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Preparing for Graduation

As you near the end of your graduate studies, you may be wondering about the final steps necessary to receive your degree or certificate.  Please remember, graduation is NOT automatic.  You must apply to graduate whether or not you plan to participate in the ceremony.  Make sure you check out the "Electronic Submission Information" so that you know exactly what's expected before you complete your study.  You will also want to make sure that you have fully completed the research requirements as specified by your program, then you can apply for graduation by the appropriate deadline.  

Graduation Application Fee

A $25 application fee for graduation is required for all students applying for graduation and completion of certificate program each term.  If the student reapplies for graduation or completion, the student will be charged a $25 application processing fee for the new term.  The fee is assessed per degree and certificate objective (example: master of arts, master of science, certificate in applied behavior analysis, etc.) and per application processed.

Graduation Checklists

Refer to these helpful checklists to make sure you’ve completed all the requirements to graduate from your master's, doctoral, or specialist program on time.  

The official Ball State commencement cap and gown can be purchased at the Ball State Bookstore in the Art and Journalism Building.



Contact Us
Graduate School
West Quad, Room 100
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 866-285-GRAD (toll-free)
or 765-285-1301
Fax: 765-285-1328
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