Deadlines & Dates

Graduation Due Dates*

Table of Graduate College Deadlines for 2019-2020 Academic Year

Graduate College Deadlines Spring 2020 July 2019 August 2019 Fall 2019
Official Graduation Date
The date that will appear on your diploma and transcript.
May 2,  2020 July 12, 2019 August 16, 2019 December 13, 2019
Submit Application for Graduation.
Pay diploma fee in Bursar’s office or online.
February 7, 2020 June 14, 2019 July 19, 2019 September 13, 2019
Comprehensive Exam
Submit Comprehensive Assessment Evaluation Form.
Date determined by academic program.
Thesis/Dissertation Defense Dates and specific steps determined by Thesis/Dissertation Committee:

  1. Submit draft of thesis/dissertation to committee chair for review and comment.
  2. Submit revised draft of thesis/dissertation to committee members for review and comment.
  3. Schedule defense of thesis/dissertation.
  4. Defend thesis/dissertation.
  5. Revise thesis/dissertation as directed by committee.
  6. Submit revised thesis/dissertation for committee review and approval.
Upload approved thesis/dissertation to
ETD Administrator site for Graduate College review.
April 11, 2020* June 21, 2019* July 26, 2019* November 15, 2019*
ETD must be approved by the Graduate College
and all other requirements must be met for degree completion.
May 5, 2020 July 15, 2019 August 19, 2019 December 16, 2019
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISE May 2, 2020 December 14, 2019 December 14, 2019 December 14, 2019
* When you review these due dates please note that the Graduate College review of theses/dissertations can take as little as a few days or as long as several weeks, depending on the edits that may be required and the number of manuscripts waiting to be approved. If your work is not complete and approved by the Graduate College your name will be removed from the graduation list.