Texas Tech University

Spring 2022 Graduation Deadlines

February 4: 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 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.

February 16: 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


March 23: Regalia

Master's & Doctoral Students must order cap, gown, and hood from the TTU University Bookstore. The last day to order your Graduation Regalia online is tentative. You should call the TTU University Bookstore for confirmation.


April 1: 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 Evaluations

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 April 26, 2022.


April 8: 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 website 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 & 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 & 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

April 15: 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.


April 26: Official Reports on Final Comprehensive Examinations for Masters

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)

Thesis-Dissertation Fee

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

May 6: Defer Commencement Walk

Last day to submit commencement participation deferral agreement form to attend Summer 2022 ceremony. Form will be submitted to the Enrollment Services team via email, enrollment.services.gradschool@ttu.edu


May 13: 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.