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Are you ready to graduate?

graduation1) Complete the online Graduation Application & Survey.

Note: You will be asked to complete the graduation application as part of this process.

2) Register for a Candidacy Course (CAND).

Students will be given permission to register for a CAND course within one week of applying for graduation.

May Graduation (Registration for Spring semester).
Application & registration deadline: October 1

  • CAND 99100 (11511) undergraduate certificate and baccalaureate students.
  • CAND 99100, 99200, or 99300 graduate certificate, masters and doctoral students.

August Graduation (Registration for Spring semester).
Application & registration deadline: February 1  

  • CAND 99100 (11512) undergraduate certificate and baccalaureate students
  • CAND 99100, 99200, or 99300 graduate certificate, masters and doctoral students.

December Graduation (Registration for Fall semester).
Application & registration deadline: May 1

  • CAND 99100 (class # TBA) undergraduate certificate and baccalaureate students.
  • CAND 99100, 99200, or 99300 graduate certificate, masters and doctoral students.

Undergraduate Graduation Audits

School of Science undergraduate students who have applied for graduation will have a graduation audit prepared approximately 6 weeks before the start of their final semester/summer session. Graduation audits are only prepared for students after they have registered for their final semester.

The School of Science Dean’s Office and the student’s major department will review the graduation audit. Both departments will determine if a student is recommended for graduation. An e-mail will be sent to a student’s IUPUI e-mail account regarding the graduation recommendation. Students who are not recommended for graduation will be provided with the list of remaining requirements that need to be completed before recommendation will be considered.  Any student whose remaining requirements are not completed in a timely manner will be removed from the graduation list.


Thesis Formatting | Graduate Student Examination Deadlines


Commencement

IUPUI commencement activities for the school year are in May.  Students who complete degrees the previous December and who plan to complete degrees in May and August, are eligible to participate. There are two commencement ceremonies in the spring—a large IUPUI Commencement Ceremony and smaller School of Science Commencement Ceremony. Learn more.

Diplomas

Diplomas are not presented at the May commencement ceremonies. After degrees are awarded, students will receive a letter via mail with details on how to either pick up a diploma or have it mailed. The approximate delivery schedule for diplomas is as follows:

  • December graduates: mid April
  • May graduates: mid July
  • August graduates: mid November

Questions? Please review this document (.pdf) to find answers to frequently asked questions. If, after reading this document, you have further questions, please contact Florence Rogers (frogers@iupui.edu, 317-274-0630) or Darryl Newsome (danewsom@iupui.edu or 317-274-0684) in the School of Science Dean's Office.