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)
Graduate Recorder for the Doctor of Audiology degree
Owen Hall 305
Master’s candidates are required to complete an application in order to graduate. Applications are available on the University Graduate School website. For more information, contact:
Wells Library E546
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:
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:
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. Ph.D. degrees are conferred through the University Graduate School and have varying conferral deadlines. For questions about M.S. or Ph.D. degrees, please contact your Recorder listed below:
Undergraduate students may apply online. For more information, contact:
Hodge Hall 3038L
Hodge Hall 3038L
Graduate M.B.A. Academic Advisor
Online applications for traditional M.B.A. candidates are available online. For more information, contact:
Career Graduate 2010
Graduate Recorder for Accounting Programs
No applications required for graduation. For more information, contact:
Career Graduate 2000
Information Systems Graduate Programs (M.S.I.S.)
Career Graduate 2000
Graduate Recorder for Doctoral Candidates
Hodge Hall 7303
Graduate Recorder for Executive Degree Programs
822 W. 11th Street
Graduate Recorder for Kelley Direct
Alexander Buchanan Godfrey Center CG3100 877-785-4713 ASKKD@indiana.edu
School of Medicine Student Services
Jordan Hall 104
School of Nursing Recorder
Sycamore Hall 436
School of Optometry Recorder
The School of Optometry does not require an application for graduation. Instead, student files are reviewed to make sure that graduation requirements have been met. For more information, contact:
SPEA Undergraduate Recorders
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Recorder for Master of Public Affairs and Master of Science in Environmental Science
Applications for the M.P.A. and M.S.E.S. programs can be found online in MySPEA. For more information, contact:
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.