All degree candidates must apply to graduate, and each school or department has its own procedures and deadlines.
Apply to graduate by contacting the recorder of your school. Do it early in your final year, if not before, to avoid missing your school’s deadline. If you don’t apply, you will not receive important Commencement information, your name will not appear in the program, and you will not be sent a diploma.
If you applied to graduate for a previous date, but did not graduate, you must reapply.
Find recorders by school
Undergraduate Recorder (for all College majors, including Art, Architecture, and Design; Global and International Studies; and Media)
Students graduating with a Ph.D. should fill out the Ph.D. Commencement Participation Application only if they are participating in the Commencement ceremony. If they are not participating, they do not need to complete an application. Applications are available on the University Graduate School website. For more information, contact:
Tracey McGookey W. W. Wright Education Building Room 2116
Undergraduates should apply by February 15 for spring and summer graduation and by September 15 for fall graduation. Undergraduate students should apply to graduate through SHEAR at https://cid.indiana.edu/SisAdmin/Student.cfm. For more information, contact:
Prospective graduates in the University Graduate School (UGS) complete the appropriate documents in the task center at one.iu.edu.
Ph.D. students who plan to participate in Commencement should select "Ph.D. Commencement Participation Application." Ph.D. students who do not intend to participate in Commencement do not need to complete the document.
For Master of Science degrees, the application deadline for spring and summer graduation is February 15, and the application deadline for December graduation is September 15.
SPEA undergraduate students complete an online graduation application. The deadline to apply for May/July graduation is December 1, and the deadline to apply for December graduation is May 1. The application is open for limited periods of time. Seniors, please watch your email for information about when to apply. For more information, please call the SPEA Undergraduate Program Office at 812-855-0635, or email email@example.com.
Prospective graduates in the University Graduate School (UGS) complete the appropriate documents in the task center at one.iu.edu. All UGS master’s students should select “Master’s Application for Advanced Degree.” Ph.D. students who plan to participate in Commencement should select “Ph.D. Commencement Participation Application.” Ph.D. students who do not plan to participate in Commencement do not need to complete the document.