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Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduate Students

The deadlines for manuscript submissions via online submission through the ETD Administrator to the Graduate Arts and Sciences office are indicated below. Individual departments may have earlier deadlines for completion, so be sure to check with your department assistant.

Semester Term Dates Online Application
for Degree Form
Dissertation to
Graduate School Office
Official Graduation Date
Summer 2021 June 21 – Aug. 6, 2021 June 23 – July 23, 2021 Aug. 2, 2021 Aug. 31, 2021
Fall 2021 Aug. 23 – Dec., 15, 2021 June 23 – July 23, 2021 Dec. 1, 2021 Dec. 30, 2021
Spring 2022 Jan. 18 – May 11, 2022 TBD May 2, 2022 May 22, 2022

Graduate degrees are conferred three times during the academic year (August, December, and May). Students who receive their degrees in August and December and those enrolled for the spring semester who submit their completed dissertation or thesis to the Graduate Arts and Sciences office by the May deadline will be eligible to participate in Commencement in May. Commencement-related information will be emailed to student’s Clark email accounts in February.