Graduating From Indiana Tech

Indiana Tech students must submit a Petition for Graduation and $50 fee in order to earn their degree. Pe­tition deadlines are February 1 for spring and summer graduates, and October 1 for fall graduates.

Submit a Petition for Graduation

After your Petition for Graduation is received by the university registrar, you will have an opportunity to review your degree audit showing which classes are left to be completed for your degree. All students will receive three emails over a one week period.

  • The first email will confirm receipt of their petition.
  • The second email will inform the student of their commencement designation if they chose to participate in the ceremony.
  • The third email will be the students’ degree audit for review for accuracy.
    • Traditional Day students advisors will be carbon copied with the student’s degree audit. If the advisor has any substitutions they will reach out to the registrar’s office.

The graduation process is complete after the student has achieved academic and financial clearance to graduate.

Qualifications for Commencement

Commencement designations are determined at the time of the students petition.

  • Traditional Day students must have no more than 9 credits or an internship remaining on their degree after the spring semester.
  • Undergraduate College of Professional Studies students must have no more than 15 credits remaining on their degree by March 31st.
  • Graduate students must have no more than 12 credits remaining on their degree by March 31st.

Academic clearance

Undergraduate students

For academic clearance, undergraduate students must:

  • Submit official transcripts from all previous institutions, if applicable.
  • All necessary credits required for the degree. Bachelor’s degrees require a minimum of 30 credits earned at Indiana Tech. At least 21 of the 30 credits must be among the last credits completed by the student before graduation. Associate degrees require 15 credits earned at Indiana Tech. Individual exceptions to the policy can be made only with written approval by the vice president of academic affairs.
  • Complete all required coursework in all classes of major study at a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for undergraduate students.
  • Complete all courses, required and elected, at an overall minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Adhere to all graduation requirements as noted in the Indiana Tech Academic Catalog.

Graduate students

For academic clearance, graduate students must:

  • Submit official transcripts from all previous institutions, if applicable.
  • Complete all necessary credits required for the degree, with no more than 9 transfer credits.
  • Complete all courses, required and elected, at an overall minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, with no more than 9 credits of C or lower grades counting toward the degree.
  • Complete all required coursework within seven years of completing first graduate class.
  • Adhere to all graduation requirements as noted in the Indiana Tech Academic Catalog.

Financial clearance

After academic clearance is achieved, financial clearance will be requested from the Business Office. If the student is not financially cleared for graduation, the Business Office will send a statement to the student indicating what is required.

Diplomas

Diplomas will be shipped to the address submitted on the Petition for Graduation via UPS three to four weeks after both academic and financial clearance are complete. Please note that UPS will not ship to a P.O. Box.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the graduation process, or just want to make sure you have done everything you need to do in order to graduate, please contact us at 800.937.2448, ext. 2320 or graduation@indianatech.edu.