Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
To be eligible for the Commencement Ceremony, you must meet one of the following requirements:
- Be an IAU Alumni (previous graduate),
- Be conditionally approved for graduation,
- Or be on track to graduating by the end of upcoming Summer Term and maintaining a CGPA of 2.0 (ASBA/BBA) or 3.0 (MBA/DBA).
Yes, in order to participate in and attend the Commencement Ceremony, you must register for the event. You can do so by completing the Registration: Commencement Ceremony form.
Please note, registration does not guarantee that you will be able to participate. Each student will be subject to the eligibility requirements.
Yes, every graduate will have their name read as they cross the stage, regardless of whether it is listed in the program or not.
When you register for the Commencement Ceremony, you will enter your cap and gown information, such as size and degree program. The Commencement fee includes the purchase of your cap and gown. Schedule of Fees & Make A Payment can be found here.
All graduation regalia will arrive 2-3 weeks before the ceremony. Once they arrive, you will receive a confirmation email to pick up your items. You will be able to pick up your graduation regalia during IAU's normal business hours.
Yes, you should arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony to make sure the cap and gown is fitted properly. There will be IAU staff members at the location to check you in.
We recommend guests arrive at least 30 minutes prior to ceremony to secure parking and seating .
Professional photographers will be stationed on and around the stage. Photos will be emailed to all attendees within three weeks after the ceremony. Additionally, a zipped file of the Commencement Ceremony photos will be made available on this web-page.
As a courtesy to our students, IAU's Office of Student Services will provide an invitation letter to those who will be needing one. Please contact our Office of Student Services at media@iau.LA for the need information to produce the letter.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Office of Student Services at media@iau.LA.