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:
Summer 1end of June
Summer 2August

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

Applications can be emailed, mailed, or physically dropped off to your degree auditor. You can also contact your degree auditor directly with any questions.

If you find these PDF forms difficult to use or require a more accessible version, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Applications for graduation with a:

Apply for graduation with a graduate certificate from the School of:

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 auditorOffice
General Studies (Humanities and Fine Arts or Behavioral and Social Sciences concentrations)Katie Chaney
TR 115
General Studies (Science and Mathematics concentration)Teresa Price
WZ 263
M.A. in English and Graduate Certificate in Composition StudiesJean Harper
WZ 267
B.S. in NursingAmanda Carmack
HY 214
R.N. to B.S.NJulie Horn
HY 235
B.S. in Applied Health ScienceKaren Clark
HY 269
M.S. in NursingPaula Baumann
HY 209
Schools of Business & Economics (BUSE) and Informatics (INFO)Darla Lane
HY 255P
School of Education (EDUC)Carla Bowen
TR 350
School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)Katie Chaney
TR 115
School of Natural Science & Mathematics (NSM)Teresa Price
WZ 263
School of Social Work (SWK)Ed Fitzgerald
TR 152

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.