Deadlines

Please read each deadline in detail. All deadlines are at 12 noon.

Master's

These deadlines apply to candidates of all master's degree programs.

  Summer Session 2020 Fall Semester 2020

Spring Semester 2021

Submit Graduation Application to Graduation Office. See Graduation Office website for further information, including fees.

2/15/20

6/15/20

11/15/20

Submit Permission to Enroll in University 9000 to PAGE. See College of Professional and Global Studies website for further information, including fees.

Deadline to Add

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Deadline to Add

Priority deadline for preliminary review. Candidate meets with a Thesis Reviewer via Zoom/email and is guaranteed format feedback prior to the deadline for uploading the first draft. Students must have one or two chapters completed and draft must be merged into the template. See the Format and Preliminary Review pages for further information.

7/24/19

12 noon

11/13/20

12 noon

4/23/21

12 noon

Deadline to upload complete draft of thesis for official review. Submit a complete draft of thesis as PDF to the ProQuest ETD Administrator website for official review by Cal State LA staff. Suggested edits from the preliminary review will be incorporated into this draft. The Candidate may not make additional edits to the thesis at this point except as requested by their Committee or Reviewer. Most candidates will submit a completed, Committee-approved thesis by this deadline. Theses will not be approved by the University until the GS-13 is received. See Submission page for further information.

7/31/20

12 noon

12/4/20

12 noon

4/30/21

12 noon

Deadline to email GS-13 form, complete defense, and upload final draft (end of semester). Committee Chair will email the GS-13 form to the GRC Coordinator. If the Committee has requested edits to content, this is the final day to submit the edited thesis to the ProQuest ETD Administrator website; the Committee should be mindful of this deadline when requesting edits. Candidates who do not submit their GS-13 and final content edits by this date risk not completing their theses this semester. Reviewers may request additional format edits and other information at this stage. See Submission page for further information.

8/7/20

12 noon

12/18/20

12 noon

5/21/21

Candidate will receive notification of acceptance as late as one week after the end of the semester. Reviewers may request changes to the thesis as late as this date; Candidates are expected to be available to make changes until then.

EdD

These deadlines apply only to candidates of the EdD program in Educational Leadership.

 

 

Summer Session 2020

Fall Semester 2020

Spring Semester 2021

Submit Graduation Application to Graduation Office. See Graduation Office website for further information, including fees.

2/15/20

6/15/20 11/15/20

Submit Permission to Enroll in University 9000 to PAGE. See College of Professional and Global Studies website for further information, including fees.

Deadline to Add

Deadline to Add Deadline to Add

Priority deadline for preliminary review. Candidate meets with the Dissertation Reviewer via Zoom/email and is guaranteed format feedback prior to the deadline for uploading the first draft. Students must have one or two chapters completed and draft must be merged into the template. See the Format and Preliminary Review pages for further information.

7/24/20

12 noon

11/13/20

12 noon

4/23/21

12 noon

Deadline to upload complete draft of thesis for official review. Submit a complete draft of thesis as PDF to the ProQuest ETD Administrator website for official review by Cal State LA staff. Suggested edits from the preliminary review will be incorporated into this draft. The Candidate may not make additional edits to the thesis at this point except as requested by their Committee or Reviewer. Most candidates will submit a completed, Committee-approved thesis by this deadline. Theses will not be approved by the University until the GS-13 is received. See Submission page for further information.

7/31/20

12 noon

12/4/20

12 noon

4/30/21

12 noon

Deadline to email GS-13 form, complete defense, and upload final draft (end of semester). Committee Chair will email the GS-13 form to the GRC Coordinator. If the Committee has requested edits to content, this is the final day to submit the edited thesis to the ProQuest ETD Administrator website; the Committee should be mindful of this deadline when requesting edits. Candidates who do not submit their GS-13 and final content edits by this date risk not completing their theses this semester. Reviewers may request additional format edits and other information at this stage. See Submission page for further information.

8/7/20

12 noon

12/18/20

12 noon

5/21/21

12 noon

Candidate will receive notification of acceptance as late as one week after the end of the semester. Reviewers may request changes to the dissertation as late as this date; Candidates are expected to be available to make changes until then.

PhD

These deadlines and requirements apply only to the candidates of the Cal State LA–UCLA joint PhD program in Special Education.

We understand that UCLA's deadlines may vary. Please contact the Cal State LA Dissertation Reviewer in advance if we need to make adjustments.

 

UCLA
Spring
Quarter
2020

UCLA
Summer
Quarter
2020

UCLA
Fall
Quarter
2020

UCLA
Winter
Quarter
2021

Submit Graduation Application to Cal State LA Graduation Office. Special Education PhD candidates are required to apply for graduation on each campus. See Graduation Office website for further information, including fees.

11/15/20 02/15/20

6/15/20

9/15/20

Deadline to upload completed dissertation for official review. Submit the completed dissertaton as PDF to the Cal State LA portal on the ProQuest ETD Administrator website for official review by Cal State LA staff. Candidates will follow UCLA's dissertation document format, with the tweaks required by the faculty of the Cal State LA–UCLA joint program; the PDF uploaded through Cal State LA's submission process will be identical to that which is submitted to UCLA. Dissertations will not be approved by Cal State LA until the candidate forwards the UCLA Graduate Division dissertation approval email to the Cal State LA Dissertation Reviewer. See Submission page for further information.

06/12/20

12 noon

9/4/20

 

12/4/20

12 noon

3/12/21

12 noon

Deadline to forward dissertation approval email from UCLA Graduate Division to Cal State LA Dissertation Reviewer (end of term). PhD candidates will receive an email from UCLA Graduate Division upon the approval of their dissertation submission at UCLA. The candidate will forward this email to the Cal State LA Dissertation Reviewer, which will stand in place of the signed GS-13 form. If the Committee has requested edits to content, this is the final day to submit the edited dissertation to the ProQuest ETD Administrator website. Candidates who do not forward the UCLA approval email or submit final content edits by this date risk not completing their dissertations this quarter. Reviewers may request additional format edits and other information at this stage. See Submission page for further information.

6/19/20

12 noon

9/11/20

12/18/20

12 noon

3/19/21

12 noon

Candidate will receive notification of acceptance as late as one week after the end of the quarter. Reviewers may request changes to the dissertation as late as this date; Candidates are expected to be available to make changes until then. 

Additional Information

Enrollment in Thesis/Dissertation Courses

Follow your department's requirements for enrolling in thesis/dissertation courses (master's candidates: 5950, 5970, 5900 courses; doctoral candidates: 6990 courses; all candidates: UNIV 9000).

Thesis/Dissertation Proposal

The Office of Graduate Studies does not require the submission of a proposal for the thesis, project, or dissertation. Check with your department or college for their requirements around the proprosal.

Enrollment in University 9000

Graduate students who have completed all coursework for their degree program but still need to file the thesis or dissertation, are not enrolled in other coursework, and wish to maintain continuous status must enroll in University (UNIV) 9000 through the College of Professional and Global Programs. The fee for this course is much reduced from the full-time semester enrollment fee. Enrollment in UNIV 9000 provides the student with very limited access to Cal State LA facilities and no access to student employment or student funding.

International students are strongly advised to consult with the International Office about enrolling in UNIV 9000.

Winter Intercession and Summer Session

Unless enrolled in other coursework, candidates must enroll in UNIV 9000 if they intend to file the thesis or dissertation during summer. In addition, candidates completing the thesis or dissertation during summer must have each member of their committee email Dr. Karin Elliott Brown, Dean of Graduate Studies (kbrown5@calstatela.edu) and copy Andrew Chavez, GRC Coordinator (achav143@calstatela.edu) to confirm that all committee members have agreed to advise during summer. Please be aware that faculty are not required to advise graduate students during the summer term.

Students may not file the thesis or dissertation during Winter Intercession.

Apply for Graduation

Students must apply for graduation well in advance of the date they wish to graduate; the Graduation Application is due to the Graduation Office by the deadline stated on their website. Failure to meet the published deadlines will result in the assessment of a late fee. Please visit the Graduation Office website for more information about the graduation application.

Final Defense

If a final defense or equivalent presentation is required as part of the student's culminating project, the defense must be completed by the last Friday of the semester (same deadline as GS-13 submission). Failure to do so will require re-enrollment in a future term.

Commencement Ceremony

The Cal State LA Commencement website is a great resource for details about dates, times, locations, tickets, programs, grad fair, and more. 

Diplomas and Transcripts

The Graduation Office oversees the awarding of degrees and processing of diploma requests. Please visit the Graduation Office website for more information about your diploma. 

Students may order and pay for an official transcript online or in person. Please visit the University Records Office website for more information about transcripts.

Last updated: June 11, 2020