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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 Deadline
Dissertation to
Graduate School Office
Official Graduation Date
Fall 2023 Aug. 28 – Dec. 11, 2023 March 24, 2023 Dec. 12, 2023 Dec. 30, 2023
Spring 2024 Jan. 16 – Apr. 29, 2024 TBD May 1, 2024 May 19, 2024
Summer 2024 May 21 – Aug. 16, 2024 TBD Aug. 12, 2024 Aug. 30, 2024

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.