Important Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2017


21 August                 Fall classes begin.

1 September             Last day to add/drop classes (including Engl 689T, 697, & 699 T/P).

15 September           Last day to apply for a master’s degree expected in December 2017

9-13 October             Mandatory Advising.

16 October                Spring 2019 Registration Opens.

30 October                Approx. deadline for preliminary edits/format review for thesis/project (contact Carson Medley,, 898.5392, Office of Graduate                                             Studies for more info).

6 November              Recommended deadline for defense copy of M.A. thesis/project to be distributed to all members of student’s Graduate Advisory committee.

13 November            Recommended deadline for completion of M.A. thesis/project oral defenses.

17 November            Submit preliminary T.A. Application to English Main Office, ARTS 269, by 5.00 p.m. (firm deadline).[1]

20-24 November       Thanksgiving Break.

27 November            Last day to submit approved thesis/project to the Graduate School for fall graduation

1 December              Spring 2018 registration closes.

1 December              Submit full T.A. Application to English Main Office,

                               ARTS 269, by 5.00 p.m. (firm deadline)

    • a letter of application

    • a detailed syllabus

    • a letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor (typically, your   

       English 689T mentor or instructor for Engl 634)

    • For TAs in EFLN: a second letter from an observer of the applicant’s 

      EFLN teaching or foreign language tutoring is also required.

11-15 December       Final Exam Week.

19 January               Last Day of Winter Session Classes.

17 May                    Commencement.


[1] All students, including those who have taught in previous semesters, are encouraged to read the Department “Hiring Guidelines for Teaching Associates,” available online: