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 2020 Graduation Summer 2020 Graduation Fall 2020 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, 2019 November 1, 2019 April 1, 2020

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 2020

February 21, 2020 July 10 September 25, 2020

Final Deadline to Apply for Graduation

May 22, 2020 August 7, 2020 December 18, 2020

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 10, 2020 July 17, 2020 November 20, 2020

Final Format Check

May 29, 2020 August 7, 2020 December 18, 2020

Proof of Completion

(Report of Completion and/or Thesis Receipt)

May 29, 2020 August 7, 2020 December 18, 2020