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Dates and Deadlines

 

Fall 2017

Master's Students

Doctoral Students

Last day to file Graduate Student Graduation Application for Fall 2017 graduation with Registrar's Office
(follow this link to apply through your student portal; be sure to indicate whether you will be participating in commencement as well)
September 15 September 15
Doctoral or master's students graduating Fall 2017: Recommended latest date to file dissertation (Ph.D.) or thesis (Master's) with committee December 12 December 12
Doctoral students graduating Fall 2017: Last day to file dissertation and Report on Final Examination form with Graduate Division N/A December 15
Master's students graduating Fall 2017: Last day to file thesis and/or Final Report for Master Degree results with Graduate Division December 15 N/A
Last day to file Spring 2018 Advancement to Candidacy for Ph.D. Students or Spring 2018 Advancement to Candidacy for Master's Students with Graduate Division December 18 December 18

 

Spring 2018

Master's Students

Doctoral Students

Last day to file Graduate Student Graduation Application for Spring 2018 graduation with Registrar's Office
(follow this link to apply through your student portal; be sure to indicate whether you will be participating in commencement as well)
February 15 February 15
Last day to file Summer 2018 Advancement to Candidacy for Ph.D. Students or Summer 2018 Advancement to Candidacy for Master's Students with Graduate Division April 11 April 11
Doctoral or master's students graduating Spring 2018: Recommended latest date to file dissertation (Ph.D.) or thesis (Master's) with committee April 27 April 27
Doctoral students graduating Spring 2018: Last day to file dissertation and Report on Final Examination form with Graduate Division N/A May 11
Master's students graduating Spring 2018: Last day to file thesis and/or Final Report for Master Degree results with Graduate Division May 11 N/A

 

Summer 2018

Master's Students

Doctoral Students

Last day to file Graduate Student Graduation Application for Summer 2018 graduation with Registrar's Office
(follow this link to apply through your student portal; be sure to indicate whether you will be participating in commencement as well)
June 15 June 15
Last day to file Fall 2018 Advancement to Candidacy for Ph.D. Students or Fall 2018 Advancement to Candidacy for Master's Students with Graduate Division July 17 July 17
Doctoral or master's students graduating Summer 2018: Recommended latest date to file dissertation (Ph.D.) or thesis (Master's) with committee July 27 July 27
Doctoral students graduating Summer 2018: Last day to file dissertation and Report on Final Examination form with Graduate Division N/A August 10
Master's students graduating Summer 2018: Last day to file thesis and/or Final Report for Master Degree results with Graduate Division August 10 N/A

 

**Note: If a due date falls on a weekend or holiday, all forms will be accepted on the next succeeding business day.

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Vary (Visit Grad Funding website for individual deadlines)

To be considered for all forms of student financial support, graduate students are required to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We encourage all students to submit their FAFSA by the March 2nd priority deadline each year.

*The application deadlines are noted above unless otherwise indicated by the Graduate Group. Deadline dates are subject to change. 

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Financial Aid and Scholarships Office 

Graduate financial support can come in the form of internal and external fellowships, scholarships, Graduate Student Research Appointments, Graduate Student Teaching Appointments and loans.

Several forms of financial support will be available to facilitate the pursuit of a graduate education at UC Merced. Most forms of support are granted for merit, while others are granted for financial need or for a combination of merit and need. Financial support for graduate students is in large part provided by the Graduate Division. The Office of Financial Aid coordinates with the Graduate Division to provide all forms of student support.