ETD Submission Deadlines By Semester

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Please note the ETD submission deadlines for students working toward Summer 2018, or August 2018, graduation:

Semester You Wish to Graduate Deadline to Defend Deadline to Submit Full Draft for Formatting Review Deadline for Producing Final PDF Deadline for Completion
Summer 2018 (one session) July 6, 2018 July 20, 2018 August 3, 2018 August 10, 2018

 

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 above. Students defending after noted last date to defend will have the graduation date moved to the next semester. All students must notify Graduate School of defense date by filling out the Defense Notice Form. Exceptions to the deadline to defend will be considered on a case-by-case basis by formal appeal to the Director of Education of the Graduate School.

2 Deadline to Submit Full Draft for Formatting Review: By the date noted above, the student must submit to the Associate Director of Programs of the Graduate School 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; (3) chapters, references, appendices, etc., formatted per Graduate School formatting guidelines. The student may continue to make revisions to the draft until the date noted as the deadline for producing the final PDF, but a full draft as described here must be submitted for review by deadline noted above. Students who do not submit a full draft for review by date noted above will have the graduation date moved to the next semester.

Revised drafts sent to the Associate Director of Programs of the Graduate School for formatting review after the deadline noted above must be accompanied by a PDF of the completed ETD Final Content Approval Form signed by all committee members. The Graduate School must receive a fully signed ETD Final Content Approval Form to confirm that the committee has given its final approval of the content of the thesis, dissertation, doctoral essay, or lecture recital essay before additional formatting reviews will be done by the Associate Director of Programs of the Graduate School.

3 Deadline for Producing Final PDF: The formatting review must be completed and final PDF produced by the date noted above. Students who do not produce the final PDF by the date noted above will have the graduation date moved to the next semester.

4 Deadline for Completion: By the date noted above, 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, Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Content Approval Form, and ETD Availability Agreement Form have been signed by committee members and 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 above will have the graduation date moved to the next semester.