Dissertation Deadlines

2018/2019 Deadlines

Please note: All deadlines are for 4:30 p.m. when the Dissertation Office closes.

Quarter First Week Ends* Draft Review Deadline** Final Submission Deadline*** Quarter Ends
Summer 2018 Friday, June 22 Wednesday, July 11 Friday, July 27 Saturday, August 25
Autumn 2018 Friday, October 5 Wednesday, October 31 Friday, November 16 Saturday, December 15
Winter 2019 Friday, January 11 Wednesday, February 6 Friday, February 22 Saturday, March 23
Spring 2019 Friday, April 5 Wednesday, May 1 Friday, May 17 Saturday, June 15

*Doctoral candidates who submit their approved dissertation by 4:30 p.m. on Friday of the first week of a quarter and apply to graduate in that quarter will not be registered as students in that quarter. They will not be required to pay tuition or fees associated with registration (and will therefore not have access to the privileges associated with student status). Please note that some divisions may have earlier deadlines and/or other requirements. Students may request to be exempt from the quarterly registration requirement for that quarter by contacting their area Deans of Students in advance.

**Draft reviews are optional. The draft review service is available during the first few weeks of each quarter.

***Some departments have earlier deadlines. The dissertation defense and any changes recommended by the dissertation committee must occur prior to the final submission. Early submissions are welcome as soon as students have finished proofreading and editing the dissertation.

2019/2020 Deadlines

Please note: All deadlines are for 4:30 p.m. when the Dissertation Office closes.

Quarter First Week Ends* Draft Review Deadline** Final Submission Deadline*** Quarter Ends
Summer 2019 Friday, June 28 Wednesday, July 17 Friday, August 2 Saturday, August 31
Autumn 2019 Friday, October 4 Wednesday, October 30 Friday, November 15 Saturday, December 14
Winter 2020 Friday, January 10 Wednesday, February 5 Friday, February 21 Saturday, March 21
Spring 2020 Friday, April 3 Wednesday, April 29 Friday, May 15 Saturday, June 13

*Doctoral candidates who submit their approved dissertation by 4:30 p.m. on Friday of the first week of a quarter and apply to graduate in that quarter will not be registered as students in that quarter. They will not be required to pay tuition or fees associated with registration (and will therefore not have access to the privileges associated with student status). Please note that some divisions may have earlier deadlines and/or other requirements. Students may request to be exempt from the quarterly registration requirement for that quarter by contacting their area Deans of Students in advance.

**Draft reviews are optional. The draft review service is available during the first few weeks of each quarter.

***Some departments have earlier deadlines. The dissertation defense and any changes recommended by the dissertation committee must occur prior to the final submission. Early submissions are welcome as soon as students have finished proofreading and editing the dissertation.