Diploma Deadlines

The following is a summary.  See Graduate School's Calendar and Registrar's Academic Calendars for more information.

Fall 2018 Deadline Dates    
Advancement to Candidacy*   Friday, August 31st, 2018
Application for Graduation **   Friday, October 19th, 2018
Thesis/Dissertation Deadline ***   Thursday, December 20th, 2018
Spring 2019 Deadline Dates    
Advancement to Candidacy*   Friday, February 1st, 2019
Application for Graduation **   Friday, March 1st, 2019
Thesis/Dissertation Deadline ***   Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

 

*Last day for Departments to submit Advancement to Candidacy (G5 status) forms to the Graduate School. To be eligible for advancement, students should plan to complete all their requirements for the PhD (except their dissertation, of course) at least 2 days before the Graduate School deadline.
**Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online. MS students apply for graduation via SOLAR. PhD candidates should apply online; see Graduate School's Application for Graduation.
***Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/dissertations with the Graduate School.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Candidates for August diplomas must be registered in either Summer Session for a graduate-level course in order to graduate. Candidates for December and May diplomas must be registered for at least one graduate credit in the semester they are graduating. During the fall and spring zero credit courses do not constitute fulfillment of the registration requirement for graduation.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must reapply for a subsequent degree awarding period. Degree applications are not carried forward.