Deadlines & Dates

Graduation Due Dates

Table of Graduate College Deadlines for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Graduate College Deadlines Spring 2021 July 2021 August 2021 Fall 2021
Official Graduation Date
The date that will appear on your diploma and transcript.
May 1,  2021 July 9, 2021 August 13, 2021 December 11, 2021

Due Dates

Graduate College Deadlines Spring 2021 July 2021 August 2021 Fall 2021
Submit Application for Graduation.
Pay diploma fee in Bursar’s office or online.
February 12, 2021 June 11, 2021 July 16, 2021 September 10, 2021
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 2, 2021* June 11, 2021* July 16, 2021* November 12, 2021*
ETD must be approved by the Graduate College
and all other requirements must be met for degree completion.
May 3, 2021 July 12, 2021 August 16, 2021 December 13, 2021
Commencement Exercise May 1, 2021 December 11, 2021 December 11, 2021 December 11, 2021
* 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.