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Fall 2019 graduation deadlines

Posted on November 7, 2019

The end of the semester is nearly here. Refer to the deadlines below to make sure you are on track to graduate this semester. 

Nov 12: Submit survey of earned doctorates through the iPOS (PhD and DMA only) 

Nov 13: Submit final revisions for thesis/dissertation format approval by 2 p.m.

Nov 13: Submit signed thesis/dissertation pass/fail form by 2 p.m.

Nov 13: Last day to submit commencement ceremony registration (see MyASU)

Nov 20: Submit thesis/dissertation to UMI/ProQuest by 2 p.m.

Dec 13: Last day to record culminating experiences (non-thesis/dissertation) iPOS data entry by the academic unit

Dec 16: Graduate commencement 

Information on formatting and submission of thesis/dissertations can be found at   

The graduation deadlines and procedures can be found at 

All oral defenses of a thesis, dissertation, etc. must be scheduled with the Graduate College at least 10 working days in advance of the planned defense date. Please use the official 10-Working Day Calendar for planning. There are certain dates during the academic year which students cannot hold an oral defense of a thesis or dissertation.