Timelines

  • Doctoral Candidate

  • Master's Candidate

Normally the entire process, from the Graduate Chair's request for a Thesis Examination to the placement of the candidate's name on the convocation list, requires approximately eight weeks.

Please note that revisions and final thesis submission are due 6 weeks after a successful thesis examination.

If revisions continue into a new term, registration and related fee charges will also continue into the new term until the final copy of the thesis is submitted. To avoid registration and charges in the following term, the final thesis submission must take place by the last day of the current term (see chart below).

Final Date for Program
to Submit Examination
Request to SGPS
Final Date for Candidate
to Submit Thesis for
Examination to SGPS
Final Date for
Thesis Examination
Final Date for
Final Submission
of the Thesis
Notes Convocation Eligibility
March 12, 2018 March 19, 2018 April 23, 2018 April 30, 2018 Last term of registration is Winter 2018 Eligible for Spring Convocation 2018
July 13, 2018 July 20, 2018 August 24, 2018 August 31, 2018 Last term of registration is Summer 2018 Eligible for Fall Convocation 2018
November 2, 2018 November 9, 2018 December 14, 2018 December 21, 2018 Last term of registration is Fall 2018 Award Degree in Absentia, February 2019

*If this date falls on a weekend or holiday, the submission will be reviewed on the next business day.

Normally the entire process, from the Graduate Chair's request for a Thesis Examination to the placement of the candidate's name on the convocation list, requires approximately five weeks.

Please note that revisions and final thesis submission are due 6 weeks after a successful thesis examination.

If revisions continue into a new term, registration and related fee charges will also continue into the new term until the final copy of the thesis is submitted. To avoid registration and charges in the following term, the final thesis submission must take place by the last day of the current term (see chart below).

Final Date for Program 
to Submit Examination 
Request to SGPS
Final Date for Candidate 
to Submit Thesis for 
Examination to SGPS
Final Date for 
Thesis Examination
Final Date for 
Final Submission 
of the Thesis
Notes Convocation Eligibility
March 26, 2018 April 2, 2018 April 23, 2018 April 30, 2018 Last term of registration is Winter 2018 Eligible for Spring Convocation 2018
July 27, 2018 August 3, 2018 August 24, 2018 August 31, 2018 Last term of registration is Summer 2018 Eligible for Fall Convocation 2018
November 16, 2018 November 23, 2018 December 14, 2018 December 21, 2018 Last term of registration is Fall 2018 Award Degree in Absentia, February 2019

*If this date falls on a weekend or holiday, the submission will be reviewed on the next business day.