Disquisition Deadline Information

Oral Defense Deadline

Student’s planning to graduate in the current semester, must defend their master’s paper, thesis, or dissertation by this date to be eligible to submit their document to the Graduate School for format review.

The Notification of Scheduled Examination (Defense) form must be received (all signatures completed) by the Graduate School a minimum of seven (7) calendar days prior to the defense date. Forms received less than seven (7) calendar days prior will not approved by the Graduate school.

Post-defense Submission for Format Review Deadline

The date by which the master’s paper, thesis, or dissertation and all of the following items must be successfully submitted to the Graduate School to attempt to graduate in the current semester.  Successfully submitted means all required signatures on the form have be received, not the date on which you initiated the form. Your official submission date is the date on which the last item is received.  

Disquisition Submission Links and Procedures 

Be sure to follow the Disquisition Formatting Guidelines. Some frequently asked questions about the review process are answered here

Final Degree Clearance Deadline

By this date, the student must make all changes requested by the Graduate School to gain final approval. The review process must be completed and final revisions submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the semester.

Any incomplete grades and outstanding items on your Graduation Audit must be completed by this deadline. Final clearance of academic requirements will be made when current term grades have been submitted.