College of Graduate Studies

Important Deadlines for the College of Graduate Studies

Deadline to Apply for Graduation*

  • Fall 2022 – Monday, August 29, 2022
  • Spring 2023 – Not yet posted [estimated: Tuesday, January 17, 2023]
  • Summer 2023** - Not yet posted [estimated: Monday, May 15, 2023]

 *It is important to meet the application deadlines to avoid certain consequences or delays. Applying for graduation by the posted deadline ensures:

  • your college has ample time to review your record before you graduate
  • you receive a degree audit from the College of Graduate Studies [the online degree audit only works for undergraduates]
  • your degree is posted to your transcript and diploma is ordered without unnecessary delays
  • you receive commencement related mailings
  • your name appears in the commencement program

** Summer candidates are invited to participate in either the spring or fall ceremony; however, if they wish to walk in the spring ceremony, the candidates should apply for summer graduation but submit the application by the fifth week of the spring term to be included in the spring commencement program. Additional information about university commencement ceremonies can be found on the registrar's commencement webpage.

Applications for graduation may be submitted after the deadline date, but not after the last day of the semester. Please note it is the responsibility of the student to obtain graduation related information that may have been distributed prior to the submission of the late application. 

Questions about the graduation processes may be directed to Please use your Rockets email and include your Rocket Number in all correspondence.

Deadline*** to upload theses and dissertations to OhioLINK

  • Fall 2022 – Friday, December 16, 2022
  • Spring 2023– Friday, May 5, 2023
  • Summer 2023 – Friday, August 4, 2023

***This deadline is firm and no extensions or exceptions will be granted. For an overview of the ETD process, please see  Three Simple Steps - Start here!. For additional information and helpful resources related to the preparation, completion, submission, and publication of thesis and dissertations, please visit the Thesis and Dissertation Preparation and ETD Submission and Publication webpages. 

Questions about electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) processes may be directed to Please use your Rockets email and include your Rocket Number in all correspondence.

Last Updated: 6/27/22