Explanation of Defense and Graduation Dates

Deadline Meanings

  • No Registration– Date by which you must defend and you DO NOT REGISTER FOR the next semester, i.e. no tuition due. Schedule your defense at least 2 weeks prior (i.e. submit paperwork to grad office). Upload DEFENDED VERSION of thesis no later than one week after you pass defense.
  • Registration Required– Date by which you must defend  and YOU MUST REGISTER FOR the upcoming semester, i.e. tuition due. Schedule your defense at least 2 weeks prior (i.e. submit paperwork to grad office). Upload DEFENDED VERSION of thesis no later than one week after you pass defense.
  • Tuition and Fees Billing Due Dates

    SemesterYearBilling Due Date
    Spring2020Dec. 3, 2019
    Summer I2020April 28, 2020
    Summer II2020June 4, 2020
    Fall
    2020July 28, 2020
    Spring2021Dec. 1, 2020
    Summer I2021TBD
    Summer II2021TBD
    Fall2021TBD
  • Enrollment (Registration) Access

    Semester YearRegistration Opens
    Spring2020Oct. 16, 2019
    Summer I2020Oct. 16, 2019
    Summer II2020Oct. 16, 2019
    Fall2020Mar. 25, 2020
    Spring2021Oct. 16, 2020
    Summer I2021Dec. 7, 2020
    Summer II2021Dec. 7, 2020
    Fall2021TBD
  • ETD Deadlines                                                                                                                                                          
    Deadline DatesFall 2020Spring 2021Summer 2021
    No Registration Required08/18/202001/10/202105/18/2021
    1st Day of Classes08/10/202001/11/202105/19/2021
    Registration Required11/02/202004/02/202107/05/2021
    Apply to Graduate & Required Doctoral Forms11/02/202004/02/202107/05/2021
    Final Error-Free ETD11/13/202004/16/202107/19/2021
    Final Committee Approval11/18/202004/30/202108/02/2021
    Graduation Date12/04/202005/15/202108/03/2021
  • Apply to GraduateApply for graduation in MyPack; Inform Grad School if you will attend graduation (they have a form/procedure)
  • Final Error Free ETD – Upload your FINAL thesis/dissertation as approved by your committee and advisor. Missing deadline means NO GRADUATION.
  • Final Committee Approval– Date by which your committee will go online and approve your thesis/dissertation. If they miss checking the box online, YOU DO NOT GRADUATE.
  • Graduation Date – Date of University-wide Graduation Ceremony and the date your degree is conferred (i.e. the official date that appears on transcripts).
  • DiplomaAll diplomas will be mailed to the address the student listed as their “Diploma or Home/Mailing address” in their MyPack.