Graduation Deadlines

Deadlines Fall 2018
Advance to Candidacy

Aug 31


Apply for Graduation Sept 21
Submit to the School of Graduate Studies: (1) Preliminary Approval and; and (2) Notice of Defense and; 

Note: If your defense is scheduled before this deadline, the Preliminary Approval and Notice of Defense must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the Defense.
Nov 15
Last Day to defend Thesis/Dissertation

Note: Forms to bring to your defense for committee signatures: (1) Approval Page; (2) Final Report on Candidate form

Nov 29
Submit to the School of Graduate Studies:(1) Final Report on Candidate;(2) Thesis/Dissertation Approval Page Dec 6
Submit electronic PDF of Thesis/Dissertation to UMI/ProQuest Publishing

Note: Once you electronically submit your final copy for publishing, no changes are made to the format or content. Therefore, the burden of how the manuscript looks is entirely the responsibility of the student author.
Dec 6
Graduate Commencement

Dec 13, 2018

3:00pm Chester Fritz

Forms and Assistance: All forms are available on the School of Graduate Studies' website. Students are responsible for obtaining the most current version (available on our site), and submitting them with the appropriate signatures.

Enrollment Requirements: Students must be registered for a minimum of one credit hour for the term in which they graduate. If you have registered for all the courses on your program of study, you may enroll in 996 Continuing Enrollment.