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Graduate College Deadlines for Spring 2020 Graduation

Approved Plan of Study (POS) on file with the Graduate College No later than Friday, December 13, 2019
Semester begins Saturday, January 11, 2020
Last day to submit Admission to Candidacy Form for Spring dissertation enrollment

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Last day to submit Application for Degree to your Academic College Friday, January 31, 2020
Last day to revise your approved POS (if needed)* Monday, February 24, 2020
Last day to submit completed doctoral dissertation (submitted in PDF or Word format to GraduateWriting@fau.edu or a printed draft copy delivered to Building SU-80, Room 101) to the Graduate College for approval. Signed signature page(s) printed on bond paper must be included with the dissertation along with Transmittal Memorandum. Monday, April 6, 2020
Last day to submit completed master’s thesis (submitted in PDF or Word format to GraduateWriting@fau.edu or a printed draft copy delivered to Building SU-80, Room 101) to the Graduate College for approval. Signed signature page(s) printed on bond paper must be included with the thesis along with Transmittal Memorandum. Monday, April 13, 2020
Last day to submit Final Manuscript Package to the Graduate College, including electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) to the FAU library and ProQuest Publishing. Monday, April 27, 2020
Commencement (9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.) Thursday, May 7, 2020
Commencement (9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.) Friday, May 8, 2020

Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies have been cancelled due to COVID-19. The State University System of Florida Board of Governors (BOG) has directed state universities to cancel traditional commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 2020. Spring 2020 Graduates will be informed of future commencement ceremonies by the Registrar as soon as they have more information.

Complimentary reviews should be submitted early in the semester and are first come first serve. Complimentary reviews should be emailed to graduatewriting@fau.edu and will take 1-2 weeks to process.

*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 5/22/20