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 Term of Enrollment

     

    Last Day to Defend

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

    Degree Conferral Date

     

    Summer 2019

    For diploma to be conferred in the same term

    June 28, 2019

    July 12, 2019

    August 23, 2019

     

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

    August 23, 2019

    September 27, 2019

    December 14, 2019

    Fall 2019

    For diploma to be conferred in the same term

    October 18, 2019 

    November 1, 2019

    December 14, 2019

     

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

    December 14, 2019

    January 31, 2020

    April 26, 2020

    Winter 2020 For diploma to be conferred in the same term February 28, 2020 March 13, 2020 April 26, 2020
      For diploma to be conferred in the following term with no new registration April 26, 2020 June 5, 2020 August 21, 2020

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