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Apply to Graduate

All degree candidates must apply to graduate. Degrees will not be automatically awarded without a graduation application on file with the academic unit.

Undergraduate Information
IUPUI Priority Deadlines for Submitting Graduation Application**

Semester you intend to graduate


Spring (May)

October 15

Summer (August)

January 15

Fall (December)

May 15

**Contact your school/department directly if applying after these priority deadlines. 

Each school or department will have its own application procedures that must be followed in order to be eligible for graduation each term.  Degrees will only be awarded to those students who have been identified by their academic department as having followed all of these identified procedures. 

Submitting a graduation application ensures that you will receive important Commencement information, your name will appear in the Commencement program, your degree will be awarded and you will receive a diploma.

If you applied to graduate for a previous date, but did not graduate, you must reapply for a future term.

To determine the appropriate application steps, click on your school below.

IU School of Dentistry
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Dental Hygiene - Phone (317) 274-7801, e-mail =

IU School of Education

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

IU Herron School of Art and Design

IU School of Informatics and Computing

IU Kelley School of Business

IU School of Liberal Arts

IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

IU School of Medicine - Undergraduate Health Professions Programs

IU School of Nursing

IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management

IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs

IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

Purdue School of Science

IU School of Social Work

Graduate and Professional Schools
Graduate and professional school students should contact their program directly for details regarding deadlines and application procedures.

Commencement Information
Watch for e-mails from your School/Department regarding important Commencement activities! The IUPUI Office of Alumni Relations will also reach out to you regarding cap and gown ordering, diploma frames, class rings, etc. For more information, visit:

Students with Holds
IUPUI will not issue diplomas or official transcripts to students with outstanding financial obligations to the university.  Once any balance has been paid in full, the hold preventing the release of the diploma will be removed.

Diplomas are typically available 6 – 8 weeks after the end of the term and are distributed to the academic department.


When will my degree appear on my official transcript?
The graduation notation is posted to the transcript approximately three weeks following the end of the semester.  This allows the school recorders the opportunity to review the student's complete academic record and to verify that all degree requirements have been met.   Students may order transcripts before that date, but they must be sure to specify that the transcript should be held until the degree appears.