Graduating Soon?


Did You Know - The Degree Audit that you have access to on GOLD is the same tool that the Registrar's office uses to clear you for graduation as well what College and Department major advisors use to review your progress. It's an easy way to help you keep a track of your courses for GEs and major, GPA, and other requirements to graduate. Please scroll down on this page to Degree Checks for information on how to access it. 

If you are in your senior year and need guidance with your final requirements, you can meet with an advisor.  Senior Checks walk-ins are every Monday from 9:30-11:30am in 1117 Cheadle Hall.  You can also call 805-893-2038 or go online to schedule an appointment at

Did you know -  A College Advisor can check for Duplicate Matriculation. If you were already awarded credit for a specific class through AP or work from another college or university, you may not receive credit for it at UCSB.

Did You Know - After reaching 135 credit units (or senior status), students must complete another 35 units while in residence at UCSB.  If they go abroad or participate in UCDC or UC Sacramento during their senior year, students have the option of completing the 35 academic residency units after reaching 90 units (or junior status). 

Did You Know - Students are required to meet a 2.0 GPA in their cumulative GPA, major GPA, and UD major GPA.

Did You Know - The college expects students to graduate within a certain number of quarters--12 quarters if they begin as freshmen or in 6 quarters if they are transfers students--or by the time they reach 200 units, whichever happens second.

Did You Know - Students need at least a 180 units to graduate if they met the language requirement in high school and 184 units if they did not fulfill the language requirement in high school.

Did You Know -Students need at least a 180 units to graduate, and at least 60 of those units need to be upper division (from courses listed 100-199).

Did You Know - Make sure to declare candidacy on GOLD for the quarter in which you will complete all degree requirements.

Did You Know - Sign up for Commencement ceremonies begins late February.

Did You Know - Taking less than 12 units? Make sure to fill out a Deficit Load petition with the College and a Partial Fee Reduction petition with the Registrar. 

Degree Requirements

See the Degree Requirements page for details on completing a degree. 

Degree Checks

Students can run a GE Progress Check and  Degree Audit (which covers Major requirements) at any time through the GOLD system to check for remaining requirements and progress towards graduation.  They can be found under PROGRESS  in the top menu in GOLD.  PLEASE NOTE:  these are the same tools used by College and department advisors, as well as the Registrar to clear students for graudation.    

The Progress Check consists of the College's requirements to graduate such as unit count, GEs, and residency requirements.   The Degree Audit displays progress in the major (courses and GPA requirements) in addition to the College's requirements--therefore the Degree Audit gives a more complete picture of what is required to complete your degree.



For instructions on how to declare candidacy on GOLD and signing up for a commencement ceremony, go to the Registrar's website: and click on Registration, then click on Declare Candidacy for Graduation and Commencement.   Note: you must declare candidacy first and then sign up for commencement.

See the Commencement Website for details on commencement.