Important Graduate Student Deadlines
- Spring 2019 Admissions: October 15, 2018
- Fall 2019 Admissions: January 15, 2019
**All deadlines listed below are based on December 2018 graduation**
All Graduating Students
Graduation Regalia Deadline: October 22, 2018
If you are ordering graduation regalia through Texas Tech, then you must do so by the date above. Contact the Bookstore at 806.742.3816 or 1.800.377.7329.
Grade Changes Deadline: November 19, 2018
All grades of I, CR, and PR must be removed from a student's transcript by the date above to be allowed to graduate. This rule does not apply to a CR or PR grade received on previous thesis (HIST 6000) hours – only the last thesis course (the last three 6000 hours) must have an actual grade. Grade changes are made by the instructor of record for the grade in question.
Final Grades Deadline: December 13, 2018
Final grades for graduating students are due at noon on the date above.
MA Thesis Students
In addition to the requirements listed under "All Graduating Students," please be aware of and meet the following deadlines:
MA Thesis Defense Deadline: October 19, 2018
MA Thesis students must defend their thesis by the date above.
Signed Oral Defense and Thesis Approval Form Deadline: November 2, 2018
The oral defense and thesis approval form with ALL committee members' signatures must be submitted within two weeks of a student's defense or no later than this deadline. Turn the form into the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Submission of Thesis for Formatting Review Deadline: November 2, 2018
Graduating students must submit a final, committee-approved copy of their thesis to the Graduate School for review by the date above. Thesis formatting guidelines are here.
Thesis-Dissertation Fee Deadline: November 19, 2018
Graduating thesis students must pay the required $50 thesis-dissertation fee by the above date. The fee will be posted to the student's university bill and can be paid through Student Business Services. The fee is refundable if a student fails to graduate. The fee can also be applied to a future graduation semester if necessary.
MA Non-Thesis Students
Comprehensive Exams Deadline: October 19, 2018
MA Non-thesis students must complete their comprehensive exams by the above date. You must complete the attached form, “MA Non-Thesis Comprehensive Exam Scheduling Form.” I will provide your committee chair with the appropriate approval form (Comprehensive Exam Report) for the conclusion of your exams.
Official Report on Final Comprehensive Exams Deadline: November 19, 2018
The official report of the result of your comprehensive exams are due to the Graduate School by the above date. Your chair will return the signed form to me, and I will upload it online to the Graduate School for submission. I will coordinate with your chair to get this done.
- For Fall 2019: March 1, 2019
- For Spring 2020: October 1, 2019
- Annual Departmental Scholarships: Early March 2019 (exact deadline TBA)
- For Fall 2018/Spring 2019: October 1, 2018
- For Spring/Summer 2019: March 1, 2019
For more information, please contact: