Electronic Thesis & Dissertation

Current ETD Dates and Deadlines

The following are the current ETD deadlines for the three most current semesters. Future dates may change from time to time. Please check here at the beginning of each semester to ensure you are on track.

ETD Review

Review of the ETD will generally require 7-10 business days (once all of the submission requirements have been completed), although ETDs submitted close to or on the deadline may require longer review times. Keep an eye on your 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.

Late ETD Submission

ETDs submitted after the thesis/dissertation deadline without an extension request form from Dr. Ruth Bahr will not be processed for that semester's graduation. You will have to register again in the following semester.

Fall 2021
Date Deadline/Event
August 23

Semester Begins (Office of the Registrar)

September 15

WORKSHOP | ETD Process Overview 12pm - 2pm

October 15

OPTIONAL DEADLINE | Submit Initial Pages for Review

  1. Complete ETD Registration (the earlier, the better)
  2. Format all pages between the title page and the abstract
  3. Submit formatted pages to this Microsoft Form
October 29

DEADLINE | Submit Thesis for Review ¹,²

  1. Complete ETD Registration (if not completed by 5PM on the deadline, you may not be included in the Commencement Program)
  2. Submit Final Committee-Approved Thesis as PDF to ProQuest
  3. Submit the Certificate of Approval Packet via this Microsoft Form:
November 12

DEADLINE | Submit Dissertation for Review ¹,²

  1. Complete ETD Registration (if not completed by 5PM on the deadline, you may not be included in the Commencement Program)
  2. Submit Final Committee-Approved Dissertation as PDF to ProQuest
  3. Submit the Certificate of Approval Packet via this Microsoft Form:
December 9

Final Clearance of ETDs ³

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

December 10 - 13 (tentative) Commencement (Commencement Office)

 

Spring 2022
Date Deadline/Event
January 10 Semester Begins (Office of the Registrar)
March 18

DEADLINE | Submit Thesis for Review ¹,²

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

DEADLINE | Submit Dissertation for Review ¹,²

  1. Complete ETD Registration (if not completed by 5PM on the deadline, you may not be included in the Commencement Program)
  2. Submit Final Committee-Approved Dissertation as PDF to ProQuest
  3. Submit the Certificate of Approval Packet via this Microsoft Form:
May 4

Final Clearance of ETDs ³

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

May 5 - 9 (tentative)

Commencement (Commencement Office)

 

Summer 2022
Date Deadline/Event
May 16 Summer Sessions A & C Begin (Office of the Registrar)
June 24

DEADLINE | Submit Thesis for Review ¹,²

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

DEADLINE | Submit Dissertation for Review ¹,²

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

Final Clearance of ETDs ³

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

August 6 - 7 (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.

Save $25 by submitting your ETD more than 2 weeks before the listed DEADLINE.

For more information, visit ETD Processing Fees.