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Graduation/ Comp Exams

1. Compete Graduation Application

Submit the Graduate College's Graduation Application by the deadline. 


October 1, 2021

2. Submit Department Application for Comprehensive Examination

After completing the online graduation submission for the Graduate College, you must submit the Comprehensive Examination application to the OWLS Department. 

The deadlines are FIRM. Once completed, the OWLS Department will contact you regarding the remaining steps. 


  • October 1, 2021

3. Complete your Comprehensive Examination

Your comprehensive examination is made up of two portions: Written and Oral portions. Once you submit your graduation and comprehensive exam applications, you will be added to a site where you will find instructions on completing each portion of the comprehensive examination.

4. Complete the Student Profile

After completing your written submissions, submit your student profile that comprises of information needed for your student record and graduation background.

DEADLINE: December 3 ,2021

Graduation Deadlines




Fall 2021

Last Day to Apply for Graduation


October 1, 2021

OWLS Comprehensive Exam Application


October 1, 2021

Comprehensive Exam Website Opens


October 4, 2021

Comprehensive Exam- Written Portion Due


NOV 7, 2021

Faculty Review Period


NOV 8th – 15th

Comprehensive Exam- Oral Portion Due 


NOV 16th -19th

Comprehensive Examination Paperwork*


December 3, 2021