Candidacy and Graduation Deadlines

The deadlines provided here are University deadlines and must be met in order for you to graduate on time. You should contact your Graduate Advisor for departmental deadlines covering thesis, project, and/or comprehensive examinations.

Update for Summer 2018 Graduating Students

This year, the commencement book will include the names of those that petition for Summer (August 2018) graduation. Instead of our regular deadline of June 10, our graduate students will need to apply for Summer 2018 graduation by March 20, 2018.

FAQs

If I have already applied for Spring 2018 graduation, but won't know until May if I need to extend my graduation date to Summer 2018, do I need to do anything different?

  • No. If you have already applied for Spring 2018 graduation and intend to complete all requirements for this term, you do not need to change your graduation date to Summer 2018. Spring 2018 graduates will have their names in the book.

Will the GAPE office accept late applications for Summer 2018 graduation?

  • Yes. The GAPE office will accept late Summer 2018 graduation applications, however after March 20, it will be uncertain that the student's name will be included in the commencement book. However, best efforts will be made to incorporate their names late into the book.

How can I apply for Summer 2018 graduation?

  • If you have already advanced to candidacy, you can apply for graduation through your MySJSU account after receiving your eligibility message in your MySJSU account.
  • If you are late in the process of advancing to candidacy, you will be allowed to use a paper form. Paper forms can be provided by your program evaluator at GAPE.

Will I be allowed to participate in commencement?

  • Students that graduated in summer 2017 and fall 2017, or applied for spring 2018 or summer 2018 graduation are eligible to participate in commencement. To learn more about commencement day, please visit the commencement webpage.

 

Document Type

Instructions

Deadlines for those planning to graduate

   May 2018

Deadlines for those planning to graduate

 August 2018

Deadlines for those planning to graduate

December 2018

Departmental Request for Candidacy Form

 

Please submit this petition after you meet the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) and have completed at least 9 letter graded units in your program.

Candidacy Deadline:

Oct. 1, 2017

Candidacy Deadline:

Feb. 1, 2018

Candidacy Deadline:

April 1, 2018

 

MySJSU Online Application (First-time applicants)
OR 
Graduation Date Change Request for Award of Master's Degree

 

Please submit this form after your request for advancement to candidacy has been approved by the GAPE Office.

Graduation Application Deadline:

Feb. 10, 2018

Graduation Application Deadline:*

March 20, 2018

Graduation Application Deadline:

Sept. 10, 2018

 

Thesis for review to Graduate Studies

 

Please submit after your thesis committee has 
approved your thesis work.

Thesis Review Deadline:

April 2, 2018  by 11:59 pm

Thesis Review Deadline:

June 29, 2018 by 11:59 pm

Thesis Review Deadline:

TBA

 

Thesis for publication to Graduate Studies

 

Please submit your thesis for publication after the Graduate Studies Office 
has approved your thesis.

Thesis Publication Deadline:

June 11, 2018 by 11:59 pm

Thesis  Publication Deadline:

Sept. 17, 2018 by 11:59 pm

Thesis Publication Deadline:

TBA

 

 

Ed.D. Dissertation for review to Graduate Studies

 

Please submit after your dissertation committee has 
approved your thesis work.

Ed.D. Dissertation Review Deadline:

April 2, 2018  by 11:59 pm

Ed.D.  Dissertation Review Deadline:

June 29, 2018 by 11:59 pm

Ed.D. Dissertation Review Deadline:

TBA

 

Ed.D. Dissertation for publication to Graduate Studies

 

Please submit your thesis for publication after the Graduate Studies Office 
has approved your thesis.

Ed.D. Dissertation Publication Deadline:

June 11, 2018 by 11:59 pm

Ed.D.  Dissertation Publication Deadline: 

Sept. 17, 2018 by 11:59 pm

Ed.D. Dissertation Publication Deadline:

TBA

 

 

* This reflects a change in the filing deadline from June 10, 2018 to March 20, 2018.

 

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Apart from the Plan A Thesis, all other documents listed above should be submitted to Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations in the Student Services Center by the posted deadline.

For a copy of the current University Thesis Guidelines, detailed instructions on how and where to submit the thesis, as well as general contact information regarding thesis related questions, please visit the Office of Graduate Studies website.