Electronic Thesis & Dissertation

Current ETD 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 Workshop

We strongly suggest completing the Workshop the semester prior to defending/submitting your ETD so that you have all you'll need to prepare the document as you write/format. There are both online and in-person options.

Visit the Workshops and Help Sessions page for more details.

Please Note: Only items that are bolded are our deadlines - the other dates are included for your convenience.

Spring 2019
Date Deadline/Event
January 7 Semester Begins (Office of the Registrar)
February 1 Deadline to Register for Graduation through OASIS (Academic Calendar)
March 22

DEADLINE | Submit Thesis for Review ¹ ²

  1. Complete ETD Registration (if not completed by 5:00pm on the deadline, you may not be included in the Commencement program)
  2. Submit Final Committee-Approved Thesis in PDF to ProQuest
  3. Submit the Certificate of Approval Packet to Graduate Studies (ALN 226):

Note: Students may send the completed packed to the ETD Help Desk.

April 5

DEADLINE | Submit Dissertation for Review ¹ ²

  1. Complete ETD Registration (if not completed by 5:00pm on the deadline, you may not be included in the Commencement program)
  2. Submit Final Committee-Approved Dissertation in PDF to ProQuest
  3. Submit the Certificate of Approval Packet to Graduate Studies (ALN 226):

Note: Students may send the completed packed to the ETD Help Desk.

May 3

Final Clearance of ETDs ³

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

May 4 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.

Summer 2019
Date Deadline/Event
May 13 Semester Begins (Office of the Registrar)
June 7 Deadline to Register for Graduation through OASIS (Academic Calendar)
 June 28

DEADLINE | Submit Thesis for Review ¹ ²

  1. Complete ETD Registration (if not completed by 5:00pm on the deadline, you may not be included in the Commencement program)
  2. Submit Final Committee-Approved Thesis in PDF to ProQuest
  3. Submit the Certificate of Approval Packet to Graduate Studies (ALN 226):

Note: Students may send the completed packed to the ETD Help Desk.

 July 5

DEADLINE | Submit Dissertation for Review ¹ ²

  1. Complete ETD Registration (if not completed by 5:00pm on the deadline, you may not be included in the Commencement program)
  2. Submit Final Committee-Approved Dissertation in PDF to ProQuest
  3. Submit the Certificate of Approval Packet to Graduate Studies (ALN 226):

Note: Students may send the completed packed to the ETD Help Desk.

 August 2

Final Clearance of ETDs ³

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

 August 3

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.

Fall 2019
Date Deadline/Event
August 26 Semester Begins (Office of the Registrar)
September 20 Deadline to Register for Graduation through OASIS (Academic Calendar)
 November 1

DEADLINE | Submit Thesis for Review ¹ ²

  1. Complete ETD Registration (if not completed by 5:00pm on the deadline, you may not be included in the Commencement program)
  2. Submit Final Committee-Approved Thesis in PDF to ProQuest
  3. Submit the Certificate of Approval Packet to Graduate Studies (ALN 226):

Note: Students may send the completed packed to the ETD Help Desk.

November 15

DEADLINE | Submit Dissertation for Review ¹ ²

  1. Complete ETD Registration (if not completed by 5:00pm on the deadline, you may not be included in the Commencement program)
  2. Submit Final Committee-Approved Dissertation in PDF to ProQuest
  3. Submit the Certificate of Approval Packet to Graduate Studies (ALN 226):

Note: Students may send the completed packed to the ETD Help Desk.

 December 12

 Final Clearance of ETDs ³

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

December 13 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.