Students who are nearing completion of their course work are required to apply for graduation by filling out an application for graduation and submitting the form to the Office of Graduate Student Services by the posted deadlines . There are three graduation ceremonies each year (August, December, May) and the deadlines are posted below.
May 2014..........January 17, 2014
August 2014..........June 13, 2014
December 2014.....August 29,2014
See additional important dates for students graduating this current semester.
Important Graduate Dates for Spring 2014
A list of deadline dates for items such as graduation, oral defense of dissertation, oral defense of thesis, withdraw and exit from current semester, etc. Also, dates of when the semester begins and ends, graduation commencement ceremony, and dates for when the University is closed due to holidays.
Jan 13 Spring 2014 classes begin
Jan 17 Last day for those hoping to graduate May 2014 to file approved dissertation proposal and IRB statement of approval, thesis proposal or project proposal
Jan 17 Deadline to apply for graduate level May 2014 graduation*Students who submit a graduation application after the deadline will be subject to a $200 non-refundable late processing fee upon acceptance of the application.
Jan 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes, Offices closed)
March 21 Final date for oral defense of graduate level dissertation, thesis or project
March 23 Last day to withdraw from any or all courses
March 24 – Spring Recess (no classes, offices open)
April 11 Deadline to:
· Submit dissertation electronically
· Submit thesis electronically
· Submit signature pages to 409 White Hall
April 18 Deadline for graduate level students graduating in May 2014 to have all incomplete grades from previous semesters cleared
May 2 Final deadline for all dissertation and thesis corrections
May 4 Classes end
May 5- Final Exam Week
May 9- Graduate School of EHHS commencement ceremony
Week of July 7, 2013 - Spring 2014 diplomas mailed to students at permanent addresses.
Students who submit a graduation application after the posted deadline will be subject to a $200.00 non-refundable late processing fee upon acceptance of the application.
Applying for graduation can be done in a number of ways.
1) Apply in person in the Office of Graduate Student Services, 418 White Hall
2) Download the application from this web site and fax to 330-672-9162
3) Download the application from this web site and mail to:
Kent State University
College of EHHS
Office of Graduate Student Services
Rm 418 White Hall
Kent Oh 44242
Graduation- Ed.S., Masters