Applying to Graduate

Degrees are conferred three times a year. In addition to conferral that takes place during the commencement ceremony at the end of the Winter term, 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 a commencement ceremony at a later date.

The Office of the Registrar 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.

The Office of the Registrar 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 Requirement Deadline Dates are below.

Final Dissertation and Degree Requirement Deadline Dates

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.

Deadline Dates

 

Intended Last Day of Enrollment   Last Day to Defend Last Day to Complete All Requirements & Last Day to Apply to Graduate Degree Conferral Date
Summer 2021 For diploma to be conferred in the same term June 25, 2021 July 9, 2021 August 25, 2021
  For diploma to be conferred in following term with no new registration August 25, 2021 September 24, 2021 December 17, 2021
Fall 2021 For diploma to be conferred in the same term November 5, 2021 November 19, 2021 December 17, 2021
  For diploma to be conferred in following term with no new registration January 11, 2021 January 25, 2022 April 29, 2022
Winter 2022 For diploma to be conferred in the same term March 18, 2022 April 1, 2022 April 29, 2022
  For diploma to be conferred in following term with no new registration May 31, 2022 June 15, 2022 August 22, 2022

Office of the Registrar

1169 -
University Center (UC)
Fax: 
313-593-5697

UPCOMING DATES

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