Degree completion timeline for thesis-based programs

Recommended degree completion deadlines

When you are preparing your thesis for degree completion, you may want to review the dates below for your relevant term of completion to know the absolute latest you can complete each step and still graduate before the deadline that is important to you. This could be the convocation deadline, or the 100% and 50% refund deadlines. 

Students who do not follow these recommended deadlines may not have their thesis approved by the GSO in time to meet the convocation or refund deadlines.  

Please note: Even if you do follow the defense set up deadlines, if your committee has major changes for you to complete, you may not meet these deadlines.