Continuing Student Deadlines

Graduating Students Celebrating

The table below is updated to reflect current deadlines for the academic year. Deadlines are subject to change based off the academic calendar . If you have questions about these deadlines please contact Graduate Studies at (415) 338-2234.


  Spring 2021 Graduation Summer 2021 Graduation Fall 2021 Graduation

Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Proposal for Culminating Experience (PCE)

If on a weekend is due the following business day. Forms are submitted the semester prior to enrollment and beginning research.

November 1, 2020 November 1, 2020 April 1, 2021

Deadline to Apply for Graduation

*Applying on time for graduation will ensure a preliminary degree evaluation and your name in the commencement booklet for the annual Commencement Ceremony held in Spring.

Visit Commencement Website for important notice regarding Commencement Ceremony 2021

February 19, 2021 March 5, 2021 September 24, 2021

Final Deadline to Apply for Graduation

May 14, 2021 August 6, 2021 December 10, 2021

Preliminary Format Check

NOTE: Preliminary format check dates listed are flexible. Graduate Studies will review theses/dissertations/written creative works past the dates listed. However, to allow for necessary format revisions, early submissions are encouraged.

April 9, 2021 July 16, 2021 November 19, 2021

Final Format Check

May 14, 2021 August 6, 2021 December 10, 2021

Proof of Completion

(Report of Completion and/or Thesis Receipt)

May 14, 2021 August 6, 2021 December 10, 2021