Deadline Information These deadlines are University and Graduate School deadlines; your department may have additional deadlines you must meet to satisfy program requirements. Check with your department to make sure you know what these departmental deadlines are.
|For those who expect to receive a graduate degree on:||December 2016||May 2017||August 2017||December 2017|
|Last Day To:|
|Complete Comprehensive Exams*||June 15, 2016||November 11, 2016||February 10, 2017||June 21, 2017|
|Submit final **GS2 Form (Plan of Study and Graduate Degree Curriculum) to Enrolled Services***||August 17, 2016||Jan 11, 2017||May 17, 2017||August 23, 2017|
|Apply to graduate (sign in to iRoar, go to "Student Record" and select "Apply to Graduate.") Please note that you may fill out the Diploma Application only if you are planning to apply for the next graduation date. Please call 656-5339 or email Enrolled Services if you have questions.||September 6, 2016||Feb 1, 2017||Jun 6, 2017||September 12, 2017|
|Order cap, gown and hood from University Bookstore||For current deadline information, check with
the campus bookstore
|No later than 10 days BEFORE YOUR DEFENSE, submit the date/time/location of your defense via the Submit Defense Form. This will add your defense to the defense calendar and will serve as the required written notice to Enrolled Services. Your defense must be scheduled early enough to allow time for committee-required revisions to your thesis or dissertation before the GS7 deadline (below). Typically you should allow at least two weeks between your defense and the GS7 deadline.||No later than 10 days before your defense|
|December 1, 2016||April 27, 2017||July 27, 2017||December 6, 2017|
|Submit completed thesis or dissertation for format approval from the Manuscript Review Office. The only revisions you may make after this date are formatting revisions requested by the Manuscript Review Office.||December 1, 2016||April 27, 2017||July 27, 2017||December 6, 2017|
|All revisions requested by the Manuscript Review Office must be completed and approved by the Manuscript Review Office.||December 8, 2016||May 4, 2017||August 3, 2017||December 13, 2017|
*For examinations consisting of several parts (e.g., a written plus an oral, or a written in cumulative format), the date of completion will coincide with the date of the last examination activity.
** The GS2 should be filed during the second semester of your course of study (Master's degree) or during your second year of study (Doctoral degree). It is a map of your course of study and ensures you receive appropriate and timely academic advising. The GS2 may be filed as late as the deadline listed here, but should be filed much earlier to be most effective. If your plan of study changes between when you file an original GS2 and the deadline date listed above, you must file an amended GS2.
*** A $25 late fee will be assessed when the GS2 form or the application for graduation via iRoar is submitted after the deadline above, and will increase at the rate of $5 per business day thereafter. Late fee payments must be made directly to the Bursar's Office (located in Sikes Hall).
The graduate student should carefully note this checklist as well as the above deadline dates.
The final responsibility for ensuring compliance with these procedures rests with the graduate student. Special problems should be referred to the graduate dean.
104-D Sikes Hall
(864) 656-5339 (For students whose last names begin with A - L)
(864) 656-5341 (For students whose last names begin with M - Z)
To find guidelines for preparing your thesis or dissertation manuscript, visit the thesis and dissertation section of our website
E-106 Martin Hall