Are You Ready to Graduate?

  • Is this your last semester at Iowa?
    • We accept applications for the current semester only.
  • Will you have completed your major's requirements to graduate with honors by the end of this semester?
    • If you participate in commencement before you graduate (walk early) we still only accept this application during the same semester you apply to gradate.
  • If your major requires a thesis, have you discussed your Honors Thesis Submission Agreement with your faculty mentor?
    • We cannot confer a degree until both a thesis and agreement are received.
  • Will you be prepared to submit your thesis and agreement by 11:59 p.m. on the Wednesday of finals week?

Spring 2018 applications are due February 23, 2018. Your thesis and submission agreement are due May 9, 2018.


  1. Apply to graduate by completing your degree application in MyUI.
  2. Complete the form below and click Submit. Your application will be emailed to you.
  3. Print it off and get it signed by your faculty mentor and Honors Advisor.
  4. Turn in your signed app to 420 BHC or email a scanned PDF copy to by the deadline.

Next steps: Turn in your submission agreement and upload your thesis by 11:59 p.m. on the last Wednesday of your final semester.

What if...

...I plan to graduate with honors in two or more majors? Submit a separate app for each major.

...I plan to "walk early/late"? File an application to walk with Graduation Analysis (1 JH) and notify us at if you wish to participate in the Honors Commendation Ceremony.

...I changed my graduation session after I submit my application? Notify us about the change at and we'll update your application record so you don't have to resubmit it. Be sure to amend your degree application as well.

example: jdoe