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9.10 Application for Degree
The University has established the following filing periods for submitting applications for graduation. Applications may be submitted in advance of the earliest date indicated for the anticipated completion date.
|Anticipated completion||Application Filing dates|
|June 2012 (Spring Qtr)||Dec 15 to March 15|
|August 2012 (Summer Qtr)||March 15 to June 15|
|December 2012 (Fall semester)||Sept. 7, 2012 (Last business day of week 2 of fall semester)|
|April 2013 (Spring semester)||Jan. 18, 2013 (Last business day of week 2 of spring semester)|
Students in programs requiring a thesis or dissertation must be registered for at least one hour of graduate credit, as designated by the department, during the quarter in which the successful defense of a thesis or dissertation is accomplished.
Applications for graduation may be obtained in the Graduate School office or downloaded from the Graduat School web site. The $35 application fee may be paid by check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover in the Graduate School office or by cash at the Bursar's Office. The completed forms must be returned to the Graduate School office during or prior to the application filing period for the desired graduation date. Applications submitted after the filing date for a desired graduation date will be processed for the graduation date in effect at the time the application was submitted.
The Graduate School Office of Graduation Services submits the application for the degree to the department. The department verifies that the student will have completed all program requirements for the term indicated on the application and is ready to graduate.
If students are unable to complete their degree requirements by the specified deadline, new applications must be filed for graduation the following term. An additional $25 fee will be required to submit each follow-up graduation application.