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Important Dates Summer 2015 and 2015/2016

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Summer 2015

June 15
Eight-week term begins

June 17
Deadline to add courses for eight-week term

June 22
Deadline to drop course for eight-week term with no grade

July 8
Last day to apply or reapply for graduation

Aug. 7
Last class day of the eight-week term

Aug. 14
Final day for Graduate Coordinator to file Certificate of Comprehensive Knowledge for a graduating student (MA thesis defense or oral exam must have been completed successfully

Fall 2015

The deadline to submit applications or materials is 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 25
New graduate student orientation (4:30 p.m.) in Coleman Hall 3732

Oct. 23
Last day for students planning to enroll in ENG 5950 during spring 2016 to submit thesis prospectus

Oct. 23
Last day for students to submit independent study proposal for spring 2016 

Oct. 23
Graduate assistantship applications for spring 2016 due (please check with the Graduate Coordinator concerning the availability of GA positions during the spring semester) 

Oct. 30
Last day to submit letter of intent for summer 2016 thesis to Graduate Coordinator 

Nov. 3
Fall deadline to apply or reapply for graduation

Nov. 6
Last day to submit an Application to Teach 1001 or 1002 as a Graduate Assistant for spring 2016. Click here to print the application form.

Nov. 6
Williams Travel Grant applications due by 4:30 p.m. Click here to complete the online application.

Nov. 17
Last day for faculty committees to submit examinations for fall 2015 to GSC (a copy of the examination should be submitted no less than three weeks before the date of the written examination)

Nov. 17
Last day for students to submit examination petition (including rationale and reading list) for spring 2016

Dec. 7-11
M.A. Comprehensive Exams--written portion (or as scheduled earlier in the semester by the reading director in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator)

Dec. 14-18
M.A. Comprehensive Exams--oral portion (or as scheduled earlier in the semester by the reading director in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator)

Dec. 22
Final day for Graduate Coordinator to file Certificate of Comprehensive Knowledge for a graduating student (MA thesis defense or oral exam must have been completed successfully)

  Spring 2016

The deadline to submit applications or materials is 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 5
Williams Travel Grant applications due by 4:30 p.m. Click here to complete the online application.

Feb. 5
Graduate assistantship applications for summer 2016 due (Deadline: 4:30 p.m.)

Feb. 19
Graduate assistantship applications for academic year 2016-2017 and/or fall 2016 due. 

Mar. 23
Spring deadline to apply or reapply for graduation

Mar. 25
Last day for students planning to enroll in ENG 5950 during summer or fall 2016 to submit thesis prospectus

Mar. 25
Last day for students to submit independent study proposal for summer 2016 or fall 2016

Apr. 6
Last day for faculty committees to submit examinations for spring 2016 to GSC (a copy of the examination should be submitted no less than three weeks before the date of the written examination)

Apr. 10
Last day for students to submit examination petition (including rationale and reading list) for summer 2016

Apr. 8
Last day for students to submit examination petition (including rationale and reading list) for fall 2016

Apr. 25
Last day to submit an Application to Teach 1001 or 1002 as a Graduate Assistant for fall 2016. Click here to print the application form.

Apr. 25-29
M.A. Comprehensive Exams--written portion (or as scheduled earlier in the semester by the reading director in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator)

May 2-6
M.A. Comprehensive Exams--oral portion (or as scheduled earlier in the semester by the reading director in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator)

May 11
Final day for Graduate Coordinator to file Certificate of Comprehensive Knowledge for a graduating student (MA thesis defense or oral exam must have been completed successfully.

Summer 2016

June 13
Eight-week term begins

June 15
Deadline to add courses for eight-week term

June 20
Deadline to drop course for eight-week term with no grade

July 13
Last day to apply or reapply for graduation

Aug. 7
Last class day of the eight-week term

Aug. 14
Final day for Graduate Coordinator to file Certificate of Comprehensive Knowledge for a graduating student (MA thesis defense or oral exam must have been completed successfully)