Important Dates & Deadlines

Spring 2018

Note: All theses/dissertations must be submitted electronically.If you plan to graduate during SPRING 2017, please adhere to the following deadlines: If you have applied for Spring Semester graduation and find you will not be able to meet one of these deadlines, you must notify the Graduate School prior to the deadline, or your file may be placed on inactive status. Write the Graduate School, 210 S. Jackson St., Athens, GA 30602 or email: gradinfo@uga.edu.

Graduate students must register for a minimum of 3 hours in at least two semesters per academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer), including the 3 hours of graduate credit that is required for registration during the semester in which degree requirements are completed.To review the Graduate Enrollment policy, please click here.

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January 19, 2018
Final date for graduate students to submit an Application for graduation for May 2018.
January 19, 2018
Final date for submitting program of study forms to the Graduate School for graduation in May 2018. An approved Advisory Committee form for Master of Arts, Master of Science, and all doctoral Candidates must be on file by this date.
January 19, 2018
Final date for submitting applications for admission to candidacy to the Graduate School for doctoral candidates who plan to graduate in May 2018. If you were not admitted to candidacy prior to October 2, 2017 you must register for 10 hours Spring 2018.
March 5, 2018
Final date for submitting requests for transfer of credit, with accompanying transcripts, to the Graduate School for students graduating in May 2018.
March 16, 2018
Final date for doctoral students to submit information for Commencement program for May 2018 graduation
April 2, 2018
Final date for submitting one complete copy of a thesis or dissertation for a format check for May 2018 graduation.
April 23, 2018
Final date for the receipt of the following by the Graduate School: Final Defense Approval Form & ETD Submission Approval Form (all doctoral, MS, MA, MHP, MLA) and final corrected ETD for Spring 2018 graduation.
April 27, 2018
Final date for completing all requirements except submission of theses/dissertations (see earlier deadlines).  The Graduate School must receive notification concerning removal of incompletes, final examinations, etc., for Spring 2018 graduation. (This does not include grades for courses in which students are currently enrolled.)
May 4, 2018  Friday @ 10:00 am
Graduation. Diplomas will be mailed approximately six to eight weeks after graduation. Address changes, if necessary, should be made with the Office of the Registrar to ensure receipt of diplomas.
May 28, 2018
Date the Graduate School will accept theses/dissertations for format checks for future graduations.

Summer 2017

Note: All theses/dissertations must be submitted electronically.If you plan to graduate during SUMMER 2017, please adhere to the following deadlines:If you have applied for Summer Semester graduation and find you will not be able to meet one of these deadlines, you must notify the Graduate School prior to the deadline, or your file may be placed on inactive status. Write the Graduate School, 210 S. Jackson St., Athens, GA 30602 or email: gradinfo@uga.edu.

Graduate students must register for a minimum of 3 hours in at least two semesters per academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer), including the 3 hours of graduate credit that is required for registration during the semester in which degree requirements are completed. To review the Graduate Enrollment policy, please click here.

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June 16, 2017
Final date to apply for degree/certificate for August 2017 graduation.
June 16, 2017
Final date for submitting program of study forms to the Graduate School for graduation in August 2017. An approved Advisory Committee form for Master of Arts, Master of Science, and all doctoral Candidates must be on file by this date.
June 16, 2017
Final date for submitting applications for admission to candidacy to the Graduate School for doctoral candidates who plan to graduate in August 2017. If you were not admitted to candidacy prior to January 20, 2017, you must register for 10 hours Summer 2017.
June 23, 2017
Final date for doctoral students to submit information for Fall 2017 Commencement program.
June 26, 2017
Final date for submitting requests for transfer of credit, with accompanying transcripts, to the Graduate School for students graduating in August 2017.
July 10, 2017
Final date for submitting one complete copy of a thesis or dissertation for a format check for August 2017 graduation.
July 24, 2017
Final date for the receipt of the following by the Graduate School: Final Defense Approval Form (all doctoral, MS, MA, MHP, MLA) and corrected copy of thesis/dissertation for August 2017 graduation.
July 28, 2017
Final date for completing all requirements except submission of theses/dissertations (see earlier deadlines).  The Graduate School must receive notification concerning removal of incompletes, final examinations, etc., for Summer 2017 graduation. (This does not include grades for courses in which students are currently enrolled.)
August 4, 2017
Date of degree conferral. Diplomas will be mailed approximately six to eight weeks after graduation. Address changes, if necessary, should be made with the Office of the Registrar to ensure receipt of diplomas. Students completing degree requirements during Summer 2017 will have the option to participate in Fall 2017 commencement ceremony.
August 18, 2017
Date the Graduate School will accept theses/dissertations for format checks for future graduations.

Fall 2017

Note: All theses/dissertations must be submitted electronically.If you plan to graduate during FALL 2017, please adhere to the following deadlines:If you have applied for Fall Semester graduation and find you will not be able to meet one of these deadlines, you must notify the Graduate School prior to the deadline, or your file may be placed on inactive status. Write the Graduate School, 210 S. Jackson St., Athens, GA 30602 or email: gradinfo@uga.edu.

Graduate students must register for a minimum of 3 hours in at least two semesters per academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer), including the 3 hours of graduate credit that is required for registration during the semester in which degree requirements are completed.To review the Graduate Enrollment policy, please click here.

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August 25, 2017
Final date for graduate students to submit an Application for Graduation for December 2017 Graduation.
August 25, 2017
Final date for submitting program of study forms to the Graduate School for graduation in December 2017. An Advisory Committee form for Master of Arts, Master of Science, and all doctoral Candidates must be on file by this date.
October 2, 2017
Final date for submitting applications for admission to candidacy to the Graduate School for doctoral candidates who plan to graduate in December 2017. If you were not admitted to candidacy prior to June 9, 2017, you must register for 10 hours Fall 2017.
October 13, 2017
Final date for submitting requests for transfer of credit, with accompanying transcripts, to the Graduate School for students graduating in December 2017.
October 20, 2016
Final date for doctoral students to submit information for Commencement program for December 2017 graduation.
November 6, 2017
Final date for submitting one complete copy of a thesis or dissertation for a format check for December 2017 graduation.
November 29, 2017
Final date for the receipt of the following by the Graduate School: Final Defense Approval Form (all doctoral, MS, MA, MHP, MLA) and corrected copy of thesis/dissertation for December 2017 graduation (http://t.uga.edu/22H).
December 8, 2017
Final date for completing all requirements except submission of theses/dissertations (see earlier deadlines).  The Graduate School must receive notification concerning removal of incompletes, final examinations, etc., for December 2017 graduation (This does not include grades for courses in which students are currently enrolled).
December 15, 2017 Friday @ 2:30 pm
Graduation. Diplomas will be mailed approximately six to eight weeks after graduation. Address changes, if necessary, should be made with the Office of the Registrar to ensure receipt of diplomas.
January 8, 2018
Date the Graduate School will accept theses/dissertations for format checks for future graduations.