Graduation Checklist for KUMC Graduate Students
This checklist is a helpful resource for the student's final semester.
Application for Degree (AFD), Transcripts and Diploma
Graduating students must file an AFD according to the deadlines established by the Office of the Registrar. Transcripts and diplomas are issued by the Office of the Registrar.
Graduating students are eligible to participate in Commencement held annually in May on the Lawrence campus.
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Doctoral candidates (PhD, AuD, DNP, DPT, OTD) are eligible to participate in the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony held annually in May on the Lawrence campus.
Graduate Studies Calendar
Fall 2012 through Summer 2013
Fall 2013 through Summer 2014
This calendar indicates Graduate Studies deadlines related to oral comprehensive and final examinations and submission of theses and dissertations for graduation.
Progress to Degree Checklists - also see Progress to Degree
University Academic Calendar
This calendar is maintained by the Office of the Registrar and indicates several deadlines including deadlines for enrollment, add/drop, fee payments and Application for Degree (AFD).
Doctoral Completion Survey
All PhD candidates must complete the Doctoral Completion Survey (DCS) the semester they graduate. Please use the DCS link to access the survey.
The DCS is comprised of questions from the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) and from the American Association of Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE). The SED is a federal agency survey conducted by a consortium of federal agencies to track the productivity and quality of graduate and professional training in the United States. The AAUDE membership is comprised of AAU institutions that participate in the exchange of data/information to support decision-making at their institution
GTA/GRA May Enroll in Fewer than Normal Hours Semester Graduates
A GTA/GRA may reduce enrollment hours the semester they graduate under certain circumstances upon submission of the GTA/GRA Request to Enroll in Fewer than Normal Hours request form and if approval is granted.
Overview of Electronic Submission of Theses or Dissertations (ETD) from KUMC Campus
Note from Dean Allen Rawitch.
This link contains detailed information on the creation of the PDF of the thesis or dissertation and the process to electronically submit to UMI.
For questions on PDF creation e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (785) 864-0410.
For technical assistance with your upload to UMI, call (877) 408-5027
or use the e-mail form on the UMI site under "Contact us".
Copyright and Fair Use
The University maintains a website page with information about copyright and fair use.
ETD Release Form
All students submitting a thesis or dissertation are requested to complete this release form so an electronic version of their thesis or dissertation can be included in KU ScholarWorks. Submit the completed release form to the Office of Graduate Studies. An embargo to delay release of the thesis or dissertation may be requested on the ETD Release Form.
KU ScholarWorks is a digital repository for student theses and dissertations and scholarly work created by the faculty and staff of the University of Kansas. KU ScholarWorks makes important research available to a wider audience and helps assure its long-term preservation. For more information about KU ScholarWorks, contact them at email@example.com.
Dykes Library on the medical center campus offers binding services for personal and departmental copies of theses and dissertations.