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School of Graduate Studies and Research

Graduation Procedures and Deadlines

Graduation Deadlines by Quarter

(please follow the below timelines rather than the deadlines posted by the registrar for undergraduate students)


Fall 2014

Winter 2015

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

Final Folder Check
(replaces application for graduation)

N/AN/AFollowing Registration or First Week of QuarterFollowing Registration or First Week of Quarter

Permit to Schedule Orals/Portfolio review/Final exam

N/AN/AMay 8July 24

Application for Degree & Fees Paid

N/AN/AMay 29Aug 7

Thesis and ALL degree requirements

N/AN/AJune 11Aug 21


  • Final Folder Check Requests can be done here or in the Graduate School Barge 214

  • Fees: $15 degree fee must be paid 

  • Projects are submitted directly to your department.

  • All degree candidates must complete the Exit Survey.

  • ALL degree requirements including clearance of "incompletes" must be cleared by the degree application deadline.  If degree requirements are completed between the deadline and the last day of the quarter, your degree will be granted at the end of the next quarter and further registration is not required.

  • Commencement information can be found here.  Master's degree recipients wear hoods as part of their regalia, you can find what color hood you need here.