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 20 Orientation begins for Fort Worth LL.M. and M.Jur. programs
August 24 Classes begin for all graduate programs
August 28 Last day to add a course for all graduate courses beginning prior to October 1
September 1 Timely deadline to file application with the Texas Board of Law Examiners for the February Bar examination
September 4 Last day to drop a course for all graduate courses beginning prior to October 1
September 7 Labor Day holiday for all graduate programs
September 8 Fall official census date
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 Fort Worth M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
October 5 Last day of classes for first part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. program; Make-up for Labor Day
October 7-11 Final exams for first part of term for Fort Worth M.Jur., San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
October 12-16 Fall break for all graduate programs
October 19 First day of classes for second part of term for Fort Worth M.Jur., San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
October 26 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 23 Last day of classes for Fort Worth LL.M. programs;
Make-up for Labor Day
November 24 Make-up day for inclement weather if needed for Fort Worth LL.M. programs
November 24 Last day of classes for second part of term for San Antonio M.Jur. program
November 25-29 Thanksgiving holiday for all graduate programs
November 30 Make-up day for Wednesday classes for San Antonio M.Jur. program; Make-up for November 25
December 1 Make-up day for Thursday classes for San Antonio
M.Jur. program; Make-up for Thanksgiving Day
December 1 Last day of classes for second part of term for Fort Worth
M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
December 1-11 Final exams for Fort Worth LL.M. programs
December 2 Last day to apply for December graduation
December 3-6 Final exams for Fort Worth M.Jur., San Antonio M.Jur.
and distance education graduate programs
December 11 or 12§ Commencement and Commissioning Ceremony in
College Station for LL.M. and M.Jur. degrees

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 Winter 2021*

January 4 Classes begin for Fort Worth LL.M. and M.Jur. programs
January 4 Last day to add or drop a class
January 5 Last day to elect pass/fail option
January 9 Last day of classes

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 Spring 2021*

Final exams for JD and Fort Worth LL.M. programs
January 6 Graduation application opens in Howdy for all
students planning to graduate in May 2021
January 7 Orientation begins for Fort Worth LL.M. and M.Jur.
programs
January 11 Classes begin for all graduate programs
January 15 Last day to add a course for all graduate courses
beginning prior to March 1
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday for all graduate programs
January 25 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 21 Last day of classes for first part of term for Fort Worth
M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
February 22 Last day of classes for San Antonio M.Jur. program;
Make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 24-28 Final exams for first part of term for Fort Worth M.Jur.,
San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
March 1-5 Spring Break for Fort Worth M.Jur., San Antonio
M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
March 8 First day of classes for second part of term for Fort
Worth M.Jur., San Antonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate programs
March 15 Last day to add/drop a course for all graduate courses
beginning on or after March 1
March 15-19 Spring Break for Fort Worth LL.M. programs
April 1 Priority registration for fall 2021 for all graduate programs
April 2 No classes for Fort Worth LL.M. and San Antonio M.Jur. programs
April 12 Last day of classes for Fort Worth LL.M. programs;
Make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 13 Make-up day for Friday classes for Fort Worth LL.M.
programs; Make-up for April 2
April 14-16 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed for
Fort Worth LL.M. programs
April 18 Last day of classes for second part of term for Fort Worth M.Jur., San Antonio M.Jur. and distance
education graduate programs
April 19 Make-up day for Friday classes for San Antonio
M.Jur. program; Make-up for April 2
April 19-29 Final exams for Fort Worth LL.M. programs
April 20-21 Make-up days for inclement weather if needed for
San Antonio M.Jur. program
April 22-25 Final exams for Fort Worth M.Jur., San Antonio M.Jur.
and distance education graduate programs
April 30 Hooding and Commencement in Fort Worth for LL.M. and M.Jur. degrees
May 4  Last day to apply for May graduation

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 Summer 2021*

Final exams for JD and Fort Worth LL.M. programs
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 Fort Worth M.Jur., SanAntonio M.Jur. and distance education graduate
programs; Make-up for Memorial Day
July 9 Final exams for Fort Worth M.Jur., 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 LL.M. programs;
Make-up for Memorial Day
July 14-15 Final exams for Fort Worth LL.M. 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
** please be aware that for a student who has taken and passed the February bar exam and graduates in the summer term, this date could delay their swearing in

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