Graduate College Deadlines for Fall 2021 Graduation
|Last day to submit Form 9, Request for Change in a Dissertation or Thesis Committee||Friday, August 6, 2021|
|Approved Plan of Study on file with the Graduate College||Friday, August 20, 2021|
|Semester begins||Saturday, August 21, 2021|
|Last day to submit Application for Degree (use the online form)||Friday, September 10, 2021|
|Last day to submit defense announcement and signature page draft to the Graduate College (online submission here)||Friday, September 17, 2021|
|Last day to submit completed doctoral dissertation (submitted in PDF or Word format) to GraduateWriting@fau.edu along with the Transmittal Memorandum* (Please Note: Extension requests must be submitted no later than November 1, 2021 via a Form 10)||Monday, November 15, 2021|
|Last day to submit completed master’s thesis (submitted in PDF or Word format) to GraduateWriting@fau.edu along with the Transmittal Memorandum* (Please Note: Extension requests must be submitted no later than November 8, 2021 via a Form 10)||Monday, November 22, 2021|
|Last day to submit Final Manuscript Package to the Graduate College, including electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) to the FAU library and ProQuest Publishing.||Monday, December 6, 2021|
|Commencement (9 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.)||Thursday, December 16, 2021|
|Commencement (9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.)||Friday, December 17, 2021|
Please note: These dates are tentative and subject to change.
Complimentary reviews should be submitted early in the semester and are first come first serve. Complimentary reviews should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and will take 1-2 weeks to process.
*Visit http://www.fau.edu/graduate/forms-and-procedures/degree-completion/thesis-and-dissertation/ for more information on electronic signature page routing and submission procedures in the event an in-person defense is not possible due to COVID-19.