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Graduation Deadlines for December 2020

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Due Date

Required Forms and Important Information

August 21, 2020

Early Deadline: To be eligible for December graduation you must be enrolled at TWU for the Fall 2020 term unless you submit all requirements for graduation to the Graduate School by August 21, 2020

To meet Early Deadline, please submit the Early Deadline Form by August 21, 2020.

The Early Deadline form cannot be used as an application for graduation. All students must submit an application for graduation online through WebAdvisor.

August 27, 2020

Last day to file a Request for Reduced Tuition. To qualify to reduced tuition students must meet all three of the following conditions:

  1. Have unconditional admission status.
  2. Be enrolled in thesis or dissertation only.*
  3. You must be a Texas resident. 

* Capstone enrollment does not qualify for reduced tuition.

September 9, 2020

Last day to apply to graduate. File the online Application for December Graduation with the Graduate School. December graduates desiring to participate in the Fall ceremony must apply by this deadline.

October 23, 2020

Deadline to submit defended thesis or dissertation to department chair for review.

November 13, 2020

Last day to Roll-Over your graduation to a future date (fees may apply).

Please submit the Graduation Rollover Application

November 13, 2020

Last day to submit all requirements for graduation: 

Please review the Degree Completion page on the Graduate School website & the graduate catalog for more information for graduating students.

December 11, 2020

December 12, 2020

Denton Commencement ceremony dates. NOTE: College ceremony dates and times will be determined during the month of November based on the number of students who have applied to graduate. Please review the commencement schedule from the office of the Registrar for more information.

December 13, 2020

Houston Commencement ceremony date. NOTE:

Houston commencement ceremonies venue vary each semester. Ceremony dates and times will be determined during the month of November based on the number of students who have applied to graduate and the selection of the venue. Please review the commencement schedule from the office of the Registrar for more information.

Graduation Deadlines for May 2021

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Due Date

Required Forms and Important Information

January 8, 2021

Early Deadline: To be eligible for May graduation you must be enrolled at TWU for the Spring 2021 term unless you submit all requirements for graduation to the Graduate School by January 8, 2021

To meet Early Deadline, please submit the Early Deadline Form by January 8, 2021.

The Early Deadline form cannot be used as an application for graduation. All students must submit an application for graduation online through WebAdvisor.

January 14, 2021

Last day to file a Request for Reduced Tuition. To qualify to reduced tuition students must meet all three of the following conditions:

  1. Have unconditional admission status.
  2. Be enrolled in thesis, dissertation, or professional paper only.*
  3. You must be a Texas resident. 

* Capstone enrollment does not qualify for reduced tuition.

January 27, 2021

Last day to apply to graduate. File the online Application for May Graduation with the Graduate School. August graduates (excluding PhD candidates*) desiring to participate in the Fall ceremony must apply by this deadline.

*PhD candidates must have their committee-approved dissertation submitted and must have completed ALL requirements for the PhD before they can participate in commencement.

March 19, 2021

Deadline to submit defended thesis or dissertation to department chair for review.

April 9, 2021

Last day to Roll-Over your graduation to a future date (fees may apply).

Please submit the Graduation Rollover Application

April 9, 2021

Last day to submit all requirements for graduation: 

Please review the Degree Completion page on the Graduate School website & the graduate catalog for more information for graduating students.

May 7, 2021

May 8, 2021

Denton Commencement ceremony dates. NOTE: College ceremony dates and times will be determined during the month of November based on the number of students who have applied to graduate. Please review the commencement schedule from the office of the Registrar for more information.

May 9, 2021

Houston Commencement ceremony date. NOTE: Houston commencement ceremonies venue vary each semester. Ceremony dates and times will be determined during the month of November based on the number of students who have applied to graduate and the selection of the venue. Please review the commencement schedule from the office of the Registrar for more information.

For complete graduation information, visit the Degree Completion page on the Graduate School website.

The commencement schedule will be available on the Registrar’s website 6–8 weeks prior to graduation.

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