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Graduation Applications

Students who are nearing completion of their course work are required to apply for graduation by filling out an application for graduation and submitting the form to the Office of Graduate Student Services by the posted deadlines . There are three graduation ceremonies each year (August, December, May) and the deadlines are posted below.

May 2014..........January 17, 2014
August 2014..........June 13, 2014
December 2014.....August 29,2014

See additional important dates for students graduating this current semester.      

Important Graduate Dates for Fall 2014

Aug-21 EHHS Graduate Orientation White Hall 5-7pm


Fall classes begin


Last day to apply for December 2014 graduate-level graduation


Last day for those hoping to graduate in December 2014 to file approved dissertation proposal & IRB statement of approval or thesis or project proposal


Labor Day (No classes, Offices closed)


Final date for oral defense of graduate level

  • Dissertation
  • Thesis
  • Project


Last day to withdraw from classes


Veteran's Day (No classes, Offices closed)


Deadline to:

  • Submit dissertation electronically
  • Submit thesis electronically
  • Submit signature pages to 409 White Hall
Nov-26 (Noon) -

Nov 30

Thanksgiving Holiday (No classes, Offices closed Thursday & Friday)

Dec 1

All incomplete grades from previous semester must be cleared

Dec 5

Final deadline for all dissertation and thesis corrections


Classes End

Dec 8-14

Final exam week

Dec 13

Date of Kent campus graduate ceremony is tentative. Since graduate ceremony date has not been confirmed, please check the commencement site for official date.

Students who submit a graduation application after the posted deadline will be subject to a $200.00 non-refundable late processing fee upon acceptance of the application.

Applying for graduation can be done in a number of ways.

1) Apply on Flashline under Student Tools & Courses tab
2) Apply in person in the Office of Graduate Student Services, 418 White Hall
3) Download the application from this web site and fax to 330-672-9162
4) Download the application from this web site and mail to:

Kent State University
College of EHHS
Office of Graduate Student Services
Rm 418 White Hall
Kent Oh 44242

Graduation- Ed.S., Masters

Graduation- Ph.D


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