Submission Deadlines

Thesis & Dissertation Submission Deadlines

Please check deadlines for each semesters below:

*Thesis & Dissertation Submission Deadlines

Thesis and dissertation related documents are reviewed year-round in the order received. The review process typically takes between 6 and 8 weeks. Students should expect at least one, and possibly two rounds of manuscript formatting corrections.

If you would like to waive the continuous enrollment requirement (i.e. be exempt from registering in 594, 794 or similar courses), you must complete all required checklist items, and submit the manuscript to the Graduate School Thesis Center by the deadlines listed below.

Enrollment is not required during the summer semester, therefore the continuous enrollment waiver is only available in the Fall and Spring semesters. International students wishing to waive the continuous enrollment requirement should check with the Office of International Services (OIS) to be sure the lack of course registration will not affect their visa status.

Fall Deadlines

DeadlineDate
Fall 2022: Checklist Submission Friday, September 2, 2022 12:00 NOON Pacific Time
Fall 2022: Manuscript SubmissionFriday, September 9, 2022 12:00 NOON Pacific Time
Fall 2023: Checklist Submission Friday, September 1, 2023 12:00 NOON Pacific Time
Fall 2023: Manuscript SubmissionFriday, September 8, 2023 12:00 NOON Pacific Time

Spring deadlines

DeadlineDate
Spring 2023: Checklist SubmissionFriday, January 20, 2023 12:00 noon Pacific Time
Spring 2023: Manuscript SubmissionFriday, January 27, 2023 12:00 noon Pacific Time
Spring 2024: Checklist SubmissionFriday, January 19, 2024 12:00 noon Pacific Time
Spring 2024: Manuscript SubmissionFriday, January 26, 2024 12:00 noon Pacific Time

Summer deadlines

DeadlineDate
Summer 2022: Checklist SubmissionFriday, June 24, 2022 12:00 noon Pacific Time
Summer 2022: Manuscript SubmissionFriday, July 1, 2022 12:00 noon Pacific Time
Summer 2023: Checklist SubmissionFriday, June 30, 2023 12:00 noon Pacific Time
Summer 2023: Manuscript SubmissionFriday, July 7, 2023 12:00 noon Pacific Time
Summer 2024: Checklist SubmissionFriday, June 21, 2024 12:00 noon Pacific Time
Summer 2024: Manuscript SubmissionFriday, June 28, 2024 12:00 noon Pacific Time

If you do not need to waive the continuous enrollment requirement (i.e. you will be registering in 594, 794 or similar courses), we recommend following the timelines below. The process typically takes 6 to 8 weeks from completing your checklist to finalizing publication with the USC Libraries.