Graduation Information and Important Dates

Graduation Fee

The graduation fee will be posted to your student account. Once posted, payment should be made to the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office.

Fees for each degree are:

Master’s and Specialist in Education $60
Combined M.S./Ed.S. $75
Doctorate $60
Certificate No Charge

Diplomas

Diplomas will be engraved according to the name and degree listed on your University record. Diplomas will be mailed in September to the address provided on your Application for Graduation unless a new address is provided to The Graduate School. Updating your address in UNCGenie does NOT change where your diploma will be mailed.

Final Plans of Study for Master’s, Ed.S. and Certificate Candidates

If changes have been made to the Plan of Study, you must submit the revised plan by the end of the third week of classes. Degree audits will not be processed without a plan of study. You should keep a copy of the final Plan of Study for your records.

Summer 2014 Deadlines for Doctoral Candidates

Monday, May 26 Deadline to submit application for all students completing degree requirements during the 2014 Summer Session.
Wednesday, July 2 Final date for oral examination in defense of dissertation for doctoral candidates. Final Oral Examination Schedule form must be filed with The Graduate School two weeks prior to examination.
Friday, July 11 Deadline to submit online dissertation and original signed title and approval pages to The Graduate School for approval.
Friday, July 25 Final date for complete clearance of summer candidates for degrees, including online submission of approved dissertation to The Graduate School (late copies will NOT be accepted) and payment of fees owed the University.

 

Summer 2014 Deadlines for Master’s and Ed.S. Candidates

Monday, May 26 Deadline to submit application for all students completing degree requirements during the 2014 Summer Session.
Thursday, June 5 Deadline to submit revised Plan of Study if changes made to original.
Monday, July 7 Deadline to submit electronic thesis to The Graduate School for approval.
Friday, July 25 Final date for complete clearance of summer candidates for degrees, including online submission of approved thesis and original signed title and approval pages to The Graduate School (late copies will NOT be accepted) and payment of fees owed the University.

Please check with your major department for specific information on dates for comprehensive examinations and oral examinations (if required).

*See the University calendar for future deadlines.

Formatting and Submission of Thesis/Dissertation

The thesis/dissertation must conform to rules established by the Graduate Studies Committee in the “Guide for Preparation of Theses and Dissertations.” The guide can be printed from The Graduate School’s web site or paper copies can be obtained from the office at no cost. Please note that the process for submitting the thesis/dissertation to The Graduate School has two components: submitting the approval copy and submitting the final copy. Be sure to note the specific instructions and deadline dates affiliated with each step.

Registration in the Final Term

If you are completing a thesis or dissertation you must be enrolled in thesis/dissertation preparation (699/799) or thesis/disseration extension (801/802) this semester. For a full explanation of this policy, see The Graduate School Bulletin.

Removal of Incomplete Grades

No grade of incomplete (I) may be carried beyond graduation, including incompletes in courses not required for the degree. If a final grade has not been recorded by the deadline date for degree clearance, you may not be eligible to graduate. A GRADE OF I CANNOT BE REMOVED WITH A GRADE OF W.

For Students Seeking Professional School Licensure

If you are seeking professional school licensure or an upgrade to your current licensure, you should fill out the graduate licensure application located under PDF Documents located at oss.uncg.edu/formsapplications/. The Graduate School does not provide Plans of Study for this purpose. It is your responsibility to keep a copy of the final Plan of Study for your records.