Graduation

  • Graduate coordinators are responsible for reviewing pending graduates to ensure all program requirements have been met.

    Degree Conferral

    Degrees are conferred in May, August, and December of each year. Students are responsible for applying for graduation online via the secure area of MyIUP. Students cannot RSVP for graduation ceremonies until they apply for graduation. Deadlines for Graduate Applications for graduation are:

    • May 1 (for May graduation)
    • August 1 (for August graduation)
    • December 1 (for December graduation)

    The student's official academic record will display the name, Banner ID, and program of study. It is important to check this information carefully, for if a program of study is incorrect the graduation checkout will be affected. If the program is incorrect, please contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research office.

    A graduation date must be selected. The online graduation application can only be used until the graduation application deadline. After the deadline, the online program is not active. The student must then complete and submit the Request for Changes to the Online Graduation Application.

    Dual enrolled graduate students must complete and submit a Graduate Student Application for Graduation for each degree.

    Electronic Graduate Level Pending Graduation Clearance

    Graduate coordinators should go into their program's pending graduate lists and follow the instructions to indicate approval or denial of graduation for the students on their list. The School of Graduate Studies and Research will perform final audits before degrees are awarded to ensure all grades and credits have been posted.

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    Commencement

    May Commencement

    All May graduates are invited to walk in the universitywide ceremony. Pending August doctoral, MFA, and master’s graduates are also invited to walk in the May ceremony.

    December Commencement

    All December graduates are invited to walk in the universitywide December ceremony.

    Students RSVP for the universitywide Commencement ceremony by logging in to the secure area of MyIUP after they have applied for graduation. (Note: there is a 24-hour delay between when the student applies for graduation and when they can RSVP for commencement.)