Undergraduate Graduation Checklist

Spring Semester 2021

Submit an Application for Graduation

  • Submit your application via AccessPlus: Select student tab, graduation, application (upper left corner).

Graduation Requirement Check

  • Your Graduation Status will indicate "under review" until the Graduation Office checks your degree audit to make sure you have met degree requirements.  Contact your advisor if you have questions regarding your degree audit.
  • The Graduation Office will begin checking degree requirements the second week of the current term for students who have submitted an application for that term.
  • Your Graduation status will be posted in AccessPlus by mid-semester.

Graduation Status

  • To check your graduation status, login to AccessPlus, click on student tab, select Graduation from menu on left, then from the menu in the upper left-hand corner select one of the following:
    • Graduation Status -  for Undergraduate graduation status
    • Grad Stdnt Status - for Masters and PhD graduation status
  • If you receive and email from the Graduation Office indicating your Graduation Status is not ok do not withdraw your application and resubmit to update your graduation status.  Contact the Graduation Office by email at graduation@iastate.edu or phone 515-294-1840 if you have questions regarding your graduation status.
  • You will receive an email every time your graduation status is updated.

Checking your graduation status video

Outstanding Graduation Requirements

Degree Audit and Other Issues

  • Contact your advisor
  • Changes to degree audit must be initiated by your advisor and submitted to department/main college office for approval.

Incompletes, non-reports, grade changes, and/or test out credit

  • These items can delay graduation and should be rectified as soon as possible.

Transfer Coursework

  • Official transcripts for all transfer work must be be submitted to the ISU Admissions Office
    • Official PDF (preferred method): etranscript@iastate.edu
    • Official Paper Transcript: Mailed to:  ISU Admissions Office, 100 Enrollment Services Center, Ames, IA 50011

If you receive and email from the Graduation Office indicating your Graduation Status is not ok do not withdraw your application and resubmit to update your graduation status.  Contact the Graduation Office by email at graduation@iastate.edu or phone 515-294-1840 if you have questions regarding your graduation status.

Diploma Mailing Address and Ceremony Attendance Information Form (Available in March)

1) Log into your student AccessPlus account.
2) Click on the Student tab, select Graduation from menu on the left, then Diploma/Ceremony in the upper left corner.
3) Select your name. This will open up the form.
4) Complete the following information:

  • Address you would like your diploma mailed
  • Newspaper release
  • Indicate attendance at the University Ceremony
  • Indicate attendance at College Convocation.

5) Diploma distribution and covers.

Completing the Diploma/Ceremony Form Tutorial

With Distinction Cords

Distribution to be determined.  You will be notified by email.

ISU Transcripts

  • Transcripts with grades and degrees will run the night of May 20th.
  • Go to the transcripts webpage for more information.

Financial Information

Financial Aid Exit Counseling Session

Loans Receivable Exit Counseling Session

  • An exit counseling session is mandatory if you have borrowed from the Disadvantaged Student Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Health Profession Student Loan or University Long Term Loan programs.
  • If you have questions, please contact Loans Receivables, 0880 Beardshear, or call 515-294-8747.

Accounts Receivable Office

  • Review your u-bill periodically, 1-2 months after graduation for any late charges.
  • Your transcript will not be released after graduation unless all financial obligations are cleared. For more information, go to 0880 Beardshear Hall or call 515-294-7388.

ISU Email After Graduation

Email after graduation

Post-Graduation Plans Survey

Questions?

Contact the Graduation Office, 214 Enrollment Services Center, phone 515-294-1840 or email graduation@iastate.edu.