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Dates and Deadlines

Deadlines for Spring 2015 Graduation

It is imperative that you fulfill all degree requirements by the deadline dates listed below. Failure to comply with the deadlines will prevent graduation for the term. A new application will not be required if graduation is deferred, however 1 credit hour of registration will be required in the new term. All forms to be completed by students are available online for printing, except the results forms that may only be processed by the research adviser.

GC = Graduate College, Office of Academic Affairs, 10 W. 35th. St., Suite 7D7-1, Chicago, IL 60616 312.567.3024
TE = Thesis Examiner, appointments 312.567.3024

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Additional dates and deadlines may be found on the University Academic Calendar.

Form # No-Thesis Thesis Deadline
MS/MAS MS PhD Spring 2015
1. Last day to submit Application for Graduation. 527 X X X Feb 2
2. Arrange and confirm all members of the thesis review committee with your thesis adviser. This committee will be required on the 301A and 301B forms, due later in the semester. See #11 & #12. X X Feb 2
3. Last day to submit Change of Program of Study (G406 Form), if a degree candidate for Spring 2015 G406 X X X Feb 9
4. Attend Mandatory Thesis Preparation Meeting. Attendance will be taken, any exceptions must be approved the the Thesis Examiner ( Location TBA X X Feb 11
5. Last day to schedule the first thesis review appointment for a preliminary interview with TE. Call 312.567.3024 X X Feb 16
6. Deadline for removal of "I" (incomplete) grades from the previous semester. Change of Grade X X X Feb 23
7. Last day to schedule a second thesis review appointment for a follow-up review with TE. X X Mar 16
8. Last day to collect adviser's approval of Preliminary Thesis Topic, signature on required form. See #9. G501A X X Apr 6
9. Last day to meet with TE for the preliminary thesis document review (by previously scheduled appointment only). Bring signed original 501A form and a first draft of the document. G501A X X Apr 6
10. Last day to schedule the final thesis review appointment with TE. X X Apr 6
11. Submit scheduled date for the PhD Comp Exam, must be completed before beginning research (691 course) and at least one year prior to the completion of PhD degree requirements. G301A X Apr 6
12. Submit scheduled date for the Masters Comp Exam, Master's Thesis Defense Exam, or PhD Final Oral Defense Exam (including all committee names) to GC. See #2. See form number by degree type G300 Comp exam/project result G300 Thesis defense G301B Oral Apr 6
13. Deadline for academic unit to petition GC for revalidation of outdated courses that are older than six years. The student must request this directly from the academic unit. The academic unit identifies requirements and informs student and GC when complete. Academic unit document X X X Apr 6
14. Last day for the adviser to submit the results to GC of a Master Comprehensive or Thesis Exam; or the PhD Final Thesis Defense, for graduating students. See form number by degree type G303 G303 G303 Apr 20
15. Last day to have obtained all signatures of Thesis Review committee members and department chairperson. G501B X X Apr 20
16. Last day to pay thesis fee (Master $115, PhD $195) and obtain receipt. X X Apr 27
17. Last day to meet with TE to deposit final thesis copies and required documents (by previously scheduled appointment). G501B and fee receipt X X Apr 27

**Important Note: Meetings with the thesis examiner are not guaranteed for the deadline date. Schedule early!**