Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

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ETD Fast Facts

Doctoral Candidate - Completion of the Thesis Degree Requirement

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 Programs to Submit Thesis Examination Request Form to SGPS Final Date for Candidate to Submit the 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

Awarded Degree in Absentia, February 2019

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

Master's Candidate - Completion of Thesis Degree Requirement

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 Programs to Submit Thesis Examination Request Form to SGPS Final Date for Candidate to Submit the 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

Awarded Degree in Absentia, February 2019

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