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Graduation Forms and Process

Deadlines for graduation may be found on the University calendar, select keyword deadline to sort. Please note Eberly College of Arts and Sciences students must meet all deadlines of the Eberly College, which may be earlier than posted University deadlines. Please see your department’s graduate coordinator if you have questions or require assistance with the process.

Application for graduation

The application process is initiated online through the Office of the University Registrar.

Thesis and dissertation defense date declaration and signature forms

For students defending a thesis or dissertation, an Eberly College thesis and dissertation defense date declaration form must be submitted to the departmental graduate records assistant no less than two weeks prior to the scheduled defense date. 

Print an Eberly thesis and dissertation defense form and take to your defense meeting for collection of committee signatures. This form must be submitted to your departmental representative immediately after the meeting and then returned to the director of graduate studies within two business days following the defense. 

For more information on defenses, please see the graduate catalog

Electronic theses and dissertations 

To be cleared for graduation, theses and dissertations must be accepted by the library by the posted deadline date. See the ETD website for more information.