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Important Due Dates for Graduate Program

Many of these dates are determined as the academic year unfolds. To help you prepare for the upcoming year, we have included the due date from previous years in parentheses.
 
2017 – 18
 
Fall Semester
 
August 22 | Deadline to turn in thesis/dissertations to the Graduate School for Summer graduation (Grad School).
October 6 | Cycle 1 Travel applications due (Department).
October 13 | IAH Summer Teaching submissions due (College).

December 1 | Deadline for nominees for the John A. Yunck Endowed Scholarship (Department).
December 4 | Graduate Assistantship and Teaching Assistantship Applications due (Department).
December 8 | First Round of CAL Research Enhancement Funds Applications due (Department).
December 20 | FINAL APPROVAL of an electronic Thesis or Dissertation by the Graduate School by 5:00 pm.
 
Spring Semester
 
January 8 | Deadline to apply for Best First Dissertation Chapter Prize (Department)
February 2 |  ***SPRING AWARDS DUE DATE***
 
Dissertation Completion Fellowships (DCF) (also called Graduate School PHD/MFA Completion Fellowships) applications due (Department).*
Varg-Sullivan Award applications due (Department).*

Summer College Research Abroad Monies (SCRAM) applications due (Department).*
February 2 | Summer Support Fellowship Application due (Department)
 
*Please note that CAL lists a later due date for the first three awards listed above. That due date is for departments’ rankings of applications. The English Department requires an earlier due date so that the Graduate Committee has time to review and rank the applications.
 
February 9 | Travel Funding Applications for SS18 due (Department)
February 9 | Second Round of CAL Research Enhancement Funds Applications due (Department).
February 23-24 | Critical Institutions and Recruitment Event for prospective MA and PhD students.
April 20 | Deadline for 3rd-Year PhD students to pass Comprehensive Exams to receive bonus.
April 27 | Deadline to submit completed and signed Annual Progress Report Forms to Graduate Secretary.
May 9 |Deadline to submit thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School for Spring graduation (Grad School).