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Graduate School Calendar 

Below you'll find information on Graduate School deadlines regarding advancement to candidacy, defense committee requests, graduation applications, and other transactions.

Additional deadlines and dates are detailed on the official Academic Calendar and University Calendar, which are both maintained by the Registrar's Office:

 

Graduate School Deadlines 

Important Information

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period. This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account. Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website. Degree applications are not carried forward.

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Fall 2020 diplomas, the following deadlines are in effect: 

Fall 2020 Deadlines DATE
Course Catalog Revisions Due

Friday, March 1, 2020

Course Catalog – Adding Topics and New Courses

Monday, April 1, 2020

Last day for the Graduate School to receive admission materials for Fall 2020 admits. This includes matriculating APP students.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Last day to file a Leave of Absence in order to maintain continuous matriculation or Change of Level/Program.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Last day for the Graduate School to receive Fall Advancement to Candidacy (G5 status) forms from Departments. These forms must be submitted no later than 2pm on August 28th.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Last day to enroll in one class before late fees are incurred.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

End of Late Registration via SOLAR. Last day to request an underload. No later than 4 pm.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Last day to complete full-time registration via swap petition. No later than 4 pm.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate School from Departments.

Four weeks before the defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online and be included in the December Commencement program. The online form can be found here: http://grad.stonybrook.edu/academics/graduation_application.php (Masters/Certificate students should apply via SOLAR). The SOLAR application for graduation will be available until Wednesday, November 11, 2020. All candidates that apply for graduation after November 11th will NOT BE included in the publication.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/dissertations with the Graduate School. NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Important Information

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period. This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account. Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website. Degree applications are not carried forward.

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Fall 2020 diplomas AT THE SUNY-KOREA CAMPUS ONLY, the following deadlines are in effect: 

Fall 2020 Deadlines AT THE SUNY-KOREA CAMPUS ONLY DATE
Course Catalog Revisions Due

Friday, March 1, 2020

Course Catalog – Adding Topics and New Courses

Monday, April 1, 2020

Last day for the Graduate School to receive admission materials for Fall 2020 admits. This includes matriculating APP students.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Last day to file a Leave of Absence in order to maintain continuous matriculation or Change of Level/Program. Also last day to enroll in one class before late fees are incurred.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Last day for the Graduate School to receive Fall Advancement to Candidacy (G5 status) forms from Departments. These forms must be submitted no later than 2pm on August 28th.

Friday, August 28, 2020

End of Late Registration via SOLAR. Last day to request an underload. No later than 4 pm.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Last day to complete full-time registration via swap petition. No later than 4 pm.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate School from Departments.

Four weeks before the defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online and be included in the December Commencement program. The online form can be found here: http://grad.stonybrook.edu/academics/graduation_application.php (Masters/Certificate students should apply via SOLAR). The SOLAR application for graduation will be available until Friday, October 16th, 2020. All candidates that apply for graduation after Friday, October 16th, 2020 will NOT BE included in the publication.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/dissertations with the Graduate School. NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Important Information

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period. This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account. Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website. Degree applications are not carried forward.

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Winter 2021 diplomas, the following deadlines are in effect: 

Winter 2021 Deadlines

  DATE

Last day for the Graduate School to receive admission materials  for Winter 2021 admits

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate  School from Departments.

Four weeks before defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for   graduation online and be included in the December  Commencement program. The online form can be  found here:   Application for Graduation  (Masters students  should apply via SOLAR)  The SOLAR application for  graduation will also be available until Wednesday, November 11, 2020.  All  candidates that apply for graduation after November 11th will NOT BE included in the publication.

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/ dissertations with the Graduate School Office.  NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Last day for Departments to submit completion s tatements for candidates who have completed  all requirements for the degree.  

Friday, February 5, 2021

Candidates for Winter (January) diplomas must be registered in the winter session in order to graduate.  Candidates may be registered for a zero credit course (graduate level) to fulfill this requirement.    During the Fall and Spring terms, zero credit courses do not constitute fulfillment of the registration requirement for graduation.

Important Information

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements   must have their program submit  an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period.  This form is submitted to our   gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu  email account.  Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website.  Degree applications are not carried forward.

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Spring 2021 diplomas, the following deadlines are in effect: 

Spring 2021 Deadlines

DATE

Course Catalog Revisions Due

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Course Catalog – Adding Topics and New Courses

Before Sunday, November 1, 2020

Last day for the Graduate School to receive admission materials for Spring 2021 admits. This includes matriculating APP students.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Last day to file a Leave of Absence in order to maintain continuous matriculation or Change of Level/Program.  Also last day to enroll  in one class before late fees are incurred.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Last day for the Graduate School to receive Spring Advancement to Candidacy (G5 status) forms from Departments.   These forms must be submitted no later than 2pm on February 5th.

Friday, February 5, 2021

End of Late Registration via SOLAR. Last day to request an underload.  No later than 4 pm.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Last day to complete full-time registration via swap petition.  No later than 4 pm.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate School from Departments.

Four weeks before the defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online and be included in the May Commencement program. The online form can be found here:   http://grad.stonybrook.edu/academics/graduation_application.php   (Masters/Certificate students should apply via SOLAR). The SOLAR application for graduation will be available until Wednesday, April 14, 2021. All candidates that apply for graduation after April 14th will NOT BE included in the publication.

 Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/dissertations with the Graduate School. NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Important Information

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period. This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account. Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website. Degree applications are not carried forward.

  For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Spring 2021 diplomas for  SUNY-KOREA CAMPUS only , the following deadlines are in effect: 

Spring 2021 Deadlines at the SUNY-KOREA CAMPUS only

DATE

Course Catalog Revisions Due

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Course Catalog – Adding Topics and New Courses

Before Friday, November 1, 2020

Last day for the Graduate School to receive admission materials for Spring 2021 admits. This includes matriculating APP students.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Last day to file a Leave of Absence in order to maintain continuous matriculation or Change of Level/Program.  Also last day to enroll  in one class before late fees are incurred.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Last day for the Graduate School to receive Spring Advancement to Candidacy (G5 status) forms from Departments.   These forms must be submitted no later than 2pm on February 26th.

Friday, February 26, 2021

End of Late Registration via SOLAR. Last day to request an underload.  No later than 4 pm.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Last day to complete full-time registration via swap petition.  No later than 4 pm.  

Monday, March 15, 2021

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate School from Departments.

Four weeks before the defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online and be included in the May Commencement program. The online form can be found here:   http://grad.stonybrook.edu/academics/graduation_application.php   (Masters/Certificate students should apply via SOLAR). The SOLAR application for graduation will be available until Friday, April 23, 2021. All candidates that apply for graduation after April 23rd will NOT BE included in the publication.

 Friday, April 23, 2021

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/dissertations with the Graduate School. NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Important Information

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period. This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account. Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website. Degree applications are not carried forward.

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Summer 2021 diplomas, the following deadlines are in effect: 

Summer 2021 Deadlines

  DATE

Last day for the Graduate School to receive admission materials  for Summer 2021 admits

Monday, April 26, 2021 – Session I

Monday, June 7, 2021 –   Session II

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate  School from Departments.  

Four weeks before defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for   graduation online and be included in the May  Commencement program. The online form can be  found here:   Application for Graduation  (Masters students  should apply via SOLAR)  The SOLAR application for  graduation will also be available until Wednesday, April 14th, 2021.  All  candidates that apply for graduation after April 14th will NOT BE included in the publication.

 Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/ dissertations with the Graduate School Office.  NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Last day for Departments to submit completion s tatements for candidates who have completed  all requirements for the degree.    

Friday, September 3, 2021

Candidates for August diplomas must be registered in either summer session in order to graduate.  Candidates may be registered for a zero credit course (graduate level) to fulfill this requirement.    During the Fall and Spring zero credit courses do not constitute fulfillment of the registration requirement for graduation.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements   must have their program submit  an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period.  This form is submitted to our   gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu  email account.  Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website.  Degree applications are not carried forward.

 

Amended  10/26/2020