Graduation Checklist for Undergraduates

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
    • Apply for Graduation
      • January graduates are invited to walk in the December ceremony prior to their graduation.
    • Confirm your attendance by 11:00 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021, if you are attending the in-person Undergraduate University Commencement Ceremony.
    • Review Degree Works with your advisor in your college.
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  • 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 advisor.
  • Clear financial obligations with the Office of Student Billing.
  • Diploma will be mailed two to six weeks after 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 Perkins loan, you should receive a letter in the mail approximately four weeks before graduation with instructions on how to complete your Perkins loan exit information online. You may also contact the Student Billing Office at 724-357-2207, ext. 2138.
  • If you have a Federal Stafford loan, it is important for you to go to the StudentLoans.gov 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 alumni-relations@iup.edu.