Doctoral Degree Completion Deadlines

ActivitySpring 2020SUMMER 2020FALL 2020

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

April 10July 3October 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.

May 8*July 31*November 4*

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

May 29August 21November 25

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

June 8**August 31**December 7**

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

June 8August 31December 7

* 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.