Graduation and Thesis/Project/Dissertation

Applying for Graduation

It is recommended that applications for graduation be submitted to the Enrollment Services Office within the first two weeks of the planned completion term.


Priority Deadline for Graduate Students

Spring 2021 March 16, 2021*
Fall 2020 September 7, 2020

Commencement Information.
*Students must apply for graduation by this date to be included in the commencement program. 

Dissertations/Thesis/Project Deadlines

Spring 2021: May 14th - Final date to submit bindery-ready copies to the Library.

Summer 2021: August 10th - Final date to submit bindery-ready copies to the Library. 

Fall 2021: December 10th - Final date to submit bindery-ready copies to the Library.

In order to clear for graduation in a given term, students must adhere to these deadlines.

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Are You Ready to Graduate?


Use this to-do list to ensure that you complete all the tasks required for graduation.

Things to Consider...

Make sure your coursework has not expired:

  • All program coursework must be completed within seven consecutive years. Coursework taken more than seven years ago (but less than 10 years ago) at the time of graduation will require a Validation of Outdated Coursework form
  • Courses taken 10 years prior to time of graduation will be considered expired and cannot be counted toward program completion.

Finished with coursework prior to graduation? Ensure that you are enrolled in units during your last semester: