This sheet includes all the deadlines for the indicated academic year. Paperwork must be submitted to the Graduate School by the deadlines for the indicated graduation. These deadlines apply regardless of attendance at the commencement ceremony.
PhD Graduation Checklist
Apply Online to Graduate
Students must apply online to graduate by the deadline for the semester in which they intend to graduate. To do this, logon to myCUinfo.colorado.edu. On the Student tab, select the Apply for Graduation link under Other Academic Services (at the bottom of the page). This notifies the Graduate School and your department that you intend to graduate, and it provides necessary information to the Commencement Office for ordering and shipping diplomas. You must apply to graduate online whether or not you plan to attend the ceremony.
Schedule the date by the Graduate School deadline.
Title of Dissertation
Email to Graduate School at least two weeks before defense.
Doctoral Examination Report
Complete the form and send to Graduate School at least two weeks before defense to gain approval of committee.
Dissertation Defense Leaflet
Fill out the leaflet and email to Graduate School at least two weeks before defense.
Complete and submit the original page with original signatures to the Graduate School by the deadline.
Final Copy of Dissertation
Upload an electronic copy to the Graduate School using ProQuest.
Final Grade Card
With the assistance of the Program Coordinator, advisor will assign a final grade for all thesis units.