|Activity||Fall 2019||Winter 2020||Spring 2020|
Priority deadline to submit application for advanced degree in GradWeb. After this date, you must contact your department to request an override.
|October 11||January 17||April 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 27||March 6||May 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 9||March 16||June 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.