Verify that you have applied to graduate and that your transcripts have been audited. If the Graduation Application deadline has passed, apply immediately.
Make sure that you have applied to graduate and that your transcripts have been audited.
IPFW relies on the Graduation Application to know which semester a student intends to complete degree requirements. Completion of the application ensures that transcripts are audited in a timely fashion, enough time is available to correct any discrepancies, and the administrative processes which transform a student to graduate are triggered. Application deadlines are:
November 1 for May graduates
February 1 for Summer graduates
June 1 for December graduates
All student transcripts are audited, traditionally prior to a student's final semester, to ensure the student and the university agree that all degree requirements are met.
If you missed your deadline, apply now.
Your name (first, middle/maiden, and last, as provided upon admission to the University) will appear on your diploma and in the commencement program copy.
Be sure to verify your name for diploma and program copy. If you need to check to see how your name will appear, attend the Graduation Fair (February 28th and March 1st) outside the Bookstore (Walb) Second Floor entrance or contact the Office of the Registrar.
Changes in your name must be done in person in the Office of the Registrar in Kettler Hall, Room 107. A photo ID and supporting documents (example: original marriage license or divorce decree) will be required for any changes. Diplomas for May 2017 graduates are ordered on March 16 so all changes must be made by this date.
Your student account must be settled and cleared with the university before your diploma or transcripts will be released. This includes paying any outstanding balances such as tuition, parking, library fines, etc. Check with the Office of the Bursar, Kettler Hall G57 to be sure you have financial clearance or go to myIPFW and review "Holds" under student records and your account summary.
Don't forget to update your address. This can be done on myIPFW or in person at the registrar's office in Kettler 107. A photo ID will be required if you are making changes in person. By informing us of any changes to your mailing address, you will be sure that university information will get to you promptly.
Federal regulations require IPFW to perform exit interviews with students who received any Federal Stafford Loans or Perkins Loans during their studies at the university. View the Office of Financial Aid website for specific information.