The Request for Final Thesis Examination form takes time to complete due to the number of signatures and scheduling requirements. The deadline for the submission of the Request for Final Thesis Examination form is 5 weeks (Master's) or 6 weeks (PhD) prior to the scheduled defence date. It is recommended that this form be started 3 to 4 months prior to your defence date to ensure submission by the deadline.
To prepare this form you will need to:
a) Confirm that your supervisor has selected internal/external examiners and a defence chair
b) Set a defence date that works for all parties
c) Book the room and equipment needed for the thesis defence}
d) Acquire the signatures of all Thesis Examination Committee members, including all internal/external examiners and the defence chair
This form is to be submitted to the appropriate graduate program office by the deadline.