Graduation

Get ready for your future

As you near the end of your IU East career, there are a few things you’ll need to know about graduation and beyond.

First, graduation is different than the ceremony where you wear your cap & gown and celebrate your graduation from IU East; that's called Commencement. Graduation is simply the process where you submit your application for graduation, we confirm that you're eligible for your degree, and your degree is conferred; then you're an official college graduate!

Second, graduation occurs four times per year, depending on the semester you complete your degree requirements and your on-time application.

Complete degree requirements in:Graduate in:
SpringMay
Summer 1end of June
Summer 2August
FallDecember

Third, find out if you're eligible to graduate with academic distinction, and how to get permission to graduate with more than one IU degree (for double majors or students completing a second degree after receiving their first one).

You must apply to graduate

All degree candidates must apply to graduate. Submitting a graduation application means:

  • Your degree will be awarded.
  • You will receive a diploma.
  • You will receive important Commencement information.
  • Your name will appear in the Commencement program.

Degrees will not be awarded without a graduation application on file with your school. Contact your degree auditor with questions.

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

Graduation Applications

You can apply for graduation online (a paper application can be picked up in the Registrar's office and physically dropped off to your degree auditor, if preferred). You can also contact your degree auditor directly with any questions.

Apply for graduation with a bachelor's degree or undergraduate certificate

Apply for graduation with a master's degree or graduate certificate

Degree auditors

Students are responsible for submitting their application for graduation to the appropriate auditor to be processed by the deadlines shown above.

Auditors by school/program
School/programDegree auditor
General StudiesSamantha Allen
gradapps@iue.edu 
765-973-8465
B.S. in NursingAmanda Carmack 
ajcarmac@iue.edu 
765-973-8438
R.N. to B.S.NCarla Ballenger
ballengc@iue.edu 
765-973-8336
B.S. in Applied Health ScienceKaren Clark
krclark@iue.edu 
765-973-8213
Schools of Business & Economics (BUSE) and Informatics (INFO),
School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS), and School of Natural Science & Mathematics (NSM)
Samantha Allen
gradapps@iue.edu 
765-973-8465
School of Education (EDUC)Carla Bowen
cabowen@iue.edu 
765-973-8615
School of Social Work (SWK)Ed Fitzgerald
efitzger@iue.edu 
765-973-8422

Auditors by school/program
School/programDegree auditor
M.A. in English and Online English Graduate Certificates (Composition Studies, Literature, and Language and Literature)Jean Harper
jeharper@iue.edu 
765-973-8571
M.A. in Mental Health CounselingBeth Trammell 
batramme@iue.edu
765-973-8362
M.A. in Teaching, MathematicsNayeong Kong 
kongna@iu.edu
765-973-8677
M.S. in Criminal Justice and Public SafetyMengie Parker 
mengpark@iue.edu
765-973-8643
M.S. in ManagementDarla Lane
lanedb@iue.edu

765-973-8366
M.S. in NursingPaula Baumann
pkbauman@iue.edu 
765-973-8338
Online Graduate Certificate and MAT in MathematicsNayeong Kong 
kongna@iu.edu
765-973-8677
Online Graduate Certificate in History, MAT in History and MA in HistoryChristine Nemcik
cnemcik@iue.edu 
765-973-8523
Online Graduate Certificate in Political Science, MAT in Political Science and MA in Political ScienceScott Lee
scottlee@iue.edu
765-973-8324
MSEd, Educational Technology for LearningCarla Bowen
cabowen@iue.edu 
765-973-8615
MAT in FrenchJulien Simon
jjsimon@iue.edu
765-973-8622
Graduate Certificate in SpanishFelix Burgos
fburgos@iue.edu
765-973-8638
Online Graduate Certificate in Biology and MAT in BiologyParul Khurana
khuranap@iue.edu
765-973-8409
Online Graduate Certificate in Chemistry, and MAT in ChemistryYu Kay Law
lawy@iue.edu
765-973-8323
Online Graduate Certificate in Communication Studies and online Master of Liberal StudiesNatalia Rybas
natrybas@iue.edu
765-973-8376
School of Education (EDUC)Carla Bowen
cabowen@iue.edu 
765-973-8615
School of Social Work (SWK)Ed Fitzgerald
efitzger@iue.edu 
765-973-8422

When is it official?

You are officially a college graduate on your "conferral date", or the date that your degree is "conferred" or officially awarded to you.

After your final grades have been posted and it's confirmed that all of your degree requirements have been fulfilled and verified, you will receive an email at your IU email address informing you:

  • of your accomplishment,
  • of your conferral date,
  • and when to expect your diploma.

Your conferral date will appear on your diploma and transcript.

Graduating with more than one degree?

If you're a double major and/or have met the degree requirements to graduate with a second Bachelor's degree, congratulations!

We'll need to take special steps to verify that you've met all the necessary requirements for both degrees. Get this process started by applying for permission to graduate with an additional degree:

  1. Complete the Permission to Apply for a Second Degree form before the graduation application deadline for the semester you expect to complete your degree requirements (learn more about deadlines and graduation dates at the top of this page).
  2. Return it in-person, by mail, or by email to the Office of the Registrar.

You'll be notified of your approval (or issues with your request) by your degree auditor.