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Important Dates 

Academic Year 2016-17 & Summer 2017

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Fall 2016

Aug. 24
New graduate student orientation will be held at 5 p.m. in Coleman Hall 3732 (English Department Conference Room). All graduate students are invited.

Oct. 21
Last day for students planning to enroll in ENG 5950 during Spring 2017 to submit thesis prospectus. 

Oct. 28
Last day for students to submit independent study proposal for Spring 2017. 

Oct. 28
Graduate assistantship applications for Spring 2017 due (please check with the Graduate Coordinator concerning the availability of GA positions during the spring semester).  

Nov. 1
Fall 2016 deadline to apply or reapply for graduation

Nov 4
Last day to submit letter of intent for Summer 2017 thesis to Graduate Coordinator.

Nov. 4
Williams Travel Grant applications due by 4:30 p.m. Covers presentations made from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017. Click here to complete the online application.

Nov. 11
Last day for faculty committees to submit examinations for Fall 2016 to GSC (a copy of the examination should be submitted no less than three weeks before the date of the written examination).

Nov. 11
Last day for students to submit examination petition (including rationale and reading list) for Spring 2017

Nov. 28 - Dec. 14
M.A. Comprehensive Exams & Oral Defenses (dates for exam and/or defense must be scheduled with advisor, graduate coordinator, and English Department office manager).

Dec. 16
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 2017

Feb. 3
Williams Travel Grant applications due by 4:30 p.m. Covers presentations made from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017. Click here to complete the online application.

Feb. 10
Graduate assistantship applications for Summer 2017 due (Deadline: 4:30 p.m.). Contact Graduate Coordinator for more information.

Feb. 17
Graduate assistantship applications for academic year 2017-2018 and/or Fall 2017 due. 

Mar. 22
Spring deadline to apply or reapply for graduation Spring 2017.

Mar. 24
Last day for students planning to enroll in ENG 5950 during Summer or Fall 2017 to submit thesis prospectus.

Mar. 31
Last day for students to submit independent study proposal for Summer 2017 or Fall 2017.

Apr. 7
Last day for faculty committees to submit examinations for Spring 2017 to GSC (a copy of the examination should be submitted no less than three weeks before the date of the written examination).

Apr. 7
Last day for students to submit examination petition (including rationale and reading list) for Summer 2017.

Apr. 14
Last day for students to submit examination petition (including rationale and reading list) for Fall 2017.

Apr. 17 - May 5
M.A. Comprehensive Exams & Oral Defenses (dates for exam and/or defense must be scheduled with advisor, graduate coordinator, and English Department office manager).

May 31
Final day for Graduate Coordinator to file Certificate of Comprehensive Knowledge for a graduating student (MA thesis defense and/or oral exam must have been completed successfully).

Summer 2017

 See EIU Academic Calendar for Summer 2017 schedule.