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Application to Graduate, PhD

Section 7.12 of the Graduate School Handbook

It is the dual responsibility of the Graduate Studies Committee and the Graduate School to review the student’s record and ensure that all degree requirements are completed at the end of the expected autumn or spring semester or summer term of graduation.

Application to Graduate. A student must complete and submit the Application to Graduate on GRADFORMS no later than the third Friday of the semester (or third Friday of summer term) in which graduation is expected. The application is valid for that autumn or spring semester or summer term only. Submitting this application indicates that the student expects to complete all degree requirements by the end of that semester or term. It must be submitted by the student and approved by the advisor and the Graduate Studies Committee Chair. The dissertation advisor must be listed on the form.

End of Semester or Summer Term. A student who does not meet published graduation deadlines, but who does complete all degree requirements by the last business day prior to the first day of classes for the following autumn or spring semester or summer term, may graduate the following autumn or spring semester or summer term without registering or paying fees