ETD Deadlines

Every Master Thesis and Doctoral student has three ETD deadlines to meet in sequential order:

Three ETD Deadlines

  1. ETD Review Deadline
    • (A choice of two review deadlines to pick from: 1. No Registration Required or 2. Registration Required. See below). Students must unconditionally pass their thesis defense before submitting their first ETD draft.
  2. Final Error-Free ETD Deadline
    • The final deadline is only for students who met the semester’s ETD Review deadline. The first ETD review must take place before a final draft can be submitted. (This is for students who met either the No Registration Required or Registration Required review deadlines).
  3. Final Committee Approval Deadline

Choice Of Two ETD Review Deadlines

There are two ETD Review Deadlines to choose from. Students should choose only one ETD Review Deadline for their ETD submission.

  1. No Registration Required ETD Review Deadline
    1. If the first ETD draft is submitted by this deadline, the student does not have to register for classes that semester.
  2. Registration Required ETD Review Deadline
    1. If the ETD is submitted after the No Registration Required deadline, students must register for classes.

Deadline Dates

Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall
2018
No Registration Required 01/08/2018 05/15/2018 08/21/2018
1st Day of Classes 01/08/2018 05/16/2018 08/22/2018
Registration Required 03/30/2018 07/02/2018 11/07/2018
Apply to Graduate and Doctoral Graduation Attendance Notification Deadline 03/30/2018 07/02/2018 11/07/2018
Final Error Free ETD Deadline 04/11/2018 07/16/2018 11/21/2018
Final Committee Approval Deadline 04/27/2018 07/30/2018 12/05/2018
Graduation Date 05/12/2018 08/02/2018 12/19/2018

 

Deadline Explanations

No registration required ETD review deadline:
Date by which a student must unconditionally pass their final exam and submit their ETD draft in order to avoid registering for classes in the semester of their graduation. Students meeting this deadline will not be allowed to register in the same academic program for any subsequent semester. The final ETD file must be submitted before the Final ETD Approval Deadline and the committee must approve it by the Final ETD Committee Approval Deadline.

Registration required ETD review deadline:
Date by which a student must unconditionally pass the final exam and submit their ETD draft while also being registered for classes in the semester of their graduation. Students meeting this deadline will not be allowed to register in the same academic program for any subsequent semester. The final ETD file must be submitted before the Final ETD Approval Deadline and the committee must approve it by the Final ETD Committee Approval Deadline.

Apply to graduate deadline:
Date by which all students must apply to graduate in a given semester. A student must apply to graduate in order to participate in the graduation exercises, have their transcript posted, and receive a diploma. Students must have also submitted their first ETD file by this deadline. However, their graduation will still be contingent upon approval of the final ETD file by the ETD Reviewer and Committee Approval by the respective deadlines.

Students may apply to graduate in MyPack Portal. Students are advised to apply to graduate before the defense is scheduled, but the application to graduate can be submitted at any time up until 5:00 p.m. on the Apply to Graduate deadline.

Final error-free ETD deadline (for both Registration Required and No Registration Required final ETD files):
Date by which a student who met the initial review deadline must submit the final error-free ETD to the ETD Reviewer in order to graduate at the end of the semester. Graduation will still be contingent upon approval of the final ETD by the student’s advisory committee before the expiration of the Final ETD Committee Approval Deadline.

Final committee approval deadline (for both Registration Required and No Registration Required final ETD files):
Date by which a student must submit and have their final ETD approved by all members of their advisory committee in order to graduate at the end of the semester.

Graduation date:
The date degrees are conferred. For fall and spring graduations, this is also the date of the graduation ceremony (there is not a specific summer graduation ceremony–summer grads may participate in the fall ceremony).

Deadline PDF