Graduation Application

The graduation application must be completed by all students. The application must be submitted during the semester prior to the anticipated semester of degree completion. Even if a student does not desire to participate in the annual commencement ceremony, the application must be on file in order to receive a diploma. Note that graduation fees do apply and rates are determined by level of study.

Submission of the graduation application serves as a prompt for the student’s record to be reviewed based on graduation requirements listed in the academic catalog. Academic advisors will be notified of any review items that need to be addressed with the student. The application will be voided if the student is not able to fulfill graduation requirements by the specified term for which the application was completed.

Questions about graduation or requests to update personal information on an application that has already been submitted should be directed to

All graduation applications can be accessed by logging into your MyPIU. From the Student Tab click on Graduation located on the left side of the page. Graduation fees apply.


Commencement Ceremony

The annual commencement ceremony for Piedmont International University is held the first week of May. All students who have successfully completed graduation requirements prior to the prescribed program deadlines and have applied for graduation are strongly encouraged to participate in this honorable occasion of recognition and the conferring of the degree.

Commencement 2020

Participation in the commencement ceremony requires the purchase of regalia (gown, cap, hood, tassel) from our designated vendor.

Regalia Information