Steps to Graduation
Step 1: ACG Form
Discuss the prospects for graduating with your graduate advisor, and if you both agree that you are in a position to graduate during the next graduation cycle (May, August, December), you should file your intent to graduate by filing the ACG form (Application for Candidacy, which can be found at the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) in Suite 101, Perkins Administration Bldg.
Check the Graduation Deadlines page for important dates. If you or your advisor conclude at any point that your graduation needs to be postponed, you need to notify Barbara Phillips. You should file a new ACG for the next attempt.
Step 2: Research, Writing, Defense
Finish research and writing, and submit copies to your committee when your advisor says your thesis or dissertation is ready for the review process. Schedule the defense within the calendar deadlines. Submit a paper copy to ORGS on or before stated deadlines.
Step 3: Revisions
If the defense is successful, make any required revisions or additions. Submit a corrected copy as required by faculty and a corrected format copy to ORGS. When your advisor and committee have signed your signature page and the examination form, and ORGS has signed the release for the format, you are very close to being finished with the thesis/dissertation.
Step 4: Final Copy
All Ph.D. and Master's graduates of Dedman College will submit the final copy for University records electronically. Additionally, a CD copy is required and must be submitted to the ORGS. Please go to "Final Submission" for instructions. The graduate can elect to order paper copies from UMI - as explained on the submission site.
Step 5: Steps to Graduation
Final Checklist for completing degree: (Dedman College)