Essential Dates

Deadlines

Applying to Graduate

Degree-seeking students must apply for graduation (regardless of whether they plan to attend the commencement ceremony). The form is available online, which requires a non-refundable/non-transferrable application fee of $20. Students who do not meet the dates below may experience long delays in receipt of their diplomas or be required to apply for a later term. A late fee of $5 will be assessed on all applications submitted after the deadlines below. Applications submitted after the final deadline will NOT BE ACCEPTED and will be deferred to a later term. Please note that the application for graduation will be closed on the first business day follwing the deadline dates noted below for billing purposes.

 

Degrees and Certificates

TERM

Initial Deadline* for Graduation

FINAL Deadline** for Graduation

Summer 2017Last week day of June
July 7th, 2017
Fall 2017Last week day of SeptemberNovember 15th, 2017
Spring 2018Last week day of FebruaryApril 11th, 2018
Summer 2018Last week day of June
July 6th, 2018
Fall 2018Last week day of SeptemberNovember 14th, 2018
Spring 2019Last week day of FebruaryApril 17th, 2019
Summer 2019Last week day of JuneJuly 5th, 2019

 *Last date for which the regular application fee will be charged.

**Last date for which graduation applications will be accepted for graduation for that term.


Thesis / Dissertation Deadlines

  • Last day to defend a thesis or dissertation is approximately one month prior to commencment for that term. In summer the end of the "semester" is the end of second summer session. Please note that your department may impose an earlier deadline. ALWAYS PLAN AHEAD, ESPECIALLY IN SUMMER!
  • Submission of a defended draft of the thesis or dissertation is due in the Graduate School no later than the dates listed below. In summer the end of the "semester" is the end of second summer session. Your draft will be reviewed by the Graduate School readers, and additional changes may be necessary.
  • Completed Theses must be turned in on or before the final Completed Thesis Deadline. LATE submissions will NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

 TERM

DRAFT Deadline (Post Defense)

COMPLETED Thesis* Deadline

Summer 2017

July 7th, 2017

August 1st, 2017

Fall 2017

November 15th, 2017

December 8th, 2017

Spring 2018

April 11th, 2018

May 4th, 2018

Summer 2018

July 6th, 2018

July 31st, 2018

Fall 2018

November 14th, 2018

December 7th, 2018

Spring 2019

April 17th, 2019

May 3rd, 2019

Summer 2019

July 5th, 2019

July 3oth, 2019

*A "Completed Thesis" includes the final, edited copy ready for publication; printed copies ready for binding (if applicable); and, binding/shipping payment (if applicable).


Written / Oral Comprehensives and Products of Learning Presentation Deadlines

  • The signed paperwork documenting successful completion must be received in the Graduate School at least 1 day before final exams begin in the semester of graduation. In summer, the end of the "semester" is the end of second summer session.

Deadline for Other Requirements

  • All other work (classwork, internship, proficiency, etc.) must be completed by the student no later than the official date of graduation for that semester. The official date of graduation will be set each semester by the Registrar, and in general falls within two days of the commencement ceremony. During summer, the official date of graduation is within two days of the last class day.