Every student must apply to graduate, even if they don't plan to attend a Commencement ceremony. A $25 application fee is required, which is assessed per degree (example: master of arts, associate in science, etc.) and per completed application.

If a student applies to graduate and then determines that they do not meet the requirements, the student must re-apply for the correct graduation date. An additional $25 application fee will be charged.

Application fees are not refundable or transferable. 

Graduation Eligibility

Academic progress can be seen on your DegreeWorks. Log into Self-Service Banner (SSB), click on the "Student" tab, then "DegreeWorks for Students."

If you have questions about your eligibility to graduate, please contact the Academic Advising Center located in North Quad, room 339 (765-285-1161).

How to Apply

If you meet the eligibility criteria above, you must complete an application in order to graduate.

Log into Self-Service Banner (SSB), then select:

  • the "Student" tab
  • "Student Records"
  • "Apply to Graduate"

Then start the application process.

Application Deadlines

Students can apply to graduate using Self-Service Banner (SSB) through the dates listed below. Due to printing deadlines, student names will appear in the Commencement program book if they apply by the appropriate deadline.

If you don’t submit your application by the deadline below, undergraduate students can still apply through the Academic Advising Center, located in North Quad, room 339 (765-285-1161). If you are a graduate student who missed the application deadline, please contact the Graduate School at 765-285-1291.

Fall 2023

Application Dates:

  • Undergraduate: March 1, 2023 - December 11, 2023
  • Graduate: May 25, 2023 - October 25, 2023

In order for a student’s name to be included in the Commencement program book, they must apply no later than November 22, 2023. Any students who apply after this date will not have their name printed in the Commencement program book.

Spring 2024

Application Dates:

  • Undergraduate: September 1, 2023 - March 21, 2024
  • Graduate: September 22, 2023 - March 13, 2024

Summer 2024

Application Dates:

  • Undergraduate: February 1, 2024 - June 25, 2024
  • Graduate: February 9, 2024 - June 5, 2024