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Deadlines - Winter 2015

 
Dates of Interest to Prospective Students

Varies

Admissions: Most departments and schools have deadlines in November and December for the following Fall term (nearly a year in advance). Be sure to consult Departmental Information for the specific deadline for your proposed major. Applications to some programs may be considered if received after a program's stated deadline, provided that the enrollment limitations have not been exceeded. Fellowships and other financial support depend on availability of funds.

March 2

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Last day for students to file for need-based financial aid. Please consult the Financial Aid Office calendar for more information.

 
Dates of Interest to Current Students

Varies

File graduate change of major petition with the Graduate Division, 1255 Murphy Hall. For more information on change of major policy view Standards & Procedures for Graduate Study.

December 5

In Absentia Registration. Last day to request In Absentia status for the quarter. More information about In Absentia Registration is available in the Standards and Procedures for Graduate Study at UCLA brochure.

December 12

TA Advance Loans. Last day to apply for a loan for this term. More information about TA Advance Loans is available in the Statement of Understanding.

December 23

Last day for nonresident PhD candidates to submit Doctoral ATC Requests Winter Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition (NSRT) Reduction. More information on NRST is available in the Graduate Student Support for Continuing Students brochure.

January 6

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships. Campus Deadline. For more information visit 1228 Murphy Hall or contact Fellowships Services at uclafellowship@grad.ucla.edu.

January 16

Last day to submit master's advancement to candidacy (ATC) petition to major department for ATC in current term. For more information see graduation requirements.

January 16

Graduate Leave of Absence. Last day to file with the Graduate Division, 1255 Murphy Hall. For more information on leave of absence policy view Standards & Procedures for Graduate Study.

January 16

Last day to submit filing fee application.  If a student has completed, while registered, all requirements for a degree except the filing of the thesis or dissertation and/or the final examination (masterís comprehensive or doctoral final oral examination), the student may be eligible to pay a Filing Fee during the quarter in which the degree is to be awarded instead of registering.

January 21

Endowed Fellowships for Continuing Graduate Students: Consult your department for exceptions to this deadline. Some departments may have earlier deadlines.

January 23

Intercampus Exchange Application. Deadline for graduate students from other UC campuses to UCLA (must include home department's signature). For more information on intercampus exchange policy view Standards & Procedures for Graduate Study.

January 23

UCLA-USC Cross Enrollment Deadline: for graduate students exchanges. For more information on the cross enrollment program with the University of Southern California view Standards & Procedures for Graduate Study.

February 18

Graduate Research Mentorship Program: Consult your department for exceptions to this deadline. Some departments may have earlier deadlines.

February 18

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program: Supports doctoral students in the arts, humanities, social sciences, public health and nursing. For further information contact Fellowships Services at (310) 825-3623 or uclafellowship@grad.ucla.edu.

February 20

Fee Deferral Payment Deadline: Last day for apprentice teaching and research appointees to pay fees for this term. More information about Fee Deferments is available in the Graduate Student Support for Continuing Students brochure.

March 2

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Last day for students to file for need-based financial aid. Please consult the Financial Aid Office calendar for more information.

March 10

Last day to file completed copies of master's theses and doctoral dissertations for degrees to be conferred in current term. The student-initiated online submission process must be completed by 5:00 pm. For more information on filing policy view Thesis and Dissertation Formatting and Filing Information.

March 13

Last day to submit master's petition to request change of grading basis to an option not allowed. For more information view Standards & Procedures for Graduate Study.

March 13

Last day to withdraw for current quarter. For more information on the withdrawal policy view Standards & Procedures for Graduate Study.

March 13

TA Advance Loans for Spring. Last day to apply for a loan for Spring 2015 term. More information about TA Advance Loans is available in the Statement of Understanding.

March 13

Last day to change study lists via URSA: graduate students can Drop/Add courses or change grading basis (optional S/U) with per-course fee through URSA.

March 20

Winter Degree Award Date: Diplomas are available approximately two months after the degree award date. For more information view the Registrar's FAQ on Diplomas.

March 24

Last day for nonresident PhD candidates to submit Doctoral ATC Requests Spring Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition (NSRT) Reduction. More information on NRST is available in the Graduate Student Support for Continuing Students brochure.

March 24

End of interim period for filing completed copies of master's theses and doctoral dissertations for degrees to be conferred in during the following quarter using current registration or filing fee status. The student-initiated online submission process must be completed by 5:00 pm. For more information on filing policy view Thesis and Dissertation Formatting and Filing Information.

 
Dates of Interest to Faculty & Staff

February 5

Remaining unrestricted fellowship funds revert to the Graduate Division: See Departmental Manual for Processing Graduate Division Funding for more information. Can only be viewed by faculty and staff on our intranet.

February 25

Nomination deadline for the Privately Endowed Fellowships: See Departmental Manual for Processing Graduate Division Funding for more information. Can only be viewed by faculty and staff on our intranet. (UCLA Faculty Women: July 1)

March 11

Nomination deadline for the Graduate Opportunity Fellowship Program: See Departmental Manual for Processing Graduate Division Funding for more information. Can only be viewed by faculty and staff on our intranet.

March 11

Nomination deadline for Eugene V. Cota-Robles Award: See Departmental Manual for Processing Graduate Division Funding for more information. Can only be viewed by faculty and staff on our intranet. (Cota-Robles 2: June 10)

March 11

Nomination deadline for the UCLA Competitive Edge: NSF Summer Transition Program to the Doctorate: See Departmental Manual for Processing Graduate Division Funding for more information. Can only be viewed by faculty and staff on our intranet.

March 18

Nomination deadline for the Graduate Research Mentorship Program: See Departmental Manual for Processing Graduate Division Funding for more information. Can only be viewed by faculty and staff on our intranet.