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 2020*

August 12 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in December 2020
August 17 Classes begin for Fort Worth graduate programs
August 21 Last day to add a course for Fort Worth graduate programs
August 24 Classes begin for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
August 28 Last day to add a course for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate courses beginning prior to October 1
August 28 Last day to ​drop a course for Fort Worth graduate programs
September 1 Timely deadline to file application with the Texas Board of Law Examiners for the February Bar examination
September 2 Last day to drop a course for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate courses beginning prior to October 1
September 3  Fall official census date
September 7 Labor Day holiday for all graduate programs
September 25 Last day to apply for a December 2020 degree without a late fee
October 4 Last day of classes for first part of term for distance education graduate programs
October 5 Last day of classes for first part of term for San Antonio graduate program; Make-up for Labor Day
October 7-11 Final exams for first part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
October 12 First day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
October 19 Last day to add/drop a course for all graduate courses beginning on or after October 1
November 5-6 Priority registration for spring 2021 for all graduate programs
November 9 Last day of classes for Fort Worth graduate programs;
Make-up for Labor Day
November 10-12 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed for Fort Worth graduate programs
November 13-23 In-person final exams for Fort Worth graduate programs
November 19 Last day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. program
November 20 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed for San Antonio graduate program
November 22 Last day of classes for second part of term for distance education graduate program
November 23-30 Thanksgiving holiday for all graduate programs
November 24 Last day to apply for December graduation
December 1-6 Final exams for San Antonio and distance education graduate programs
December 1-11 Remote final exams for Fort Worth graduate programs
December 11 or 12§ Commencement and Commissioning Ceremony in College Station for LL.M. and M.Jur. degrees

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 Spring 2021*

January 6 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in May 2021
January 14 Orientation begins for Fort Worth graduate programs
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday for all graduate programs
January 19 Classes begin for all graduate programs
January 22 Last day to add a course for all graduate courses beginning prior to March 1
February 1 Last day to drop a course for all graduate courses beginning prior to March 1
February 1 Timely deadline to file application with the Texas Board of Law Examiners for the July Bar examination
February 3 Spring official census date
February 19 Last day to apply for May degree without a late fee
February 28 Last day of classes for first part of term for distance education graduate programs
March 1 Last day of classes for San Antonio M.Jur. program;
Make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
March 3-7 Final exams for first part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
March 8-12 Spring Break for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
March 15 First day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
March 15-19 Spring Break for Fort Worth graduate programs
March 22 Last day to add/drop a course for all graduate courses beginning on or after March 1
April 1 Priority registration for fall 2021 for all graduate programs
April 2 No classes for Fort Worth graduate and San Antonio M.Jur. programs
April 19 Last day of classes for Fort Worth graduate programs;
Make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 20 Make-up day for Friday classes for Fort Worth graduate programs;
Make-up for April 2
April 21-23 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed for Fort Worth graduate programs
April 25 Last day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
April 26 Make-up day for Friday classes for San Antonio M.Jur. program; Make-up for April 2
April 26-May 6 Final exams for Fort Worth graduate programs
April 27 Make-up day for inclement weather if needed for San Antonio M.Jur. program
April 28-May 2 Final exams for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
May 4 Last day to apply for May graduation
May 7 Hooding and Commencement in Fort Worth for LL.M. and M.Jur. degrees

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 Summer 2021*

May 19 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all students planning to graduate in August 2021
May 24 Classes begin for all graduate programs
May 28 Last day to add a course for all graduate programs
May 31 Memorial Day holiday for all graduate programs
June 4 Last day to drop a course for all graduate programs;
Summer official census date
July 5 Last day of classes for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs;
Make-up for Memorial Day
July 8-11 Final exams for San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
July 9 Last day to apply for August degree without a late fee
July 12 Last day of class for Fort Worth graduate programs;
Make-up for Memorial Day
July 14-15 Final exams for Fort Worth graduate programs
August 9 Last day to apply for August graduation
August 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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