UW Graduate School

Dates and Deadlines

The calendar below contains dates specific to the Graduate School. For general university holidays, dates of instruction, registration and tuition deadlines, please refer to the University of Washington’s Academic Calendar.

Summer 2020 | Autumn 2020 | Winter 2021 | Spring 2021

Summer Quarter

Summer 2020

Classes Begin June 22
Last Day to submit an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) (for students who were registered in previous Spring Quarter). No Graduate Registration Waiver Fee. June 26
Last Day for Doctoral Reading Committee members to submit electronic approval of your dissertation in Committee log in (for students who were registered in the previous Spring Quarter). No Graduate Registration Waiver Fee. June 26
Last Day submit the master’s thesis approval form for an electronic thesis to the Graduate School (for students who were registered in the previous Spring Quarter). No Graduate Registration Waiver Fee. June 26
Last Day to submit Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) (only doctoral students who were registered in the previous Spring Quarter). No Graduate Registration Waiver Fee. June 26
Last Day to submit Drop Letters to the Graduate School June 26
Last Day to convey Summer Quarter admissions decisions (offers, deferrals, early entries) to the Graduate School (excluding F-1 & J-1 applicants; please refer to Best Practices for international timeline). June 26
Last Day to submit Academic Probation/Final Probation to the Graduate School July 6
Last Day to file a Master’s Request August 21
Last Day for graduate students to submit Reinstatement payment August 21
Last Day for non-thesis Master’s students to submit the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee without registering/paying tuition for the quarter (for students who were registered in the previous Spring Quarter) August 21
Last Day for a final submission of an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) August 21
Last Day for Doctoral Reading Committee members to submit electronic approval of your dissertation in Committee log in August 21
Last Day to submit the master’s thesis approval form for an electronic thesis (ETD) to the Graduate School August 21
Last Day to submit Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) online (doctoral students only) August 21
Last Day to remove department contingencies and submit degree recommendations for graduation August 26

Autumn Quarter

Autumn 2020

Last Day to submit an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (for students who were registered in the previous Summer Quarter) September 4
Last Day to submit the master’s thesis approval form when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (for students who were registered in the previous Summer Quarter) September 4
Last Day for Doctoral Reading Committee members to submit electronic approval of your dissertation in Committee Log in when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (for students who were registered in previous Summer Quarter) September 4
Last Day to submit Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) online when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (only doctoral students who were registered in the previous Summer Quarter) September 4
On-Leave Request Available for Autumn Quarter September 16
Classes Begin September 30
Last Day to submit Drop Letters to the Graduate School October 6
Last Day for department to convey Autumn Quarter admissions decisions (offers, deferrals, early entries) to the Graduate School (excluding F-1 & J-1 applicants; please refer to Best Practices for international timeline). October 6
Last Day to submit Academic Probation/Final Probation to the Graduate School October 13
Last Day for graduate students to submit On-Leave payment December 11
Last Day for graduate students to submit Reinstatement payment December 11
Last Day to pay $250 Graduate Registration Waiver Fee without registering/paying tuition for Autumn Quarter (for students who were registered in the previous Summer Quarter) December 11
Last Day to file a Master’s Request December 18
Last Day for a final submission of an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) December 18
Last Day to submit the master’s thesis approval form for an electronic thesis (ETD) to the Graduate School December 18
Last Day for Doctoral Reading Committee members to submit electronic approval of your dissertation in Committee Log in December 18
Last Day to submit Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) online (doctoral students only) December 18
Last Day to remove department contingencies and submit degree recommendations for graduation December 23

Winter Quarter

Winter 2021

On-Leave Request Available for Winter Quarter December 21
Last Day to submit electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (for students who were registered in the previous Autumn Quarter) January 2
Last Day to submit the master’s thesis approval form when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (for students who were registered in the previous Autumn Quarter) January 2
Last Day for Doctoral Reading Committee members to submit electronic approval of your dissertation in Committee Log in when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (for students who were registered in previous Autumn Quarter) January 2
Last Day to submit Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) online when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (only doctoral students who were registered in the previous Autumn Quarter) January 2
Classes Begin January 4
Last Day to submit Drop Letters to the Graduate School January 8
Last Day to convey Winter Quarter admissions decisions (offers, deferrals, early entries) to the Graduate School (excluding F-1 & J-1 applicants; please refer to Best Practices for international timeline). January 8
Last Day to submit Academic Probation/Final Probation to the Graduate School January 15
Last Day for graduate students to submit On-Leave payment March 12
Last Day for graduate students to submit Reinstatement payment March 12
Last Day to pay $250 Graduate Registration Waiver Fee without registering/paying tuition for the quarter (for students who were registered in the previous Autumn Quarter) March 12
Last Day to file a Master’s Request March 19
Last Day for a final submission of an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) March 19
Last Day for Doctoral Reading Committee members to submit electronic approval of your dissertation in Committee log in. March 19
Last Day to submit the master’s thesis approval form for an electronic thesis to the Graduate School March 19
Last Day to submit Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) online (doctoral students only) March 19
Last Day to remove department contingencies and submit degree recommendations for graduation March 24

Spring Quarter

Spring 2021

On-Leave Request Available for Spring Quarter March 15
Classes Begin March 29
Last day for a final submission of an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (for students who were registered in the previous Winter Quarter) April 2
Last Day for Doctoral Reading Committee members to submit electronic approval of your dissertation in Committee log in when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (for students who were registered in the previous Winter Quarter). April 2
Last Day to submit the master’s thesis approval form for an electronic thesis to the Graduate School when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (for students who were registered in the previous Winter Quarter). April 2
Last Day to submit Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) online when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (only doctoral students who were registered in the previous Winter Quarter) April 2
Last Day to submit Drop Letters to the Graduate School April 2
Last Day to convey Spring Quarter admissions decisions (offers, deferrals, early entries) to the Graduate School (excluding F-1 & J-1 applicants; please refer to Best Practices for international timeline). April 2
Last Day to submit Academic Probation/Final Probation to the Graduate School April 9
Last Day for graduate students to submit On-Leave payment June 4
Last Day for graduate students to submit Reinstatement payment June 4
Last Day to pay the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee without registering/paying tuition for the quarter (for students who were registered in the previous Winter Quarter). June 4
Last Day to file a Master’s Request June 11
Last Day for a final submission of an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) June 11
Last Day for Doctoral Reading Committee members to submit electronic approval of your dissertation in Committee log in. June 11
Last Day to submit the master’s thesis approval form for an electronic thesis to the Graduate School June 11
Last Day to submit Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) online (doctoral students only) June 11
Last Day to remove department contingencies and submit degree recommendations for graduation June 16