Texas Tech University

Spring 2021 Graduation Deadlines

FEB 5

APPLICATION TO GRADUATE

Last Day to File Statement of Intent to Graduate.

Apply to Graduate

NOTE: Please notify the Graduate School if you do NOT plan to graduate this semester and have already filed an intent to graduate. If you have not filed an intent and do not plan to graduate this semester, please follow the steps below for changing your graduation date. update your expected graduation date via the Student Dashboard. Please know, if your graduation is delayed, you will need to Submit Another Application to Graduate for the semester during which you plan 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

FEB 17

DEFENSE NOTIFICATION - Doctoral Students & Masters Students (thesis option)

Last day (or at least 3 weeks prior to your defense date) for Doctoral & Masters students to have their Master's and Doctoral Defense Notification Form submitted by department via Enrollment Services Sharepoint


APR 2

DEFENSE DEADLINE

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.

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS

Last day for Master's Non-Thesis students to complete comprehensive evaluations for the Master's degree. Reports on the evaluation are not due until APR 27st.


APR 9

SUBMISSION OF THESIS/DISSERTATION FOR FORMATTING REVIEW

Last day to submit a final, committee-approved copy of your thesis or dissertation for review.

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


APR 16

GRADE CHANGES

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.


APR 27

OFFICIAL REPORTS ON FINAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS FOR MASTER'S

Official reports on final comprehensive examinations for the Master's degree (non-thesis students) are due in the Graduate School. This will be submitted by your department via the Enrollment Services Sharepoint.

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)


APR 28

LAST DAY TO COMPLETE MARCHING ORDER REGISTRATION

Last day to complete your Marching Order registration to indicate whether you will be attending the Spring 2021 ceremony.

The first email for Marching Order will go out Monday, March 8th.

We kindly ask you fill this out regardless of whether you will be attending, as this information is used for other graduation related items as well (name printed on diploma, mailing address for diploma, etc.).

Please note – these emails only go to students who have applied to graduate for the Spring 2021 term.


MAY 5

DEFER COMMENCEMENT WALK

Last day to submit commencement participation deferral agreement form to attend Summer 2021 ceremony. Form will be submitted to the Enrollment Services team via email, enrollment.services.gradschool@ttu.edu


MAY 11

THESIS-DISSERTATION FEE

Last day to pay the thesis-dissertation fee posted to your university bill. This is a required fee.


MAY 14

UNIVERSITY GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT

The Graduate School May 2021 commencement will be held on Friday, May 14th in the Jones AT&T stadium. More detailed information regarding the ceremony will be sent out towards the end of the fall term.