Question: What Does Graduation Term Mean?


The term in which you have officially and successfully completed all of your graduation requirements.

You must apply for the term (fall, spring, or summer) in which you plan to graduate through your Student Center in MyCSUSM.

Graduation and diplomas are processed by the Office of the Registrar.

What does anticipated graduation term mean?

Your “anticipated graduation date” is the month, day and year you are supposed to graduate. Job applications often ask about your “anticipated graduation date” so that the employer can gauge whether you will be available to hire by the time the employer needs a position filled.

What is the meaning of graduation or equivalent?

When it says or equivalent it means the employer is looking for a Bachelor’s degree or any amount of experience, knowledge, and skills that will enable you to perform the tasks of the job proficiently.

What does college graduation mean to you?

A graduation from college only means one thing: that someone graduated from college. But now, even the cashiers at McDonald’s are college educated. Thus, college graduation means as much as elementary school, middle school, or high school graduation.

What is the difference between a graduation and a commencement?

Graduation is the completion of all degree requirements as recorded on the official transcript. Commencement is the ceremony that celebrates the completion of a degree. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not imply that you have officially graduated.