The University of Iowa

Graduate College Deadlines

Fall 2020

September
Date Deadline Location Description
09/04/2020 Registration Registrar's Service Center

Original or additional registration after this date permitted only in courses involving special projects, readings, individual study, research, or "minimum registration

09/04/2020 Registration - Grading Option Registrar's Service Center

Last day to add or change S/U grading option

October
Date Deadline Location Description
10/02/2020 Graduation Application Apply on MyUI

Application for degree deadline for all December graduates

10/13/2020 Masters Plans of Study Graduate College

Plans of Study and/or Degree Audit exception requests due for all December Masters graduates

10/13/2020 Final Exam Requests Graduate College

Final Exam Requests due for all December graduates

November
Date Deadline Location Description
11/10/2020 Drop Courses/Withdraw Registrar's Service Center

Last day for graduate students to drop individual semester-length courses or withdraw entire registration without dean's permission

11/30/2020 Final Exam Reports Graduate College

Final Exam Reports due for all December graduates

December
Date Deadline Location Description
5 p.m. Central Time
12/07/2020
Single Thesis Deposit Graduate College

Single thesis deposit due by 5 p.m. central time

12/18/2020 Degree Conferral Date Registrar's Office

Fall session degree conferral date

12/18/2020 Doctoral Commencement

Commencement ceremony @ 9:00 a.m.

12/18/2020 Masters Commencement

Commencement ceremony @ 7:00 p.m.

12/23/2020 Grade Reports Registrar's Office

Session grades due

See below for important deadlines. Planning for a future semester? All Graduate College deadlines are also found at the Registrar’s Office Academic Deadlines Calendar

Spring 2021

February
Date Deadline Location Description
02/05/2021 Registration Registrar's Service Center

Original or additional registration after this date permitted only in courses involving special projects, readings, individual study, research, or "minimum registration

02/05/2021 Registration - Grading Option Registrar's Service Center

Last day to add or change S/U grading option

02/26/2021 Graduation Application Apply on MyUI

Application for degree deadline for all May graduates

March
Date Deadline Location Description
03/09/2021 Final Exam Requests Graduate College

Final Exam Requests due for all May graduates

April
Date Deadline Location Description
04/12/2021 Drop Courses/Withdraw Registrar's Service Center

Last day for graduate students to drop individual semester-length courses or withdraw entire registration without dean's permission

04/20/2021 Final Exam Reports Graduate College

Final Exam Reports due for all May graduates

5 p.m. Central Time
04/27/2021
Single Thesis Deposit Graduate College

Single thesis deposit due by 5 p.m. central time

May
Date Deadline Location Description
05/14/2021 Degree Conferral Date Registrar's Service Center

Spring session degree conferral date

05/14/2021 Doctoral Commencement Hancher Auditorium

Doctoral commencement ceremony @ 9 am

05/14/2021 Masters Commencement Carver Hawkeye Arena

Master's commencement ceremony @ 7 pm

05/19/2021 Grade Reports Registrar's Office

Session grades due