Texas Tech University

Graduation Deadlines

September 9th

Application to Graduate

 Friday, September 9, 2022 is the last day to file a statement of intent to graduate.

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**Please note: You must 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.

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 9, 2022.

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September 28th

Defense Notification - Doctoral & Masters Students(Thesis Option)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022(or at least 3 weeks prior to your defense date) is the last day for Doctoral & Masters students to have their defense notification form submitted by department via Enrollment Services Portal.

Defense Notification Form

October 26th

Regalia

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 is the last day to order your Graduation Regalia online is tentative, please click here for dates.

Graduate School Regalia Information

Master's & Doctoral Students you may order your regalia online here.

October 28th

Defense Deadline

Friday, October 28, 2022 is the last day to defend Thesis & 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.

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 28, 2022 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 November 14th.

November 4th

Submission of Thesis-Dissertation for Formatting Review

Friday, November 4, 2022 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.

MM-DMA Recordings and Recital Programs

Friday, November 4, 2022 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 MM-DMA submissions, Click here.

November 14th

Grade Changes

Monday, November 14, 2022 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 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 Portal.

Reports on Portfolio

Monday, November 14, 2022 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 14, 2022 is the last day to pay the thesis-dissertation fee posted to your university bill. This is a required fee.

December 5th

Defer Commencement Walk

Monday, December 5, 2022 is the last day to submit commencement participation deferral agreement form to attend Spring 2023 ceremony. Form will be submitted to the Enrollment Services team via email, enrollment.services.gradschool@ttu.edu

December 16th

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.

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