All deadlines are set by the Graduate College and can be found here:

https://calendars.illinois.edu/list/3259

PhD Exams and Dissertation Submissions

  • Submit the Request for Committee Appointment Form (on the last page of the Grad Handbook) for the Preliminary Exam. This should be done as soon as the committee has selected an exam date. It is okay if the exam takes place later, but this should be the earliest exam will take place.
  • Complete the preliminary exam with committee and submit fully signed Preliminary Exam Result form.
  • Submit the Request for Committee Appointment Form AGAIN for the Final Exam. This should be done as soon as the committee has selected an exam date. It is okay if the exam takes place later, but this should be the earliest exam will take place.
  • Complete final exam with committee and submit fully signed PhD Final Exam Result form.
  • Complete dissertation and submit it with a committee-signed Thesis Department Approval form to the Graduate Program Coordinator.
  • The Graduate Program Coordinator will send back corrections to the dissertation. Once those changes have been made, the Coordinator will approve submission to the Grad College.
  • Submit the dissertation to the Graduate College for additional edits and eventually College approval.
  • Deposit your dissertation on the Graduate College submission page: https://grad.illinois.edu/thesis/submit

MS Exams and Thesis Submissions

  • Committee chair should email Graduate Program Coordinator with date of exam.
  • Complete final exam with committee and submit fully signed Masters Final Exam Result form.
  • Complete thesis and submit it with a committee-signed Thesis Department Approval form to the Graduate Program Coordinator.
  • The Graduate Program Coordinator will send back corrections to the thesis. Once those changes have been made, the Coordinator will approve submission to the Grad College.
  • Submit the thesis to the Graduate College for additional edits and eventually College approval.
  • Deposit your Thesis on the Graduate College submission page: https://grad.illinois.edu/thesis/submit