The most important step before graduating is checking your eligibilty to do so. Then, double-check information on file about you. Many schools will mail your diploma to you after Commencement and when your bursar bill is paid, so it’s critical your mailing address is some place you or someone you trust can receive it.
Double-check these things:
- First, check your graduation status with your school
Check with your school recorder to verify your eligibilty.
Find your school recorder
- Verify your degree name is accurate at Student Central.
Next, check that your name is correct at Student Central. The name there—including apostrophes, suffixes, middle names, and spaces will be used on your diploma, in transcripts, and in the program book. If you have questions or special characters in your name aren’t appearing correctly, contact the registrar.
Verify your name is correct
- Then, check your mailing address at Student Central.
Tip: If your school mails diplomas, it will often be mailed to you 6-8 weeks after the term ends. If your mailing address is on-campus and you’re moving out before or immediately after graduation day, update your address to someplace you trust, like a workplace, your family's address, or a new residence. You can also get electronic diplomas or pick yours up directly from the registrar.
Check your degree name
Check for record holds via One.IU
Resolve any holds on your record that may impact the release of your diploma or transcripts such as an unpaid bill with the Bursar. This includes parking tickets and record holds that may be in place with your student loan provider.