Dates and Deadlines

It is important that you fulfill all degree requirements by the deadline dates listed below.  Failure to comply with the deadlines may prevent graduation for the term. A new application will not be required if graduation is deferred.  Registration will be required in the new term.  All forms to be completed by students are available online. Some forms that may only be processed by the research adviser.  Please read the following information carefully and act accordingly.

The X indicates the requirements for a specific degree, in addition to the corresponding deadline date.  If you have any questions, please contact your adviser or Graduate Academic Affairs.

Academic Affairs (AA) 10 West 35th Street, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60616,, 312.567.3300
Dr. Jonathan Harmon, Thesis Examiner

Appointments,, 312.567.3300

Sequence of Events for Spring 2024

   MAS or MSMSPhDSpring 24
1Last day to request course substitutions or a change of program, if a degree candidate for current semester.Graduate Degree Works (eForms)XXXJan 29
2Last date to submit the Application for Graduation in Banner Self-Service/MyIIT portal.OnlineXXXJan 29
3Mandatory Thesis Preparation Meeting (hybrid).  Attendance will be taken; any exception must be approved by the TE ( Notice XXFeb 7
4Arrange and confirm all members of the thesis review committee with the thesis adviser. This committee will be required on the 300, 301A and 301B forms due later in the semester.  XXFeb 9
5Last day to Schedule First Thesis XXFeb 16
6Deadline for removal of “I” (incomplete) grades from the previous semester.  The course instructor submits the form, AA approval is required. Grade changes entered by the Registrar. XXXFeb 19
7Last day to Schedule Second Thesis XXMar 4
8Last day to Meet for First Thesis Review.  XXMar 8
9Submit scheduled date for the Masters Comp Exam, Master’s Thesis Defense Exam or PhD Final Oral Defense Exam to AA.  See Task #4 G300G300  G301BMar 29
10Submit scheduled date for the PhD Comp Exam, must be completed at least one year prior to the completion of final PhD degree requirements and degree conferral.   G301AMar 29
11Last day to Meet for Second Thesis Review.  XXMar 29
12Deadline for academic unit to petition AA for revalidation of outdated courses that are older than six years. Contact your academic unit for details. G504G504G504Mar 29
13Last day to Schedule Final Thesis XXApr 1
14Last date for the adviser to submit the results of a Master Comprehensive or Thesis Exam; or the PhD Final Thesis Defense to AA for graduating students.Form number by degree type:G303G303G309Apr 12
15Last day to Meet for Final Thesis Review.  XXApr 12
16Last date for student to have obtained all signatures of Thesis Review committee members and dept. chair.  G501G501Apr 18
17Last day to pay thesis binding fee and obtain receipt.  XXApr 18
18Last day to upload final signed thesis copy (PDF) to ProQuest and submit required documents via email to Thesis Examiner.  XXApr 18

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