Doctoral Degree Completion Deadlines

ActivityFall 2019Winter 2020Spring 2020

Priority deadline to submit application for advanced degree in GradWeb. After this date, you must contact your department to request an override. 

October 11January 17April 10

Last day to file application for final oral defense

Approved applications are due at least 3 weeks before the defense. Apply 4-5 weeks before defense to allow sufficient time for approvals.

November 6*February 14*May 8*

Last day to hold Final Oral Defense See final term registration exceptions

November 27March 6May 29

Last day for department to submit certificate of completion of doctoral degree to the Graduate School in GradWeb

December 9**March 16**June 8**

Last day to upload your completed and approved dissertation and submit signed forms to the Graduate School

December 9March 16June 8

* Or no less than three weeks before the dissertation defense date, whichever comes first
** Or no later than two weeks after the defense date, whichever comes first.

Getting ready to graduate? See our doctoral graduation checklist to be sure you have what is needed to graduate on time.