Graduate School Calendar

SPRING 2019

Date Action item
January 25
File your Application for Degree at my.nmsu.edu (without a late fee).

*You must complete the Application for Degree for the semester you are planning to graduate. If you applied in a previous semester but did not graduate, you will need to reapply for degree.

March 4
Deadline to file your Application for Degree at my.nmsu.edu (with a late fee).

*You must complete the Application for Degree for the semester you are planning to graduate. If you applied in a previous semester but did not graduate, you will need to reapply for degree.

March 8
Deadline to submit dissertation titles to the Graduate School in order to participate in commencement ceremony.

*This is for doctoral degrees only. There is not a submission of title that is used in the commencement program for Master’s thesis students.

March 22
Thesis, Dissertation, or Professional Doctorate Exam Form: Deadline to turn in the Final Exam Form.

*Do not wait until the deadline to complete this form. Please note that this is the last day to submit the form for the last possible day to hold your exam this semester. When planning to hold your exam, you must submit your exam form at least 10 business days before your exam is held to the Graduate School for processing. The Graduate School will then send out your exam paperwork to your committee. This form needs departmental signatures and takes time to complete before you submit it. If this form is not submitted on time, you may need to reschedule your exam and your degree may be certified in a later semester.

April 10
Deadline to hold a thesis, dissertation, or doctoral final oral or written exam.

*In order to hold your exam, you must be enrolled in the required hours of thesis, dissertation or doctoral project hours. Doctoral students must be registered for 3 credit hours, and Master’s students must be enrolled in at least one credit hour.

April 17
Deadline to submit a thesis or dissertation electronically.

*Please see the link below with information to submit. You will need to complete forms and submit them when submitting your document electronically.

April 24
Deadline to turn in the Final Exam Form for Master’s non-thesis students and Educational Specialist students.

*You must contact your department advisor and inquire about the departmental procedure for non-thesis exams. If your department requires you to complete this form, do not wait until the deadline to complete this form. Please note that this is the last day to submit the form for the last possible day to hold your exam this semester. When planning to hold your exam, you must submit your exam form at least 10 business days before your exam is held to the Graduate School for processing. The Graduate School will then send out your exam paperwork to your committee. This form needs departmental signatures and takes time to complete before it is turned into the Graduate School. If this form is not submitted on time, you may need to reschedule your exam and your degree may be certified in a later semester.

May 10 Deadline to hold a non-thesis final oral or written exam.

*In order to hold your exam, you must be enrolled or pay the exam fee.

Summer 2019

Date Action item
July 8 File your Application for Degree at my.nmsu.edu

* Complete the Application for Degree for the current term. If an application for a previous semester was submitted, but the degree was not awarded, a new application is required.

June 21 Deadline to submit dissertation titles to the Graduate School

*This is for doctoral degrees only.

June 24 Deadline to turn in the Final Exam Form for thesis, dissertation or Professional Doctorate exams.

* This form must be submitted to the Graduate School at least 10 business days before the exam is held. The Graduate School will then send out your exam paperwork electronically to your committee chair and deans representative. All required signatures must be obtained before submitting this form. If this form is not submitted on time, you may need to reschedule your exam.

July 12 Deadline to hold a thesis, dissertation, or doctoral final oral or written exam.

* To sit for the exam during the summer, enrollment in a minimum of 1 credit hour thesis, dissertation or doctoral project hours is required.

July 24 Deadline to submit a thesis or dissertation to ProQuest format review.

July 24 Deadline to turn in the Final Exam Form for Master’s non-thesis students and Educational Specialist students.

*Contact your department advisor for departmental procedure for non-thesis exams. This form must submit be submitted to the Graduate School  at least 10 business days before the scheduled exam is held The Graduate School will then send the exam paperwork to your chair and deans representative. All required signatures must be obtained before submitting this form. If this form is not submitted on time, you may need to reschedule your exam

August 1 Deadline to hold a non-thesis final oral or written exam.

*In order to hold your exam, enrollment in 1 credit hour is required.

Fall 2019

Date Action item
August 30 File your Application for Degree at my.nmsu.edu

* Complete the Application for Degree for the current term. If an application for a previous semester was submitted, but the degree was not awarded, a new application is required.

October 1 Deadline to file your Application for Degree at via my.nmsu.edu (with a late fee).

Complete the Application for Degree for the current term. If an application for a previous semester was submitted, but the degree was not awarded, a new application is required.

October 4 Deadline to submit dissertation titles to the Graduate School

*This is for doctoral degrees only.

October 25 Deadline to turn in the Final Exam Form for thesis, dissertation or Professional Doctorate exams.

* This form must be submitted to the Graduate School at least 10 business days before the exam is held. The Graduate School will then send out your exam paperwork electronically to your committee chair and deans representative. All required signatures must be obtained before submitting this form. If this form is not submitted on time, you may need to reschedule your exam.

November 13 Deadline to hold a thesis, dissertation, or doctoral final oral or written exam.

* To sit for the exam, enrollment in a minimum of 1 credit hour thesis, dissertation or doctoral project hours is required.

November 20 Deadline to submit a thesis or dissertation to ProQuest format review.

November 22 Deadline to turn in the Final Exam Form for Master’s non-thesis students and Educational Specialist students.

*Contact your department advisor for departmental procedure for non-thesis exams. This form must submit be submitted to the Graduate School  at least 10 business days before the scheduled exam is held The Graduate School will then send the exam paperwork to your chair and deans representative. All required signatures must be obtained before submitting this form. If this form is not submitted on time, you may need to reschedule your exam

December 13 Deadline to hold a non-thesis final oral or written exam.

*In order to hold your exam, enrollment in 1 credit hour is required.

Spring 2020

Date Action item
TBA File your Application for Degree at my.nmsu.edu

* Complete the Application for Degree for the current term. If an application for a previous semester was submitted, but the degree was not awarded, a new application is required.

TBA Deadline to file your Application for Degree at via my.nmsu.edu (with a late fee).

Complete the Application for Degree for the current term. If an application for a previous semester was submitted, but the degree was not awarded, a new application is required.

March 9 Deadline to submit dissertation titles to the Graduate School

*This is for doctoral degrees only.

March 20 Deadline to turn in the Final Exam Form for thesis, dissertation or Professional Doctorate exams.

* This form must be submitted to the Graduate School at least 10 business days before the exam is held. The Graduate School will then send out your exam paperwork electronically to your committee chair and deans representative. All required signatures must be obtained before submitting this form. If this form is not submitted on time, you may need to reschedule your exam.

April 10 Deadline to hold a thesis, dissertation, or doctoral final oral or written exam.

* To sit for the exam, enrollment in a minimum of 1 credit hour thesis, dissertation or doctoral project hours is required.

April 15 Deadline to submit a thesis or dissertation to ProQuest format review.

April 27 Deadline to turn in the Final Exam Form for Master’s non-thesis students and Educational Specialist students.

*Contact your department advisor for departmental procedure for non-thesis exams. This form must submit be submitted to the Graduate School  at least 10 business days before the scheduled exam is held The Graduate School will then send the exam paperwork to your chair and deans representative. All required signatures must be obtained before submitting this form. If this form is not submitted on time, you may need to reschedule your exam

May 15 Deadline to hold a non-thesis final oral or written exam.

*In order to hold your exam, enrollment in 1 credit hour is required.