ACADEMICS

2020-2021 deadlines

Fall 2020

Dates Items to submit Submit to
Sep. 10 None First Day of Classes
Sep. 18* Draft – Thesis/Dissertation (complete-no partials) at least 1 week prior to defense/oral exam College – Chair of Advisory Committee
Sep. 25* Schedule Defense of Thesis/Dissertation College – Major Advisor
Oct. 2* Defend Thesis/Dissertation College – Graduate Committee
Oct. 2 English check (if required by College) English Check completion/waiver
Oct. 16 One copy of the final draft thesis/dissertation by 4:00 pm
(Summer 12 noon)
College – Associate Dean/Director of Graduate Studies
Oct. 26 Draft of thesis/dissertation for an initial check of format (partials not accepted). Graduate School (format check)
Nov. 2 One copy of the approved final thesis/dissertation with all corrections made by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
Nov. 9 Required number copies on bond paper of final certified thesis/dissertation by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
Nov. 16 Required number of copies on bond paper of completed thesis/dissertation by 3:00 p.m. Library
Nov. 16 Cashier – Deposit of payment by 4:00 p.m. Cashier
Nov. 16 Cashier signature on the electronic form.  
Nov. 19 Last Day of Classes  

Winter 2020-21

Dates Items to submit Submit to
Dec. 2 None First Day of Classes
Dec. 11* Draft – Thesis/Dissertation (complete-no partials) at least 1 week prior to defense/oral exam College – Chair of Advisory Committee
Dec. 15* Schedule Defense of Thesis/Dissertation College – Major Advisor
Jan. 22* Defend Thesis/Dissertation College – Graduate Committee
Jan. 22 English check (if required by College) English Check completion/waiver
Jan. 29 One copy of the final draft thesis/dissertation by 4:00 pm
(Summer 12 noon)
College – Associate Dean/Director of Graduate Studies
Feb. 8 Draft of thesis/dissertation for an initial check of format (partials not accepted). Graduate School (format check)
Feb. 15 One copy of the approved final thesis/dissertation with all corrections made by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
Feb. 22 Required number copies on bond paper of final certified thesis/dissertation by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
March 1 Required number of copies on bond paper of completed thesis/dissertation by 3:00 p.m. Library
March 1 Cashier – Deposit of payment by 4:00 p.m. Cashier
March 1 Cashier signature on the electronic form.  
March 2 Last Day of Classes  

Spring 2021

Dates Items to submit Submit to
March 10 None First Day of Classes
March 12* Draft – Thesis/Dissertation (complete-no partials) at least 1 week prior to defense/oral exam College – Chair of Advisory Committee
March 19* Schedule Defense of Thesis/Dissertation College – Major Advisor
March 26* Defend Thesis/Dissertation College – Graduate Committee
April 2 English check (if required by College) English Check completion/waiver
April 16 One copy of the final draft thesis/dissertation by 4:00 pm
(Summer 12 noon)
College – Associate Dean/Director of Graduate Studies
April 26 Draft of thesis/dissertation for an initial check of format (partials not accepted). Graduate School (format check)
May 3 One copy of the approved final thesis/dissertation with all corrections made by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
May 10 Required number copies on bond paper of final certified thesis/dissertation by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
May 17 Required number of copies on bond paper of completed thesis/dissertation by 3:00 p.m. Library
May 17 Cashier – Deposit of payment by 4:00 p.m. Cashier
May 17 Cashier signature on the electronic form.  
May 21 Last Day of Classes  

Summer 2021

Dates Items to submit Submit to
June 3 None First Day of Classes
June 12* Draft – Thesis/Dissertation (complete-no partials) at least 1 week prior to defense/oral exam College – Chair of Advisory Committee
June 19* Schedule Defense of Thesis/Dissertation College – Major Advisor
June 26* Defend Thesis/Dissertation College – Graduate Committee
June 26 English check (if required by College) English Check completion/waiver
July 10 One copy of the final draft thesis/dissertation by 4:00 pm
(Summer 12 noon)
College – Associate Dean/Director of Graduate Studies
July 20 Draft of thesis/dissertation for an initial check of format (partials not accepted). Graduate School (format check)
July 27 One copy of the approved final thesis/dissertation with all corrections made by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
Aug. 3 Required number copies on bond paper of final certified thesis/dissertation by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
Aug. 10 Required number of copies on bond paper of completed thesis/dissertation by 3:00 p.m. Library
Aug. 10 Cashier – Deposit of payment by 4:00 p.m. Cashier
Aug. 10 Cashier signature on the electronic form.  
Aug. 13 Last Day of Classes  

​* These dates may vary within each college or degree program. Please check with your advisor and department head.

Note 1: Note that the deadlines listed in this schedule are the final deadlines—i.e., the last date possible for accomplishing each task. Students are advised to complete each task, submission, and process prior to the deadlines listed to avoid unnecessary and/or unavoidable delays.

Note 2: If students submit the required number of copies of the completed, certified thesis/dissertation with completed signature pages to the Library by 3:00 p.m. on the last day of classes in the current quarter and pay binding fees at the Comptroller’s Office by  4:00 PM, they will be eligible to enroll in the following quarter for ‘graduation only.