Important Deadlines

Departmental Deadlines

  • Submission of Tuition Benefit forms
    • Due to Grad advising by first Friday of each semester
    • You must submit a Tuition Benefit form every semester that you are eligible for Tuition Benefit, even if your job remains the same
    • Tuition Benefit Enrollment Form
  • Qualifying Exams
    • Registration forms are due to Grad advising by first Friday of each semester
    • Exams are held during the 13th week of Spring and Fall semesters (counting Spring/Fall break as week)
    • Exam results are provided within 2 weeks following the exams
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  • Public MS and PhD Defenses and Proposals
    • Defense and Proposal announcements due to Grad advising 1 week before the event
    • Signed Defense and Proposal forms due to Grad advising by 1 week after the event
    • To graduate in the current semester a Defense must be held at least 1 week before the Thesis Office’s deadline (see below)
    • The last day to defend in a semester is the Friday before the next semester’s classes begin

University Deadlines