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Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduate Students

Academic Year 2019-20

The deadlines for manuscript submissions via online submission through the ETD Administrator to the Graduate School 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
Fall 2020 8/24 – 12/11/2020 9/14 – 10/9/2020 12/1/2020 12/30/2020
Spring 2021 2/22 – 6/4/2021 9/14 – 10/9/2020 5/3/2021 6/20/2021

Graduate degrees are conferred three times during the academic year (August, December and May* — *June for 2021 only). 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 School Office by the May deadline will be eligible to participate in Commencement in June. Commencement-related information will be emailed to student’s Clark email accounts in late-March.

*Students who complete a Petition to Walk form (deadline April 1, 2021) for Commencement 2021 must successfully defend their thesis/dissertation prior to Commencement (by June 4). Their deadline to submit dissertations and thesis to the Graduate School Office is July 1, 2021.