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Important Dates and Deadlines

Event/TimelineDocumentDate Due*

FALL

  
Deadline to apply to take the Comprehensive ExamApplication for Comprehensive ExamOctober 1*
Deadline to apply for Candidacy for following Spring GraduationApplication for Admission to CandidacyNovember 1*
Deadline to conduct the Thesis/Dissertation DefenseRequest to Conduct the Oral Thesis/Dissertation Defense2nd Friday in November
Thesis/Dissertation Submission DeadlineCopies of the manuscript in final form (see Thesis Manual)7 days after oral defense

SPRING

  
Deadline to apply to take the Comprehensive ExamApplication for Comprehensive ExamFebruary 1*
Deadline to apply for Candidacy for following Summer GraduationApplication for GraduationMarch 1*
Deadline to apply for Candidacy for following Fall GraduationApplication for GraduationJune 1*
Deadline to conduct the Thesis/Dissertation DefenseRequest to Conduct the Oral Thesis/Dissertation Defense3rd Monday in March
Thesis/Dissertation Submission DeadlineCopies of the manuscript in final form (see Thesis Manual)7 days after oral defense

SUMMER

  
Deadline to apply to take the Comprehensive ExamApplication for Comprehensive ExamJune 1*
Deadline to conduct the Thesis/Dissertation DefenseRequest to Conduct the Oral Thesis/Dissertation Defense3rd Friday in July
Thesis/Dissertation Submission DeadlineCopies 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.