Graduation | BAS & BLS
The University of Iowa

Graduate with your online degree from the University of Iowa!

Herky mascot graduation statue on the Pentacrest
 


Over 1400 BAS and BLS students have graduated with their distance and online degree since 1977!
 

Congratulations to our graduating class!


It’s a good idea to include your projected graduation date as you plan for each registration so it’s part of your discussion with your advisor. As you get close to completing your Degree Requirements, here are some things you’ll need to know about graduating!

  • You need to apply to graduate. The University of Iowa does not confer a degree without an application.
  • You submit a Degree Application via MyUI > Student Information > Degree Application (under subheading Student Life Management).
  • You apply for the academic session in which all requirements will be met.
  • BAS and BLS degrees are awarded by University College.
  • Commencement ceremonies are in May and December.
  • There is no fee to apply by the deadline.
  • There is a late fee to apply after the deadline and your name may not be included in the commencement listings.

Congratulations on nearing the completion of your degree! Before you apply to graduate you should request and review an updated Degree Audit and consult with your advisor if you have concerns or questions.

You apply for the academic session in which all requirements will be met. You can graduate at the end of a Fall, Summer or Spring academic session. If you complete your degree requirements in the Winter interim session, you’ll graduate the following Spring semester.

Degree Application deadlines are in the UI Academic Calendar—in February for Spring semester, June for Summer session, September for Fall semester.

You submit a Degree Application via MyUI > Student Information > Degree Application (under subheading Student Life Management).

The Registrar’s Degree Application webpage has all the details!

Spring 2020 Virtual Celebrations

The university is planning individual college virtual commencement celebrations for spring 2020.  

Details are coming soon.
Updates are found at: University of Iowa Commencement

Spring 2020 commencement on campus ceremonies have been canceled.

We are extremely disappointed to announce that we must cancel spring commencement ceremonies.
We know how much these ceremonies mean to our students and their families,
but we feel it is the right decision to protect those most vulnerable to the threat of infection.

The Hawk Shop is currently closed; but is now accepting on-line apparel orders.

Please visit their site for more information: Iowa Hawk Shop Graduation

 

University College recognizes high scholastic achievement by awarding degrees with highest distinction, with high distinction and with distinction, based on the following UI Cumulative and Overall Cumulative grade point averages for BAS and BLS graduates. Students must complete a total of 45 semester hours in residence. Thirty semester hours must be completed prior to the final registration.

3.90 – 4.00   With Highest Distinction

3.80 – 3.89   With High Distinction

3.75 – 3.79    With Distinction

Graduating with distinction is designated by gold stars worn on the left gown sleeve, halfway between the shoulder and the elbow. Three stars indicate graduation with highest distinction; two, with high distinction; and one, with distinction.