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Thesis & Dissertation Process Deadlines

Thesis and Dissertation Process Deadlines by Session – select the tab that reflects your graduation term.

  • Deadlines for August 2017 Graduation

    February 17, 2017 (Friday)
    Last day to submit Application for Admission to Candidacy form.

    Note: Please make sure your Appointment of Supervisory Committee form has been turned in well before this date; the Supervisory Committee form must be turned in before the Application for Admission to Candidacy form.

    May 5, 2017 (Friday)
    Last day to submit advisor-approved version of thesis or dissertation (after passed defense and made changes) along with signed Final Reading Approval and Access Agreement for Thesis or Dissertation in order to be eligible for a thesis/dissertation enrollment requirement waiver for the Summer 2017 term.

    June 2, 2017 (Friday)
    Last day to apply for graduation for graduate degrees and certificates to be awarded in August 2017 (via my.BoiseState).

    June 16, 2017 (Friday)
    Recommended last day to defend thesis/dissertation (provide notice to graduate college at least two weeks prior).

    July 7, 2017 (Friday)
    Last day to submit advisor-approved version of thesis/dissertation to the Graduate College. The thesis/dissertation copy submitted for review must be defended and approved via the Final Reading Approval of the thesis/dissertation chair.

    Note: Once you have defended your thesis/dissertation, and have incorporated the changes requested by your committee, upload your advisor-approved version to ScholarWorks. This advisor-approved version will not be accepted after July 7th. You cannot graduate without review and approval by the Graduate College.

    August 4, 2017 (Friday)
    Last day to submit final version of your thesis/dissertation to the Graduate College via ScholarWorks. Final copies no longer need to be printed by the student.

    No thesis/dissertation will be accepted after this date for August 2017 graduation.

    September 15, 2017
    Last day to place order for bound copy of thesis or dissertation.

  • Deadlines for December 2017 Graduation

    June 30, 2017 (Friday)
    Last day to submit Application for Admission to Candidacy to Graduate Admission and Degree Services.

    Note: Please make sure your Appointment of Supervisory Committee form has been turned in well before this date; the Appointment of Supervisory Committee form must be turned in before the Application for Admission to Candidacy form.

    August 11, 2017 (Friday)

    Last day to submit advisor-approved version of thesis or dissertation (after passed defense and made changes) along with signed Final Reading Approval and Access Agreement for Thesis or Dissertation in order to be eligible for a thesis/dissertation enrollment requirement waiver for the Fall 2017 term.

    August 25, 2017 (Friday)
    Last day to apply for graduation for graduate degrees and certificates to be awarded in December 2017 (via my.BoiseState).

    September 1, 2017 (Friday)
    Last day to add graduate dissertation, thesis, project, or portfolio credit.

    October 13, 2017 (Friday)
    Recommended last day to defend thesis/dissertation (provide Graduate Defense Notification to graduate college at least 2 weeks prior).

    November 3, 2017 (Friday)
    Last day to submit advisor-approved version of thesis/dissertation to the Graduate College. The thesis/dissertation copy submitted for review by the graduate college must be defended and approved via the Final Reading Approval of the committee chair.

    Note: Once you have defended your thesis/dissertation, and have incorporated the changes requested by your committee, upload your advisor-approved version to ScholarWorks. This advisor-approved version will not be accepted after November 3rd. You cannot graduate without review and approval by the Graduate College.

    December 8, 2017 (Friday)
    Last day to submit final version of your thesis/dissertation to the Graduate College via ScholarWorks. Final copies no longer need to be printed by the student.

    No thesis/dissertation will be accepted after this date for December 2017 graduation.

    January 19, 2018 (Friday)
    Last day to place order for bound copy of thesis or dissertation.

  • Deadlines for May 2018 Graduation

    October 6, 2017
    Last day to submit Application for Admission to Candidacy form.

    Note: Please make sure your Appointment of Supervisory Committee form has been turned in well before this date; the Supervisory Committee form must be turned in before the Application for Admission to Candidacy form.

    December 15, 2017
    Last day to submit advisor-approved version of thesis or dissertation (after passed defense and made changes) along with signed Final Reading Approval and Access Agreement for Thesis or Dissertation in order to be eligible for a thesis/dissertation enrollment requirement waiver for the Spring 2017 term.

    January 12, 2018 (Friday)
    Last day to apply for graduation for May 2017 graduation (via my.BoiseState).

    March 2, 2018 (Friday)
    Recommended last day to defend thesis/dissertation (provide notice of defense to graduate college at least 2 weeks prior).

    March 16, 2018 (Friday)
    Last day to submit advisor-approved version of thesis/dissertation to the Graduate College. The thesis/dissertation copy submitted for review must be defended and approved via the Final Reading Approval of the thesis/dissertation chair.

    Note: Once you have defended your thesis/dissertation, and have incorporated the changes requested by your committee, upload your advisor-approved version to ScholarWorks.  This advisor-approved version will not be accepted after March 16th. You cannot graduate without review and approval of your thesis/dissertation by the Graduate College.

    April 27, 2017 (Friday)
    Last day to submit final version of your thesis/dissertation to the Graduate College via ScholarWorks. Final copies no longer need to be printed by the student.

    No thesis/dissertation will be accepted after this date for May 2017 graduation.

    June 1, 2018 (Friday)
    Last day to place order for bound copy of thesis or dissertation.