Texas Tech University

Graduation Deadlines

February 3rd

Application to Graduate

Last Day to File Statement of Intent to Graduate is on Friday, February 3, 2023.

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**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, February 3, 2023.

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February 15th

Defense Notification - Doctoral & Masters Students(Thesis Option)

Wednesday, February 15, 2023(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

March 22nd

Regalia

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 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.

March 31st

Defense Deadline

Friday, March 31, 2023 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, March 31, 2023 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 Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

April 7th

Submission of Thesis-Dissertation for Formatting Review

Friday, April 7, 2023 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.

Signed Thesis-Dissertation Oral Defense Approval and Document Approval Forms

The Oral Defense Approval and Thesis-Dissertation Document 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.

MM-DMA Recordings and Recital Programs

Friday, April 7, 2023 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.

April 14th

Grade Changes

Friday, April 14, 2023 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.

April 25th

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 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

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 is the last day to pay the thesis-dissertation fee posted to your university bill. This is a required fee.

May 2nd

Defer Commencement Walk

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 is the last day to submit commencement participation deferral agreement form to attend August 2023 ceremony. Form will be submitted to the Enrollment Services team via email, enrollment.services.gradschool@ttu.edu

May 12th

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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