If you would like a diploma for the current term, you must file a diploma application, successfully complete your final defense, upload the final copy of your thesis to Scholar’s Archive (if applicable), and submit all relevant paperwork by 5:00pm on the dates in green below.
If you need more time to complete the requirements, but would like to avoid registering for the next term, you will receive a diploma for the following term if diploma application, requirements, and relevant paperwork are submitted by 5:00pm on the dates in brown below.
- For a Summer 2013 diploma,
complete by September 6th, 2013.
- Completing by September 27th, 2013
Will result in a Fall 2013 diploma.
- For a Fall 2013 diploma,
complete by December 13th, 2013.
- Completing by January 3rd, 2014
Will result in a Winter 2014 diploma.
- For a Winter 2014 diploma,
complete by March 21st, 2014.
- Completing by March 28th, 2014
Will result in a Spring 2014 diploma.
- For a Spring 2014 diploma,
complete by June 13th, 2014 *.
- Completing by June 20th, 2014
Will result in a Summer 2014 diploma **.
* If you plan to participate in commencement while finishing this term you will need to adhere to the Commencement Deadlines listed below.
** Adhering to theses deadlines, you are eligible to attend Commencement the following year, June 2015.
Important: Students who fail to meet these deadlines might still receive a spring diploma, but will not be able to participate in 2014 commencement ceremonies.
For Spring Term
Be enrolled for minimum of three graduate credits
April 4, 2014
File a Diploma Application by logging into Student Online Services, click on “Student Records”, then “Apply for Graduation”. All students graduating spring term must file a diploma application regardless of whether or not they will attend commencement.
April 25, 2014
Confirm commencement attendance by logging into Student Online Services, click on “Student Records”, then “Commencement Attendance Confirmation”
May 2, 2014
Thesis and Dissertation students: Successfully complete final defense. Schedule two weeks prior with the Graduate School using the exam scheduling form.
May 30, 2014
Upload final copy of Thesis/Dissertation to ScholarsArchive and submit additional documents to Graduate School
May 30, 2014
Non-thesis students: Successfully complete final defense. Schedule two weeks prior with the Graduate School using the exam scheduling form.
June 6, 2014
Clear all remaining degree requirements, including:
- Incomplete grades must be submitted
- Examination reports must be submitted to Graduate School
- Any final revisions to uploaded thesis must be submitted
If you experience extenuating circumstances and cannot meet any of the deadlines posted here, please contact the Graduate School at (541) 737-4881.