Thesis and Dissertation Deadlines
Congratulations on getting close to completing your graduate degree at the University of Idaho. Please note our dates and deadlines below to ensure you graduate on time.
Deadlines subject to change if the University calendar is adjusted. Please keep an eye on your Vandal email for updates.
* The deadlines in parenthesis are specific for "No registration required if registered in previous term." International students are required to register.
Thesis and Dissertation
- June 28 (April 26*)
— Submit Request to Proceed
- July 12 (May 10*)
— Complete Final Defense
- July 26 (May 17*)
— Submit final version to ETD (Note: Committee & Dept. only have one week to approve before the close of summer term!)
- Aug. 2 (May 24*)
— Final document approved in ETD
- Aug. 2 (May 24*)
— Major professor must submit the Non-Thesis Project Report
Information on Each Deadline
Submit your Request to Proceed with Final Defense Form two weeks prior to your final defense.
Doctoral students must turn in their request to proceed form 10 business days before the defense.
Thesis students may turn in their request to proceed form as late as one working day before the defense, although it is recommended to submit the form two weeks prior to allow sufficient time to prepare for the defense and to give COGS the chance to double check that graduation requirements are in order.
Final day to complete a successful final defense.
Please note the availability of faculty members and staff when considering a Summer graduation. Some departments do not have faculty members available during this term. Communicate with committee members early and be sure that everyone can be present to support a defense, review your drafts, and authorize the submission of your Thesis or Dissertation during this time.
Deadline to submit the final version of your document to ETD (this is the fully revised — both content and format — version that will be published online).
Note: If you do not meet this deadline, there is no guarantee that the ETD administrator can authorize your final submission before the end of semester deadline.
Deadline to complete the ETD Checklist and receive final approvals of your document in ETD including Department Administrator and the COGS ETD Administrator. Not providing adequate time for approvals could delay your graduation term.