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Undergraduate Procedures for Reactivation of Graduation

The reactivation process is for students who previously filed to graduate, but did not complete all degree requirements and did not maintain continuous attendance.

According to University policy, students who have not maintained continuous attendance must meet new University requirements in effect at the time of the student’s return or reactivation. In addition, if the student plans to enroll in courses at the University, the student must reapply and be readmitted to the University.

Continuous Attendance

Continuous attendance is defined as attendance in a course at a California Community College, CSU, or UC campus for at least one unit credit in at least one semester each calendar year. CSULB extension courses DO NOT count toward continuous attendance.

Catalog Rights

Undergraduate students acquire "catalog rights" with respect to the requirements for a program by maintaining continuous attendance. Failure to remain in continuous attendance voids catalog rights and graduation status.

Reactivation is not admission to CSULB

Students needing to re-enter the University and enroll in courses MUST submit an admission application in accordance with University admission deadlines. Applications may be submitted through CSUMENTOR.

Major Requirements

Students must consult with their academic department to establish major graduation requirements. Students who have failed to maintain continuous attendance must meet the regulations current at the time of resuming the degree program or those applicable at the time of graduation.

Catalog Rights for students who do not maintain continuous attendance at CSULB are valid for ONE calendar year only. If the student did not maintain continuous enrollment, current catalog year requirements will be in effect.

All upper-division coursework required for the major must be completed within a 10 year period preceding the award of the Bachelor’s degree.  Students should consult with the major advisor regarding possible revalidation of courses in question.  All updates to the student’s record, including substitutions, waivers, or transfer equivalencies must be submitted by the student’s academic advisor to Enrollment Services via the online Advisor Request System.  If a major has been discontinued and is no longer offered at CSULB, the student  must choose a new major currently offered.

If your major has been discontinued and is no longer offered at CSULB, you must choose a new major currently offered and submit a current program planner.

University & General Education Requirements

The major requirements approved by the department are valid ONLY for the major. Students are responsible for all University requirements in effect at the time of reactivation. These may include, but are not limited to, the current General Education pattern and the Writing Proficiency Exam. The student may have additional General Education requirements to complete under the current General Education pattern.

Any student returning after three years must re-submit transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended. These transcripts must be official and submitted in a sealed envelope.

Filing

"Request for Reactivation" forms should be submitted to Enrollment Services BH 101 with a $10 processing fee. Please note that other fees may also be applicable. Any student returning after three years must re-submit transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended. These transcripts must be official and submitted in a sealed envelope.

Attending other institutions to complete requirements

Students attending another institution to complete graduation requirements should submit a Request for Evaluation of Coursework from Another Institution.This will ensure that the student is taking an appropriate course to meet graduation requirements.

Academic Standing

Students who have been disqualified from the University and have not yet been reinstated are not eligible for reactivation. The student must be reinstated before filing for reactivation.

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