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Academic Deadlines and Reminders for Spring 2023

November 21, 2022

Below are important reminders regarding spring 2023 graduation deadlines and timeframes for graduate students.  Please email us at graduate-dean@umd.edu if you have any questions.

Academic Deadlines

February 7: Master’s and doctoral students: Final date to submit Application for Graduation in order to graduate this semester/term.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Students: Final date to submit Application for Graduation to Diploma Services in order to graduate this semester/term.

February 21: Final date for doctoral students to submit Nomination of Dissertation Committee Form to the Office of the Registrar in order to graduate this semester/term.

March 1: Nomination of Thesis Committee Form due for master’s thesis students to the Office of the Registrar in order to graduate this semester/term.

April 18: Final date for doctoral students to submit dissertation via ETD System in order to graduate this semester/term. Dissertation committee chairs to submit signed Report of Examining Committee (REC) form to the Office of the Registrar in order to graduate this semester/term.

April 25: Final date for master’s thesis students to submit thesis via ETD System in order to graduate this semester/term. Thesis committee chair to submit signed Report of Examining Committee (REC) form to the Office of the Registrar in order to graduate this semester/term.

May 30: Final date for graduate program staff to submit the Approved Program Form and U.achieve audit to the Office of the Registrar in order for students to graduate this semester/term.

Academic Action Targets

The Graduate School aims to take academic actions at different target dates during the semester.  These actions include GPA probation and dismissal, continuous enrollment and other actions. Please see this document for all academic action target dates for spring 2023.

Report of Examining Committee (REC)

All thesis and dissertation committee chairs are required to submit a request for the electronic Report of Examining Committee (REC) form. A request for the REC must be made at least ten business days before the scheduled final oral defense. A REC request is needed for all defenses regardless if the defense is fully remote, fully in person, or hybrid. Please note that since Fall 2021, all RECs must be signed/approved and processed using Adobe Sign only.

Remote Defense Reminders

Throughout the Spring 2023 semester, the Graduate School will follow the Provost’s guidance on in-person courses. When courses are in-person, defenses will proceed in-person unless the student or committee member(s) qualify for an exemption to the in-person defense policy.

The remote defense request process clarifies which exemptions are supported by current policy. We ask for ten business days to review all requests. If there are any emergency requests (final oral defense is in the next three business days or less), you can indicate that as a checkbox on the form. An email to graduate-dean@umd.edu is encouraged to raise our attention to urgent requests.

Contact Information

The Graduate School
University of Maryland

2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742

301-405-3644
gradschool@umd.edu