Deadline Dates

Each graduate program has individual application deadlines. Please visit the specific program website and application checklist for deadline dates at http://www.uab.edu/graduate/current-students/admissions-checklist.

Plan I
Graduate School Graduation Deadline Dates For Students Completing a Thesis/Dissertation

**The following dates are subject to change. Check this schedule each semester for any changes to the posted dates. Also check with your department. Some programs have earlier deadline dates for the application for degree.

SEMESTER

DIPLOMA DATE

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR DEGREE AND CERTIFICATES

LAST DAY FOR FINAL DEFENSE

DEADLINE FOR DOCUMENT SUBMISSION*

Summer 2014

August 9, 2014

May 16, 2014**

July 11, 2014

No later than 10 business days following public defense

Fall 2014

December 13, 2014

September 5, 2014**

October 31, 2014

No later than 10 business days following public defense

Spring 2015

April 25, 2015

January 16, 2015**

March 20, 2015

No later than 10 business days following public defense

Summer 2015

August 8, 2015

May 15, 2015**

July 10, 2015

No later than 10 business days following public defense

Fall 2015

December 12, 2015

September 4, 2015**

October 30, 2015

No later than 10 business days following public defense

Request for Approval Forms must be submitted online no later than 2 weeks before your public defense date.

*It is your responsibility to submit your completed thesis or dissertation for review no later than 2 weeks (10 business days) after your public defense. You will be notified when your manuscript has been reviewed (usually within 5 – 7 days). Under certain circumstances, submission extensions may be granted for students who defend well before the final semester deadline for final defense. Extensions will not be granted past the submission date for the final defense deadline.

It is the student's responsibility to see that the above deadlines are met. Students cannot be cleared for graduation until all paperwork has been processed, all grades have been finalized, and all applicable fees have been paid.

Note:
Failure to meet these deadlines will require the filing of a "NEW" Application for Degree Form (reorder) and registration for course hours for the following semester. The new application for degree form (approved at the departmental level and submitted to the Graduate School) must be submitted by the deadline posted above.

The above dates are subject to change. Check with the Graduate School, G03 Lister Hill Library, or call 934-8227 if you have any questions concerning these dates.


Plan II
Graduate School Graduation Deadline Dates For Students Not Completing a Thesis/Dissertation

These dates are subject to change. Please check the Schedule of classes each semester for any changes to these dates. Please check with your department as some programs have earlier deadline dates for the application for degree.

 

SEMESTER

DIPLOMA DATE

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION FOR DEGREE AND CERTIFICATES

LAST DAY FOR RECEIPT OF FINAL PAPERS

Summer 2014

August 9, 2014

May 16, 2014

July 25, 2014

Fall 2014

December 13, 2014

September 5, 2014

December 5, 2014

Spring 2015

April 25, 2015

January 16, 2015

April 17, 2015

Summer 2015

August 8, 2015

May 15, 2015

July 31, 2015

Fall 2015

December 12, 2015

September 4, 2015

December 4, 2015

Please Note:
Failure to meet these deadlines will require the filing of a "NEW" Application for Degree Form (reorder) and registration in subsequent semesters.

It is the student's responsibility to see that the above deadlines are met. Students will not be cleared for graduation until all paperwork has been processed, all grades have been finalized, and all fees have been paid.

The above dates are subject to change. Please check with the Graduate School
G03 Lister Hill Library or call 996-2583 if you have any questions concerning graduation.

 


Admission to Candidacy Deadline Dates

NOTE: Doctoral Students are required to have 2 semesters of candidacy. Master’s degree students are required to have only 1 semester of candidacy. Forms must be processed by the following dates in order to be applicable for that semester. For example, if the Admission to Candidacy Form is processed by the deadline date listed below, that semester counts as the first semester of candidacy.

Forms received after the deadline will be processed for the next semester.

PLEASE CHECK WITH THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AS THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

FIRST SEMESTER OF CANDIDACY

DEADLINE DATE

Summer 2014 - 14 week*

May 2, 2014

Summer 2014 - 10 week*

May 30, 2014

Fall 2014

August 22, 2014

Spring 2015

January 2, 2015

Summer 2015 – 14 week*

May 1, 2015

Summer 2015 – 10 week*

May 29, 2015

Fall 2015

August 21, 2015

*CHECK WITH YOUR DEPARTMENT TO DETERMINE WHICH SUMMER DEADLINE APPLIES TO YOUR OWN 699 OR 799 RESEARCH HOURS (THE 10 WEEK OR 14 WEEK SCHEDULE)


Deadline Dates to Apply As a Nondegree Graduate Student
*Please check with the Graduate School as these dates are subject to change.

 

SEMESTER

 DEADLINE DATE

Summer 2014

 April 28, 2014

Fall 2014  August 18, 2014
Spring 2015  December 19, 2014
Summer 2015  April 24, 2015
Fall 2015  August 14, 2015

Please be aware of the add/drop dates, as well as the tuition payment deadlines, for each semester: https://www.uab.edu/students/academics/academic-calendar.


Deadlines for Change of Residency

All forms and necessary documents must be received in the graduate school office by the following dates so in-state tuition will be granted for the appropriate term.

Forms received after the deadline will be processed for the next semester.
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AS THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

SEMESTER

 DEADLINE DATE

Summer 2014

 May 1, 2014

Fall 2014  August 1, 2014
Spring 2015  December 1, 2014
Summer 2015  May 1, 2015
Fall 2015  August 1, 2015