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Dates and Deadlines

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. Please read the following information carefully and act accordingly.

The X indicates the requirements for a specific degree, in addition to the corresponding deadline date. If you have any questions, please contact your adviser or the Graduate College Office of Academic Affairs.

GC – Graduate College, Office of Academic Affairs 10 West 35th Street, Suite. 7D7-1, Chicago, IL 60616, gradcoll@iit.edu, 312-567-3024

TE – Thesis Examiner, Appointments (312) 567-3024

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Task

Form #

No-Thesis

Thesis

Deadline

 

MAS or MS

MS

PhD

Spring 2018

1

Last date to submit the Application for Graduation to GC.

527

X

X

X

Jan 29

2

Arrange and confirm all members of the thesis review committee with the thesis adviser. This committee will be required on the 301A and 301B forms due later in the semester. 

See Task #10 & #12

 

 

X

X

Jan 29

3

Last day to request course substitutions or a change of program if a degree candidate for Spring 2018

Graduate Degree Works (eForms)

X

X

X

Feb 5

4

Attend Mandatory Thesis Preparation Meeting.  Attendance will be taken; any exception must be approved by the Thesis Examiner (winston@iit.edu). 

MTCC Auditorium 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

 

X

X

Feb 7

5

Last day to call to schedule the first thesis review appointment for a preliminary interview with TE.  Schedule early for best options.

Phone (312) 567-3024

 

X

X

Feb 12

6

Deadline for removal of “I” (incomplete) grades from the previous semester.  The course instructor (academic dept.) must submit the form, which is approved by the adviser and department chair, to GC for final approval before submission to the Registrar.

Change of Grade by Instructor

X

X

X

Feb 19

7

Last day to call to schedule a second thesis review appointment for a follow-up review with TE.  Schedule early for best options. 

 

 

X

X

Mar 12

8

Last day to meet with TE for the first thesis document review (by previously scheduled appointment only).

 

 

X

X

Mar 19

9

Last day to call to schedule the final thesis review appointment with TE.  Schedule early for best options. 

 

 

X

X

Apr 2

 

10

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. 

301A

 

 

X

 

Apr 2

11

Last date to meet with TE for second thesis review appointment (by previously scheduled appointment only). 

 

 

X

X

Apr 2

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 Task #2 

See form number by degree type

300

Comp. Exam/  Proj. Result

300

Thesis Defense

301B

Oral

Apr 2

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 (& GC when complete). 

504

 

 

X

X

X

Apr 2

14

Last date 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

 

303

 

303

309

 

 

    Apr 16

15

Last date to meet with the Thesis Examiner to receive approval to upload final copy. Meetings are by appointment only. 

 

 

X

X

Apr 17

16

Last date for student to have obtained all signatures of Thesis Review committee members and department chairperson. 

501

 

X

X

Apr 23

17

Last day to pay thesis fee (Master $130, PhD $220) & obtain receipt.

Online Payment

 

X

X

Apr 23

18

Last day to upload final signed thesis copy (PDF) and to deliver required hard copy documents to GC (detailed instructions provided by TE, during your last meeting).

501, UMI Abstract, & Fee receipt. Survey of Earned Doctorates/  Certificate of Completion (for PhD candidates only)

 

X

X

Apr 23