Beginning Spring 2022, PhD students will submit all documents and track the completion of graduation requirements via their My Graduation Checklist site in Canvas. The My Graduation Checklist Canvas site will also be your online hub for all instructions and resources related to degree completion and graduation.
See the Preparing to Graduate page for detailed information about when you can expect your Graduation Checklist to be activated.
If your checklist has already been activated, Log in to Canvas and go to "My Graduation Checklist" in your current "courses".
COGA will use your My Graduation Checklist to verify that all items on the are completed by the deadline. Any requirement not submitted or submitted after the deadline will cause graduation to be delayed. In addition to a completed My Graduation Checklist, COGA verifies the following as part of the final degree certification after the deadline: 1) the resolution of any Incomplete, Missing or Waiting grades, 2) final GPA of 3.0 or above, 3) satisfactory completion of the final exam or defense, and 4) that the dissertation meets all formatting requirements.
The checklist below which provides a general overview of requirements, and the CLAS Graduation Calendar as a guide to deadlines.
Doctoral Checklist Overview
To be considered a degree candidate in any given semester, all degree requirements must be fulfilled and required documentation submitted no later than the University-wide Application for Graduation deadline.
The University has also established an early degree completion deadline that some students may wish to take advantage of. If a student meets all departmental and University requirements by this deadline, and was enrolled during the previous semester, they are able to graduate for that semester without having to enroll for that semester. This deadline falls approximately two weeks after the start of the Fall and Spring semesters, one week after the start of the Summer session.
To qualify for a Spring 2022 degree, all requirements must be completed by the Spring 2022 Graduate Application for Graduation Deadline, Friday, May 13th. Graduate students who complete all requirements on the list below by Tuesday, June 14th, the Summer 2022 Early Graduation Deadline, will receive a Summer 2022 degree, but are not required to enroll for the Summer 2022 term.
⇒Apply for Graduation (AFG)