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Fall 2016 Graduation Deadlines

Modified: October 31, 2016

Dear Colleagues,
Fall (December) 2016 graduation and filing deadlines are fast approaching. Please take the time to check with your December 2016 candidates, review their files, and note the important steps that you all need to take leading up to December 2016 graduation.
TGS students who wish to graduate in fall quarter (December) 2016 must meet the following deadlines:

  • Friday, November 4:  Deadline for TGS to receive the Application for Degree form via CAESAR
    • Students must fill this out via CAESAR (TGS Forms -> Application for Degree). 
  • Friday, December 2:  Deadline for TGS to receive all Y/K change of grade formsPhD Final Exam form approved by the program via SES/TGS Forms, and Dissertation via ProQuest for doctoral candidates. 
  • Friday, December 9:  Deadline for TGS to receive all change of grade forms and Master’s Degree Completion form approved by the program via SES/TGS Forms for Master’s candidates.
  • Monday, December 12: Fall 2016 grades due at 3:00pm.

Fall 2016 degrees will be conferred on Friday, December 16, 2016.  
TGS graduation reports are available in the NU Business Intelligence System.  These reports allow you to see which students in your program have filed for graduation (have a TGS approved Application for Degree form) as well as those students who have completed all degree requirements and will receive the degree in a given quarter. Download the chart for a list of these reports.
All of The Graduate School’s graduation deadlines for fall and upcoming quarters can be found on The Graduate School’s academic calendar and the 2016-2017 University Academic calendar
Note: The required graduation paperwork must be submitted to TGS by the published deadlines. No paperwork/grades will be accepted for fall 2016 graduation after the deadlines. 
If you need additional information, please contact us at gradservices@northwestern.edu.
Best regards,
Student Services

Faculty and Staff