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Graduation Deadlines

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:August 7, 2015December 17, 2015May 6, 2016August 5, 2016
Last Day To:
Submit final *GS2 Form (Plan of Study and Graduate Degree Curriculum) to Enrolled Services** May 13, 2015 August 19, 2015 Jan 6, 2016 May 11, 2016
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. June 2, 2015 September 8, 2015 January 27, 2016 May 31, 2016
Order cap, gown and hood from University Bookstore For current deadline information, check
http://www.clemson.edu/bookstore/graduationitems.html
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

File GS7M (for master's students) or GS7D (for doctoral students) in Enrolled Services.

July 23, 2015 December 4, 2015 April 21, 2016 July 21, 2016
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. July 23, 2015 December 4, 2015 April 21, 2016 July 21, 2016
All revisions requested by the Manuscript Review Office must be completed and approved by the Manuscript Review Office. July 31, 2015 December 11, 2015 April 29, 2016 July 29, 2016

* 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).

Checklist on Graduate School Procedures

The graduate student should carefully note this checklist as well as the above deadline dates.

  1. Select (in consultation with the appropriate department head) a major advisor and advisory committee.
  2. Submit Plan of Study and Graduate Degree Curriculum (Online GS2).
  3. Satisfy any prescribed language requirement and comprehensive examination prerequisite for admission to candidacy.
  4. Complete Final Examination (Form GS7M for master's students or Form GS7D for doctoral students).
  5. Apply for admission to candidacy for a doctoral degree (Form GS5).
  6. Order diploma (through iRoar) after completing at least half the prescribed course work.
  7. Order cap, gown, and hood from University Bookstore.
  8. Submit completed thesis (if required) or dissertation to research advisor and arrange for final examination by the advisory committee.
  9. Review thesis/dissertation submission guidelines and procedures, and make sure you submit your properly formatted manuscript prior to the deadline.

The final responsibility for ensuring compliance with these procedures rests with the graduate student. Special problems should be referred to the graduate dean.

Enrolled Services

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)

Manuscript Review Office

To find guidelines for preparing your thesis or dissertation manuscript, visit the thesis and dissertation section of our website

E-106 Martin Hall
(864) 656-5338
manuscriptreview-l@clemson.edu