Deadlines & Dates

Graduation Due Dates

Table of Graduate College Deadlines for 2019-2020 Academic Year

Graduate College Deadlines Spring 2020 July 2020 August 2020 Fall 2020
Official Graduation Date
The date that will appear on your diploma and transcript.
May 2,  2020 July 10, 2020 August 14, 2020 December 12, 2020
DUE DATES
Submit Application for Graduation.
Pay diploma fee in Bursar’s office or online.
February 7, 2020 June 12, 2020 July 17, 2020 September 11, 2020
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 10, 2020* June 19, 2020* July 24, 2020* November 13, 2020*
ETD must be approved by the Graduate College
and all other requirements must be met for degree completion.
May 5, 2020 July 13, 2020 August 17, 2020 December 14, 2020
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISE May 2, 2020 December 12, 2020 December 12, 2020 December 12, 2020
* 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.