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.
2018 – 19
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 14 | Deadline for nominees for the John A. Yunck Endowed Scholarship (Department).
December 17 | Deadline for Research Enhancement Funds applications (Department)
December 20 | FINAL APPROVAL of an electronic Thesis or Dissertation by the Graduate School by 5:00 pm.
Spring Semester
January 14 | Deadline to apply for Best First Dissertation Chapter Prize (Department)
January 21 | Graduate Assistantship and Teaching Assistantship applications due (Department)
January 25 | Yunck Finalist Letters of Support due (Department)
February 1|  ***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).*
*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 11 | Travel Funding Applications for SS19 due (Department)
February 11 | Second Round of CAL Research Enhancement Funds Applications due (Department).
February 21-22 |  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).