Timeline During Last Semester

  • Week 1 or before:
    Obtain a University Thesis ManualOpens in new window from the Office of Graduate StudiesOpens in new window (McCarthy Hall 112).
  • Weeks 1-6:
    Finish writing thesis.  Have your faculty advisor read and edit initial drafts and figures.
  • Week 7 (8 weeks before last day of classes):
    Submit an acceptable draft of the thesis (one that your faculty advisor has read and approved) to your thesis committee.
  • Weeks 8 - 9:
    Thesis committee reads thesis and returns it to you for final editing by end of week 9. While your committee reads your thesis, you should prepare the thesis defense talk including appropriate illustrations.
  • Week 10:
    Schedule the thesis defense (at least one week before the scheduled defense date).
  • Week 11:
    Stage your Thesis Defense.
  • Weeks 11-12:
    Final editing of thesis (incorporating any changes suggested during your defense) and preparation of the final draft that is in the proper format outlined in the University Thesis ManualOpens in new window .
  • Week 12 or 13:
    Submit thesis to the Office of Graduate Studies for reading by the University Thesis Reader.
    See important dates at http://www.fullerton.edu/graduate/current_students/index.phpOpens in new window
  • Week 16:
    Deposit final copy of thesis in the University Bookstore. This deadline is usually during final examinations week. See important dates at http://www.fullerton.edu/graduate/current_students/index.phpOpens in new window