Spring 2019 Graduation Deadlines
APPLICATION TO GRADUATE
Last day to Apply to Graduate at the Graduate School
NOTE: Please notify the Graduate School if you do NOT plan to graduate this semester. If your graduation is delayed, you will need to Apply to Graduate for the semester during which you plan to graduate.
• APPLY TO GRADUATE: Go to raiderlink.ttu.edu --> "TTU MyTech" --> "Current Term" --> "Apply to Graduate".
APPLICATION TO COMPLETE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
Those who will be completing their certification requirements must also apply to graduate by the listed deadline.
- APPLY TO GRADUATE: Go to raiderlink.ttu.edu --> "TTU MyTech" --> "Current Term" --> "Apply to Graduate".
DEFENSE NOTIFICATION - Doctoral Students & Masters Students (thesis option)
Last day (or at least 3 weeks prior to your defense date) for Doctoral students to have their advisor submit the Doctoral Defense Notification Form to the Graduate School via the Sharepoint portal.
Doctoral Students:: If you are purchasing your regalia, you must do so 10 weeks before graduation. (The Bookstore telephone number is 806.742.3816 or 800.377.7329.)
Last day to order cap, gown, and hood from the University Bookstore (806-742-3816 or 800-377-7329). This date is tentative. You should call the Bookstore for confirmation.
Last day to defend theses/dissertations.
Students must obtain signatures from committee members on the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form.
Print this form and bring it with you to your defense. When you have successfully defended, this document should go to the Graduate School via the Sharepoint portal.
Last day for Master's Non-Thesis students to complete comprehensive evaluations for the Master's degree (non-thesis students) Reports on the evaluation are not due until April 24th.
SUBMISSION OF THESIS/DISSERTATION FOR FORMATTING REVIEW
Last day to submit a final, committee-approved copy of your thesis or dissertation
A final copy of your thesis or dissertation must be submitted in PDF format to the ETD web site within two weeks of your defense or no later than the posted date.
Documents must comply with the Graduate School formatting guidelines.
SIGNED ORAL DEFENSE AND THESIS-DISSERTATION APPROVAL FORM
The Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form with ALL committee members' signatures should be turned in within two weeks of your defense or no later than this deadline.
MM-DMA RECORDINGS AND RECITAL PROGRAMS
Last day for music performance students to submit one copy of performance recording.
Last day to submit recital programs in PDF format to the ETD website
Last day to remove grades of I, PR, or CR in the Graduate School. This does not apply to the PR/CR received on a previous thesis or dissertation enrollment.
OFFICIAL REPORTS ON FINAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS FOR MASTER'S
Official reports on final comprehensive evaluations for the Master's degree (non-thesis students) are due in the Graduate School.
REPORTS ON PORTFOLIO
Final day for committee chairs for Master's Interdisciplinary Students to submit Portfolio reports and for their advisors to submit the Report on the Portfolio (faculty use the Comprehensive Exam Report form for this purpose)
GRADUATE IN ABSENTIA
Last day to inform the Graduate School of plans to graduate in absentia.
Last day to pay the thesis-dissertation fee posted to your university bill. This is a required fee.
FINAL GRADES DUE FOR STUDENTS GRADUATING THIS SEMESTER
Noon, grades due for graduating students via RaiderLink.
FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS ONLY: COMPLETE THE SURVEY OF EARNED DOCTORATES
Complete the survey of earned Doctorates before this date.
UNIVERSITY GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT
Information regarding the times and location of the University Commencement Ceremony is sent to students one month prior. Please notify us if your address changes.
AddressAdministration Building 328, Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409