All graduate degree candidates must complete and submit an Application for Graduate College degree through MyUI. Links to Plan of Study and Comprehensive Exam Request form are available on the Graduate Exams home page.

Students will be mailed a comprehensive exam schedule indicating date and time of their exams approximately one week after application deadline. Any special requests should be submitted at the time of application for comprehensive exams. Accommodations will be honored when possible.

Any questions related to this schedule and the administration of graduate examinations in the College of Education should be directed to Sue Cline, N310 Lindquist Center, 319 335-5260, sue-cline@uiowa.edu

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Summer 2018

  • Comp Exam request due—June 1
  • Plan of Study Summary Sheet—June 1
  • Examination dates—June 21 & 22 Essay exam sessions begin daily at 8:30 & 1:00 and are scheduled by Sue Cline immediately following the request deadline

Fall 2018

  • Comp Exam request due—August 24
  • Plan of Study Summary Sheet—August 24
  • Examination dates—September 13 & 14 Essay exam sessions begin daily at 8:30 & 1:00 and are scheduled by Sue Cline immediately following the request deadline

Spring 2019

  • Comp Exam request due—January 22
  • Plan of Study Summary Sheet—January 22
  • Examination dates—February 7 & 8 Essay exam sessions begin daily at 8:30 & 1:00 and are scheduled by Sue Cline immediately following the request deadline

Oral Examinations are to be arranged with your committee as soon as possible following written exams and before end of semester.

Summer 2018

  • Comp Exam request due—June 1
  • Plan of Study Summary Sheet—June  1
  • Application for degree on MYUI —June 8
  • Examination dates—June  21 & 22
    Essay exam sessions begin daily at 8:30 & 1:00 and are scheduled by Sue Cline immediately following the request deadline
  • First Thesis Deposit (6 Gilmore Hall)—June 28
  • Final Exam Report—July 17—Committee Chair
  • EdS Research Project (to advisor)—July 17
  • Final Thesis Deposit (6 Gilmore Hall) - July 24
  • Degree Conferral Date—August 3

Fall 2018

  • Comp Exam request due—September 28
  • Plan of Study Summary Sheet—September 28
  • Application for degree on MYUI—September 28
  • Examination dates—October 25 & 26
    Essay exam sessions begin daily at 8:30 & 1:00 and are scheduled by Sue Cline immediately following the request deadline
  • Final Exam Report—November 27—Committee Chair
  • EdS Research Project (to advisor)—November 27
  • Final Thesis Deposit—December 4
  • Degree Conferral Date—December 14

Spring 2019

  • Comp Exam request due— February 15
  • Plan of Study Summary Sheet—February 15
  • Application for degree on MYUI—February 22
  • Examination dates—  March 28 & 29
    Essay exam sessions begin daily at 8:30 & 1:00 and are scheduled by Sue Cline immediately following the request deadline
  • Final Exam Report—April 23—Committee Chair
  • EdS Research Project (to advisor)—April 23
  • Final Thesis Deposit—April 30
  • Degree Conferral Date—May 10

Summer 2018

  • Application for degree on MYUI—June 8
  • Declare thesis defense date—June 19. Must be declared 2 weeks prior to defense AND by this date
  • First Thesis Deposit (6 Gilmore Hall) - June 28
  • Defense Report - July 17—Committee Chair Last day to hold defense
  • Final Thesis Deposit (6 Gilmore Hall) - July 24
  • Degree Conferral Date—August 3

Fall 2018

  • Application for degree on MYUI —September 28
  • Declare thesis defense date—October 10. Must be declared 2 weeks prior to defense AND by this date
  • Defense Report— Nov.  27—Committee Chair Last day to hold defense
  • Final Thesis Deposit (6 Gilmore Hall) - December 4
  • Degree Conferral Date—December 14

Spring 2019

  • Application for degree on MYUI —February 22
  • Declare thesis defense date—March 8. Must be declared 2 weeks prior to defense AND by this date
  • Defense Report— April 23—Committee Chair Last day to hold defense
  • Final Thesis Deposit (6 Gilmore Hall) - April 30
  • Degree Conferral Date—May 10