This information is curated specifically for graduate students preparing for the 2020–21 school year.
Wednesday, April 28
This is targeted towards current DMA students who plan on graduating next year, but anyone can attend! It’s essentially going to be a walkthrough of the steps required of the degree after you finish your coursework through to graduation – Page Stephens and I will be there for any questions you might have.
The workshop will be recorded for those who cannot attend.
Doctoral Common Comprehensive Exams
Important Spring 2021 Dates & Deadlines
Last day to apply for a graduate degree. Please try to submit your application before the deadline in case there are any technical issues (this goes especially for MM students)!
Summer/Fall registration is open. Students are urged to register for classes during this initial registration period, as it will save a lot of trouble trying to register right before classes begin. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with your faculty mentor before registering if you have any questions about which courses you should sign up for.
Last day a doctoral candidate may hold a dissertation defense for the Spring 2021 semester. If you still need to submit the ‘pink sheet’ (Request for Final Oral Exam) to the Graduate School, please email Marina Martinez.
Last day to change grade status to or from the credit/no credit basis and for new doctoral candidates to change registration to dissertation. At this point in the semester, Marina Martinez can make all course and grade changes. If you plan to apply to candidacy this semester and do not do so by this date, you may need to wait until the Fall before being formally admitted.
Last class day – last day to drop a class, last day to submit final paperwork to Graduate School for graduation. Please make sure ALL paperwork (including the Certification of Degree Requirements that your committee should sign after a defense or lecture recital) is submitted by this date, otherwise you will not be able to graduate!