Applying for Graduation

Candidates for graduation initiate the certification process by filing an Intent to Graduate form with the recorder of their school at least one year prior to their expected graduation date. Purdue degree candidates must register for CAND 991.  Details concerning the application deadlines of specific schools and any additional requirements related to graduation are available from the recorder or the school sections of this bulletin.

Completion of Degree Requirements

When students contact the recorder about graduation, they should double-check that they in fact will have completed graduation requirements. The “My Degree Progress” option in the self-service area in OneStart shows what courses students still need to take and whether all transfer work has been entered. Some schools perform degree audits either when students file for graduation or at the beginning of their senior year. Students should go over audits with their advisors to make sure they are accurate and contact the school recorder with questions. Common mistakes that result in students’ failure to graduate are unacceptable grades and not registering for necessary courses, dropping them during the last semester, or otherwise failing to complete required courses. Students may graduate with incompletes on their record, provided they are not for required courses. Residency requirements also affect graduation eligibility. For more information visit registrar.iupui.edu.

Required Grade Point Average

In addition to completing all the required course work, students must have a specific overall grade point average and a specific GPA in their major to graduate. Most schools also require grades of C or higher in major courses. Students should familiarize themselves with the policies of their program.