UM-Dearborn Connect Registration and Records

Applying to Graduate:

Doctorate Students:

Degrees are conferred three times a year. In addition to conferral that takes place during commencement ceremonies at the end of the Fall and Winter terms, degrees completed during the Summer term are conferred at the August meeting of the University Regents and are distributed by mail. All candidates who complete the degree requirements may choose to participate in commencement ceremonies at a later date.

Enrollment Services/Registration and Records publishes annual deadlines by which a candidate must defend a dissertation and complete all degree requirements. The deadline in order to have the degree conferred in the same term is approximately six weeks before the end of the term.

Enrollment Services/Registration and Records also publishes annual deadlines for candidates who defend after this date but before the last day of the term, and who complete all degree requirements, including final revisions. These candidates will have their degree conferred in the term in which they complete all requirements and submit final revisions, but will not be required to register for an additional term. The Final Dissertation and Degree Requirements Deadline Dates are below.



The date by which a candidate must complete and submit all degree requirements, including format revisions, is a firm date. Extensions are not permitted. A candidate who does not meet the final deadline cannot be listed among the degree recipients for that particular term, nor participate in commencement.

Intended Last Term of Enrollment

 

Last Day to Defend

Last Day to Complete All Requirements and Last Day to Apply to Graduate

Degree Conferral Date

Summer
2015

For diploma to be conferred in the same term

June 12, 2015

June 26, 2015

August 21, 2015

For diploma to be conferred in following term with no new registration

August 21, 2015

October 2, 2015

December 19, 2015

Fall
2015

For diploma to be conferred in the same term

October 9, 2015 *

October 23, 2015

December 19, 2015

For diploma to be conferred in following term with no new registration

December 19, 2015

January 29, 2016

May 1, 2016

Winter
2016

For diploma to be conferred in the same term

February 19, 2016

March 4, 2016

May 1, 2016

For diploma to be conferred in following term with no new registration

May 1, 2016

June 3, 2016

August 26, 2016

Summer
2016

For diploma to be conferred in the same term

June 17, 2016 

July 1, 2016

August 26, 2016

For diploma to be conferred in following term with no new registration

May 26, 2016

September 30, 2016

TBA

* Note that most students require two weeks or more to make revisions and therefore could not defend and finish on the same day