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Completing the Graduation Application

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Reprinting your diploma

There is a $15.00 charge to reprint your diploma.

Name changes

Your name will appear on your diploma exactly as shown in the Preferred Name on Diploma field on the graduation application.

If you will be changing your name before graduation, take that into consideration when completing this field. You will be able to go back into each submitted graduation application and change the Preferred Name on Diploma up until three business days after the end of the term.

You will also need to do a formal name change with the Records and Registration office when your name officially changes to update your student record.

Address changes

If you change your address on the graduation application, it does not change the address on your student record. The address on your student record can be changed in My Hawkeye or by contacting the Records and Registration office.

On the same note, if you change the address on your student record after you have completed your graduation application, you will also need to update the Diploma Mailing Address on your Graduation Application(s).

You will be able to go back into each submitted graduation application and change the Diploma Mailing Address up to three business days after the end of the term.

Step-by-Step Instructions To Complete Your Graduation Application

 To ensure you meet your graduation requirements, it is recommended that you run a Program Evaluation/Degree Audit for each active Program of Study on your account. Make note of the Program(s) of Study that have a Program Status of “Pending (Anticipated complete)”.

  1. Login to My Hawkeye > Self-Service Menu > WebAdvisor for Students > Academic Planning > Apply for Graduation.

  2. An information screen about the Graduation Exit Survey will open. Read the information on the screen then click the link that says “TO TAKE THE SURVEY AND COMPLETE A GRADUATION APPLICATION, CLICK HERE.”

  3. The "Graduation Exit Survey" will open. Please allow approximately 10 minutes to complete the process.

    You must complete both the Graduate Exit Survey and the Graduation Application in a single session at the same computer in order to have your application accepted.

    You will be required to fill out the Graduation Exit Survey for each program for which you apply to graduate.

    After you are finished answering the questions, click Finish.

  4. Once you have completed the Graduation Exit Survey, you will be taken directly to the My Hometown page.

    Login using your Hawkeye username and password and click the "Log In" button (hitting the enter key will not work).

    If you have trouble logging in to this section, you should contact the CIS Helpdesk.

  5. Complete the My Hometown form and click the "Submit Hometown Info" button.

  6. Once you have completed the My Hometown form you should get a confirmation page.

    You will then be redirected back to the Graduation Application page. You may need to login to My Hawkeye again, but once you are logged in, the Graduation Application page will re-open.

  7. Only the active Programs of Study you are enrolled in will appear on this screen. Click on Apply link next to the program you’re eligible to graduate from.

    You will have to submit a Graduation Application for each active program with a Program Status of “Pending (Anticipated complete)”.

  8. Read the Graduation Overview instructions carefully as it contains specific information you will need to fill out the application.

  9. As you complete the Graduation Application, some fields will automatically populate. Check to make sure everything is accurate. The information on your Graduation Application is used to print and mail your diploma. Take special note of the Name on Diploma and Diploma Mailing Address fields. The Records Specialist does not review these fields.

    If your diploma needs to be reprinted there will be a $15.00 charge to reprint a replacement diploma.

  10. In the Graduation Term field, use the drop down arrow to choose the appropriate term.

    • You will be a spring graduate if you are taking spring course(s) or a December Minimester to complete your program requirements.

    • You will be a summer graduate if you are taking summer course(s) or a May or August Minimester to complete your program requirements.

    • You will be a fall graduate if you are taking fall course(s) to complete your program requirements.

  11. Click “SUBMIT” when you are finished completing the Graduation Application.

  12. Click “< Back to Programs of Study” then logout of My Hawkeye by clicking the "Sign Out" button.

  13. When you are finished completing the Graduation Application, you will receive confirmation stating, "Your request has been submitted and will be processed by the Records office. Thank you. You will receive an email to your Hawkeye email account from the Records office concerning the status of your graduation application. If you do not receive this email within 30 days of submitting your graduation application, it is your responsibility to contact the records specialist in the Records office.

Student Records

Hawkeye Center 134
319-296-4045
800-670-4743
319-296-1609 (fax)
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Regular Hours

Mon–Fri 8:00am–4:30pm

Records Specialist

Carrie Lalk
Hawkeye Center 134
319-296-2329 ext.1209
800-670-4769 ext.1209
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