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SPRING 2014 ENGLISH M.A. PROGRAM CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT DATES

January   2 Campus reopens after break
  11 WPE administered (registration for this exam starts October 21, 2013
  13 Registration opens for March 1  WPE     
  20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day; all offices closed, no instruction
  21 First official day of classes (Weekdays including Friday-Saturday classes)
  24 400-level Course Consent Forms for approval by Dr. Baxter by 4 pm
  25 First official day of classes (Saturday)
  28 Mandatory M.A. Literature Exam Info session Tuesday, 2:00-3:30 pm, Sierra Tower (ST) 703
  29 Mandatory M.A.  Rhet/Comp Exam Info Session, Tuesday 2:00-3:30 pm  ST703
  30 M.A. Literature and R/C Exam Spring 2013 “intent to register” form due in ST 705 by 12 pm
  30  For Fall 2014 Theses: Intent to file proposal form due in ST 705 by 12 pm
Form available in ST 705 (Thesis Director must sign form, plan ahead)
   
  February  8  Last day to register late, to add a class, to drop a class, or to change basis of grading Last day to qualify for a partial refund due to a drop in unit load below 6.1
  12 *For Spring 2014 Theses: Expected date to submit draft of thesis to your thesis director 
  14  CSUN Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium Application deadline: December 18
  19 For Fall 2014 Theses: Thesis proposals for all options due in ST 705. Please provide two copies, each with a cover sheet with your thesis director's signature approval by 12 pm
  26 Writing Samples for Creative Writing and Rhetoric/Composition option students due in ST 705—CW-four copies, each with a cover sheet , RC -two copies, each with letter of intent and each with a cover sheet before 4 p.m.
     
   

THESIS WRITERS: 
Students submitting Master's Thesis/Project/Abstract or Doctoral students submitting Dissertations are required to submit their work in electronic format through the ETD (Electronic Thesis Disserttion) system. Please start profile now:  http://www.csun.edu/grip/graduatestudies/thesis/    Thesis Guidelines for templates
Please contact Gradute Studies for more information. 818-677-4800

     
 March  1 WPE Administered
   3 Registration opens for April 26 WPE   
   6 Annotated Bibliography for MA Lit Exam: due to Marjie via email before 4pm
   8 Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) Conference USU
  13 *For Spring 2014 Theses: Expected date to submit thesis to second reader
  14 For Spring 2014 Theses: Deadline to complete and submit Thesis Project Planning Form via ETD
  22 Sigma Tau Delta Honors Society Colloquium (USU)
  27 *For Spring 2014 Theses: Expected date to submit thesis to third reader
  31  Cesar Chavez Holiday, Campus Closed, no instruction
     
 April         April 7-12-Spring Recess; no instruction, campus is open April 7-11
  11  For Spring 2014 Theses: Deadline to upload thesis draft for formatting via ETD
  15 Part I M.A. Rhetoric and Composition Exam 9:00 am Oviatt Library LRC Room 300A
  17  M.A. Literature Exam 8:30 am  Oviatt Library LRC Room 300A
  26 WPE administered
  28 Registration opens for May 24 WPE   
  29 Part II M.A. Rhetoric and Composition Exam Due in ST 705 before 12 p.m.
     
May 9 Last day of formal instruction, except for Saturday classes meeting once weekly.
  9 For Spring 2014 THESES: Deadline for final submission of thesis via ETD and Signture Page due to to Graduate Studies (UN 265) by 5:00 p.m.
  10 Last day of formal instruction for Saturday classes meeting once weekly
               May 12-17 Final Exams Week
  16 Honors Convocation Oviatt Lawn 6:00 pm
  19 Graduation Reception and Student Award Ceremony, Linda Nichols Joseph Room JR319 3:30 pm
  19 College of Humanities Commencement Oviatt Lawn; 6:00 pm
  23 Last day of 2013-2014 academic year
  24 WPE administered (last of academic year)
  26 Memorial Day Holiday; all offices closed, no instruction
  27 Registration opens for June 28 WPE   
  29 Mandatory New Student Orientation 1pm Linda Nichols Joseph Room (JR319) rsvp: Marjie  marjie.seagoe@csun.edu

*Please Note: If you cannot meet the expected thesis reader deadlines, please consult with your thesis director for alternative deadlines. However, please note that the May 10th deadline is an absolute university deadline. Also, please remember if you do not submit your electronic thesis in the time Graduate Studies notates, students will need to change expected graduation date.

Advisor: Dr. Kent Baxter, ST725 kent.baxter@csun.edu                                 Graduate Secretary: Marjie Seagoe, ST705
Please email Dr. Baxter for appointment.                                                                                                   phone:  818-677-3433

All forms available outside ST705 on Graduate Board (and from Marjie in ST705)

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