Deadlines for Theses and Dissertations

Fall Graduation Timeline* 

(Fall 2016 deadlines have changed from years past per 3/1/16 memo from Graduate School Dean Eichelberger)
Application for Advancement to Candidacy Form due to Graduate School July 15th
(Semester before)
Application for Fall graduation due to Registrar (include $50.00 fee) October 15th
Post-defense thesis due to Fisheries Chair October 31st
Post-defense thesis due to Marine Biology and Oceanography Chair (along with Graduate Accomplishments Form)
October 31st
Post-defense thesis due to CFOS Dean November 14th
Thesis due to Graduate School November 28th
All other paperwork ** December 20


Spring DEADLINES*

Application for Advancement to Candidacy Form due to Graduate School October 15th
(Semester before)
Application for Spring graduation Due to Registrar ($50 application fee) February 15th
Post-defense thesis due to Fisheries Chair March 3rd
Post-defense thesis due to Marine Biology and Oceanography Chair (along with Graduate Accomplishments Form) March 3rd
Post-defense thesis due to CFOS Dean March 17th
Thesis due to Graduate School April 7th
All other paperwork ** April 24


Summer DEADLINES*

Application for Advancement to Candidacy Form due to Graduate School February 15th
(Semester before)
Application for Summer graduation due to Registrar (include $50.00) June 15th
Post-defense thesis due to Fisheries Chair June 27th
Post-defense thesis due to Marine Biology and Oceanography Chair (with Graduate Accomplishments Form) June 27th
Post-defense thesis due to CFOS Dean July 11th
Thesis due to Graduate School August 1st
All other paperwork ** August 15

* Please note that these deadline dates are approximate and may vary by a few days each year. Please check with the CFOS Academic Programs Office the semester you plan to graduate for the current semester’s deadlines. Also, if any one of these deadlines fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or University holiday, the deadline will be on the first working day thereafter.
** Examples of “other paperwork
– Report on Exam Form for: Thesis defense, and/or comprehensive exam
– Revision Memos (exceptions to policy)

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