Doctoral Degree Completion Deadlines

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Fall 2021Winter 2022Spring 2022Summer 2022

Priority deadline to submit application for advanced degree in GradWeb. After this date, you must contact your department to request an override. 

October 8January 14April 8

July 1

Last day to provide a draft of the dissertation to your committee

(This is the university's generally expected timeframe. Check with your department and/or committee for their specific requirements.)

At least 3 weeks prior to defenseAt least 3 weeks prior to defenseAt least 3 weeks prior to defenseAt least 3 weeks prior to defense

Last day to file application for final oral defense

(Committee- and department-approved applications are due at least 3 weeks before the defense*. Student should submit the application 4-5 weeks before defense to allow sufficient time for approvals.)

2 weeks prior to defense*2 weeks prior to defense*2 weeks prior to defense*2 weeks prior to defense*

Last day to hold final oral defense See final term registration exceptions

November 24March 4May 27August 19

Last day for dissertation committee to certify results of defense (instructions will be sent to committee members prior to the defense)

2 weeks after defense2 weeks after defense2 weeks after defense2 weeks after defense

Last day to upload your completed and approved dissertation and submit signed forms to the Division of Graduate Studies

2 weeks after defense**2 weeks after defense**2 weeks after defense**2 weeks after defense**
Last day for department to submit the statement of completion of requirements in GradWebDecember 21March 29June 21September 20
Official degree conferral date (the date of your degree as it will appear on your transcript and diploma)December 11March 19June 13

September 10

*Effective Fall 2021, the deadline for applying for defense is 2 weeks prior to the defense

**Effective Fall 2021, the deadline for submitting the dissertation is 2 weeks after the defense

 

Getting ready to graduate? See our doctoral graduation checklist to be sure you have what is needed to graduate on time.