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School of Graduate Studies and Research

Graduation Procedures and Deadlines

Please follow these timelines rather than the deadlines posted by the registrar for undergraduate students.



Fall  2017

Winter 2018

Spring 2018

Summer 2017

Final Folder Check
This is your application for graduation.
If for any reason you do not graduate the quarter that you have requested the folder check for you must complete another folder check for the quarter that you will graduate.

On line Form

Sept. 26, 2017Jan. 09, 2018April
3, 2018
23, 2017

Permit to Schedule Orals/Portfolio review/Final exam

Nov. 13, 2017Feb. 27, 2018May 11, 2018July 21, 2017

Thesis Option Students
Download Guidelines
Download Thesis Submission Flow Chart

- Final "Turn It In" version will be due  and all fees paid by these dates

Nov. 27, 2017

Mar. 9, 2018
May 25, 2018
Aug. 4, 2017

ALL degree requirements completed

Dec. 8, 2017Mar. 16, 2018June8, 2018Aug. 18, 2017


  • Final Folder Check Requests - must be done on line - click Here for the web form.

  • Fees: The following fees must be paid: $50 Graduate degree fee for all students. Students completing a thesis will be charged an additional $25 Master's Thesis processing fee.

  • Projects are submitted directly to your department.
  • Thesis are submitted through Canvas. You must have access to Canvas (indicated on your final folder request).
  • All degree candidates must complete the Exit Survey.

  • ALL degree requirements including clearance of "incompletes" must be cleared by the ALL degree requirements completed deadline (Above).

  • Commencement and Hooding Ceremony 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.




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