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.

Autumn 2019 | Winter 2020 | Spring 2020 | Summer 2020

Autumn Quarter

Autumn 2019

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 6
Last Day to submit the doctoral dissertation approval form or the master’s thesis approval form when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (for students who were registered in the previous Summer Quarter) September 6
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 6
On-Leave Request Available for Autumn Quarter September 11
Classes Begin September 25
Last Day to submit Drop Letters to the Graduate School October 1
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 1
Last Day to submit Academic Probation/Final Probation to the Graduate School October 8
Last Day for graduate students to submit On-Leave payment December 6
Last Day for graduate students to submit Reinstatement payment December 6
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 6
Last Day to file a Master’s Request December 13
Last Day for a final submission of an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) December 13
Last Day to submit the doctoral dissertation approval form or the master’s thesis approval form for an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) to the Graduate School December 13
Last Day to submit Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) online (doctoral students only) December 13
Last Day to remove department contingencies and submit degree recommendations for graduation December 18

Winter Quarter

Winter 2020

On-Leave Request Available for Winter Quarter December 23
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) December 27
Last Day to submit the doctoral dissertation approval form or the master’s thesis approval form when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (for students who were registered in the previous Autumn Quarter) December 27
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) December 27
Classes Begin January 6
Last Day to submit Drop Letters to the Graduate School January 10
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 10
Last Day to submit Academic Probation/Final Probation to the Graduate School January 17
Last Day for graduate students to submit On-Leave payment March 13
Last Day for graduate students to submit Reinstatement payment March 13
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 13
Last Day to file a Master’s Request March 20
Last Day for a final submission of an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) March 20
Last Day to submit the doctoral dissertation approval form or the master’s thesis approval form for an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) to the Graduate School March 20
Last Day to submit Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) online (doctoral students only) March 20
Last Day to remove department contingencies and submit degree recommendations for graduation March 25

Spring Quarter

Spring 2020

On-Leave Request Available for Spring Quarter March 16
Classes Begin March 30
Last Day to submit an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (for students who were registered in the previous Winter Quarter) April 3
Last Day to submit doctoral dissertation approval form or the master’s thesis approval form for an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) to the Graduate School when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (for students who were registered in the previous Winter Quarter) April 3
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 3
Last Day to submit Drop Letters to the Graduate School April 3
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 3
Last Day to submit Academic Probation/Final Probation to the Graduate School April 10
Last Day for graduate students to submit On-Leave payment June 5
Last Day for graduate students to submit Reinstatement payment June 5
Last Day to pay $250 Graduate Registration Waiver Fee without registering/paying tuition for the quarter (for students who were registered in the previous Winter Quarter) June 5
Last Day to file a Master’s Request June 12
Last Day for a final submission of an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) June 12
Last Day to submit doctoral dissertation approval form or the master’s thesis approval form for an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) to the Graduate School June 12
Last Day to submit Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) online (doctoral students only) June 12
Last Day to remove department contingencies and submit degree recommendations for graduation June 17

Summer Quarter

Summer 2020

Classes Begin June 22
Last Day to submit an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (for students who were registered in the previous Spring Quarter) June 26
Last Day to submit the doctoral dissertation approval form or the master’s thesis approval form for an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) to the Graduate School when paying the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (for students who were registered in the previous Spring Quarter) June 26
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 Spring Quarter) 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 graduate students to pay $250 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 to submit the doctoral dissertation approval form or the master’s thesis approval form for an electronic thesis/dissertation (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