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Important Dates

Academic Year 2017-18 & Summer 2018

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Fall 2017

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

Aug. 21

New graduate student orientation at 5:30 p.m. in Coleman Hall 3732 (English Department Conference Room)

Oct. 27

Last day for students planning to enroll in ENG 5950 during spring 2018 to submit thesis prospectus

Oct. 27

Last day for students to submit independent study proposal for spring 2018

Oct. 27

Graduate assistantship applications for spring 2018 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 2018 thesis to Graduate Coordinator

Nov. 7

Fall deadline to apply or reapply for graduation

Nov. 14

Last day to submit an Application to Teach 1001 or 1002 as a Graduate Assistant for spring 2018. Click here to print the application form.

Nov. 3

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 2017 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 2018

Dec. 4-8

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

Dec. 11-15

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

January 5, 2018
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 2018

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

Feb. 9

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

Feb. 9

Graduate assistantship applications for summer 2018 due (Deadline: 4:30 p.m.)

March 9
Graduate assistantship applications for academic year 2018-2019 and/or fall 2019 due.

Mar. 21
Spring deadline to apply or reapply for graduation

Mar. 27

Last day for students planning to enroll in ENG 5950 during summer or fall 2018 to submit thesis prospectus

Mar. 27

Last day for students to submit independent study proposal for summer 2018 or fall 2018

Apr. 6
Last day for faculty committees to submit examinations for spring 2018 to GSC (a copy of the examination should be submitted no less than three weeks before the date of the written examination)

Apr. 8
Last day for students to submit examination petition (including rationale and reading list) for fall 2018

Apr. 10
Last day for students to submit examination petition (including rationale and reading list) for summer 2018

Apr. 23

Last day to submit an Application to Teach 1001 or 1002 as a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2018. Click here to print the application form.

Apr. 23-27

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

April 30-May 4
M.A. Comprehensive Exams--oral portion (or as scheduled earlier in the semester by the reading director in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator)

May 31, 2018
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 2018

May 29
Eight-week term begins

May 31
Deadline to add courses for eight-week term

June 5

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

June 27

Last day to apply or reapply for graduation

July 25
Last class day of the eight-week term

Aug. 17

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)