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

Petition for Graduation

To complete your degree and receive your diploma, you must submit a Petition for Graduation form and pay a $75 graduation fee. This fee includes the diploma, diploma cover, one official transcript, and shipping. Log in to to complete the form.

If you are a PhD student, you will be required to pay an additional fee of $400. This fee includes binding of your dissertation, a diploma frame, medallion, and academic hood. If you participate in the commencement ceremony, Indiana Tech will cover the cost of your standard doctoral regalia (gown, tam, hood, tassel). If you prefer to upgrade your regalia, you will have the opportunity to order the upgraded regalia from our supplier at your own cost.

If you believe there are mistakes or discrepancies in your degree audit, please contact the Office of the Registrar immediately. Traditional students’ advisors should be copied on this email. If substitutions are required, the advisor will contact the Office of the Registrar.

The deadline to petition as a Fall graduate is Oct. 1. The deadline to petition as a Spring graduate is Jan. 15. To be considered for Commencement participation, your petition for graduation MUST be submitted by the January 15th deadline.

Submit a Petition for Graduation

Academic Clearance for Doctoral Students

Academic Clearance for Graduate Students

Academic Clearance for Undergraduate Students

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

Financial Clearance

After degree conferral, financial clearance will be requested from the Business Office. If you are not financially cleared for graduation, the Business Office will send you a statement indicating what is required. Once financial clearance is completed, the Business Office will notify the Office of the Registrar, and your diploma will be ordered. Then, Jostens will contact you for final confirmation, and your diploma will be shipped via UPS within approximately six to eight 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 $30. You will need to download and complete the Additional Diploma/Certificate Request form. The completed form should be returned to the Registrar’s Office or emailed to


Your diploma is an important document, and we want to make sure the information on it is accurate.  If you want to ensure your name is correct, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

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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