Degree conferral deadlines are available at the Graduate School website (http://www.grad.buffalo.edu/policies/deadlines.php) and are subject to change. Check at least three months before expected conferral. Allow time for internal processing.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON APPLICATION TO CANDIDACY: In order to be in compliance with tuition verification policies of the University and other requirements, all full-time students should submit their Application to Candidacy forms before the end of the second semester of full-time graduate study in the case of M.S. and M.E. students and before the end of the sixth semester (beyond the B.S. degree) in the case of the Ph.D. students. Students transferring to the University with an M.S. degree should submit the Application to Candidacy form no later than the end of the fourth semester of full-time study for the Ph.D.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with the Graduate School prior to the various deadline dates to be sure that all the requirements and paperwork for the degree have been completed.