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 official final day of the current term (April 30 for winter term, August 31 for summer term, December 31 for fall term).

Final Date for Programs to Submit Thesis Examination Board to SGPSFinal Date for Candidate to Submit the Thesis for Examination to SGPSFinal Date for Thesis ExaminationFinal Date for Final Submission of the Thesis*NotesConvocation Eligibility

November 4, 2015

November 11, 2015

December 16, 2015

December 31, 2015

Last Term of Registration is Fall 2015

Awarded Degree in Absentia, February 2016

March 11, 2016

March 18, 2016

April 22, 2016

April 30, 2016

Last Term of Registration is Winter 2016

Eligible for Spring Convocation 2016

July 13, 2016

July 20, 2016

August 24, 2016

August 31, 2016

Last Term of Registration is Summer 2016

Eligible for Fall Convocation 2016

*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 official final day of the current term (April 30 for winter term, August 31 for summer term, December 31 for fall term).

Final Date for Programs to Submit Thesis Examination Board to SGPSFinal Date for Candidate to Submit the Thesis for Examination to SGPSFinal Date for Thesis ExaminationFinal Date for Final Submission of the Thesis*NotesConvocation Eligibility

November 18, 2015

November 25, 2015

December 16, 2015

December 31, 2015

Last Term of Registration is Fall 2015

Awarded Degree in Absentia, February 2016

March 24, 2016

April 1, 2016

April 22, 2016

April 30, 2016

Last Term of Registration is Winter 2016

Eligible for Spring Convocation 2016

July 27, 2016

August 3, 2016

August 24, 2016

August 31, 2016

Last Term of Registration is Summer 2016

Eligible for Fall Convocation 2016

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