Submission and Extension Processes

Upon completion of the capstone project, students must submit the Capstone Submission Survey. It is essential that students submit this survey or the capstone information will not show up on the academic transcript.

Once you submit the Capstone Submission Survey, you should submit your capstone project to your capstone advisor for grading. It is recommended to follow up with your advisor and make sure they enter both your capstone grade and associated course/independent study course grade (if applicable).

Please keep in mind that your capstone advisor will be entering your capstone grade directly into SIS. To check if your capstone project has been graded, students should download an unofficial transcript from SIS.

Your Capstone Project Title Page should contain the following information:







In (partial) or (full) fulfillment of the (MALD, MA, MIB, or LLM) Capstone requirement


Capstone Extensions

Extensions for capstones are entirely at the discretion of the capstone advisor. If the capstone grade will not be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the capstone deadline, the student will need to extend the capstone project. Students must submit the Capstone Extension Form by the capstone deadline in their final semester.

All students are given an additional consecutive summer and semester past their expected graduation date to complete their capstone and/or language degree requirements (i.e. if you are expected to graduate in May, you may extend your capstone until the next degree granting in August or February the following year). This period is known as “CNC” or continuation no-charge, as tuition is not charged during the additional summer and semester, but full-time or part-time student status is maintained (status choice is up to the student).

If the capstone is not completed by the end of the CNC period, the student will be automatically discontinued and will need to petition to reinstate as well as pay the reinstatement fee in order for the capstone grade to be processed and the student to graduate in a future semester.