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Advancement to Candidacy Filing Deadline:
Last day to apply for advancement to candidacy to be eligible for graduation the following term. Advancement must be achieved no later than one semester prior to the term in which you wish to register for the culminating experience and/or apply for the degree to be granted.

Feb. 23, 2015

Feb. 23, 2015

Sept. 21, 2015

Graduation Application Period:
The filing period for the graduate degree to be granted is approximately the first two weeks of each semester or summer. Applications are available in the Division of Graduate Studies, Frank W. Thomas Building room 132, or on-line at, under the “Forms” link. A $35.00 non-refundable graduation application fee is required.

May 18, 2015 - June 8, 2015

Aug. 25, 2015 - Sept. 11, 2015

Jan. 19, 2016 - Feb. 5, 2016

Final Thesis (299) Submission Deadline:
Date by which final thesis, fully edited and approved, must be submitted to the Dissertation/Thesis Office.

June 15, 2015

Oct. 30, 2015

April 1, 2016

Project (298) Your department will assign a deadline and provide project procedures.
Comprehensive Exam Contact your department for the test date and exam procedures.
Completion of Academic Work:
All courses and requirements must be completed. All paperwork must be submitted to your graduate adviser or department office for processing. Contact your adviser or department concerning the submission of the required Graduate Degree Clearance form.

Aug. 7, 2015 (final day of instruction)

Dec. 9, 2015
(final day of instruction)

May 11, 2016
(final day of instruction)

Departmental Clearance Deadline:
Graduate Degree Clearance forms are due in the Division of Graduate Studies, on behalf of all graduating students. Semester grades and grade reports for all "I", "RD", and "RP" graded courses (other than thesis and project) must be on file with the Academic Records Office. Last day to submit paperwork to the Division of Graduate Studies for graduating students.

Aug. 7, 2015

Dec. 23, 2015

May 20, 2016

Important note: Dates above are tentative, and subject to change, until the finalization of the university's Academic Affairs Calendar.