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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.

 

 Summer
2014
Fall 
2014
Winter
2015
Spring
2015
Summer
2015

GO-16M

Note: 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. 
Non-thesis oral examination committees are appointed within the departments only. (See Note 1)
June 2
Sept. 22 Dec. 1, '14 Mar. 9
June 1
 

Application for Graduate Certificate or Degree

For all graduate students. No student will graduate without submitting this form. (See Note 2)
June 27 Oct. 3
Jan. 9
April 3
June 26
 

Thesis/Dissertation Defense

For all graduate students completing theses or dissertations. (See Note 3)
July 11
Nov. 7
Feb. 13 May 8
July 10
 

Thesis/Dissertation Submission for
Final Approval

For all graduate students completing theses or dissertations. (See Note 4
July 25 Nov. 21 Feb. 27 May 22 July 24
 

GO-17

Recommendation for the Master's or Doctoral Degree (This form not to be handled by students)
Aug. 19 Dec. 16 Mar. 24 June 16 Aug. 18

 

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 25 but no later than 5:00 p.m. August 19, 2014, and have met all other requirements by that date, will graduate in Fall term 2014 without having to register in Fall term; they must be registered in Summer term 2014).

Notes

Note 1:

For non-thesis final examinations (including final project presentations), examinations must be scheduled and completed by the Friday of finals week for graduation in that term (end of eighth week for Summer term).

Note 2:

As a one-time courtesy, students who do not complete degree requirements can have their application for graduation carried forward to a future term (typically the next term, but it could be at maximum up to one year in advance). To request that an application for graduation be carried, students must contact OGS in writing and provide an explanation for the graduation delay. If students do not graduate a second time, the application for graduation will be dropped; they will then need to reapply for graduation by the appropriate deadline (and will be assessed a new $25 fee). 

Note 3:

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.

Note 4:

Final copies of theses and dissertations must be prepared in compliance with the ETD Formatting Requirements available here.