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Important Dates

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER FOR PERSONS PLANNING TO GRADUATE ON DECEMBER 14, 2019

August 19th-

Submit application to take the comprehensive examination,

September 20th

defend the master’s project, thesis and dissertation. Persons writing a thesis should have thesis topic cards filed the semester prior to Graduation. If not, file card immediately.

September 6th

6th Last day to submit FINAL Program Data Card.

September 27th

Last day to file Application for Graduation

November 8th

Last day on which oral defense of thesis, dissertations, master’s project, or departmental oral/written comprehensive examinations can be given.

November 15th

Thesis and/or dissertation defenses should be scheduled early enough to allow time for corrections, etc., so that the final document with required signatures can be submitted by Friday, November 15, 2019.
Completed and approved theses and/or dissertations (2 copies) and the results of the oral/written comprehensive examination or project defense are due in the Graduate Office.

December 10th

Grades due in BANNER for courses candidates are enrolled in. Transcripts for any transfer credit must be processed the semester prior to graduation. It is not recommended that students take a course elsewhere for transfer credit during the semester in which the degree is to be awarded (Graduate Catalog, page 14).

December 13-14th

Commencement Activities

December 14th Commencement Exercises (10:00 a.m.)
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