If you wish to participate in the graduation ceremony, complete the application for graduation for Ph.D. students by October 1 for December Commencement and March 1 by May Commencement. This is necessary to be listed in the commencement program, participate in the graduation ceremony, and receive mail from the IU Alumni Association. You may be required to obtain a signature from your department or program chairperson.
Verify that you do not have any record holds that would prevent transcript or diploma release.
The Registrar will not release your transcripts or diploma until all entries are cleared.
Verify that the Office of the Registrar has the correct spelling of your name and your correct diploma mailing address by visiting Student Central on Union. The registrar mails the diploma to your student home address. You will receive the diploma for your degree within about three months of your award date.
Complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED).
Note that the online version of the SED remains confidential and is reported only in aggregate form or in a manner that does not identify information about an individual.