Important Dates and Deadlines

Event/DeadlineDocumentDate Due*

FALL

   
Deadline to apply to take the Comprehensive Exam Application for Comprehensive Exam October 1*
Deadline to apply for Candidacy for following Spring Graduation Application for Admission to Candidacy November 1*
Deadline to conduct the Thesis/Dissertation Defense Request to Conduct the Oral Thesis/Dissertation Defense 2nd Friday in November
Thesis/Dissertation Submission Deadline Copies of the manuscript in final form (see Thesis Manual) 7 days after oral defense

SPRING

   
Deadline to apply to take the Comprehensive Exam Application for Comprehensive Exam February 1*
Deadline to apply for Candidacy for following Summer Graduation Application for Graduation March 1*
Deadline to apply for Candidacy for following Fall Graduation Application for Graduation June 1*
Deadline to conduct the Thesis/Dissertation Defense Request to Conduct the Oral Thesis/Dissertation Defense 3rd Friday in March
Thesis/Dissertation Submission Deadline Copies of the manuscript in final form (see Thesis Manual) 7 days after oral defense

SUMMER

   
Deadline to apply to take the Comprehensive Exam Application for Comprehensive Exam July 1*
Deadline to conduct the Thesis/Dissertation Defense Request to Conduct the Oral Thesis/Dissertation Defense 2nd Friday in July
Thesis/Dissertation Submission Deadline Copies of the manuscript in final form (see Thesis Manual) 7 days after oral defense

When the Date Due falls on a weekend or holiday, it is understood that the Date Due becomes the preceding business day.

Deadlines are not to be construed as the only date that documents can be submitted. Students are encouraged to submit documents at the earliest possible time when applicable requirements have been met.

Only completed documents will be processed when submitted to the Graduate College by 5:00pm on the above stated date due.