Deadlines - Spring 2015
Dates of Interest to Prospective Students
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.
UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research: Offers upper-division undergraduate students and California State University master's students the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects at UCLA. For further information contact Outreach and Diversity at (310) 206-8743 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) deadline for acceptance of an offer of admission and financial support (such as a graduate scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, or assistantship). In accord with the CGS Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants, students are under no obligation to respond to offers of admission and financial support prior to April 15. Earlier deadlines for acceptance of such violate the intent of this Resolution. UCLA is a supporter of the Resolution and honors this deadline.
Dates of Interest to Current Students
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.
Dissertation Year Fellowship Program: Consult your department for exceptions to this deadline. Some departments may have earlier deadlines.
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.
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.
End of interim filing period The interim deadline is an extended deadline in which you can use your Winter registration or filing fee status to file before the start of Spring quarter classes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Application deadline for the Research Travel Grant Program: A pilot program to help reimburse off-campus doctoral research for up to a 9-month period. Offers a maximum reimbursement of $1,500.
Last day to submit dissertations to the Graduate Division for inclusion in the Hooding Booklet. The Graduate Division cannot guarantee the inclusion of studentsí names and titles who submit after the deadline. For more information on thesis filing policy view Thesis and Dissertation Formatting and Filing Information.
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.
Last day to file completed copies of master's theses and doctoral dissertations for degrees to be conferred in current term. For more information on filing policy view Thesis and Dissertation Formatting and Filing Information. Dissertations must be filed by this date for participation in the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.
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.
Last day to withdraw for current quarter. For more information on the withdrawal policy view Standards & Procedures for Graduate Study.
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.
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 Postdoctoral Scholars
Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research The award will provide a prize of $5,000 each to especially accomplished UCLA postdoctoral fellows recognized for their outstanding research. For questions about the nominating process, please contact Paris McDonald at email@example.com.
Dates of Interest to Faculty & Staff
Nomination deadline for the Dissertation Year Fellowship Program: See Departmental Manual for Processing Graduate Division Funding for more information. Can only be viewed by faculty and staff on our intranet.
Nomination Deadline for the Graduate Dean's Scholar Award: See Departmental Manual for Processing Graduate Division Funding for more information. Can only be viewed by faculty and staff on our intranet.
Deadline to submit receipts for Recruitment Visit Funds Reimbursements: See Departmental Manual for Processing Graduate Division Funding for more information. Can only be viewed by faculty and staff on our intranet.