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Summer 2023: Culminating Experience Workshop

The Office of Graduate Studies requires students to attend our mandatory Culminating Experience Format Workshop. The workshop is designed to help students:

  1. Understand the final steps to degree completion;
  2. Format their culminating experience (for those who are completing a thesis, project, or dissertation);
  3. With strategies for studying for the Comprehensive Examination (for those completing a Comprehensive Examination).

Registration Opens: June 1, 2023

Registration Closes: July 20, 2023

Deadline to Complete the Workshop: July 27, 2023 at 11:59PM

Workshop Completion

Thesis/Project/Dissertation: In order to satisfy the workshop requirement, students will need to complete all modules and the quiz at the end of the modules. The quiz will test students on material covered in the preceeding modules; to pass the quiz, students must receive a minimum of 70% (7 out of 10) on the quiz. Students can take the quiz an unlimited number of times until they reach the minimum requirement.

Comprehensive Exam: In order to satisfy the workshop requirement, students will need to complete all modules and the assessment at the end of the modules. There is no quiz for this workshop. After students have completed their assessment they will see a thank you message displayed, this indicates completion of the workshop.

Summer 2023 Deadlines
Culminating Experience Workshop Registration Period Culminating Experience Workshop Deadline to Complete
Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 9:00am - Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 5:00pm Thursday, July 27, 2023

Summer 2023: Thesis, Project, Dissertation Review Registration

Please Note:

  • Students must have completed the mandatory format workshop prior to submitting their Culminating Experience.
  • Check-Ins are for students who are graduating in the current semester to submit their Culminating Experience.
  • No walk-ins will be accepted. An appointment is required.

Disclaimer: Ample appointment slots have been allocated to accommodate all graduating students. However, students are encouraged to sign up for appointments early in the submission cycle. Failure to sign up for an appointment, and/or show up to an appointment may delay a student's degree completion timeline.

Students should be advised that if they cancel an appointment once the submission period begins, OGS cannot guarantee another appointment will be available, and thus, students may have to move their graduation date and submit during the next submission cycle.

How to Make an Appointment:

When you click the link below, you will be redirected to the appointment registration website; follow these instructions to schedule your appointment:

  1. Click Get Assistance on the right hand side of the screen.
  2. Type of appointment: select Advising in the drop-down selection.
  3. Service: scroll to Graduate Studies and select T/P/D Review and Submission
  4. Pick an available appointment date and time (from the table below) for your review date.

Note: If you are a staff member of the university, you will need to change your view in EAB to "Student" as it will automatically show your "Staff" view.

Summer 2023 Deadlines
Thesis / Project / Dissertation Review Registration Period Thesis / Project / Dissertation Review Appointment and Submissions Dates
Monday, July 10, 2023 at 9:00am - Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 4:30pm Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 2023 from 9:00am - 3:00pm
  Deadline to submit: Friday, August 4, 2023 at 3:00pm 

Registration Information

Fall 2023 Registration Information

Student Registration Timelines

  • April 17, 2023: Registration appointments for continuing students viewable in Student Center
  • April 24, 2023: Registration for continuing students begins (by assigned registration appointment)
  • June 7, 2023: New Graduate Student open registration
  • August 25, 2023: All waitlists are eliminated

Important Dates

  • August 28, 2023: Fall 2023 Instruction begins
  • August 28 to September 8, 2023: Late registration and change of schedule completed by petition at departments
  • September 25, 2023: Fall 2023 census date. Enrollment locks.

Tips & Reminders

  • Check your MySacState account for important information (e.g. holds, payments, etc)
  • Clear all registration holds before your registration appointment
  • If needed, contact your faculty advisor or graduate coordinator for details about coursework in your program

Fall 2023: New Student Orientation

Orientation is a fun, informative event that lasts about 120 minutes hosted via Zoom. For Fall admission, we will be offering three new graduate student orientation sessions. Students are required to attend one of the following sessions:

  • Session 1: Saturday, July 15, 2023 (9:00am - 11:00am)
  • Session 2: Wednesday, July 26, 2023 (5:00pm - 7:00pm)
  • Session 3: Thursday, August 17, 2023 (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

The Office of Graduate Studies New Student Orientation is offered via an online platform and designed to introduce our graduate students to the campus as well as provide them with information, processes, and deadlines that are specific to Graduate Studies. New Student Orientation* is mandatory for all new students.**

While returning graduate students are not required to attend orientation*, we strongly encourage their attendance in order to receive the most up-to-date information since their last attendance at Sac State.

Dates and Deadlines:

  • Fall 2023 New Student Orientation registration opens Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 9:00am
  • Fall 2023 New Student Orientation registration deadline is Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 5:00pm

*Please be aware that your specific degree program may require an additional orientation. Regularly check your Sac State and personal email for communications from both your Department, the Office of Graduate Studies, and other Sac State departments.

**Following orientation, students are enrolled in Hornet Grad School Success (a self-paced Canvas course) where during your first semester they can complete modules to enhance their academic, social, and professional experience as they begin their journey in gradaute education.