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Access the Final Exam (Defense) Request in ARCS

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The final exam request must be submitted in ARCS no later than 10 business days prior to the date of the exam.

To schedule the final exam (defense), the following conditions must be met:

  • Have an approved degree plan
  • Complete all coursework or be registered for the remaining coursework on the degree plan
  • Apply for graduation
  • Degree Plan GPA and Overall GPA must be above minimum GPA requirements.

The previous milestones must be completed.

  • Degree Plan
  • Preliminary Exam (doctoral only)
  • Proposal
  • Residency
  • Admission to candidacy (doctoral only)

View the ARCS student guide for information on how to schedule the final exam using ARCS. 


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