Please call the Graduate Office if you have any questions about these dates, or if you know you will not be able to meet theses deadlines! It is easier for them to remove you from the graduation list than to add you! They may also be able to make special accommodations, especially if your defense date is what is causing the delay.
If you are in a hurry to get your Letter of Completion from the Registrar, it is your responsibility to notify the Grad Office. The best time to do so is right after you have deposited your thesis.
IMPORTANT: The final corrected version of a thesis must be uploaded to CaltechTHESIS by the fifth week (~2 months) of the succeeding term if the candidate defended his or her thesis during the previous summer or the first and second terms; or two weeks before the degree is to be conferred if the candidate defended during the month of May.
Please note: If you are defending in April or May, expect that the Proofreader will need extra time, so adjust your timeline accordingly.
After you deposit your thesis, you may wonder what's next to do on your end.
We will likely return the submitted thesis record to you for corrections if the following common mistakes have been made:
Copyright Permissions Files:
Supplemental Material Files:
Partially Embargoed Thesis Files: