Access to Banner, including Self Service and interfacing systems, will be down for the year-end transition starting on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5 p.m. and will be available on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 7 a.m.
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Important Dates and Deadlines


August 17-September 25

Submit application to the comprehensive examination or to defend the master’s project and dissertation thesis. (Only persons who were advanced to candidacy by the July 13, 2015, deadline are eligible to apply). Persons writing a thesis should have thesis topic cards on file already. If not, file card immediately. NO APPLICATIONS will be accepted after October 9, 2015 for the oral/written comprehensive exam, master’s project defense or thesis defense.

September 18

Last day to file Application for Graduation on Saturday, December 12.

October 30

Last day on which comprehensive examination, thesis or dissertation defenses, master's projects, or department oral/written exams can be given.

November 16

The thesis or dissertation defense should be scheduled early enough to allow time for corrections, etc. so that the final thesis can be turned in by Friday, November 20 to the Graduate Office. Completed and approved thesis and dissertations (2 copies) and the results of the oral/written comprehensive examination or project defense are due in the Graduate Office.

December 4

Grades due in BANNER for courses candidates are enrolled in. Transcripts for any transfer credit must be received by this due date also. It is not recommended that students take a course elsewhere for transfer credit during the semester in which the degree is to be awarded (Graduate Catalog, p. 14).

December 11 -12

Commencement Activities

December 12

Commencement, 10:00 a.m.

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