Graduate Deadlines

General HK Graduate Office Deadlines

  • Notify the HK Graduate Studies office at least 2 weeks before your preliminary exam or final exam (presentation or thesis defense).
  • Notify the HK Graduate office at least 1 week before your thesis proposal to allow time for room reservations and to invite faculty and students.
  • Also, its critical that we be notified of any changes to the exam committee or your advisory committee.

Graduate School Deadlines for Fall 2017

Aug. 20, 2017

Last Day to Submit Plan of Study for December Graduation
Last day for a plan of study to be received by the Graduate School to graduate in December.


Sept. 20, 2017

Last Day to Declare Candidacy for December Graduation
Last day to declare candidacy for degree for December graduation.
Notify the HK Graduate Coordinator...they will add you to the list


Oct. 13, 2017

Last Day to Complete as Exam/Degree Only Requirements
Last day for Exam/Degree Only registrants to submit the appropriate Report of the Final Examination and to submit GS Form 9, GS Form 32, and certificate of completion of Exit Questionnaires. If these forms are not received in the Graduate School, the departments will revise the registration to the appropriate number of research credits. (Does not apply to non-thesis master's candidates.)


Nov. 13, 2017

Last Day to Declare Candidacy for December Graduation with Extenuating Circumstances
Last day to declare candidacy for degree for December graduation with extenuating circumstances and requiring payment of the Late Graduating Deadline Fee.


Dec. 1, 2017

Last Day to Pass & Return Final Examination Report Forms
Last day for students to pass the final examination.
Final examination reports must be received for all graduating students by the Graduate School, Room 170, Young Hall (YONG). Students for whom a final report form is not received will not be able to graduate in December.
See HK Graduate Coordinator for Details.


Dec. 8, 2017
(The Graduate School)

Last Day for Thesis/Dissertation Deposit
Last day to submit GS Form 9, GS Form 32, and certificate of completion of Exit Questionnaires (Master's and Doctoral) and of Survey of Earned Doctorates (Doctoral only) at a mandatory Thesis Deposit Appointment in the Thesis/Dissertation Office in Young Hall B-80 (basement level).
A finalized version of the thesis/dissertation must be submitted through http://www.etdadmin.com/cgi-bin/home at least 24 hours before Thesis Deposit Appointment.


Dec. 16, 2017

Last Day to Complete Preliminary Examination
(Last day of Session)
Doctoral students must have passed preliminary examinations by this date to be eligible for fall 2018 graduation (assuming student registered spring 2018 and summer 2018).


Graduate School Deadlines for Spring 2018

Jan. 7, 2018

Last Day to Submit Plan of Study for May Graduation
Last day for a plan of study to be received by the Graduate School to graduate in December.


Feb. 14, 2018

Last Day to Declare Candidacy for May Graduation
Last day to declare candidacy for degree for May graduation.
Notify the HK Graduate Coordinator...they will add you to the list


March 2, 2018

Last Day to Complete as Exam/Degree Only Requirements
Last day for Exam/Degree Only registrants to submit the appropriate Report of the Final Examination and to submit GS Form 9, GS Form 32, and certificate of completion of Exit Questionnaires. If these forms are not received in the Graduate School, the departments will revise the registration to the appropriate number of research credits. (Does not apply to non-thesis master's candidates.)


April 2, 2018

Last Day to Declare Candidacy for May Graduation with Extenuating Circumstances
Last day to declare candidacy for degree for May graduation with extenuating circumstances and requiring payment of the Late Graduating Deadline Fee.


April 20, 2018

Last Day to Pass & Return Final Examination Report Forms
Last day for students to pass the final examination.
Final examination reports must be received for all graduating students by the Graduate School, Room 170, Young Hall (YONG). Students for whom a final report form is not received will not be able to graduate in May.
See HK Graduate Coordinator for Details.


April 27, 2018
(The Graduate School)

Last Day for Thesis/Dissertation Deposit
Last day to submit GS Form 9, GS Form 32, and certificate of completion of Exit Questionnaires (Master's and Doctoral) and of Survey of Earned Doctorates (Doctoral only) at a mandatory Thesis Deposit Appointment in the Thesis/Dissertation Office in Young Hall B-80 (basement level).
A finalized version of the thesis/dissertation must be submitted through http://www.etdadmin.com/cgi-bin/home at least 24 hours before Thesis Deposit Appointment.


May 4, 2018

Last Day to Complete Preliminary Examination
(Last day of Session)
Doctoral students must have passed preliminary examinations by this date to be eligible for Spring 2019 graduation (assuming student registered for summer 2018 and fall 2018).


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