Submission of a manuscript during a semester does not guarantee graduation in that semester. Factors that can result in not graduating include the following:
- Unavailability of the student to participate in the ongoing editing process
- Major formatting errors (see the Handbook)
- Major problems with grammar, spelling, etc.
- Manuscripts that have not been approved by the supervisory committee and department chair
Manuscripts submitted on the deadline but that have any of these problems will not be considered for that semester.
Please take these factors into account when planning defense and graduation dates.
The entire editing process can take 2 or more months to complete, so the earlier a manuscript is submitted, the better the student’s chance of graduating in the desired semester.
However, students wishing to be considered for graduation in a specific semester must meet the dates in this calendar.
|Semester||Last day preliminary formatting submissions accepted||Last day department-approved submissions over 200 pages will be accepted||Last day department-approved submissions will be accepted to begin the format approval process||Last day approved manuscripts will be accepted to begin the thesis release process|
|Fall 2017||October 6, Friday||October 20, Friday||October 27, Friday||December 4, Monday|
|Spring 2018||February 16, Friday||March 9, Friday||March 16, Friday||April 23, Monday|
|Fall 2018||October 5, Friday||October 19, Friday||October 26, Friday||December 3, Monday|