Dissertation Deadlines


Quarter Draft Review Deadline* Final Submission Deadline**
Summer 2021 Wednesday, July 14, 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 30, 4:30 p.m.
Autumn 2021 Wednesday, October 20, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, 4:30 p.m.
Winter 2022 Wednesday, January 26 , 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 4:30 p.m.
Spring 2022 Wednesday, April 13, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 4:30 p.m.

*Draft reviews are optional. The draft review service is available during the first few weeks of each quarter, not later and not during the interim. If you plan to submit your dissertation at the beginning of a quarter, you may want to request a draft review during the previous quarter, even if your draft is incomplete.

**These deadlines have been extended for Autumn, Winter, and Spring in order to allow more time for departmental review. Please note that departments have additional deadlines. Contact your department to be sure you meet departmental requirements. Contact your dean of students with questions about registration or divisional requirements. The dissertation defense and any changes recommended by the dissertation committee must occur before you ask for departmental review. You must upload the completed and signed Departmental Approval Form before you file your dissertation..