School of Graduate Studies
Case Western Reserve University
Tomlinson Hall, Room 203
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106-7027
Telephone: 216.368.4390
Toll-free: 800.368.4723
Fax: 216.368.4250
Email: gradstudies@case.edu

Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2014
March 31 Open registration for degree-seeking students Fall 2014
April 18 Open registration for non-degree-seeking students Fall 2014
August 18 Application deadline for non-degree-seeking students Fall 2014
August 19, 20 School of Graduate Studies Orientation
August 25 Classes begin
August 26 Late Registration Fee Begins ($25)
September 1 University Holiday - Labor Day
September 5 Last Day to Withdraw Without Financial Penalty
September 5 Late Registration and Drop/Add Ends
September 5 Deadline for January 2015 graduation candidates to qualify for Waiver of Registration
For Students Requesting the Waiver: All required Final Materials (including Approved Thesis/Dissertation) are due by this early date.
October 3 DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR JANUARY 2015 GRADUATION
October 24 Last Day (RECOMMENDED) to Submit Dissertation Defense Form (PhD) for January 2015 Graduation
November 7 Deadline for Class Withdrawal
November 7 Deadline to Audit
November 14 Last Day (RECOMMENDED) for Final Oral Exam (PhD) for January 2015 Graduation
Last Day (RECOMMENDED) for Master's Thesis Defense, Project Presentation or Exam for January 2015 Graduation
November 27, 28 University Holiday - Thanksgiving
December 5 Deadline to Submit All Materials for January 2015 Graduation
All required Final Materials (including Approved Thesis/Dissertation) are due by this date.
December 5 Last Day of Fall Semester Classes
December 19 Final Grades Due to Registrar (11:00 a.m.)
January 16, 2015 Awarding of Degrees (no Convocation or Diploma Ceremony)
All financial obligations to the University must be resolved
January 16, 2015 Diploma Mailing Process opens for January Graduates
February 13, 2015 Last day to complete the Diploma Mailing Process

 

Spring 2015
November 3 Open registration for degree-seeking students Spring 2015
November 24 Open registration for non-degree-seeking students Spring 2015
January 12 Classes begin
January 13 Late Registration Fee Begins ($25)
January 19 University Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 23 Last Day to Apply for a Fellowship Course, Waive the Student Health Plan, and Withdraw Without Financial Penalty
January 23 Late Registration and Drop/Add Ends
January 23 Deadline for May 2015 graduation candidates to qualify for Waiver of Registration
For Students Requesting the Waiver: All required Final Materials (including Approved Thesis/Dissertation) are due by this early date.
February 6 DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR MAY 2015 GRADUATION
February 20 Last Day (RECOMMENDED) to Submit Dissertation Defense Form (PhD) for May 2015 Graduation
March 13 Last Day (RECOMMENDED) for Final Oral Exam (PhD) for May 2015 Graduation
Last Day (RECOMMENDED) for Master's Thesis Defense, Project Presentation or Exam for May 2015 Graduation
TBD Open Registration Summer 2015 Degree Seeking Students
March 27 Deadline to Audit
March 27 Deadline for Class Withdrawal
TBD Open Registration Fall 2015 Degree Seeking Students
April 3 Deadline to Submit All Materials for May 2015 Graduation
All required Final Materials (including Approved Thesis/Dissertation) are due by this date.
TBD Open Registration Summer 2015 Non Degree Seeking
TBD Open Registration Fall 2015 Non Degree Seeking
April 27 Last Day of Spring 2015 Semester Classes
May 9 Final Grades Due to Registrar (11:00 a.m.)
May 17 2015 COMMENCEMENT and Awarding of Degrees
All financial obligations to the University must be resolved for diplomas to be received.
June 13 Last day to complete the Diploma Mailing Process for Spring 2015 graduates.

 

Summer 2015
May 1 Application deadline for summer non-degree-seeking students
June 5 DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR SUMMER 2015 GRADUATION
June 5 Deadline for Summer 2015 graduation candidates to qualify for Waiver of Registration
For Students Requesting the Waiver: All required Final Materials (including Approved Thesis/Dissertation) are due by this early date.
July 10 Deadline to Submit All Materials for Summer 2015 Graduation
All required Final Materials (including Approved Thesis/Dissertation) are due by this date.
August 14 Awarding of Degrees (no Convocation or Diploma Ceremony)
All financial obligations to the University must be resolved