Graduate School Deadlines

Summer Semester 2021

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Trimester 2-Summer 2021
May 3 Classes begin
May 7 Last day to add class
May 17 Last day to drop a class or withdraw without W
July 5 Last day to drop a class or withdraw
August 8 Classes end
June 1   First day of classes, first summer term.
June 4   Last day to satisfy the graduate foreign language requirement for August 2021 and report the results to the Graduate School. Contact Lilly_Fuertes@baylor.edu for details.
Virtual Online   Formatting Workshop  
June 21   Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for August 2021 Commencement. Order directly
July 1   Last day for graduate students to file for August 2021 Commencement. Access from the Graduate School webpage under Student Resources.
July 4-5   Independence Day Holiday.
July 6   Final Examinations, first summer term.
July 8**  

Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for dissertation/thesis for August 2021 Commencement. (All incompletes for coursework other than dissertation hours must be cleared before the oral examination can be taken.)

**The Preliminary Technical Review is required and should be scheduled at least 2 weeks before the oral examination. Resources include the Guidelines for Preparing the Dissertation and Thesis and the Formatting Model.

July 8   First day of classes, second summer term.
July 8   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for dissertation/thesis students for August 2021 Commencement. 
July 12   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the dissertation/thesis to the Graduate School for August 2021 Commencement.
July 16   Change of Grade form to remove incompletes, and petitions for transfer of credit for all students and all coursework must be received by the Graduate School by this date.
July 20   Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for August 2021 Commencement. Order directly
August 10   Last day for students in non-thesis programs to take the oral or comprehensive examination for August 2021 Commencement. The Record of Oral Examination form, or results from comprehensive exams, must be delivered electronically (by 5:00 p.m.) to the Graduate School by this date (do not send in campus mail).
August 11   Final Examinations, second summer term.
August 12-13   Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
August 14   Commencement ceremonies. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement

 

Fall Semester 2021

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August 18   New Graduate Student Orientation.
August 23   First day of classes.

Online

In-person TBA

 

Formatting Workshop

 

 
October 6   Last day for graduate students to file for December 2021 Commencement.
October 15**  

Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for doctoral candidates for December 2021 Commencement.  (All incompletes for coursework other than dissertation hours must be cleared before the oral examination can be taken.)

**The Preliminary Technical Review is required and should be scheduled virtually at least 2 weeks before the oral examination.  See Guidelines.

October 20   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for doctoral students.
October 25   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the doctoral dissertation for December 2021 Commencement.
October 27   Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for December 2021 Commencement.
October 29**  

Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for master’s candidates for December 2021 Commencement.  (All incompletes for coursework other than thesis hours must be cleared before the oral examination can be taken.)

**The Preliminary Technical Review is required and must be scheduled at least 2 weeks before the oral examination.  See Guidelines.

November 1   Last day to satisfy the Graduate School foreign language requirement for December 2021 Commencement.  Refer to www.baylor.edu/MFL for details.
November 4   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for master’s students.
November 8   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the master’s thesis for December 2021 Commencement.
November 22   Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for December 2021 Commencement.
November 20-28   Thanksgiving Holiday. 
December 3   Change of Grade form to remove incompletes and petitions for transfer of credit for all students and all coursework must be received by the Graduate School by this date.
December 8   Last day of classes.  Last day for students in non-thesis programs to take the oral or comprehensive examination for December 2021 Commencement. The Record of Oral Examination form or results from comprehensive exams must be delivered electronically to the Graduate School by this date.
December 9-10   Study Days. 
December 11, 13-16   Final Examinations Saturday; Monday-Thursday (no final exams on Sunday).
December 16-17   Administrative check on graduate student candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
December 18   Commencement.  Information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement.

 

 

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