Graduation Applications | Kent State University

Graduation Applications

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 (May, August, December) and the upcoming deadlines are posted below.

May 2018 ..........January 19, 2018
August 2018 ..........June 15, 2018
December 2018.....August 31, 2018

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 on Flashline under Student Tools & Courses tab
  2. Apply in person in the Office of Graduate Student Services, 418 White Hall
  3. Download the application from this website and fax to 330-672-9162
  4. Download the application from this website 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

printable EdS, Masters Graduation application

GRADUATION- PH.D

printable PhD Graduation application

CERTIFICATE

printable Certificate Graduation application

See additional important dates for students graduating this current semester.

 

IMPORTANT GRADUATE DATES FOR Fall 2017

Date

Event

Aug 28

Fall classes begin

Sept 1

Last day for those planning to graduate in December 2017 to file approved dissertation and IRB statement of approval, thesis proposal or project proposal

Sept 1

Deadline to apply for graduate level December 2017 graduation

Sept 4

Labor Day (no classes, offices closed)

Nov 3

Final date for oral defense of graduate level dissertation, thesis or propject

Nov 10

Veterans Day (no classes, offices closed)

Nov 17

Deadline to:

  • Submit dissertation electronically
  • Submit thesis electronically
  • Submit signature pages to 407 White Hall

Nov 22 (noon) -
Nov 26

Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes, offices closed Thursday and Friday)

Dec 1

All incomplete grades from previous semesters must be cleared

Dec 6

Final deadline for all dissertation and thesis corrections

Dec 10

Classes End

Dec 11-17

Final Exam Week

Dec 15-16

Check commencement site for exact time and day for Graduate School of EHHS

http://www.kent.edu/commencement

 

IMPORTANT GRADUATE DATES FOR SPRING 2018

Date

Event

Jan 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes, offices closed)

Jan 16

Spring 2018 classes begin

Jan 19

Last day for those planning to graduate May 2018 to file approved dissertation proposal and IRB statement of approval, thesis proposal, or project proposal

Jan 19

Last day to apply for May 2018 Graduate graduation

March 23

Final date for oral defense of graduation level dissertation, thesis or project

March 23

Last day to withdraw from any or all classes

March 26 - April 1

Spring recess (no classes, offices open)

April 13

Deadline to:

  • Submit dissertation electronically
  • Submit thesis electronically
  • Submit signature pages to 407 White Hall

April 13

Deadline for graduate level students graduating May 2018 to have all incomplete grades from previous semesters cleared

April 27

Final deadline for all dissertation and thesis corrections

May 6

Classes End

May 7-13

Final Exam week

May 11-12

Check commencement site for exact time and day for Graduate School of EHHS

http://www.kent.edu/commencement