Electronic Thesis & Dissertation

Current ETD Dates and Deadlines

Please see below for current ETD deadlines for the upcoming semesters. Be sure to check here at the beginning of each semester to confirm your ETD deadline. To ensure that your submissions are properly received by the ETD Staff, please submit by 5 P.M. on the day of your designated deadline.

ETD Review

Initial review of the ETD generally takes 5-10 business days (and begins only once all submission requirements [ETD Registration, COA Packet, and ProQuest Submission] have been completed by the student). Note that ETDs submitted close to or on the deadline may require longer review times.  Keep an eye on your email inbox so you don't miss any updates to your submission.

Double-check your inbox and spam folder for emails from ProQuest before reaching out to the ETD Administrative Specialists during the review process.

Late ETD Submission

ETDs submitted after the deadline without an extension request form from the Office of Graduate Studies may not be processed for that semester's graduation. Students may be required to register again in the following semester. 

Fall 2023
Date Deadline/Event
August 21 Semester begins (Office of the Registrar)
September 27
12PM - 2PM

ETD Workshop - This workshop helps students understand the requirements, responsibilities, and deadlines of the ETD process.

>>>REGISTER HERE<<<

Use ETD Formatting Guidelines to prepare for submission.

October 27

THESIS DEADLINE | Submit for Review¹,²

  1. Complete ETD Registration (if not completed by 5PM on the deadline, you may not be included in the Commencement Program)
  2. Submit the Certificate of Approval Packet via this Microsoft Form.
    Packet Contents:
  3. Submit Final Committee-Approved Thesis as PDF to ProQuest
November 10

DISSERTATION DEADLINE | Submit for Review¹,²

  1. Complete ETD Registration (if not completed by 5PM on the deadline, you may not be included in the Commencement Program)
  2. Submit the Certificate of Approval Packet via this Microsoft Form.
    Packet Contents:
  3. Submit Final Committee-Approved Dissertation as PDF to ProQuest
December 7

Final Clearance of ETDs³

Last day to receive final ETD Approval by Office of Graduate Studies

December 8 - 11 Commencement (Commencement Office)
Spring 2024
Date Deadline/Event
January 8 (tentative) Semester Begins (Office of the Registrar)
(Date TBA)

ETD Workshop - This workshop helps students understand the requirements, responsibilities, and deadlines of the ETD process.

Use ETD Formatting Guidelines to prepare for submission.

March 15 (tentative)

THESIS DEADLINE | Submit for Review¹,²

  1. Complete ETD Registration (if not completed by 5PM on the deadline, you may not be included in the Commencement Program)
  2. Submit the Certificate of Approval Packet via this Microsoft Form.
    Packet Contents:
  3. Submit Final Committee-Approved Thesis as PDF to ProQuest
March 29 (tentative)

DISSERTATION DEADLINE | Submit for Review¹,²

  1. Complete ETD Registration (if not completed by 5PM on the deadline, you may not be included in the Commencement Program)
  2. Submit the Certificate of Approval Packet via this Microsoft Form.
    Packet Contents:
  3. Submit Final Committee-Approved Thesis as PDF to ProQuest
May 2 (tentative)

Final Clearance of ETDs³

Last day to receive final ETD Approval by Office of Graduate Studies

May 2 - 5 (tentative)

Commencement (Commencement Office)

Summer 2024
Date Deadline/Event
May 13 (tentative) Summer Sessions A & C Begin (Office of the Registrar)
(Date TBA)

ETD Workshop - This workshop helps students understand the requirements, responsibilities, and deadlines of the ETD process.

Use ETD Formatting Guidelines to prepare for submission.

June 21 (tentative)

THESIS DEADLINE | Submit for Review¹,²

  1. Complete ETD Registration (if not completed by 5PM on the deadline, you may not be included in the Commencement Program)
  2. Submit the Certificate of Approval Packet via this Microsoft Form.
    Packet Contents:
  3. Submit Final Committee-Approved Thesis as PDF to ProQuest
June 28 (tentative)

DISSERTATION DEADLINE | Submit for Review¹,²

  1. Complete ETD Registration (if not completed by 5PM on the deadline, you may not be included in the Commencement Program)
  2. Submit the Certificate of Approval Packet via this Microsoft Form.
    Packet Contents:
  3. Submit Final Committee-Approved Dissertation as PDF to ProQuest
August 2 (tentative)

Final Clearance of ETDs ³

Last day to receive final ETD Approval by Office of Graduate Studies

August 3 - 4 (tentative)

Commencement (Commencement Office)

¹ The final approved thesis/dissertation and all required forms and surveys must be submitted by the listed deadline. Students that miss the deadline will not be approved to graduate and will need to defer to the next semester.
² Students that meet the final submission deadline but do not receive approval of the ETD must complete the required revisions specified by the Office of Graduate Studies, resubmit the ETD and receive approval by the final clearance deadline.
³ The final clearance deadline is not the last day to submit, but the last date by which the revised ETD must be approved by the Office of Graduate Studies.