Graduate Candidate Deadlines
The following documents must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies on or before the dates indicated, for graduation in the specified term. Departments may have additional deadlines.
GO-16MNote: dates occur during the preceding term
Appointment of Thesis Final Oral Examination Committee
To be submitted by the Advisor for all master's students completing theses. (See Note 1)
Non-thesis oral examination committees are appointed within the departments only. (See Note 2)
|June 4||Sept. 17||Nov. 26, '12||March 11||June 3|
Application for DegreeFor all graduate students. No student will graduate without submitting this form.
|June 29||Sept. 28||Jan. 11||April 5||June 28|
Thesis/Dissertation DefenseFor all graduate students completing theses or dissertations. See Note 1
|July 13||Nov. 2||Feb. 15||May 10||July 12|
Thesis/Dissertation Submission for
For all graduate students completing theses or dissertations. See Note 3
|July 27||Nov. 16||March 1||May 24||July 26|
GO-17Recommendation for the Master's or Doctoral Degree and/or Graduate Certificate Program Completion Form
(These forms not to be handled by students -- Prepared and submitted by the department or doctoral program for all graduate students)
|Aug. 21||Dec. 11||March 26||June 18||Aug. 20|
Early Term Graduation
(for thesis and dissertation students only)
Student who miss the listed Thesis/Dissertation Submission deadline may graduate in the following term without registering in that following term if they submit the completed/defended/approved/formatted thesis/dissertation no later than 5:00 p.m. on the GO-17 deadline (e.g., students who turn in all copies of the thesis after July 27 but no later than 5:00 p.m. August 21, 2012, and have met all other requirements by that date, will graduate in Fall term 2012 without having to register in Fall term; they must be registered in Summer term 2012).
The student must deliver a defense draft of the thesis or dissertation to all members of the approved committee no fewer than 14 days before the oral defense.
For a non-thesis final oral examination, the oral examination must be held during regular term (during 8-week term for Summer) and at least two weeks before the end of the term.
Final copies of theses and dissertations must be prepared in compliance with the ETD Formatting Requirements available from the Office of Graduate Studies.