Texas Tech University

Fall 2024 Graduation Deadlines

 

September 6

Application to Graduate

Last Day to File Statement of Intent to Graduate is on Friday, September 6, 2024.

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 Friday, September 6, 2024.

Apply to Graduate

 

September 25

Defense Notification - Doctoral Students & Masters Students(Thesis Option)

Wednesday, September 25, 2024 (or at least 3 weeks prior to your defense date) is the last day for Doctoral & Master Thesis students to have their defense notification form submitted by department via Enrollment Services Portal.

Defense Notification Form

 

October 23

Regalia

Wednesday, October 23, 2024, is the last day to order your Graduation Regalia online. This date is tentative, please click here for further detail. 

Master's & Doctoral Students may order regalia online here  

Graduate School Regalia Information 

 

October 25

Defense Deadline

Friday, October 25, 2024, is the last day to defend Thesis & Dissertations. Signatures from committee members on the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form must be obtained. Please work with your department to initialize the oral defense approval form before your defense date.

Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form

 

**Note: 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. This will be submitted by your department via the Enrollment Services Portal.

Comprehensive Evaluation

Friday, October 25, 2024, is the 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 Monday, November 11, 2024.

 

November 1

Submission of Thesis/Dissertation for Formatting Review

Friday, November 1, 2024, is the 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.

·       Thesis-Dissertation Formatting Guidelines

·       Electronic Thesis-Dissertation (ETD) Submission

Signed Thesis-Dissertation Oral Defense Approval and Document Approval Forms

The Oral Defense Approval and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Forms with ALL committee members' signatures should be turned in within two weeks of your defense or no later than this deadline. These will be submitted by your department via the Enrollment Services Portal.

·       Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form

·       Thesis/Dissertation Document Approval Form  

MM-DMA Recordings and Recital Programs

Friday, November 1, 2024, is the last day for music performance students to submit one copy of performance recording as well as submitting of recital programs in PDF format to the ETD Website. For more information on the MM-DMA submissions, Click here.

 

November 11

Grade Changes

Monday, November 11, 2024, is the last day to remove grades of I, PR, or CR in the Graduate School. This does not apply to the CR received on a previous thesis or dissertation enrollment.

Official Reports on Final Comprehensive Evaluation for Master's

Official reports on final comprehensive evaluation 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 Portal.

Reports on Portfolio

Monday, November 11, 2024, is the 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

Monday, November 11, 2024, is the last day to pay the thesis-dissertation fee posted to your university bill. This is a required fee.

 

December 3

Defer Commencement Walk

Tuesday, December 3, 2024, is the last day to submit commencement participation deferral agreement to attend Spring 2025 ceremony. To request deferment, please contact Enrollment Services via email, enrollment.services.gradschool@ttu.edu 

 

December 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.

·       More Information on Graduate Commencement

Doctoral Student Survey