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Graduate College Deadlines for Fall 2016 Graduation*

*Deadlines are tentative, pending University Academic Calendar updates.

Approved Plan of Study (POS) on file with the Graduate College No later than May 6, 2016
Semester begins Monday, August 22, 2016
Last day to submit Admission to Candidacy Form for fall dissertation enrollment Monday, August 22, 2016
Last day to submit Application for Degree to the Graduate College Friday, September 9, 2016
Last day to submit thesis or dissertation electronically for complimentary review Monday, September 26, 2016
Last day to revise your approved POS (if needed)* Friday, September 30, 2016
Last day to submit completed doctoral dissertation (printed on draft paper) to the Graduate College for approval. Signed signature page(s) printed on bond paper must be included with the dissertation along with Transmittal Memo. Monday, November 14, 2016
Last day to submit completed master’s thesis (printed on draft paper) to the Graduate College for approval. Signed signature page(s) printed on bond paper must be included with the thesis along with Transmittal Memo. Monday, November 21, 2016
Last day to submit final thesis or dissertation package to the Graduate College Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Last day to upload electronic thesis or dissertation (ETD) to the FAU library Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Commencement (9 a.m., 1p.m., and 5 p.m.) Thursday, December 15, 2016
Commencement (9 a.m. and 1p.m.) Friday, December 16, 2016


* Note: If your approved POS was submitted only through the MyPOS system, any revisions must also be submitted online. Please note that if you have an approved paper POS on file, you must use the paper form (Form 9) to modify your POS.

 Last Modified 9/7/16