Review your academic record for accuracy. Unofficial transcripts are available via your myNEU account. Continuous registration is required of all degree candidates who are submitting a thesis.

Talk with your advisor to ensure that you have met all departmental requirements, such as the required number of credit hours, cumulative average (minimum 3.000), continuous registration, thesis, etc.

The following are requirements for submitting petitions. Submit necessary paperwork to your instructor or department well in advance of the Graduate School deadline, to ensure adequate time for review and approval.

  • Missing or incomplete grade changes that are over one year old must be accompanied by appropriate documentation explaining the delay.
  • Requests for transfer credit must be submitted to your department.

Ensure that all of your financial obligations have been met. Go to Student Financial Services, 354 Hayden Hall, to verify your status. In order for your diploma to be released, financial obligations must be met before commencement.

Students submitting theses are advised to schedule a format review appointment with the Graduate School (Email: gscamd@neu.edu, Phone: 617.373.5329) before the defense occurs. The appointment takes approximately 10 minutes. Please be prepared to bring printed copies of the following: Graduate School Approval Record, all introductory pages (title page through the table of contents), and a few pages of text. You do not need to print your entire document for this appointment.

Deadlines

January 2014, May 2014 and August 2014 graduates should plan to participate in the May 2, 2014 ceremony.

January 2014

Friday, December 13, 2013 – Last day to have theses submitted electronically via Proquest in order to be cleared to graduate in January 2014.

Friday, January 3, 2014 – Last day to have theses submitted electronically via Proquest without having to register for Continuation in Spring 2014 (for May 2014 graduation date).

Friday, January 24, 2014 – January 2014 graduation date (no ceremony). Diplomas will be dated January 24, 2014.

May 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014 – Last day to have theses submitted electronically via Proquest in order to be cleared to graduate in May 2014.

Friday, May 2, 2014 – May 2014 Graduate date and ceremony.

Friday, May 9, 2014 – Last day to have theses submitted electronically via Proquest without having to register for Continuation in Summer 2014 (for August 2014 graduation date).

August 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014 – Last day to have theses submitted electronically via Proquest in order to be cleared to graduate in August 2014.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 – August 2014 Graduation date (no ceremony). Diplomas will be dated August 28, 2014.

Friday, September 5, 2014 – Last day to have theses submitted electronically via Proquest without having to register for Continuation in Fall 2014 (for January 2015 graduation date).

NOTE: Students submitting a thesis between Monday, May 12, 2014 and Friday, September 5, 2014 must register for Continuation in the Summer 2014 semester.

Thesis Guidelines

This Guide is provided by the Graduate School in an effort to assist you with preparing, formatting, and electronically submitting your document to Proquest. In addition, the Guide also contains a checklist, at the end of the document, to assist you with ensuring all responsibilities have been met. We hope you find this information helpful as you work toward completing your degree requirements.

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