2018-2019 Academic Catalogs

Graduate School Calendar Dates

DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Students are responsible for checking the Graduate School website for deadline changes.

Fall 2018 - 1910

Description Full 16 Weeks First 8 Weeks Second 8 Weeks
Mandatory International F-1 Regulations Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For questions, contact International Programs at 701-858-4155Mon., Aug. 20Mon., Aug. 20Mon., Aug. 20
Classes begin after 4 p.m.Mon., Aug. 20Mon., Aug. 20
Classes beginTues., Aug. 21Mon, Aug. 20Mon., Oct. 15
Last day to addWed., Aug. 29Thurs., Aug. 23Thurs., Oct. 18
Last day to drop a class or withdraw from all classes and receive a 100% refundWed., Aug. 29Thurs., Aug. 23Thurs., Oct. 18
Labor Day, University closedMon., Sept. 3Mon., Sept. 3Mon., Sept. 3
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 75% refundFri., Sept. 28Thurs., Sept. 6Thurs., Nov. 1
Midterm GradesMon., Oct. 15
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 50% refundSun., Oct. 28Wed., Sept. 19Wed., Nov. 14
*Graduation application due to Program Director for December conferralNovember 1 each yearNovember 1 each yearNovember 1 each year
Last day to dropFri., Nov. 9Fri., Sept. 21Fri., Nov. 23
Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for December conferralFri., Nov. 9Fri., Nov. 9Fri., Nov. 9
Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for December conferralFri., Nov. 9Fri., Nov. 9Fri., Nov. 9
Veterans Day, University closedMon., Nov. 12Mon., Nov. 12Mon., Nov. 12
Thanksgiving vacation (University closed Thursday)Nov. 22-23Nov. 22-23Nov. 22-23
Final exams Dec. 10-14Oct. 10-11Dec. 5-6
Last day to submit approved thesis to MSU's Graduate School ProQuest website for December conferralWed., Dec. 12Wed., Dec. 12Wed., Dec. 12
Course Completion Agreement due in the Graduate School no later than the Wednesday prior to the Monday grades are enteredEach termEach termEach term
Grades due from faculty to the Registrar's Office at NOON CSTMon., Dec.17Tues., Oct. 16Tues, Dec.11
*Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation application and recommendation for awarding degree forms to Graduate School for December conferral audits.January 15 each yearJanuary 15 each yearJanuary 15 each year
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 "EACH YEAR" date listings:  if the date falls on a Saturday and/or holiday, due date will be the prior business day.  If the date is a Sunday and/or holiday, due date will be the next business day.

Each program schedules its own Written and Oral Comprehensive Exams; students are reminded that permission to take Written Comprehensive Exams are due two weeks prior to the scheduled exam.  Permission to take Oral Comprehensive Exams are due one week prior to the scheduled exam.

Spring 2019 - 1930

Description Full 16 Weeks First 8 Weeks Second 8 Weeks
Mandatory International F-1 Regulations Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For questions, contact International Programs at 701-858-4155Mon., Jan. 7Mon., Jan. 7Mon., Jan. 7
Classes begin after 4 p.m.Mon., Jan. 7Mon., Jan. 7
Classes beginTues., Jan. 8Mon., Jan. 7Mon., Mar. 4
*Graduate students may begin registration for May Hooding & Commencement Ceremonies. http://www.minotstateu.edu/commencement/pages/graduate-participation-form.shtml. If you do not plan to participate, submit a participation form by selecting "do not plan to participate." Submit regalia orders to Herff Jones.January 15 each yearJanuary 15 each yearJanuary 15 each year
Martin Luther King Day, University ClosedMon., Jan. 21Mon., Jan. 21Mon., Jan. 21
Last Day to AddThurs., Jan. 17Thurs., Jan 110Fri., Mar. 8
Last day to drop a class or withdraw from all classes and receive a 100% refundThurs., Jan. 17Thurs., Jan. 10Fri., Mar. 8
President's Day, University ClosedMon., Feb. 18Mon., Feb. 18Mon., Feb. 18
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 75% refundMon., Feb. 18Thurs., Jan. 24Sat., Mar. 23
*Graduation application due to Program Director for May conferralMarch 1 each yearMarch 1 each yearMarch 1 each year
MidtermMarch 4
Spring BreakMarch 11-15March 11-15March 11-15
*Last day to submit reservation for May hooding & commencement ceremonies. http://www.minotstateu.edu/commencement/pages/graduate-participation-form.shtmlMarch 15 each yearMarch 15 each yearMarch 15 each year
*Last day to submit order for graduation regalia for May hooding and commencement ceremonies. http://www.minotstateu.edu/commencement/purchase.shtmlMarch 15 each yearMarch 15 each yearMarch 15 each year
Summer and Fall registration for currently enrolled studentsMarch 19-21March 19-21March 19-21
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 50% refundThurs., Mar. 21Wed., Feb. 6Wed., Apr. 7
Easter Break (University closed Friday only)April 19-22April 19-22April 19-22
Last day to dropFri., Apr. 5Fri., Feb. 15Fri., Apr. 19
Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for May conferralMon., April 8Mon., April 8Mon., April 8
Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for May ConferralMon., April 8Mon., April 8Mon., April 8
Final ExamsMay 6-10Feb. 27 - 28May 1-2
Last day to submit approved thesis to MSU's Graduate School ProQuest website for May conferralTues., May 7Tues., May 7Tues., May 7
Graduate School Hooding Ceremony - Ann Nicole Nelson Hall 8:00 a.m. with a line up no later than 7:15 a.m.Friday, May 10Friday, May 10Friday, May 10
Commencement MSU Dome at 10:00 a.m. with a line up after hooding no later than 9:15 a.m.Fri., May 10Fri., May 10Fri., May 10
Course Completion Agreement due in the Graduate School no later than the Wednesday prior to the Monday grades are to be enteredEach termEach termEach term
Grades due from faculty to the Registrar's Office at NOON CSTMon, May 13Tues, Mar. 5Tues, May 7
*Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation application and recommendation for awarding degree forms to Graduate School for May conferral audits.June 1 each yearJune 1 each yearJune 1 each year
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"EACH YEAR" date listings:  if the date falls on a Saturday and/or holiday, due date will be the prior business day.  If the date is a Sunday and/or holiday, due date will be the next business day. 

Each program schedules its own Written and Oral Comprehensive Exams; students are reminded that permission to take Written Comprehensive Exams are due two weeks prior to the scheduled exam.  Permission to take Oral Comprehensive Exams are due one week prior to the scheduled exam.

Summer 2019 - 1940

Description Date
Standard 8 Week Term Classes beginTues., May 28
*Graduation application due to Program Director for August conferralJune 1 of each year
Last day to drop a class or withdraw from all classes and receive a 100% refundSat., June 1
Last day to addSat., June 1
Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for August conferralFri., June 29
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 75% refund Sun., June 16
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 50% refundMon., July 1
Federal holiday, University closedThurs., July 4
Last day to dropTues., July 2
Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for August Conferral.Friday, July 12
Last day of classesTues., July 23
Final examsJuly 24-25
Last day to submit approved thesis to MSU's Graduate School ProQuest website for August Conferral.Friday, July 26
Course Completion Agreement due in the Graduate School no later than the Wednesday prior to the Monday grades are to be enteredEach term
Grades due from faculty to the Registrar's Office at NOON CSTMon., Aug. 5
*Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation application and recommendation for awarding degree forms to Graduate School for August conferral audits.August 15 each year
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 "EACH YEAR" date listings:  if the date falls on a Saturday and/or holiday, due date will be the prior business day.  If the date is a Sunday and/or holiday, due date will be the next business day.

Each program schedules its own Written and Oral Comprehensive Exams; students are reminded that permission to take Written Comprehensive Exams are due two weeks prior to the scheduled exam.  Permission to take Oral Comprehensive Exams are due one week prior to the scheduled exam.