Here's a handy checklist of things you need to know and do before leaving IUP.

Congratulations, and best wishes for success in all your upcoming endeavors!

IUP Undergraduate Commencement Checklist

  • Access MyIUP

  • Available for Purchase from the Co-op Store:

  • Diploma Information

    • Apply for graduation (MyIUP > Academics > Academic Records > click Apply for Graduation) if you haven't already.

      • Students can verify their graduation information (correct spelling of diploma name, diploma mailing address, and major and/or minor)

      • Honors Medallions (first baccalaureate students only) will be mailed to your diploma mailing address.

  • Confirm degree requirements again with your advisor.

  • Do You Have a Balance Due to IUP?

    If you have a balance due to IUP, a hold will be placed on your account. Your grades and transcripts will not be released to you. Please check your account through MyIUP > Finances > EasyPay to ensure you have a zero balance. If you have questions, please contact Student Billing at 724-357-2207 or at

  • Your diploma will be mailed two to six weeks after the last term of attendance.

  • Transcripts can be ordered through the National Student Clearinghouse (visit the Registrar's Office).

    • To ensure your degree is included on the transcript, check "hold for degree" on the paper transcript request form. The transcript will be sent as soon as the degree is awarded.

    • If your degree is not needed on the transcript, order using any of the four options provided on the website.

Do You Have a Loan?

If you have a Federal Stafford loan, it is important for you to go to the website and complete the exit counseling session. You may also contact the Financial Aid office at 724-357-2218.

Your IUP Email Account

Your IUP email account will become inactive 60 days after graduation. As an IUP graduate, however, you may enjoy a free alumni email account—IUP Live Mail—from the Alumni Relations Office.

Learn more at IUP Live Mail Account Setup. If you have any questions, please contact Alumni Relations at