For students planning to graduate Fall 2013, it is imperative that you fulfill all degree requirements by the deadline dates listed below. Failure to comply with the deadlines will prevent graduation for the term; your name will be removed from the graduation list; and you will be required to submit a new application for graduation for the following semester. Please read the following information carefully and act accordingly.
The X indicates the requirements for a specific degree, in addition to the corresponding deadline date. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor or the Graduate College Office of Academic Affairs.
GC = Graduate College Office of Academic Affairs, 10 W. 35th. St., Suite 7D7-1, Chicago, IL 60616 firstname.lastname@example.org 312.567.3024
TE = Thesis Examiner, appointments 312.567.3024
**Important Note: Meetings with the thesis examiner are not guaranteed for the deadline date. Schedule early!**
|1. Last day to submit Application for Graduation.
|2. Arrange and confirm all members of the thesis review committee with your thesis adviser. This committee will be required to sign the 301A and 301B forms due later in the semester.
||See #10 & #11||X||X||Sept 9|
|3. Attend Mandatory Thesis Preparation Meeting. Attendance will be taken, any exceptions must be approved the the Thesis Examiner (email@example.com).
||Location TBA||X||X||Sept 18|
|4. Last day to schedule the first thesis review appointment for a preliminary interview with TE.
||Phone 312.567.3024||X||X||Sept 23|
|5. Last day to submit Change of Program of Study (406 Form), if a degree candidate for Fall 2013.
|6. Deadline for removal of "I" grades.
||Change of Grade Form - submitted by instructor||X||X||X||Sept 30|
|7. Last day to schedule a second thesis review appointment for a follow-up review with TE.
|8. Last day to collect adviser's approval of Preliminary Thesis Topic, signature on required form. See #9.
|9. Last day to meet with TE for the preliminary thesis document review (by previously scheduled appointment only). Bring signed original 501A form and a first draft of the document.
|10. Last day to schedule the final thesis review appointment with TE.
|11. Submit scheduled date for the PhD Comp Exam, must be completed before beginning research (691 course), and at least one year prior to the completion of PhD degree requirements.
|12. Submit scheduled date for the Masters Comp Exam, Master's Thesis Defense Exam, or PhD Final Oral Defense Exam (including all committee names) to GC. See #2.
||See form number by degree type||
Comp Exam/ Proj Result
|13. Deadline for academic unit to petition GC for revalidation of outdated courses that are older than six years. The student must request this directly from the academic unit. The academic unit identifies requirements and informs student and GC when complete.
||Academic unit document||X||X||X||Nov 4|
|14. Last day for the adviser to submit the results to GC of a Master Comprehensive or Thesis Exam; or the PhD Final Thesis Defense for graduating students.
||See form number by degree type||303||303||309||Nov 18|
|15. Last day for student to have obtained all signatures of Thesis Review committee members and department chairperson.
|16. Last day to pay thesis fee (Master $115, PhD $195) and obtain receipt.
|17. Last day to meet with TE to deposit final thesis copies and required documents (by previously scheduled appointment).||501B and Fee receipt||X||X||Nov 25|