Forms and Deadlines

Forms

Prospective Students

Students are encouraged to use our online application for quicker access to complete and  track the status of their application. Students without access to complete our online application can request a paper application by emailing Kristi Isaacson. Our online application can be used by both domestic and international students to apply to any of our degree programs, certificate programs, or for nondegree seeking status. 

Additional Forms for Admission

Note: Additional applications or forms may be required for some programs. Please check program websites for specific admissions requirements.

Current Students

Submitting forms in a timely manner is essential for students to complete their degree requirements. Students can check MyMichiganTech for a checklist of items needed to complete a degree.  See our tutorial for a walkthrough.  

For a detailed description of which forms are required for each degree and when they should be submitted, please see the degree completion timeline page for your degree.

Forms to track degree progress

Forms for students completing a research degree (dissertation, thesis, report)

Special purpose forms

These forms are for students with special circumstances, and are not required for all students.

The forms don't work. What should I do?

All Graduate School forms may be completed in newer versions of Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader (v9 or higher).  If you are experiencing problems try:

  1. Switching to a different browser. Currently, Internet Explorer is recommended.
    • There are known incompatibility issues with Firefox v19, Chrome, Preview (the PDF reader on a macintosh) and Linux machines.
    • Students who click on a form link and receive the message, "Please wait.... If this message is not eventually replaced by the proper contents of your document..." have an incompatible browser or plug-in.
  2. Saving the file to your hard drive and open with the newest version of Acrobat Reader rather than clicking on the link and opening in your browser.
    1. Right-click or option-click the hyperlink
    2. Save the form on your hard drive.
    3. Open the file directly from Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader.
  3. Reconfiguring your browser to open PDF files using a compatible plug-in. Firefox users may reconfigure their browsers using the instructions below:
    1. Select Tools...Options from the menu bar
    2. Select the "Applications" tab in the pop up window
    3. Search for and select "Portable Document Format (PDF)" in the Content Type list
    4. Select "Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox)" as the Action
    5. Press "OK"

TDR-Review is provided as a sample for your information and does not allow data entry, since the Graduate School completes and returns this form for you.

Deadlines

Questions about Deadlines?

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I need to graduate this semester. What is the last day I can defend?

The Graduate School currently has no deadline for your defense. You may defend at any time your advisor and committee agree that you are ready and they are available to meet. For more information:

The Graduate Faculty Council recommends the following timeline to schedule a defense and complete a degree in a given semester.

Milestone Recommended dates for summer 2014

Recommended last day to schedule a final oral examination

Recommended last day to hold a final oral examination

  • Your committee will recommend technical and formatting changes to your document.  Your ability to meet the next milestone will depend on what your committee requires.

Recommended last day to submit advisor and committee approved dissertation, thesis, or report and associated paperwork to the Graduate School

  • Students who submit by this date will have time to make minor formatting changes before the end of the semester deadline.
  • Please allow two weeks for the Graduate School to review your submission.
  • See the absolute deadline for your final submission on our web page

Deadlines to complete a degree in Summer 2014

Deadlines for students completing a coursework degree or certificate

Milestone Deadline - by 4pm
Submit degree completion paperwork to Graduate School—check MyMichiganTech for items due

Friday, Finals week

August 15, 2014

Deadlines for students completing a research based degree (dissertation, thesis, or report)

Want to learn more about scheduling your defense? Check out our FAQ or degree completion timeline for your degree

Milestone Deadline - by 4pm

Submit advisor and committee approved dissertation, thesis, or report and associated paperwork to the Graduate School

  • Students who meet this deadline will be eligible to opt out of paying tuition in the following semester and be charged the resubmission fee to complete their degree if required corrections cannot be made by Friday of finals week.
    • Please allow two weeks for review of documents.  You may receive a review after Friday of Finals week, and may not have time to make formatting changes before the end of the semester.
  • Students who do not meet this deadline will not be eligible to graduate this semester and will need to pay regular tuition and maintain continuous enrollment until they complete their degree.

Monday, Finals week

August 11, 2014

Submit final paperwork

  • If a revision of  your previous dissertation, thesis, or report is required, submit the fully corrected document that conforms to all requirements specified by the Graduate School in its review
  • All other paperwork associated with degree—check MyMichiganTech for items due

Friday, Finals week

August 15, 2014

Deadlines to complete a degree in Fall 2014

Deadlines for students completing a coursework degree or certificate

Milestone Deadline - by 4pm
Apply to walk in Fall 2014 commencement ceremony (required if you wish to participate)

Friday, Week 6

October 10, 2014

Submit degree completion paperwork to Graduate School—check MyMichiganTech for items due

Friday, Finals week

December 19, 2014

Deadlines for students completing a research based degree (dissertation, thesis, or report)

Want to learn more about scheduling your defense? Check out our FAQ or degree completion timeline for your degree

Milestone Deadline - by 4pm
Apply to walk in Fall 2014 commencement ceremony (required if you wish to participate)

Friday, Week 6

October 10, 2014

Submit advisor and committee approved dissertation, thesis, or report and associated paperwork to the Graduate School

  • Students who meet this deadline will be eligible to opt out of paying tuition in the following semester and be charged the resubmission fee to complete their degree if required corrections cannot be made by Friday of finals week.
    • Please allow two weeks for review of documents.  You may receive a review after Friday of Finals week, and may not have time to make formatting changes before the end of the semester.
  • Students who do not meet this deadline will not be eligible to graduate this semester and will need to pay regular tuition and maintain continuous enrollment until they complete their degree.

Monday, Finals week

December 15, 2014

Submit final paperwork

  • If a revision of  your previous dissertation, thesis, or report is required, submit the fully corrected document that conforms to all requirements specified by the Graduate School in its review
  • All other paperwork associated with degree—check MyMichiganTech for items due

Friday, Finals week

December 19, 2014