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Graduation

Completing your degree is a significant accomplishment, so it’s important that you understand the process beyond taking the required courses.

Petition for Graduation

All students must submit a Petition for Graduation and pay a $50 administrative fee as part of the requirement to complete their degree and receive their diploma. This fee includes the diploma, diploma cover, two official transcripts, and shipping. To complete the form you must first log in to my.indianatech.edu.

Ph.D. students have an additional fee of $500. This fee includes binding of your dissertation, a diploma frame, medallion, and academic hood. If you walk in the ceremony, doctoral gowns and tams are additional.

If there are issues or discrepancies on the audit, please contact the Office of the Registrar immediately. Traditional Day students’ Advisors will be copied on this email. If substitutions are required, the Advisor will contact the Office of the Registrar.

The graduation process is complete once you have achieved academic and financial clearance to graduate.

Once both academically and financially cleared, your diploma will be shipped via UPS within approximately four weeks to the address provided in the petition. The deadline to petition for the May 2021 ceremony is February 1, 2021.

Submit a Petition for Graduation

Academic Clearance for Doctoral Students

  • Complete program coursework
  • Fulfill residency requirements
  • Complete and successfully defend qualifying paper
  • Complete and successfully defend proposal
  • Complete Continuous Development of Dissertation courses, as needed
  • Defend dissertation
  • Adhere to all graduation requirements as noted in the Academic Catalog.

Academic Clearance for Graduate Students

  • Submit official transcripts from all previous institutions, if applicable.
  • Complete all coursework required for degree with no more than 9 transfer credits.
  • Complete all course work required for degree, with an overall minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, with no more than 9 credits of a grade C or lower.
  • Complete all required coursework within seven years of completing first graduate class.
  • Adhere to all graduation requirements as noted in the Academic Catalog.
  • The grade exchange policy can be used for up to two different graduate classes.
  • A graduate-level course may not be repeated more than two times.

Academic Clearance for Undergraduate Students

  • Submit official transcripts from all previous institutions, if applicable
  • Complete all coursework required for the degree with no more than 90 transfer credits for a Bachelor’s degree and 45 transfer credits for an Associate degree:
    • A Bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 30 credits earned at Indiana Tech. And, at least 21 of the final 30 credits of the Bachelor’s degree must be among the last credits completed by the student before graduation.
    • An Associate degree requires a minimum of 15 credits earned at Indiana Tech.
  • Complete all coursework required for degree with an overall minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

Adhere to all graduation requirements as noted in the Academic Catalog.

The academic clearance process begins after you successfully complete the final course required for your degree. Your degree will be officially conferred after you have been academically cleared by the Office of the Registrar.

Financial Clearance

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. Once financial clearance is completed the Business Office will notify the Office of the Registrar and your diploma will be shipped via UPS within approximately four weeks.

Verification of Degree Completion

If you need proof of graduation prior to receiving your diploma, you may submit a Verification Request.

Additional Diplomas

Graduates may order an additional diploma for a fee of $15. You will need to download and complete the Replacement Diploma Request form.

Corrections

Your diploma is an important document and we want to ensure the information on it is accurate.  If you want to ensure your name is correct, please contact our office.

Commencement Ceremony

To learn more about the Commencement ceremony held each May for students who have recently or will soon graduate from Indiana Tech, visit our commencement page.

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