Important Dates and Deadlines

The deadlines for manuscript submission 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.

Academic Year 2017 - 18


Semester

Term Dates

Application for Degree Online Form

Deadline to Submit Dissertation to Graduate School Office

Official Graduation Date

Diploma Pick-up Period

Summer 2017

May 22, 2017 – August 15, 2017

 

August 1, 2017

August 31, 2017

September 6, 2017 – September 15, 2017

Fall 2017

August 28, 2017 – December 19, 2017

9/11-10/6

December 1, 2017

December 30, 2017

January 4, 2018 – January 12, 2018

Spring 2018

January 16, 2018-May 8, 2018

1/29-2/23

April 2, 2018

May 20, 2018

May 22, 2018-June 1, 2018

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 School Office by the April 1 deadline will be eligible to participate in Commencement in May. Commencement-related information will be emailed to students' Clark email accounts in mid-February as well as online.

*Students who complete a Petition to Walk form for Commencement 2018 must successfully defend their thesis/dissertation prior to Commencement (by May 11). Their deadline to submit dissertations and theses to the Graduate School Office is June 1, 2018.