All theses and dissertations must be submitted electronically. Please note the deadlines below that pertain to your desired graduation date. If you have applied for graduation and find you will not be able to meet one of the deadlines, you must notify the Graduate School prior to the deadline or your file may be placed on inactive status. 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 required during the semester in which degree requirements are completed. To review the Graduate Enrollment policy, please click here.


Important Dates by Semester

Fall 2022

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Sept. 2, 2022

Final date to apply for degree/certificate for Fall 2022 graduation.

Sept. 2, 2022

Final date for submitting program of study forms to the Graduate School for graduation in Fall 2022. An approved Advisory Committee form for Master of Arts, Master of Science, and all doctoral Candidates must be on file by this date.

Oct. 3, 2022

Final date for submitting applications for admission to candidacy to the Graduate School for doctoral candidates who plan to graduate in Fall 2022. If you were not admitted to candidacy prior to June 24, 2022, you must register for 10 hours Fall 2022.

Oct. 7, 2022

Final date for submitting requests for transfer of credit, with accompanying transcripts, to the Graduate School for students graduating in Fall 2022.

Oct. 14, 2022

Final date for doctoral students to submit information for Fall 2022 Commencement program.

Oct. 31, 2022

Final date for submitting one complete copy of a thesis or dissertation for a format check for Fall 2022 graduation.

Nov. 23, 2022

Final date for the receipt of the following by the Graduate School: Final Defense Approval Form & Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Approval Form (all doctoral, MS, MA, MHP, MLA, MAEE, MUPD) and final corrected thesis or dissertation document submitted to ProQuest for Fall 2022 graduation.

Dec. 9, 2022

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 Fall 2022 graduation. (This does not include grades for courses in which students are currently enrolled.)

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 diploma.

Jan. 9, 2023

Date the Graduate School will accept theses / dissertations for format checks for future graduations.

Spring 2023

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Jan 20, 2023

Final date to apply for degree/certificate for Spring 2023 graduation.

Jan 20, 2023

Final date for submitting Program of Study forms to the Graduate School for graduation in Spring 2023. An Advisory Committee form for Master of Arts, Master of Science, and all doctoral candidates must be on file by this date.

Jan 20, 2023

Final date for submitting applications for Admission to Candidacy to the Graduate School for doctoral candidates who plan to graduate in Spring 2023. If you were not admitted to candidacy prior to October 3, 2022, you must register for 10 hours Spring 2023.

Feb. 27, 2023

Final date for submitting requests for Transfer of Credit, with accompanying transcripts, to the Graduate School for students graduating in Spring 2023.

March 10, 2023

Final date for doctoral students to submit information for the Commencement Program for Spring 2023 graduation.

March 27, 2023

Final date for electronically submitting one complete copy of a thesis or dissertation for a format check for Spring 2023 graduation.

April 17, 2023

Final date for receipt of the following by the Graduate School: Final Defense Approval Form & Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Approval Form (all doctoral, MS, MA, MHP, MLA) and corrected copy of thesis / dissertation for Spring 2023 graduation.

May 5, 2023

Final date for completing all requirements except submission of theses / dissertations (see earlier deadlines). The Graduate School must receive notification concerning removal of incompletes, certificate completions, final examinations, etc., for Spring 2023 graduation. (Note: this does not include grades for courses in which students are currently enrolled.)

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 diploma.

June 5, 2023

Date the Graduate School will accept theses / dissertations for format checks for future graduations.

Summer 2023

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June 23, 2023

Final date to apply for degree/certificate for Summer 2023 graduation.

June 23, 2023

Final date for submitting program of study forms to the Graduate School for graduation in Summer 2023. An approved Advisory Committee form for Master of Arts, Master of Science, and all doctoral Candidates must be on file by this date.

June 23, 2023

Final date for submitting applications for admission to candidacy to the Graduate School for doctoral candidates who plan to graduate in Summer 2023. If you were not admitted to candidacy prior to January 20, 2023, you must register for 10 hours Summer 2023.

June 26, 2023

Final date for submitting requests for transfer of credit, with accompanying transcripts, to the Graduate School for students graduating in Summer 2023.

July 3, 2023

Final date for electronically submitting one complete copy of a thesis or dissertation for a format check for Summer 2023 graduation.

July 17, 2023

Final date for receipt of the following by the Graduate School: Final Defense Approval Form & Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Approval Form (all doctoral, MS, MA, MHP, and MLA) and corrected copy of thesis or dissertation document submitted to ProQuest for Summer 2023 graduation.

July 21, 2023

Final date for doctoral students to submit information for the Commencement program for Fall 2023 graduation.

August 4, 2023

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 2023 graduation. (This does not include grades for courses in which students are currently enrolled.)

August 7, 2023

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. Students completing degree requirements during Summer 2023 will have the option to participate in the Fall 2023 commencement ceremony.

August 28, 2023

Date the Graduate School will accept theses / dissertations for format checks for future graduations.

 
 
 

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