ACADEMICS

2021-2022 deadlines

Fall 2021

Dates Items to submit Submit to
Sep. 9 None First Day of Classes
Sep. 17* Draft – Thesis/Dissertation (complete-no partials) at least 1 week prior to defense/oral exam College – Chair of Advisory Committee
Sep. 24* Schedule Defense of Thesis/Dissertation College – Major Advisor
Oct. 1* Defend Thesis/Dissertation College – Graduate Committee
Oct. 1 English check (if required by College) English Check completion/waiver
Oct. 15 One copy of the final draft thesis/dissertation by 4:00 pm
(Summer 12 noon)
College – Associate Dean/Director of Graduate Studies
Oct. 25 Draft of thesis/dissertation for an initial check of format (partials not accepted). Graduate School (format check)
Nov. 1 One copy of the approved final thesis/dissertation with all corrections made by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
Nov. 8 Required number copies on bond paper of final certified thesis/dissertation by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
Nov. 15 Required number of copies on bond paper of completed thesis/dissertation by 3:00 p.m. Library
Nov. 15 Cashier – Deposit of payment by 4:00 p.m. Cashier
Nov. 15 Cashier signature on the electronic form.  
Nov. 18 Last Day of Classes  

Winter 2021-22

Dates Items to submit Submit to
Dec. 1 None First Day of Classes
Dec. 17* Draft – Thesis/Dissertation (complete-no partials) at least 1 week prior to defense/oral exam College – Chair of Advisory Committee
Jan. 7* Schedule Defense of Thesis/Dissertation College – Major Advisor
Jan. 14* Defend Thesis/Dissertation College – Graduate Committee
Jan. 14 English check (if required by College) English Check completion/waiver
Jan. 21 One copy of the final draft thesis/dissertation by 4:00 pm
(Summer 12 noon)
College – Associate Dean/Director of Graduate Studies
Jan. 31 Draft of thesis/dissertation for an initial check of format (partials not accepted). Graduate School (format check)
Feb. 7 One copy of the approved final thesis/dissertation with all corrections made by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
Feb. 144 Required number copies on bond paper of final certified thesis/dissertation by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
Feb. 21 Required number of copies on bond paper of completed thesis/dissertation by 3:00 p.m. Library
Feb. 21 Cashier – Deposit of payment by 4:00 p.m. Cashier
Feb. 21 Cashier signature on the electronic form.  
Feb. 25 Last Day of Classes  

Spring 2022

Dates Items to submit Submit to
March 9 None First Day of Classes
March 18* Draft – Thesis/Dissertation (complete-no partials) at least 1 week prior to defense/oral exam College – Chair of Advisory Committee
March 25* Schedule Defense of Thesis/Dissertation College – Major Advisor
April 1* Defend Thesis/Dissertation College – Graduate Committee
April 8 English check (if required by College) English Check completion/waiver
April 15 One copy of the final draft thesis/dissertation by 4:00 pm
(Summer 12 noon)
College – Associate Dean/Director of Graduate Studies
April 25 Draft of thesis/dissertation for an initial check of format (partials not accepted). Graduate School (format check)
May 2 One copy of the approved final thesis/dissertation with all corrections made by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
May 9 Required number copies on bond paper of final certified thesis/dissertation by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
May 16 Required number of copies on bond paper of completed thesis/dissertation by 3:00 p.m. Library
May 16 Cashier – Deposit of payment by 4:00 p.m. Cashier
May 16 Cashier signature on the electronic form.  
May 20 Last Day of Classes  

Summer 2022

Dates Items to submit Submit to
June 2 None First Day of Classes
June 10* Draft – Thesis/Dissertation (complete-no partials) at least 1 week prior to defense/oral exam College – Chair of Advisory Committee
June 17* Schedule Defense of Thesis/Dissertation College – Major Advisor
June 24* Defend Thesis/Dissertation College – Graduate Committee
July 1 English check (if required by College) English Check completion/waiver
July 8 One copy of the final draft thesis/dissertation by 4:00 pm
(Summer 12 noon)
College – Associate Dean/Director of Graduate Studies
July 18 Draft of thesis/dissertation for an initial check of format (partials not accepted). Graduate School (format check)
July 25 One copy of the approved final thesis/dissertation with all corrections made by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
Aug. 1 Required number copies on bond paper of final certified thesis/dissertation by 4:00 p.m. Graduate School (Dean)
Aug. 8 Required number of copies on bond paper of completed thesis/dissertation by 3:00 p.m. Library
Aug. 8 Cashier – Deposit of payment by 4:00 p.m. Cashier
Aug. 8 Cashier signature on the electronic form.  
Aug. 12 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.