Diploma Deadlines

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

Fall 2019 Deadline Dates    
Advancement to Candidacy*   Friday, August 30th, 2019
Application for Graduation **   Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
Thesis/Dissertation Deadline ***   Thursday, December 19th, 2019
Spring 2020 Deadline Dates    
Advancement to Candidacy*   TBA
Application for Graduation **   TBA
Thesis/Dissertation Deadline ***   TBA

Last Amended 08/30/19

*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.



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.


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