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Deadlines

SEMESTER OF DEGREE COMPLETION (GRADUATION) Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
Classes Begin Aug 26 Jan 13 May 19 Aug 25 Jan 12 May 18
Last day for filing an Application for Graduation Sept 6 Jan 24 June 20 Sept 5 Jan 23 June 19
Last day for filing Doctoral dissertation proposal Aug 9 Dec 13 May 9 Aug 8 Dec 12 May 8
Last day for requesting defense of Doctoral dissertation Oct 25 March 21 June 20 Oct 24 March 20 June 19
Nominations due for Graduate Dean's Citation for Excellence Oct 25 March 21   Oct 24 March 20  
Last day for defense of Doctoral dissertation Nov 8 April 4 July 3 Nov 7 April 3 July 2
Last day for filing Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Nov 15 April 11 July 11 Nov 14 April 10 July 10
Nominations due for Outstanding Dissertation/Thesis Nov 15 April 11   Nov 14 April 10  
Last day for filing results of Master’s and Specialist’s written comprehensive examination Nov 15 April 11 July 11 Nov 14 April 10 July 10
Last day for requesting transfer of credits or counting unclassified hours Nov 29 April 25 July 25 Nov 28 April 24 July 24
ALL degrees Conferred Dec 13 May 9 Aug 8 Dec 12 May 8 Aug 7
Commencement Ceremony Dec 13 May 9 No Ceremony Dec 12 May 8 No Ceremony
Transcripts Available with final degree Jan 21 June 9 Sept 2 Jan 20 June 8 Aug 31
Diplomas Available with degree Feb. 4 June 23 Sept 16 Feb. 3 June 22 Sept 14
SUMMER GRADUATION APPLICATIONS ONLY
Last day for filing Summer Application for Graduation to guarantee  student name in Spring Commencement Program February 28 February 27