Graduate Degree Deadlines

 

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Advancement to Candidacy

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. See Chart Below

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 during the application period in the Division of Graduate Studies Harold Haak Administrative Center (4th floor of the Henry Madden Library)  or on-line at www.fresnostate.edu/gradstudies under the "Forms" link.  A $35.00 non-refundable graduation application fee is due at the  time of application.

Final Thesis (299) Submission Deadline

Final Thesis, fully edited and approved, must be submitted to the Dissertation/Thesis Office, Harold Haak Administrative Center (4th floor of the Henry Madden Library).  See Chart Below

Project (298)

Your department will assign a deadline and provide project procedures. See Chart Below

Comprehensive Exam

Contact your department for the test date and exam procedures. See Chart Below

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. See Chart Below

Departmental Clearance Deadline

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

Graduate Degree Deadlines for Spring 2016 - Spring 2017


Graduation Dates:

Event Spring 2016 Summer 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017
Advancement to Candidacy Sept. 21, 2015 Feb. 22, 2016 Feb. 22, 2016 Sept. 19, 2016
Graduation Application Jan. 19, 2016 - Feb. 5, 2016 May 23, 2016 - June 10, 2016 Aug. 22, 2016 - Sept. 9, 2016 Jan. 17, 2017 -  Feb. 3, 2017
Final Thesis (299)Submission Apr. 1, 2016 June 13, 2016 Oct. 28, 2016 Mar. 27, 2017
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

May 11, 2016 (final day of instruction)

Aug. 5, 2016 Dec. 7, 2016 May 10, 2017
Departmental Clearance May 20, 2016 Aug. 5, 2016 Dec. 20, 2016 May 19, 2017

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