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The Department of English

Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduate Students

Spring 2021

25 January: Spring classes begin.


5 February: Last day to add/drop classes (including Engl 689T, 697, & 699 T/P).

19 February: Last day to apply for a master's degree expected in May 2021.

26 February: Approx. deadline for preliminary edits/format review for thesis/project (contact Carson Medley, cmedley@csuchico.edu, 898.5392, Office of Graduate Studies for more info).


15-19 March: Spring Break


2 April: Recommended deadline for defense copy of M.A. thesis/ project to be distributed to all members of student's Graduate Advisory committee.

9 April: Recommended deadline for completion of M.A. thesis/project oral defenses.

19 April: Submit preliminary T.A. Application to Sharon DeMeyer (sdemeyer@csuchico.edu), by 5:00 p.m. (firm deadline).

19-23 April: Mandatory Advising.

23 April: Last day to submit approved thesis/project to the Graduate School for spring graduation. (firm deadline).

26 April: Fall 2021 registration opens.


3 May: Submit full T.A. Application to Sharon DeMeyer (sdemeyer@csuchico.edu), by 5:00 p.m. (firm deadline).

17-21 May: Final Exam Week.


Full applications include: 

  • a letter of application, 
  • a detailed syllabus, including a complete course calendar/schedule, and a rationale (i.e, a brief explanation of the scope and focus of the course) for the course you wish to teach, and
  • 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. 

Graduate Resources

    Full applications include:

  • a letter of application,
  • a detailed syllabus, including a complete course calendar/schedule, and a rationale (i.e, a brief explanation of the scope and focus of the course) for the course you wish to teach, and
  • 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.