Graduate Programs Academic Calendar & Deadlines

    

Calendars & Deadlines

It is important that graduate students stay on top of deadlines for their degree requirements as they matriculate through their chosen program. Students must also understand that both university and program requirements exist. Keeping up with the deadlines becomes especially important at the end of the student's degree program. Each Semester, the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) publicizes the deadlines by which graduate students must complete specific degree requirements in order to be eligible to remain a degree candidate and graduate. The OGAPS Calendar contains important deadlines pertaining to the topics listed below for the current and future semesters.

Please note that failure to meet deadlines may result in the postponement of degree receipt. Students should check with their graduate advisors concerning deadlines for submitting materials to departments.

Link to OGAPS website:  https://ogaps.tamu.edu/
Link to OGAPS ​Calendar:  https://ogaps.tamu.edu/Buttons/Calendars

2020-2021 Academic Year

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 Fall 2021*

August 12 Orientation begins for Fort Worth graduate programs
August 16 Classes begin for Fort Worth graduate programs
August 18 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in December 2021
August 20 Last day to add a course for JD and Fort Worth graduate programs
August 23 Classes begin for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
August 27 Last day to add/drop a course for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate courses beginning prior to October 1
August 31 Last day to drop a course for Fort Worth graduate courses
September 1 Timely deadline to file application with the Texas Board of Law Examiners for the February Bar examination
September 3  Labor Day holiday for all graduate programs
September 14 Fall official census date
October 1 Last day to apply for a December 2021 degree without a late fee
October 3 Last day of classes for first part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. program and distance education graduate programs
October 6-10 Final exams for first part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
October 11-15 Fall break for all graduate programs
October 18 First day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
October 22 Last day to add/drop a course for all graduate courses beginning on or after October 1
November 4-5 Priority registration for spring 2022 for all graduate programs
November 15 Last day of classes for Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for Labor Day
November 16-17 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed for Fort Worth graduate programs
November 22-26 Thanksgiving holiday for Fort Worth graduate programs
November 24 Last day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
November 25-26 Thanksgiving holiday for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
November 29-30 Make-up day for Thanksgiving holiday for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
November 30-
December 10
Final exams for Fort Worth graduate programs
December 1-5 Final exams for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
December 8 Last day to apply for December graduation
December 17 or 18§ Commencement and Commissioning Ceremony in College Station for LL.M. and M.Jur. degrees

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 Spring 2022*

January 5 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in May 2022
January 13 Orientation begins for Fort Worth graduate programs
January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday for all graduate programs
January 18 Classes begin for all graduate programs
January 24 Last day to add a course for Fort Worth graduate courses
January 24 Last day to drop a course for all graduate courses beginning prior to March 1
February 1 Last day to drop a course for Fort Worth graduate courses
February 1 Timely deadline to file application with the Texas Board of Law Examiners for the July Bar examination
February 2 Spring official census date
February 18 Last day to apply for May degree without a late fee
February 27 Last day of classes for first part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
March 2-6 Final exams for first part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
March 7-11 Spring Break for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
March 14 First day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
March 14-18 Spring Break for Fort Worth graduate programs
March 18 Last day to add/drop a course for all graduate courses beginning on or after March 1
March 31-April 1 Priority registration for fall 2022 for all graduate programs
April 15 No classes for all graduate programs
April 18 Last day of classes for Fort Worth graduate programs;
Make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 19 Make-up day for Friday classes for Fort Worth graduate programs;
Make-up for April 15
April 20-21 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed for Fort Worth graduate programs
April 24 Last day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
April 25 Make-up day for Friday classes for San Antonio M.Jur. program; Make-up for April 15
April 25-May 5 Final exams for Fort Worth graduate programs
April 26 Make-up day for inclement weather if needed for San Antonio M.Jur. program
April 27-May 1 Final exams for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
May 3 Last day to apply for May graduation
May 6 Hooding and Commencement in Fort Worth for LL.M. and M.Jur. degrees

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 Summer 2022*

May 18 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in August 2021
May 23 Classes begin for all graduate programs
May 25 Last day to add/drop a course for Fort Worth graduate programs
May 26 Last day to add/drop a course for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
May 30 Memorial Day holiday for all graduate programs
June 3 Summer official census date
July 4 Independence Day holiday for all graduate programs
July 5 Last day of classes for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs; Make-up for Memorial Day
July 6-10 Final exams for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
July 11 Last day to apply for August degree without a late fee
July 11 Last day of class for Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for Memorial Day
July 12 Make-up day for Monday classes for Fort Worth graduate programs; Make-up for Independence Day
July 14-17 Final exams for Fort Worth graduate programs
August 8 Last day to apply for August graduation
August 12 or 13§ Commencement and Commissioning Ceremony in College Station for LL.M. and M.Jur. degrees

  * all dates and times subject to change
§ commencement ceremony schedule is available at http://graduation.tamu.edu/

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