University of Alabama at Birmingham Deadlines

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University of Alabama at Birmingham Deadlines

Plan I- Graduate School Graduation Deadline Dates For Students Completing a Thesis/Dissertation

**The following dates are subject to change. Check this schedule each semester for any changes to the posted dates. Also check with your department. Some programs have earlier deadline dates for the application for degree.

SEMESTER DIPLOMA DATE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR DEGREE AND CERTIFICATES
LAST DAY FOR FINAL DEFENSE DEADLINE FOR DOCUMENT SUBMISSION*
Spring 2017 April 29, 2017 January 20, 2017** March 31, 2017 No later than 10 business days following public defense
Summer 2017 August 12, 2017 May 19, 2017** July 14, 2017 No later than 10 business days following public defense
Fall 2017 December 16, 2017 September 8, 2017** November 17, 2017 No later than 10 business days following public defense

Request for Approval Forms must be submitted online no later than 2 weeks before your public defense date.

*It is your responsibility to submit your completed thesis or dissertation for review no later than 2 weeks (10 business days) after your public defense. You will be notified when your manuscript has been reviewed (usually within 5 – 7 days). Under certain circumstances, submission extensions may be granted for students who defend well before the final semester deadline for final defense. Extensions will not be granted past the submission date for the final defense deadline.

It is the student’s responsibility to see that the above deadlines are met. Students cannot be cleared for graduation until all paperwork has been processed, all grades have been finalized, and all applicable fees have been paid.

Note:
Failure to meet these deadlines will require the filing of a “NEW” Application for Degree Form (reorder) and registration for course hours for the following semester. The new application for degree form (approved at the departmental level and submitted to the Graduate School) must be submitted by the deadline posted above.

The above dates are subject to change. Check with the Graduate School, G03 Lister Hill Library, or call 934-8227 if you have any questions concerning these dates.


Plan II- Graduate School Graduation Deadline Dates For Students Not Completing a Thesis/Dissertation

These dates are subject to change. Please check the Schedule of classes each semester for any changes to these dates. Please check with your department as some programs have earlier deadline dates for the application for degree.

SEMESTER DIPLOMA DATE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION FOR DEGREE AND CERTIFICATES
LAST DAY FOR RECEIPT OF FINAL PAPERS
Spring 2017 April 29, 2017 January 20, 2017 April 21, 2017
Summer 2017 August 12, 2017 May 19, 2017 August 4, 2017
Fall 2017 December 16, 2017 September 8, 2017 December 8, 2017

Please Note:
Failure to meet these deadlines will require the filing of a “NEW” Application for Degree Form (reorder) and registration in subsequent semesters.

It is the student’s responsibility to see that the above deadlines are met. Students will not be cleared for graduation until all paperwork has been processed, all grades have been finalized, and all fees have been paid.

The above dates are subject to change. Please check with the Graduate School
G03 Lister Hill Library or call 996-2583 if you have any questions concerning graduation.

Deadline Dates to Apply as a Degree-Seeking Graduate Student

*The below dates are standard Graduate School application deadlines.  Please note that some graduate programs have earlier application deadlines, so please refer to the specific program website and admissions checklist for more information.

SEMESTER  DEADLINE DATE
Spring 2017 November 1, 2016
Summer 2017 April 1, 2017
Fall 2017 July 1, 2017

Admission to Candidacy Deadline Dates

NOTE: Doctoral Students are required to have 2 semesters of candidacy. Master’s degree students are required to have only 1 semester of candidacy. Forms must be processed by the following dates in order to be applicable for that semester. For example, if the Admission to Candidacy Form is processed by the deadline date listed below, that semester counts as the first semester of candidacy.

Forms received after the deadline will be processed for the next semester.

PLEASE CHECK WITH THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AS THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

FIRST SEMESTER OF CANDIDACY DEADLINE DATE
Spring 2017 January 6, 2017
Summer 2017 – 14 week* May 5, 2017
Summer 2017 – 10 week* June 2, 2017
Fall 2017 August 25, 2017

*CHECK WITH YOUR DEPARTMENT TO DETERMINE WHICH SUMMER DEADLINE APPLIES TO YOUR OWN 699 OR 799 RESEARCH HOURS (THE 10 WEEK OR 14 WEEK SCHEDULE)

Deadline Dates to Apply As a Nondegree Graduate Student

*Please check with the Graduate School as these dates are subject to change.

SEMESTER  DEADLINE DATE
Spring 2017 January 2, 2017
Summer 2017 May 29, 2017
Fall 2017 August 21, 2017

Please be aware of the add/drop dates, as well as the tuition payment deadlines, for each semester:
Academic CalendarWhen to Pay

Deadlines for Change of Residency

All forms and necessary documents must be received in the graduate school office by the following dates so in-state tuition will be granted for the appropriate term.

Forms received after the deadline will be processed for the next semester.
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AS THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

SEMESTER  DEADLINE DATE
Spring 2017 December 1, 2016
Summer 2017 May 1, 2017
Fall 2017 August 1, 2017

 

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