ETD Submission Deadlines By Semester

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Effective August 20, 2018, please note the following clarification of ETD submission deadlines for the desired graduation date noted below:

 

Semester You Wish to Graduate Deadline to Defend1 Deadline to Submit Full Draft for Formatting Review2 Deadline for Producing Final PDF3 Deadline for Completion4
Fall 2018 November 2, 20181 November 16, 20182 December 6, 20183 December 12, 20184
Spring 2019 April 5, 20191 April 19, 20192 May 1, 20193 May 8, 20194
Summer 2019 July 5, 20191 July 19, 20192 August 2, 20193 August 9, 20194

 

1 Deadline to Defend: All defenses for students expecting graduation in a particular semester must take place by the date noted in the above table. All students must notify Graduate School of defense date by filling out the Defense Notice Form and submitting it to the Graduate School before the day of defense. Students defending after the above noted last date to defend are not eligible to graduate in that semester. Exceptions for a late defense can be requested by formal appeal to Dr. Tiffany Plantan, the Director of Education of the Graduate School, t.plantan@miami.edu .

2 Deadline to Submit Full Draft for Formatting Review: By the date noted in the above table, the student must submit to the Associate Director of Programs of the Graduate School for review the full draft of a thesis, dissertation, doctoral essay, or lecture recital essay draft consisting of (1) unnumbered front matter; (2) lower-case Roman numeral page number front matter; and (3) chapters, references, appendices, etc., formatted per Graduate School formatting guidelines. The main content of the full draft due on this day is expected to be final. Students may continue to make minor revisions to the draft after this date, but no new data or sections should be added at this stage. Students who do not submit a full draft for review by the date noted above will be asked to move the graduation date to the next semester. Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis by formal appeal to Dr. Tiffany Plantan, the Director of Education of the Graduate School, t.plantan@miami.edu

3 Deadline for Producing Final PDF: The formatting review must be completed, final PDF produced, and the Certificate of Defense Approval Form, the ETD Final Content Approval Form and the ETD Availability Agreement Form must be submitted to the Graduate School by the date noted in the above table. The Graduate School must receive all three forms fully signed for the student to receive permission from the Associate Director of Programs to upload the final ETD in the Scholarly Repository. Students who do not produce the final PDF and submit the Certificate of Defense Approval Form, ETD Final Content Approval Form, and the ETD Availability Agreement Form by the date noted above will have the graduation date moved to the next semester. Please note this date is one week before the last day of the semester.

4 Deadline for Completion: By the date noted in the above table, students expecting graduation in a particular semester must have uploaded the final PDF in the Scholarly Repository; completed online items, if required; and confirmed that the Certificate of Defense Approval Form, ETD Final Content Approval Form, and ETD Availability Agreement Form are submitted to the Graduate School. Students who have not uploaded the final PDF in the Scholarly Repository; completed online items, if required; or confirmed completion of the three final forms for submission to the Graduate School as described here by the date noted in the above table will have the graduation date moved to the next semester.

The above deadlines are set to help students with planning ahead, however, students can begin the final formatting review process with the Associate Director of Programs any time before the posted deadline dates. Inquiries should be sent to grad.dissertation@miami.edu.