Dates & Deadlines

Thesis, Dissertation & Non-Thesis Report Form (NTR)

 2015-16 Deadlines

  Please check with your department or college as they may have earlier deadlines than COGS.
Fall 2015 Graduate with Fall 2015 Registration Required

November 30 
LAST DATE FOR FINAL DEFENSES. In ETD, submit your thesis or dissertation for the FIRST format review ONE WEEK BEFORE your final defense in order to obtain format review approval for your Authorization to Submit page.
December 7
Last day to submit the final version of your document in ETD (this is the fully revised—both content and format—version of your document that will be published online).  If you are unable to meet this deadline, please contact Melinda for assistance in submitting your document.
December 14
Final day that the bond copy of your document can be delivered to Morrill 201A; this is the print copy of the final ETD version that will be housed in the library. 
December 18 Final day for NTR submissions.
Spring 2016 Graduate with No Spring 2016 Registration Required (if registered in fall 2015)
December 11  LAST DATE FOR FINAL DEFENSES.  In ETD, submit your thesis or dissertation for the FIRST format review ONE WEEK BEFORE your final defense in order to obtain format review approval for your Authorization to Submit page.
January 5   Last day to submit the final version of your document in ETD (this is the fully revised—both content and format—version of your document that will be published online).  If you are unable to meet this deadline, please contact Melinda for assistance in submitting your document.
January 12  Final day that the bond copy of your document can be delivered to Morrill 201A; this is the print copy of the final ETD version that will be housed in the library.  Any theses or dissertations that are submitted after this date will require summer 2016 registration.
Spring 2016 Graduate with Spring 2016 Registration Required
April 22 
LAST DATE FOR FINAL DEFENSES. In ETD, submit your thesis or dissertation for the FIRST format review ONE WEEK BEFORE your final defense in order to obtain format review approval for your Authorization to Submit page.
April 29 
Last day to submit the final version of your document in ETD (this is the fully revised—both content and format—version of your document that will be published online).  If you are unable to meet this deadline, please contact Melinda for assistance in submitting your document.
May 6 
Final day that the bond copy of your document can be delivered to Morrill 201A; this is the print copy of the final ETD version that will be housed in the library. 
May 13  Final day for NTR submissions.



Application Priority Deadlines
Fall Semester (August to December) February 1
Spring Semester (January to May) September 1
Summer Session (Begins mid May) February 1

***Note for International Applicants: To provide time for evaluation, for notice of admission status to reach the applicant, and for USICE requirements to be met for issuance of a student visa, applications and credentials should be received by the Graduate Admissions Office no later than the following dates:
Final Deadline – International Applicants
Fall Semester (August to December) May 1
Spring Semester (January to May) October 1
Summer Session (Begins mid May) March 15