Program Completion (Graduation) Information
- Program Completion Application
- Program Completion Application deadlines
- Final transcripts and diplomas
- Commencement ceremony
- Reserving caps and gowns
In order to complete your program and graduate, students must complete a Program Completion Application with the Music Graduate Office prior to, or at the beginning of, the intended last semester of enrollment. Please confirm that any "R" or "I" grades you may have on your record have been completed. If a recital was performed late in the semester during which you intend to complete your program, please confirm that our office has received the recital grade.
You can submit your Program Completion Application online by using this form (unless you are in an MA or PhD program).
MA candidates must complete the "Master's Application for Advanced Degree." It can be found by searching for the eDoc at www.one.iu.edu. For University Graduate School deadlines please contact that office at 812-855-9343.
PhD candidates must complete a "PhD Commencement Participation Application" if they plan to attend the commencement ceremony. To find the form, search for the eDoc at www.one.iu.edu. For University Graduate School deadlines please contact that office at 812-855-9343. If a PhD candidate does not plan to attend the commencement ceremony, then no application for graduation is necessary.
Students in a Certificate program must complete this form and submit it online or fill out the paper version in person in the Music Graduate Office (JS120). Certificate program students will not attend commencement, but still need to submit the Program Completion Application.
The Program Completion Application is required for all students (other than PhD candidates), regardless of whether you choose to attend the commencement ceremony. There is no fee to submit the form. By submitting the Program Completion Application, you will also receive information about the commencement ceremony, but you need to submit the form even if you do not intend to attend the ceremony. Please note that Certificate program students will not be able to attend commencement or have their names appear in the Commencement Bulletin.
To have your name appear in the Commencement Bulletin you must submit your application by the deadlines listed below. Failure to submit your application by the stated deadline will prevent your name from being listed in the Bulletin.
*The names of Summer graduates will appear in the Commencement Bulletin for Spring if the application is submitted by the Spring application deadline. Summer graduates are invited to attend the Spring ceremony. There is no commencement ceremony in Summer.
The Program Completion Application is required for all students (other than PhD candidates), regardless of whether you choose to attend the commencement ceremony
|Program Completion Date||Application Deadline|
|Winter 2023 (fall; all programs except MA and PhD)||September 15, 2023|
|Winter 2023 (fall; MA and PhD only)||September 25, 2023|
|Spring 2024 (all programs except MA and PhD)||February 16, 2024 (for name to appear in the Commencement program).|
All students need to apply if completing degree requirements that semester.
|Spring 2024 (MA and PhD only)||February 25, 2024|
|Summer 2024||February 16, 2024 (for name to appear in the Commencement program)|
The Student Central on Union handles all transcript requests, and also mails the official diploma to graduated students.
Commencement Ceremony dates (subject to change)
Spring 2024 (for Spring and Summer 2024 graduates): May 3, 2024 (Friday)
Fall 2023: December 16, 2023 (Saturday)
For information on the upcoming commencement ceremony, please view the information on the IU Ceremonies web site.
Here are a few frequently asked questions about the commencement ceremony:
Do you get the actual diploma during the ceremony?
No. Diplomas are mailed eight to ten weeks after the graduation date to your permanent address as listed in One.IU.
Are individual students recognized by name during the ceremony?
Master's and diploma students are recognized as a group, though your name will be printed in the commencement bulletin if you submit your Program Completion Application by the deadlines posted above.
Doctoral students are recognized individually, and doctoral student names and final project/dissertation titles are printed in the bulletin when you submit your Program Completion Application by the deadlines posted above.
What type of cap and gown do diploma students wear?
Performer and Artist Diploma students wear the same cap and gown as Master's students in the commencement ceremony. All other information is on the IU Ceremonies web site.
I am close to graduating and want to go through this semester's ceremony, but I'm not actually done with my degree/program. Can I still participate in the graduation ceremony?
Yes. Any student who has submit the Degree Completion Application in a given semester may participate in the ceremony for that semester, even if they end up not actually graduating (finishing their program) that semester.
For information on reserving caps and gowns, please see this web page or visit the Graduation window on the mezzanine level of the IMU, open Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00. If you have any further questions about cap and gown rental, please call the Bookstore at 855-6018 or 855-3016.