|FALL 2020||Winter 2021||Spring 2021|
Priority deadline to submit application for advanced degree in GradWeb. After this date, you must contact your department to request an override.
|October 9||January 15||April 9|
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 4*||February 12*||May 7*|
Last day to hold Final Oral Defense See final term registration exceptions
|November 25||March 5||May 28|
Last day for department to submit certificate of completion of doctoral degree to the Graduate School
|December 7**||March 15||June 7**|
Last day to upload your completed and approved dissertation and submit signed forms to the Graduate School
|December 7||March 15||June 7|
Official degree conferral date (the date of your degree as it will appear on your transcript and diploma)
|December 12||March 20||June 14|
* Or no less than three weeks before the dissertation defense date, whichever comes first
** Or no less than two weeks after the defense, whichever comes first.
Getting ready to graduate? See our doctoral graduation checklist to be sure you have what is needed to graduate on time.