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Doctoral Students Checklist

To help you have a successful last semester of your graduate studies, please refer to this deadline checklist. As you see in the checklist, there are specific deadlines for some requirements. In order for you to graduate and participate in commencement the semester you intend, the Graduate School has hard deadlines you must comply with. While the other steps on this list don't have hard deadlines, we highly recommend you complete the tasks in the order listed. Please refer to the doctoral degree checklist for prior semester requirements. Print the deadlines calendar (pdf).

 
Intended Semester of Graduation
Items with deadlines must be completed by the posted date to officially graduate and to participate in commencement.
 Spring 2020 
 Summer 2020 
 Fall 2020

Before your final examination

  
  • Complete the Graduation Application on your KSIS account.
    • NOTE: Completing the Graduation Application will NOT register you for commencement.
    • If you wish to attend commencement, a link to register is available at the bottom of this list. 
April 24

Prior to
Aug 14

Prior to
Oct 2
   
  • Make certain you are enrolled for the current semester. 
   
   
April 24Prior to
Aug 14
Prior to
Oct 2

Preparing to submit your dissertation

   
May 8, 2020Aug 14Nov 13
  • Determine with your major professor if your ETDR should have a delayed publication and if so how many years.  If so, follow procedures to embargo your ETDR.

   
May 8, 2020
Aug 14Nov 13
   

Submitting your final electronic dissertation

   
May 8, 2020Aug 14Nov 13
   

May 8, 2020

Aug 14Nov 13
May 8, 2020
Aug 14Nov 13

Follow up 

   
   
May 8, 2020Aug 14Nov 13
May 8, 2020Aug 14Nov 13
May 8, 2020Aug 14Nov 13
   
  • If you plan on sending your diploma internationally, see eShipGlobal.
   
Cancelled**Nov 13

**Students who graduate in the summer term may attend the following December or May commencement ceremony. 

 

If you do not meet all the requirements by the deadlines listed above, but you complete all degree requirements by the end of the current term, you will graduate in the following term without having to enroll. NOTE: If you are on a F-1/J-1 visa, please check with International Students and Scholars Services for possible enrollment requirements to maintain your non-immigrant status. 
Spring 2020: Due to COVID 19 and the cancellation of spring commencement, there is only one deadline for spring semester 2020. If you complete all degree requirements by May 8, 2020, you will graduate Spring 2020.  
Fall 2020: If you complete all the degree requirements by December 4, 2020, you will graduate in Spring 2021 without having to enroll in Spring 2021. Graduation checklist with links to above listed documents available at https://www.k-state.edu/grad/etdr/submit