GRADUATE DEGREE DEADLINES

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  Summer 2020 Graduation Fall 2020 Graduation Spring 2021 Graduation
Advancement to Candidacy Filing Deadline:
Last day to apply for advancement to candidacy to be eligible for graduation the following term. Advancement must be achieved no later than one semester prior to the term in which you wish to register for the culminating experience and/or apply for the degree to be granted.

Feb. 19, 2020

Feb. 19, 2020

Sept. 14, 2020

Graduation Application Period:
The online filing period for the graduate degree to be granted is approximately the first two weeks of each semester or summer.  A $35.00 non-refundable graduation application fee is required.  Graduation application procedures are available on the Division of Research and Graduate Studies website at link http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/gradstudies/requirements/graduation.html.

May 26, 2020 - June 12, 2020

Aug. 19, 2020 - Sept. 4, 2020

Jan. 21, 2021 - Feb. 4, 2021

Final Thesis (299) Submission Deadline:
Date by which final thesis, fully edited and approved, must be submitted to the Dissertation/Thesis Office.

June 8, 2020

Nov. 6, 2020

April 5, 2021

Project (298) Your department will assign a deadline and provide project procedures.
Comprehensive Exam Contact your department for the test date and exam procedures.
Completion of Academic Work:
All courses and requirements must be completed. All paperwork must be submitted to your graduate adviser or department office for processing. Contact your adviser or department concerning the submission of the required Graduate Degree Clearance form.

Aug. 14, 2020 (final day of instruction)

Dec. 9, 2020
(final day of instruction)

May 5, 2021
(final day of instruction)

Departmental Clearance Deadline:
Graduate Degree Clearance forms are due in the Division of Research and Graduate Studies, on behalf of all graduating students. Grade reports for all "I", "RD", and "RP" graded courses (other than thesis and project) must be on file with the Academic Records Office. Last day to submit paperwork to the Division of Research and Graduate Studies for graduating students.

Aug. 14, 2020

Dec. 21, 2020

May 14, 2021

Important note: Dates above are tentative, and subject to change, until the finalization of the University's Academic Calendar.