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Apply For Graduation:

  • Log into your BengalWeb account and click on Academic Tools, then click the Apply to Graduate link under the Graduation Planning channel.
  • It is recommended you submit your application for graduation at least one semester before your anticipated graduation date.
  • All students must formally apply for a graduation date. 

Application Deadline:

  • October 12 - Fall deadline (December 2018)
  • January 22 – Spring deadline (May 2019)
  • March 22 – Summer deadline (August 2019)
  • September 3 – Fall deadline (December 2019)

 Students who miss the deadline for their anticipated graduation term should submit a graduation application for the next open term and contact a graduation specialist who can work with the student to determine when requirements will be met.

Applying early ensures you will receive timely communications and information regarding graduation and Commencement, please review the academic calendar for dates.

Application Processing Fee:

  • All candidates applying for a graduation term are charged a non–refundable $20.00 processing fee per degree and application.
  • Unpaid processing fees may prevent the release of an official transcript. 

Important Graduation Application Information:

  • Transfer Work:
    • All pending transfer work and correspondence work must be reported to a Graduation Specialist at the time of application for graduation.
    • You must complete all coursework that will apply to your program of study by the last day of the ISU semester you wish to graduate.
    • Official transcripts with transfer work (including correspondence courses) must be received no later than three weeks after the date of graduation.
    • All coursework must have a final grade recorded prior to officially awarding a degree.  All TIP grades must be resolved before a degree or certificate will be awarded.
  • Incomplete Grades:
    • All incomplete (I) grades received in ISU courses must be cleared prior to posting of degrees for Undergraduate students.
    • Change of Grade forms must be received in the Office of the Registrar no later than two weeks after the date of graduation.
    • If you earn an incomplete grade in a course taken the semester you wish to graduate, please inform a Graduation Specialist so your graduation date can be moved to the a future semester.


 Resident Credit

  • Coursework completed at ISU is consider Resident credit for graduation purposes.
  • Please review the ISU catalog for resident credit minimums for your certificate or degree.

Resident credit for graduate programs is addressed in the Graduate Catalog.

Please note: Resident Credit is NOT synonymous with Idaho State residency definitions for tuition purposes. For further information, please see your academic advisor, program chair, or a Graduation Specialist in the Office of the Registrar.

Diploma Address

  • Diplomas will be mailed via the United States Postal Service first class mail to the address you indicated on your graduation application.
  • Updating your mailing or permanent address on BengalWeb will NOT change where your diploma is mailed.
    • Notify a Graduation Specialist in the Office of the Registrar of any changes in your diploma mailing address as soon as possible. Once the information for your diploma is sent to our diploma printing vendor, the mailing address cannot be changed.

Processing Fee and Payment Options

All candidates for graduation are required to pay a non–refundable $20.00 application fee per degree and application which covers processing of the application and the cost of the diploma.

Failure to pay the processing fee may prevent the release of any transcripts you may order.

  • Log in to your BengalWeb account and click on your Finances tab to view payment options.
  • Check or money orders should be made payable to Idaho State University.
  • Mail check or money order to :
    • Idaho State University Cashier's Office
    • 921 S 8th Ave, Mail Stop 8219
    • Pocatello ID 83209-8219

To order a copy of your diploma, please complete the Duplicate Diploma Request Form and return to our office with your payment.  



High Honors/Honors

For students graduating in August 2018

  • Students who secure a minimum ISU grade point averages of 3.33 and also are in the top 10% of their respective college's graduating class graduate with the honors distinction. Those in the top 5% graduate with a high honors distinction.
  • The base for honors and high honors designations will be determined from every December's graduating class and will then be applied to December, May and August graduations.

For students graduating in December 2018 or Later

Idaho State University recognizes outstanding student scholarship in baccalaureate and associate degree graduates by granting the following distinctions:

  • Summa Cum Laude (gold honor cord): to those having an Idaho State University GPA of 3.950-4.00
  • Magna Cum Laude (silver honor cord): to those having an Idaho State University GPA of 3.750-3.949
  • Cum Laude (white honor cord): to those having an Idaho State University GPA of 3.500-3.749

To be eligible to graduate with distinction, baccalaureate students must complete a minimum of sixty (60) credit hours at Idaho State University, and associate degree students must complete a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours.

Acknowledgement of academic achievement at commencement will be based on the student’s cumulative ISU GPA at the conclusion of the term prior to the ceremony. Distinction recorded on the final official transcript, however, will be based on all semesters completed.

Commencement Ceremony


Saturday, May 4, 2019


Commencement Ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and will run approximately 2 to 3 hours.


Holt Arena, Pocatello Campus


Graduates may invite as many guests as they wish. No tickets are required.


Graduates and their family are cordially invited to attend a reception hosted by President Arthur C. and Dr. Laura Vailas immediately following the ceremony on the turf of Holt Arena.

Special Needs

Call Holt Arena Ticket office at (208) 282-4931. Seating for persons with special needs will be available. See an usher when you arrive at Commencement.


Professional photography will be provided by Lifetouch Photography. Pictures will be available to purchase online approximately three weeks after Commencement at


Students with a graduation date of December 2018, May 2019, or August 2019 (undergraduate and graduate students) are invited to attend the Commencement ceremony.

In order to ensure your name is in the Commencement program, please apply for graduation no later than April 1, 2019.

Graduation deadlines:

  • May 2019 applicants - January 22, 2019
  • August 2019 applicants - March 22, 2019

Please contact a Graduation Specilist for more information if needed. 


NO RSVP is required at this time to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.


Commencement Ceremony Rehearsal


Friday, May 3, 2019


3:30 p.m. Rehearsal will run approximately 1 hour.


Holt Arena (on the turf), Pocatello Campus

Cap and Gown

Academic regalia (cap and gown) will be available for purchase at the PSUB Bookstore or by calling 208-282-3237. 

The deadline to order regalia is April 1st.

Additionally; you can order class rings and announcements at the ISU Grad Finale event or after the event at

For Graduation Application and Diploma Questions, Please Contact:

  • ISU Graduation Specialists
  • (208) 282-4874
  • (208) 282-4113
  • Email:

For Grad Finale and Commencement Questions, Please Contact:


Need more help?

Undergraduate Students
  • In person: Office of the Registrar, 921 S 8th Ave, Stop 8196, (208) 282-4874, (208) 282-4113
  • Email:
Graduate Students
  • In person: Contact the Graduate School located in the Museum Building, Room 401, (208) 282-2229.
  • Email:
College of Technology Students
  • In person: Student Services Office located in the College of Technology (Roy F. Christensen building), Room 184, (208) 282-2622.
  • Email:


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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