Graduation

Steps to graduation

Early in your final year, follow these steps to complete your degree, graduate, and participate in Commencement.

Step two: Submit your graduation application

Undergraduate students

As a student within the College of Arts and Sciences, you must apply for graduation through the College Recorder's Office.

You must have a valid IU network ID and password to apply for graduation online.

Apply for graduation

Submission deadlines
  • May Graduation: apply for graduation by June 1.
  • August Graduation: apply for graduatio by December 1.
  • December Graduation: apply for graduation by March 1.

Submitting the application by this date ensures your name will be placed in the graduation ceremony book.

Graduate students

As a student within the University Graduate School, you must apply for graduation through the University Graduate School Recorder’s Office.

Apply for graduation

Submission deadlines
  • May and December Graduation: apply for graduation by December 18 of the previous year.
  • If you are graduating in a month other than May or December, apply by the 15th of the month you wish to graduate.

Step three: Participate in commencement

Participating in a Commencement ceremony is optional. But if you choose to participate, read the following information applicable to your graduation semester.