College of Graduate Studies

July Reminders from the Graduate College

As the summer semester is drawing to a close, we want to remind those of you graduating we are here to help you make the process as smooth as possible. Please take a look at the GRADUATION section below for important information, deadlines, and links to ensure a successful finish to your academic career. If you are continuing your studies with us, please take note of upcoming workshops, events, and academic planning timelines to keep you on track and involved in what is relevant to your interests as a graduate student. Don’t miss out on the upcoming LinkedIn workshops next week, July 11th! Click Here to Register.

If you are already following us on Facebook or Twitter, you may have noticed an increase in the number and frequency of posts. That is not by accident! We are striving to provide relevant, up-to-the-minute content that you can use, whether as a current graduate student, faculty, or even alumni. Follow us on social media!

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Graduation Application


The graduation application deadline was May 26th, but it is not too late to apply to graduate in the summer! Please submit your application through the MyUT portal. Remember, you have to be registered for a minimum of one graduate credit hour in the semester in which you plan on graduating. The last day applications will be accepted is Friday, August 4, 2017.


It’s not too early to apply if you are planning for a Fall 2017 graduation (Deadline: September 22nd)! Please submit your application through the MyUt portal. Remember, you have to be registered for a minimum of one graduate credit hour in the semester in which you plan on graduating.

Planning Information

Check out our newly updated Graduation Overview webpage for all information regarding graduation, commencement, diplomas, transcripts, fees, and more.

Degree Audits

Our office is working on getting out the summer degree audits, which will be sent to your UTAD email account, but you can print off one of our newly revised Graduation Completion Checklists to keep yourself on track in the meantime.

University Commencement Ceremony

Summer and Fall 2017 Commencement is on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 10:00 am at the John F. Savage Arena – Main Campus. For all details please visit the registrar’s commencement webpage.

College Honors  & Convocations

Many of the 13 UT Colleges will hold their own convocation. A list of college honors convocations can be found on the university’s commencement ceremony webpage, which will be updated later this semester.

Questions and suggestions?

Elissa Falcone at    Colleges of: Arts & Letters, Business & Innovation, Education, Engineering, Health & Human Services, Law, Natural Sciences  & Mathematics

Teri Green at Colleges of: Medicine,  Nursing, Pharmacy


For students completing a thesis or dissertation and who plan on graduating in the Summer 2017 term, please carefully review the deadlines associated with the entire process, from applying to graduate to submitting your ETD to OhioLINK.  Resources for formatting, intellectual property concerns, submission, publication, and more are found on our website.

Deadlines  /    Start Here! Three Simple Steps    /    Document Preparation  /  ETD Submission

Final ETD Upload Deadline – Summer

Friday, August 4th by 11:59 pm to the OhioLINK ETD Center


ETD Open Labs: Formatting and Submission

This program provides one-on-one assistance with formatting issues and uploading your ETD to the OhioLINK ETD Center. This is not a lecture or presentation. Must bring own laptop for sessions on the Health Science Campus. Save your document to your laptop or H:drive or thumb drive. There will be one or two facilitators circulating to provide assistance. Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the session(s) you wish to attend.

  • Tuesday, July 25 from 3 – 5 in MLB 129 (HSC)
  • Wednesday, July 26 from 3 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)
  • Monday, July 31 from 3 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)

Questions and suggestions?

Teri Green at


The Graduate College is pleased to present, sponsor, and collaborate with other offices to bring you programming in Academic Planning, Academic Enhancements, Career Development, Thesis and Dissertation Services, and Graduate Writing. Please take a few minutes to review the program descriptions and make sure to “Save the Date” on any you are interested in. Questions & suggestions? Contact Teri Green:         



Editing Your LinkedIn Profile

Did you know that LinkedIn completely changed their desktop platform in February? If you have not returned to your LinkedIn profile since you created it, or you are needing to take your profile to the next level, then this is the workshop for you! Our facilitator, Mary Jo Borden, M.Ed., from the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences will be focused on assisting individuals update their LinkedIn profile to best suit their needs, with the primary focus being the development and/or improvement of the Profile Summary. She will be assisted by Teri Green of the College of Graduate Studies. Please bring your own laptop to participate in this workshop.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from NOON – 1:30 pm in Collier Building Room 1030 (Health Science Campus )
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in the Field House Room 1700 (Main Campus)

Prior to the workshop:



Please visit for upcoming job fairs, career expos, and   pre-professional conferences. More events will be added throughout the year so check back often!


The GSA is an organization that represents the concerns of approximately 5,000 graduate students at the University of Toledo. The GSA sponsors many programs and provides funding to subsidize conference and symposium travel. Additionally, the GSA serves on numerous university-wide committees and organizes social events to help students develop contacts both on and off campus. Please visit the GSA website for updated information on meetings, events, programs, and funding.

GSA Executive Officers / GSA College Representatives / Meeting Schedule / Contact & Calendar


New Students

To ensure an accurate degree audit and fulfillment of your graduation requirements, you need to submit a complete Plan of Study for your degree—Doctoral, Masters, or Certificate—to the Graduate College office by the end of your first term or completion of 12 graduate credit hours.

  • If you are not a new student and have not yet completed a Plan of Study, please consult your adviser and do so immediately

Students Completing a Dissertation, Thesis, Scholarly Project, or Field Experience

To monitor and record timely compliance with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, we require the submission of the Graduate Research and Advisory Committee Approval & Assurances form prior to beginning any research and as soon as a committee has been formed. Known as the GRAD form, it addresses types of research and approvals obtained, timing of publication, and committee formation.

  • If you are already conducting research and have not completed and submitted the GRAD form, please consult with your PI or Committee Chair and do so immediately

GRAD Form Timelines

Dissertation: after the acceptance of the dissertation proposal and completion of didactic coursework

Thesis: at the end of the second semester or no later than the end of the third semester

Projects and Field Experiences: prior to conducting the actual research

Academic Program Forms

All forms required during the course of your degree journey are found on our Academic Program Forms page. These are the official forms produced by the College of Graduate Studies and also the most current. Please use the forms directly from our website. The forms are fillable PDFs and for accurate and timely processing, please type all information into the form before signing, and please obtain all required signatures before submitting to our office.


All new graduate students must fulfill the graduate orientation requirement. 2017 orientation includes a self-directed online orientation and three supplemental modules. We ask that all new degree-seeking graduate students complete the requirements by the end of the current semester. After completing the three modules, be sure to continue on and complete the remainder of the required online graduate orientation and submit the form at the end.

Resources for New Students   / Self-Directed Online Orientation and modules  / Questions? Email us


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