|Summer 2021||Fall 2021|
Priority deadline to submit application for advanced degree in GradWeb. After this date, you must contact your department to request an override.
|July 2||October 8|
Last day to file application for final oral defense
Approved applications are due at least 3 weeks before the defense*. Student should submit the application 4-5 weeks before defense to allow sufficient time for approvals.
|3 weeks prior to defense||2 weeks prior to defense*|
Last day to hold final oral defense See final term registration exceptions
|August 20||November 24|
Last day for dissertation committee to certify results of defense (instructions will be sent to committee members prior to the defense)
|2 weeks after defense||2 weeks after defense|
Last day to upload your completed and approved dissertation and submit signed forms to the Graduate School
|August 30||2 weeks after defense**|
|Official degree conferral date (the date of your degree as it will appear on your transcript and diploma)||September 11||December 11|
*Effective Fall 2021, the deadline for applying for defense changes to 2 weeks prior to the defense
**Effective Fall 2021, the deadline for submitting the dissertation changes to 2 weeks after the defense
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