Graduate Student Graduation Deadlines

Please review your degree plan and work with your GPC to ensure you've completed all necessary steps and forms. Be sure to submit the graduation application before the university deadline, pay the $15 graduation fee, and submit the graduation check request.

Final Defense Deadline

The date by which a student needs to defend in order for that semester’s registration to be applicable (e.g., if a student misses this deadline, they may be required to take credits the following semester and will not be considered graduated). 


Graduation Deadline

The date by which all degree requirements must be met to qualify for that semester’s graduation and receive a diploma (e.g., thesis/dissertations have cleared the Library and been signed by the Vice Provost of Graduate Studies, internships or externships have been finished, required testing [i.e., PRAXIS] has been completed, etc.). 

Posting Date Deadline

The date by which all degrees will be awarded from the previous semester.


Semester Final Defense Deadline Graduation Deadline Posting Date Deadline
Spring Semester 2024 May 3, 2024 May 3, 2024 June 7, 2024
Summer Semester 2024 August 9, 2024 August 9, 2024 September 13, 2024
Fall Semester 2024 December 13, 2024 December 13, 2024 January 17, 2025