Important Dates and Deadlines

Important dates to remember for persons planning to graduate on December 9, 2017.


August 14 - September 29 Submit application to take the comprehensive examination or to defend the master's project and dissertation thesis. (Only persons who were advanced to candidacy by the July 28, 2017 deadline are eligible to apply.) Persons writing a thesis should have thesis topic cards on file already. If not, file card immediately.
September 29 Last day to file Application for Graduation - Saturday, December 9, 2017.
October 6 NO APPLICATIONS will be accepted after October 6, 2017 for the oral/written comprehensive exam, master's project defense or thesis defense.
October 27 Last day on which oral defense of thesis, dissertations, master's project, or departmental oral/written comprehensive examinations can be given.
November 14 Thesis and dissertation defense should be scheduled early enough to allow time for corrections, etc., so that the final thesis can be turned in by Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  Completed and approved thesis and dissertations (2 copies) and the results of the oral/written comprehensive examinations can be given.
December 5 Grades due in BANNER for courses candidates are enrolled in. Transcripts for any transfer credit must be received by this date also. It is not recommended that students take a course elsewhere for transfer credit during the semester in which the degree is to be awarded (Graduate Catalog, page 14).
December 8 Commencement Activities
December 9 Commencement Exercises (10:00 a.m.)