Dissertation Deadlines

2017/2018 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*** Quarter Ends
Summer 2017 Friday, June 23 Wednesday, July 12 Friday, July 28 Saturday, August 26
Autumn 2017 Friday, September 29 Wednesday, October 25 Friday, November 10 Saturday, December 9
Winter 2018 Friday, January 5 Wednesday, January 31 Friday, February 16 Saturday, March 17
Spring 2018 Friday, March 30 Wednesday, April 25 Friday, May 11 Saturday, June 9

*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.  Early submissions are welcome.

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

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.  Early submissions are welcome.