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Graduate School Calendar 

Below you'll find information on Graduate School deadlines regarding advancement to candidacy, defense committee requests, graduation applications, and other transactions.

Additional deadlines and dates are detailed on the official Academic Calendar and University Calendar, which are both maintained by the Registrar's Office:

 

Graduate School Deadlines 

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Fall 2017 diplomas, the following deadlines are in effect: 

Fall 2017 Deadlines DATE
 

Last day for the Graduate School to receive Fall Advancement to Candidacy (G5 status) forms from Departments.

These forms must be submitted no later than 2pm on September 12 th .

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


End of Late Registration.

Tuesday, September  12, 2017

Last day to complete full-time registration OR file a Leave of Absence in order to maintain continuous matriculation. No later than 4 pm.

Tuesday, September  19, 2017

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate School from Departments.

Four weeks before the defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online and be included in the December Commencement program. The online form can be found here: Application for Graduation (Masters students should apply via SOLAR)  The SOLAR application for graduation will be available until Friday, October 20, 2017.  All  candidates that apply for graduation after October 20th will NOT BE included in the publication.

Friday, October 20, 2017

 

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses dissertations with the Graduate School. NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

 

Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree.  

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Winter 2018 diplomas, the following deadlines are in effect: 

Winter 2018 Deadlines DATE

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate School from Departments.

Four weeks before defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online and be included in the December Commencement program. The online form can be found here: Application for Graduation (Masters students should apply via SOLAR). The SOLAR application for graduation will also be available until Friday, October 20, 2017. All candidates that apply for graduation after October 20th will NOT BE included in the publication.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/dissertations with the Graduate School Office. NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree.

Friday, February 2, 2018

*Candidates for August diplomas must be registered in either summer session in order to graduate. Candidates may be registered for a zero credit course (graduate level) to fulfill this requirement. During the Fall, Winter and Spring terms, zero credit courses do not constitute fulfillment of the registration requirement for graduation.

Spring 2018 Deadline Dates  
Last day for the Graduate School to receive Spring Advancement to Candidacy (G5 status) forms from Departments.

These forms must be submitted no later than 2pm on January 26th.

Friday, January 26, 2018
End of Late Registration. Friday, February 2, 2018
Last day to complete full-time registration OR file a Friday, Leave of Absence in order to maintain continuous matriculation. No later than 4 pm. February 9, 2018
Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate School from Departments. Four weeks before the defense
Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online and be included in the May Commencement program. The online form can be found here: Application for Graduation (Masters students should apply via SOLAR) The SOLAR application for graduation will be available until Wednesday , March 1st, 2018. All candidates that apply for graduation after March 1 st will NOT BE included in the publication. Thursday, March 1, 2018
Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/dissertations with the Graduate School.NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted. Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree. Friday, June 1, 2018

Candidates for May diplomas must be registered for at least one graduate-level credit in the Spring 2018 semester in order to graduate. During the Fall and Spring zero credit courses do not constitute fulfillment of the registration requirement for graduation.

Important Information

December diplomas must be registered for at least one graduate-level credit in the Fall 2017 semester in order to graduate.   During the Fall and Spring zero-credit courses do not constitute fulfillment of the registration requirement for graduation.

There are no exceptions to the registration requirements

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree-awarding period. This form should be submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account.  Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website.  Degree applications are not carried forward.

Amended 10/20/17

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