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From admission to graduation, The Graduate School (TGS) supports graduate students throughout their experience, awarding doctoral and master’s degrees in more than seventy disciplines. We are a resource throughout your academic journey.Find Your ProgramApplication Steps
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“I am pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Presidential Fellowship. Please join me in congratulating these remarkable students on this momentous achievement.”
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May 29, All Day
Last day for graduate students to change grading status to or from P/N for Spring classes, where allowed.
May 29, All Day
Last day to drop a class for Spring. (No tuition adjustment after April 24)
June 1, All Day
Summer Tuition due
Below are guidelines regarding summer enrollment for students in The Graduate School. If you have questions that are not answered below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you are well and safe. Given President Schapiro’s May 1 message to graduates that Northwestern will host a virtual Commencement ceremony on June 19, 2020 and invite this year’s graduates to attend an in-person ceremony in June 2021, we want to share our plan at TGS.