Policies & Procedures
Application for Degree
Full-time students should file an application for graduation/Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Education during the first semester of the last year required to complete the requirements of the degree (at the beginning of the senior year). Part-time students should file an application for a degree two semesters before the completion of the requirements. On the Bloomington campus, students must apply online through OneStart. Application for a degree is the student’s responsibility, and the School of Education will not be responsible for the graduation of students who fail to file their applications. see http://education.indiana.edu/GraduationInfo.
Note: The graduation ceremony is held by the Indiana University Alumni Association two times a year: December and May. Diplomas are mailed to students' home addresses after the degree is formally granted by the faculty and recorded by the Univeristy Registrar four times a year December, May, June, and August.
B.S. Degree with Honors
The School of Education recognizes high cumulative GPAs with the designations “Distinction,” “High Distinction,” and “Highest Distinction.” Students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.6 in all course work taken toward the B.S. in Education degree, must be in the top 10 percent of the class, and must complete at least four full semesters in residence at Indiana University campuses to earn a degree with honors. A 15 credit hour summer session is counted as one semester for this purpose.