Grades came out this morning. Due to an unexpectedly strong showing this quarter, I finish out with a 3.50 GPA at CSU East Bay (3.31 higher education cumulative). I have now fulfilled the terms of the graduation agreement with my department; the only thing that can still prevent me graduating on schedule is if the bureaucracy disapproves that agreement.
Meanwhile, the admission to the graduate program is now progressing; the claim that it was contingent on graduation was incorrect. Because just about everyone is now on vacation, it is likely I will only be provisionally admitted, but this should enable me to register.