The Department of English

Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduate Students

Fall 2021

23 August: Fall classes begin.


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

16 September: Applications due for Spring 2022 English M.A. start.

20 September: Last day to apply for a master's degree expected in December 2021. Last day for adjunct enrollment for Fall 2021.


18-22 October: Mandatory Advising.

25 October: Spring 2022 registration opens.

29 October: Approx. deadline for potential preliminary edits/format review for thesis/project (Thesis Advisor & Editor currently an open position in the Graduate Studies Office).


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

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

15 November: Submit preliminary T.A. Application to Sharon DeMeyer (sdemeyer@csuchico.edu), by 5:00 p.m. (firm deadline).[1]

2-26 November: Thanksgiving Break.

29 November: Last day to submit approved thesis/project to the Graduate School for fall graduation. (firm deadline).

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


13-17 December: Final Exam Week.


 [1] All students, including those who have taught in previous semesters, are encouraged to read the Department “Hiring Guidelines for Teaching Associates,” available online: http://www.csuchico.edu/engl/_assets/documents/grad-hiring-guidelines-students-may2009.pdf (PDF)


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.