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Graduation Requirements

Indiana Tech students must submit a Petition for Graduation and pay a $50 fee as part of the requirement to complete their degree and receive their diploma. The deadline to Petition for Graduation is February 1 for spring and summer graduates, October 1 for fall graduates. Click on the link below to complete your Petition for Graduation:

Submit a Petition for Graduation

After your Petition for Graduation is received by the Office of the Registrar, you will have an opportunity to review your degree audit which will show the remaining classes required to complete your degree.  Any discrepancies, please contact the Office of the Registrar immediately.  Students who have petitioned will receive three email:

  • The first email will confirm receipt of the student’s petition
  • The second email will confirm the student’s commencement designation; if the student chooses to participate in the Commencement ceremony
  • The third email will include the students’ degree audit to review for accuracy
    • 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.

Qualifications for Commencement

Commencement qualifications are determined at the time of submission of the students’ Petition for Graduation:

College of Professional Students must have completed these credits at the time you Petition for Graduation:

  • Students earning an Associate Degree: 45 credits
  • Students earning a Bachelor’s Degree: 102 credits
  • Students earning a Graduate Degree: 21 credits

Traditional Day Students must have completed these credits at the time you Petition for Graduation:

  • Students earning an Associate Degree: 30 credits
  • Students earning a Bachelor’s Degree: 90 credits

Academic clearance

Undergraduate students

For academic clearance, undergraduate students must:

  • 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 a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • 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 Indiana Tech Academic Catalog.

Graduate students

For academic clearance, graduate students must:

  • Submit official transcripts from all previous institutions, if applicable.
  • Complete all coursework required for degree with no more than 9 transfer credits.
  • Complete all coursework required for degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • 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 Indiana Tech Academic Catalog.

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 Office of the Registrar will be notified by the Business Office.

Diplomas

Diplomas will be shipped to the address submitted on the Petition for Graduation.  The diplomas is shipped via UPS and will take approximately three to four weeks after both academic and financial clearance is complete. Two official transcripts will be included. Please note: UPS will not ship to a P.O. Box.

Verification

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

Questions?

If you have questions regarding the graduation process, or to verify you have completed the requirements for graduation, please contact us at 800.937.2448, ext. 2320 or graduation@indianatech.edu.