Dates, Deadlines, and Procedures

Dates, Deadlines, and Procedures

Summary of Procedures for Graduate Degrees and Graduation

Procedure Under Direction of Date
Selection of an AdvisorDepartment ChairVaries by program.
Selection of a CommitteeAdvisorVaries by program.
Request for Transfer CreditAdvisor, Department Chair, Dean of Academic College/Division, Dean of Graduate SchoolWitin 1st year of program enrollment, prior to submission of program of study
Preliminary ExaminationsDepartment Chair or AdvisorNot required by some programs.
Final Program of Study/Admission to CandidacyAdvisor, Department Chair, Dean of Academic College/Division, Dean of Graduate SchoolNo later than 8/5/16 (Fall); 12/16/16 (Spring); 5/5/17 (Summer). Classified status required.
Comprehensive ExaminationsAdvisor or Department ChairVaries by program.
Application for GraduationGraduate SchoolNo later than 9/2/16 (Fall); 1/20/17 (Spring): 5/26/17 (Summer)
Thesis or Dissertation Final Draft to CommitteeStudent and AdvisorNo later than 2 weeks prior to oral defense.
Thesis or Dissertation Defense/Oral Examination (Non-Thesis)Advisor, Committee, and Dean of Graduate SchoolNo later than 11/18/16 (Fall); 4/14/17 (Spring); 7/14/17 (Summer)
Payment of Application Fee for Graduation/DiplomaOffice of Registration/RecordsNo later than 12/2/16 (Fall); 4/21/17 (Spring); 7/21/17 (Summer)
Submission of Final Thesis/DissertationDean of Graduate SchoolWithin 2 weeks following oral examination for thesis/dissertation copies.

Fall 2016 - Summer 2017 Dates and Deadlines for Current Students

Date Event
March 4, 2016Graduate ASISU Scholarship Deadline for Fall
April 11, 2016Fall 2016 Registration Opens
May 1, 2016Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Application for Fall Deadline
August 5, 2016Final Program of Study/Admission to Candidacy for December (Fall) Graduation
August 22, 2016Fall 2016 Classes begin
September 2, 2016Graduation Application Due for December (Fall)
September 5, 2016Labor Day (No Class)
November 18, 2016Thesis or Dissertation defense/Oral Examination for December (Fall) Graduation
November 21-25, 2016Thanksgiving Break (No Class)
December 2, 2016Payment of Application Fee for Graduation/Diploma for December (Fall) Graduation
December 12-16, 2016Finals Week
December 16, 2016Final Program of Study/Admission to Candidacy for May (Spring) Graduation
January 9, 2017Spring Classes begin
January 15, 2017MLK Day (No Class)
January 20, 2017Graduation Application Due for May (Spring)
February 19, 2017President's Day (No Class)
March 19-23, 2017Spring Break (No Class)
April 14, 2017Thesis or Dissertation Defense/Oral Examination for May (Spring) Graduation
April 21, 2017Payment of Application Fee for Graduation/Diploma for May (Spring) Graduation
April 29-May 4, 2017Finals Week
May 5, 2017Final Program of Study/Admission to Candidacy for August (Summer) Graduation
May 6, 2017Commencement
May 15, 2017Summer sessions begin (varies 4, 6, 8 weeks sessions)
May 26, 2017Graduation Application due for August (Summer)
May 29, 2017Memorial Day
June 21, 2017Payment of Application Fee for Graduation/Diploma for August (Summer) Graduation
June 30, 2017Thesis or Dissertation Final Draft to Committee for August (Summer) Graduation
July 4, 2017Independence Day (No Class)
July 14, 2017Thesis or Dissertation Defense/Oral Examination for August (Summer) Graduation
August 4, 2017Summer Session ends

Dates are subject to change. 

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