ALL deadlines must be met in order to qualify for Fall 2020 graduation. Late submissions will likely result in a delayed graduation date. Exceptions will only be made for extenuating circumstances.
September 25, 2020 - Graduation Application Due
Students not meeting graduation requirements in the semester they apply will be assessed a $50 charge and a registration hold will be placed on their account by the Graduate School until the charge is paid. If the degree is not granted, a new graduation application is required for the subsequent semester. Students who apply and successfully graduate will not be charged. Graduation applications will be available on MyState
November 20, 2020 - Final Oral Exam Completed
The final oral exam for both masters (Option A) and doctoral students must be completed by this date for graduation during the current semester. A final oral exam form must be submitted to the Graduate School at least TWO WEEKS prior to the exam date selected.
December 4, 2020 - Thesis/Dissertation Deposited to the Graduate School
Theses/dissertations must be submitted via ProQuest by this date. See the Graduate School website for formatting guidelines and submission instructions. The signed acceptance page, signed copyright form, and library binding fee must accompany the final submission by this deadline.
December 8, 2020 - Capstone Component Completion and Official Fall 2020 Graduation Date
Masters option B, C, and D students must have their final capstone component completed by this date. The component is determined and scheduled through the department.
All graduate students must complete the Graduate Student Exit Survey. Details will be sent via Jacks e-mail.
All PhD Students must complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates prior to leaving campus. Details will be sent via Jacks e-mail.
This date will be noted on the final transcript. There is only one graduation ceremony, held each Spring. Students are invited to attend the ceremony following their graduation semester. Contact the Graduate School for more details.
January 29, 2021 - Official Transcripts Available
Official transcripts will be available no later than this date. Electronic or paper transcripts can be ordered through the Registrar’s Office website or by visiting the Registrar’s Office. Cost of an official transcript is $9.
March 2021 - Diplomas Available
Diplomas will be made available during the month of March and can be picked up in the Registrar’s Office or mailed. Students should complete the diploma order request form from the forms list on MyState to indicate their preferred method of delivery.
* If you do not graduate during the anticipated semester, you will need to register for at least 1 credit during the consecutive semester(s) until you complete your degree.
*For add/drop dates, school holidays, final exam dates, and other important deadlines see the university academic calendar.