught one of the below methods. 

Phone 415.338.2350
Email Contact Form and select the Graduation Application option. 
In-Person Visit the Registrar's Office counter at the One Stop Student Center, 1st Floor of SSB.