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UCLA Registrar's Office

Undergraduates who intend to complete degree requirements while nonregistered must file for in absentia graduation.

A student who intends to complete degree requirements while nonregistered (take a course through UCLA Extension or at another institution, remove an Incomplete grade, etc.) must file a Request to Graduate In Absentia with the degree auditor by the candidacy deadline (Friday of the second week of classes).

Download In Absentia Request

In addition to the declaration of candidacy fee, a student graduating in absentia who was not registered in the term immediately prior to the degree-expected term is also assessed the undergraduate in absentia degree-processing fee. Fees are processed through the student’s BruinBill account.


Students should submit the completed request form, in person or by mail, to a degree auditor in the Registrar’s Office.