Graduate

Graduation Deadlines

Please read carefully: critical graduation, ETD, and candidacy deadlines below. 

Summer 2021 Deadlines

Summer 2021 Deadlines
Deadline Date
Deadline to request Ph.D. defense (Departmental)
College deadline is June 11th; see the APS if you are between these dates.
May 28, 2021
Deadline to request Master’s defense (Departmental) June 11, 2021
Deadline to apply for graduation (through OASIS) June 14, 2021
Deadline for MA ETD registration and final submission of Thesis (Graduate School) June 25, 2021
*Deadline to start the process for graduate certification by informing APS you want to graduate this semester (Departmental) June 25, 2021
Deadline for PhD ETD registration and final submission of Dissertation (Graduate School) July 2, 2021
 Deadline to apply for PhD candidacy (Departmental)
College deadline is Aug. 6th; see the APS if you are between these dates.
July 23, 2021

Spring 2021 Deadlines

Spring 2021 Deadlines
Deadline Date

Deadline to apply for graduation (through OASIS)

Feb. 8, 2021

Deadline to request Master’s defense (Departmental)

March 5, 2021

Deadline to request PhD defense (Departmental)
College deadline is Mar. 26; see the APS if you are between these dates.

March 15, 2021

Deadline for MA ETD registration and final submission of Thesis (Graduate School)

March 19, 2021

Deadline for PhD ETD registration and final submission of Dissertation (Graduate School)

April 2, 2021

*Deadline to start the process for graduate certification by informing the APS you want to graduate this semester (Departmental)

April 2, 2021

Deadline to apply for PhD candidacy (Departmental)                                 

College deadline is Apr. 28; see the APS if you are between these dates.

 April 14, 2021

 


Please note:

  • If you have not applied for graduation by the deadline, you can still apply late, up until the last week of classes.

  • Failure to register for ETD  by the deadline will prevent you from participating in commencement, but it will not prevent you from having your degree conferred this semester.
  • Departmental deadlines are set to allow 2 weeks processing before College deadlines. 

*IMPORTANT: Your graduation must be certified by the department, the college, and Graduate Studies, in addition to defense, thesis, and dissertation deadlines. That means that the APS needs to fill out paperwork and have it processed by a certain date in order for you to graduate. You must be very clear with the APS about whether or not you intend to graduate, as there are those who choose not to graduate the same semester they defend. (Merely submitting your ETD is not enough for graduation.)

Your deadline for letting the APS know whether you want to graduate this semester is June 25th.
(Please note: If your plans change after informing the APS, let the APS know immediately. Once they send out your graduate certification, they usually cannot take it back.)