Seniors – did you fill yours out on time?
By: COURTNEY CATANZARITE
When students come to their final semesters at IU South Bend, they must keep track of when they are expected to graduate.
In order for students to get their degrees, they must first fill out the graduation application. Typically, advisors help students figure out when they need to start considering applications and what each student needs to do in order to be ready.
The deadline for this spring’s graduation was Oct. 1. Though the deadline has passed, seniors who accidentally missed it should contact their schools to see if any exceptions can be made.
The next graduation application deadline is March 1 for December 2014 graduation. Requirements vary from school to school within the university.
IUSB also recognizes students with outstanding grade point averages. There are three different levels of distinctions. The first being the regular distinction which requires a 3.65 GPA. In order to receive high distinction, students are required to receive a GPA of at least a 3.80. The highest distinction requires a GPA of a 3.90 and above. Those students who graduate with these distinctions receive fourragéres to wear to commencement. The fourragéres are special honors cords.
IUSB only has a commencement ceremony once per school year. Students who apply for December 2014 graduation will be able to attend the commencement ceremony in May 2015. Any students that filled out their application for August 2013 graduation will be able to attend the commencement in May of 2014.
Contact student services within your school to learn more about graduation requirements.