Ph.D. Clearance Deadlines

All Ph.D. students must follow the deadlines below in order to complete their degree requirements and graduate in the applicable graduation semester. With the exception of ETD deadlines and doctorate conferral dates, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 dates are subject to change. 

Task Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
Deadline to Apply to Graduate on GWeb November 15 March 15 July 15
Submit the Dissertation Examination Defense Form November 2 March 11 July 16

Pre-clearance by CCAS - Completed in 2 steps

  • DegreeMAP reflects all degree requirements completed except the dissertation and dissertation research courses
  • Attended an ETD dissertation formatting/publishing workshop
November 19 March 25 July 23

Defend Dissertation

December 1 April 1 August 3

Submit electronic dissertation (ETD) to GWU Proquest site - Completed 1-4 steps

  • Submitted final, approved, post-defense, electronic dissertation to proquest site
  • Submitted advisor signed ETD Access Approval Form to CCAS
  • Completed NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates
  • Completed GWU Graduation Survey
December 6 April 6 August 10

Electronic Dissertation (ETD) is approved by 5:00pm - Deadline met as follow:

  • Final, approved dissertation containing all post-defense revisions and required formatting is approved by University ETD administrator
  • Dissertation status on Proquest site indicates "Ready for Checklist"
December 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM April 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM August 16
CCAS Doctoral Hooding Ceremony TBD TBD TBD
Doctorates Conferred January 7, 2022 May 15, 2022 August 31, 2022