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Graduation Checklist

Important Reminders:

  • If it is important to you to graduate in a specific semester, please heed the Schedule of Deadlines.
  • If you plan to leave UNC before graduation, take care of Graduate School business well in advance of leaving.
  • Incomplete graduation applications will not be processed.
  • Doctoral Students and Educational Specialists: Make sure your Plan of Study was filed with the Graduate School by the end of the first semester of enrollment after admission. We cannot move toward graduation without it.
  • Current Forms for faculty and students can be found here.

Non-Thesis Master's Doctoral

Thesis Master's

  • Submit Graduation Application as soon as you begin to think about graduating
  • Thesis Format Check – you may schedule appointment or drop in to the Graduate School, allow 15-30 min.
  • Confirm that your committee chair has reported results of comps and / or defense of thesis in lieu of comps or equivalent to the Graduate School by the published deadline.
  • Final Review: Prior to the deadline, turn in ONE Copy of thesis and signed signature pages to Graduate School for approval (allow 2 weeks to receive edits), complete Binding Forms. All committee signatures must be obtained prior to submission of thesis.
  • After Graduate School approval, deliver 4 copies of thesis to the Graduate School; one on 25% or higher cotton, 20 lb. paper, 3 copies on plain 20 lb. paper. Graduate School will bill your student account.

Capstone Research Project (Audiology & Doctor of Nursing Practice)

  • Submit "Request to Appoint a Doctoral Committee" form to the Graduate School
  • Submit Graduation Application
  • Format Check – you may schedule an appointment or drop in to the Graduate School, allow 15-30 min.
  • Final Capstone Review. Turn in ONE Copy of Capstone and signed signature pages to Graduate School for approval, Complete Binding Forms (allow 2 weeks to receive edits) All committee signatures must be obtained prior to submission of capstone.
  • After you receive approval from the Graduate School, deliver 4 copies of capstone to the Graduate School; one on 25% or higher cotton, 20 lb. paper, 3 copies on plain 20 lb. paper. Graduate School will bill your student account.

Doctoral

  • Submit Request to Appoint a Doctoral Committee form to the Graduate School
  • Required Steps in Candidacy:
    • Passed Written Comp:, Program generates form to send results to the Graduate School
      • Schedule Oral Comps at least 2 weeks prior to the requested date (allow time to make changes or address committee concerns).
      • Graduate School will send the results form to the committee chair.
    • Passed Oral Comps. Committee chair should send results to the Graduate School within one semester. (Results form must originate from the Grad School.)
    • Discuss with the chair of your committee which publication style manual you are to use to write your dissertation.
    • Submit committee-approved proposal to the Graduate School. Please make sure we have current mailing and email address and specific style manual.
    • Confirmation of Candidacy will be mailed to student with copy sent to the committee chair.
  • Degree Grad Check is triggered when you enter into candidacy. Upon being admitted to Candidacy the GS will complete and mail a Grad Check to the student.
  • Format Check – you may schedule appointment or drop in to the Graduate School, allow 15-30 min.
  • Schedule Defense of Dissertation with the Graduate School, MUST be received at least 2 weeks prior to your requested date to allow time to address changes or committee concerns and publish announcement in the UNC Today. Committee Chair should send the results to the Graduate School before the review can be done.
  • Turn in ONE Copy of Dissertation and signed signature pages to Graduate School for final approval, (allow 2 weeks to receive edits.) Complete Final Forms. All committee signatures must be obtained before you turn dissertation in for final review.
  • After you receive approval from the Graduate School, deliver final copies of dissertation. One copy on 25% or higher cotton, 20 lb. paper, 3 copies on plain 20 lb. paper. Graduate School will bill your student account.

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Questions?

  • Please feel free to contact Laura Hulsey at the Graduate School regarding graduation:
  • (970) 351-1803 M-F, 8-5
  • laura.hulsey@unco.edu