Current Student Deadlines

Students at graduation ceremony

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 2022 Graduation Summer 2022 Graduation Fall 2022 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, 2021 November 1, 2021 April 1, 2022

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 2022

February 18, 2022 March 4, 2022 September 23, 2022

Final Deadline to Apply for Graduation

May 13, 2022 August 5, 2022 December 9, 2022

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 8, 2022 July 15, 2022 November 18, 2022

Final Format Check

May 13, 2022 August 5, 2022 December 9, 2022

Proof of Completion

(Report of Completion and/or Thesis Receipt)

May 13, 2022 August 5, 2022 December 9, 2022