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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 

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

Summer 2020 Deadlines DATE
Last day for the Graduate School to receive admission materials for Summer 2020 admits

Friday, April 24, 2020 – Session I

Friday, June 5, 2020 – 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: here (Masters students should apply via SOLAR) The SOLAR application for graduation will be available until Friday , April 17th, 2020. All candidates that apply for graduation after April 17th will NOT BE included in the publication.

Friday, April 17, 2020

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

Monday, August 17, 2020

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

Friday, September 4, 2020

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.

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.

Amended 4/13/20