Important Dates


If you have specific questions about any of the dates or deadlines listed, please email iss@tamu.edu

**Please contact your campus liaison for more specific date information.
Important Links
http://registrar.tamu.edu/Catalogs,-Policies-Procedures/Academic-Calendar/
http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Buttons/Calendars/
http://iss.tamu.edu/Side-Menu/Campuses/

IMPORTANT DATES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WITH F-1 & J-1 STATUS
Please note: Dates below reflect students’ immigration-related dates and responsibilities only. Verify academic responsibilities and timelines with academic department and other academic offices.


SPRING 2017 - IMPORTANT DATES
TAMU International Student Services Important Dates for Students With F-1 & J-1 Status - Spring 2017 Texas A&M University in College Station,
Texas A&M University at Galvestion,
School of Public Health, 
College of Nursing
College of Dentistry School of Law College of Pharmacy College of Medicine
Graduation application opens for all students planning to graduate in May 2017 Wednesday, January 4 Wednesday, January 4 Wednesday, January 4 Wednesday, January 4 Wednesday, January 4
New International Student Orientation (Event will take place in College Station; students are encouraged, but not required to attend) Thursday, January 12, 2017 Thursday, January 12, 2017 Thursday, January 12, 2017 Thursday, January 12, 2017 Thursday, January 12, 2017
ISS Closed-Martin Luther King, Jr Day, Faculty/Staff Holiday Monday, January 16 Monday, January 16 Monday, January 16 Monday, January 16 Monday, January 16
First day of Spring 2017 semester classes Tuesday, January 17 Monday, January 9 Monday, January 9
Tuesday, January 3 (P1,P2,P3)
 
Tuesday,
January 17 (M4)
Last day to request Co-Enrollment permission for Spring 2017 classes if enrolling both at Texas A&M and other school Tuesday, January 17 Monday, January 9 Monday, January 9
Tuesday, January 3 (P1,P2,P3)
 
Tuesday,
January 17 (M4)
Last day to request transfer of SEVIS record to a new school without having to enroll at Texas A&M for Spring 2017 Tuesday, January 17 Monday, January 9 Monday, January 9
Tuesday, January 3 (P1,P2,P3)
 
Tuesday,
January 17 (M4)
Last day for students graduating Spring 2017 to request a Reduced Course Load (RCL) for Final Term. To be eligible student must: have applied for graduation for Spring 2017; have set offical defense date; have registered for last semester courses Tuesday, January 17 Monday, January 9 Monday, January 9

Tuesday, January 3 (P1,P2,P3)

 
Tuesday,
January 17 (M4)
Health Insurance Waivers Accepted Thurs, January 5, 2017 - Mon, January 30, 2017 Thurs, January 5, 2017 - Mon, January 30, 2017 Thurs, January 5, 2017 - Mon, January 30, 2017 Thurs, January 5, 2017 - Mon, January 30, 2017 Thurs, January 5, 2017 - Mon, January 30, 2017
Last day to add/drop courses Monday, January 23 N/A Friday, January 13
Monday, January 9 (P1,P2,P3)
 
Monday,
January 23
Last day to submit Letter of Completion to avoid enrollment for Spring 2017 for immigration purposes, if scheduled for Spring 2017 graduation ceremony Monday, January 23 Friday, January 13 Friday, January 13 Monday, January 9 (P1,P2,P3) Monday,
January 23
All F-1, J-1 students must be full-time enrolled (12 credits for undergraduates, 9 credits for graduates, 18 credits for Englsh Language Institute), be considered in full-time status by Registrar, or must have been approved for RCL by ISS. Monday, January 23 Friday, January 13 Friday, January 13 Monday, January 9 (P1,P2,P3) Monday,
January 23
Last day to submit documentation, including financial information, for Change of Degree Level (i.e., starting new degree after graduating in previous semester) for students starting new program in Spring 2017 Monday, January 23 Friday, January 13 Friday, January 13 Monday, January 9 (P1,P2,P3) Monday,
January 23
First day to apply for Post-Completion OPT based on May 2017 graduation Friday, February 10 Wednesday, February 22 Saturday, February 11 Sunday, February 26 Sunday, February 19
Spring Break for Students Mon-Fri,
March 13-17
Mon-Fri,
March 20-24
Mon-Fri, March 13-17
Mon-Fri, March 13-17
(P1, P2, P3)
 
Mon-Fri, March 13-17
ISS Closed, Spring Break- Faculty/Staff Thurs-Fri, March 16-17 Thurs-Fri, March 16-17 Thurs-Fri, March 16-17 Thurs-Fri, March 16-17 Thurs-Fri, March 16-17
Last day to Q-drop classes. Students with full-time enrollment requirements requesting RCL must have RCL approved by ISS prior to dropping classes, and prior to Q-drop deadlines Tuesday,
April 18
N/A Monday, March 27 Monday, March 27 (P1,P2,P3) Tuesday, April 18
Deadline to submit a request for an extension of I-20 or DS-2019, for non-graduating students who have an I-20 or DS-2019 that will expire in May of 2017 (The date listed is 10 business days prior to the 1st graduation ceremony. Saturday,
April 27
Tuesday,
May 9
Friday, April 28 Monday, May 15 Monday, May 8
Last day of final exams Tuesday,
May 9
Friday,
May 19
Thursday, May 11 Friday, May 12 (P1,P2)
 
Tuesday,
May 9
1st commencement ceremony for the term; Date used by ISS to indicate graduation date for immigration purposes; Must stop working on campus in student position by this date if graduating Spring 2017. Thursday,
May 11
Tuesday,
May 23
Friday,
May 12
Saturday,
May 27
Saturday,
May 20
Earliest employment start date for F-1 students requesting CPT for Summer 2017 academic credit Friday,
May 12
Wednesday, May 24 Saturday, May 13 Sunday,
May 28
Sunday,
May 21
ISS Closed, Memorial Day-Faculty/Staff Holiday Monday,
May 29
Monday,
May 29
Monday, May 29 Monday,
May 29
Monday,
May 29
Last day of possible employment authorization for F-1 students approved for CPT for Spring 2017 academic credit Monday,
May 29
Sunday,
July 2
Sunday,
May 21
Sunday,
May 21
Monday,
May 29
End of 30 day grace period for J-1 students graduating in May 2017. By this date, graduate must have: left U.S. permanently; or have applied for Post-Completion Academic Training; or Have transferred SEVIS record to another school; or Be enrolled in new program at Texas A&M on a new Initial DS-2019 Saturday,
June 10
Thursday,
June 22
Sunday,
June 11
Monday,
June 26
Monday,
June 19
End of 60 day grace period for F-1 students graduating May 2017. By this date, graduate must have: left U.S. permanently; or have applied for Post-Completion OPT; or have transferred SEVIS record to another school; or have started new program at Texas A&M under new Initial I-20 Monday,
July 10
Saturday,
July 22
Tuesday, July 11 Wednesday, July 26 Wednesday,
July 19

Summer 2017 - IMPORTANT DATES
TAMU International Student Services Important Dates For Students With F-1 & J-1 Status - Summer 2017 Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas A&M University at Galveston,
School of Public Health, 
College of Nursing
College of Dentistry School of Law College of Pharmacy College of Medicine
First day to apply for Post-Completion OPT based on August 2017 graduation Saturday,
May 13
N/A Tuesda,
April 18
TBD TBD
Graduation application opens for all students planning to graduate in August 2017 Wednesday,
May 17
N/A Wednesday, May 17 TBD TBD
ISS-Closed-Memorial Day, Faculty/Staff Holiday Monday,
May 29
Monday,
May 29
Monday,
May 29
Monday,
May 29
Monday,
May 29
First day of first term and 10-week semester classes; Summer Graduate Session Begins Tuesday,
May 30
Monday,
July 3
Monday,
May 22
TBD TBD
Last day to request co-enrollment permission for Summer 2017 classes if enrolling both at Texas A&M and other school Tuesday,
May 30
Monday,
July 3
Monday,
May 22
TBD TBD
Last day to request transfer of SEVIS record to a new school without having to enroll at Texas A&M for the Summer 2017 (only if Summer is the student's first or last semester)  Tuesday,
May 30
Monday,
July 3
Monday,
May 22
Tuesday,
May 30
Tuesday,
May 30
Last day for students graduating August 2017 to request a Reduced Course Load (RCL) for Final Term. To be eligible student must: 
▪ have applied for graduation for Summer 2017;
▪ have set official defense date (if applicable);  
▪ have registered for last semester courses.
Tuesday,
May 30
Monday,
July 3
Monday,
May 22
TBD TBD
Last day for adding/dropping courses for the first term and 10-week semester Friday,
June 2
N/A Thursday,
May 25
TBD TBD
Last day to submit Letter of Completion to avoid enrollment for Summer 2017 for immigration purposes, if scheduled for Summer 2017 graduation ceremony  Friday,
June 2
N/A Thursday,
May 25
Friday,
June 2
Friday,
June 2
All F-1, J-1 students graduating in August 2017, and all new F-1, J-1 students must be full-time enrolled (10-week semester, Term 1 and Term 2 combined must be at least 8 credits for undergraduates, 6 credits for graduates,  18 for English Language Institute), be considered in full-time status by Registrar, or must have been approved for RCL by ISS  Friday,
June 2
N/A Thursday,
May 25
Friday,
June 2
Friday,
June 2
Last day to submit documentation, including financial information, for Change of Degree Level (i.e., starting new degree after graduating in previous semester) for students starting new program in Summer 2017  Friday,
June 2
N/A Thursday,
May 25
Friday,
June 2
Friday,
June 2
Health Insurance Waiver Deadline Friday, June 2 Friday, June 2 Friday, June 2 Friday, June 2 Friday, June 2
Last day to Q-drop classes for Term 1. Students with full-time enrollment requirements requesting RCL must have RCL approved by ISS prior to dropping classes, and prior to Q-drop deadlines Monday,
June 19
N/A Monday,
June 26 
TBD TBD
Final Exams for Summer I Monday,
July 3
N/A Tues-Thurs, July 11-13 TBD TBD
ISS Closed-Independence Day Observed, Faculty/Staff Holiday Tuesday,
July 4
Tuesday,
July 4
Tuesday,
July 4
Tuesday,
July 4
Tuesday,
July 4
First day of second term classes Wednesday,
July 5
N/A N/A TBD TBD
Last day for adding/dropping courses for the second term Monday,
July 10
N/A N/A TBD TBD
Last day to Q-drop classes for 10-week semester. Students with full-time enrollment requirements requesting RCL must have RCL approved by ISS prior to dropping classes, and prior to Q-drop deadlines Wednesday,
July 19
N/A N/A TBD TBD
Last day to Q-drop classes for Term 2. Students with full-time enrollment requirements requesting RCL must have RCL approved by ISS prior to dropping classes, and prior to Q-drop deadlines Tuesday,
July 25
N/A N/A TBD TBD
Deadline to submit a request for an extension of I-20 or DS-2019, for non-graduating students who have an I-20 or DS-2019 that will expire in August 2017 (The date listed is 10 business days prior to the 1st graduation ceremony for Summer 2017) Friday,
July 28
N/A N/A Friday,
July 28
Friday,
July 28
Final Exams for 10-week & Summer II Tues-Wed,
Aug 8-9
N/A Tues-Wed,
July 11-13
TBD TBD
1st commencement ceremony for the term; Date used by ISS to indicate graduation date for immigration purposes; Must stop working on campus in student position by this date if graduating Summer 2017 Friday,
August 11
N/A N/A Friday,
August 11
Friday,
August 11
Earliest employment start date for F-1 students requesting CPT for Fall 2017 academic credit Saturday, August 12 N/A N/A TBD TBD
Last day of possible employment authorization for F-1 students approved for CPT for Summer 2017 academic credit Sunday, August 27 Tuesday, August 15 Monday, August 21 TBD TBD
Labor Day, Faculty and Staff Holiday  N/A  Monday, September 4 Monday, September 4 N/A N/A
End of 30 day grace period for J-1 students graduating in August 2017. By this date, graduate must have: left U.S. permanently; or have applied for Post-Completion Academic Training; or Have transferred SEVIS record to another school; or Be enrolled in new program at Texas A&M on a new Initial DS-2019 to another school; or Be enrolled in new program at Texas A&M on a new Initial DS-2019 Saturday, September 10 N/A Wednesday, August 16 Saturday, September 10 Saturday, September 10
End of 60 day grace period for F-1 students graduating on August 2017. By this date, graduate must have: left U.S. permanently; or have applied for Post-Completion OPT; or have transferred SEVIS record to another school;  Tuesday,
October 10
N/A Wednesday, September 15 Tuesday, October 10 Tuesday, October 10

*Students STARTING a new program in the Summer 2017 must be FULL-TIME ENROLLED

*Students GRADUATING in Summer 2017 must be FULL-TIME ENROLLED, considered full-time by the Registrar's office, or have been approved for a reduced course load (RCL) for Final Term

*For students who were enrolled in the Spring and are continuing in the Fall, Summer is considered a vacation period, and 'F-1/J-1 immigration' rules do not require enrollment 

 
FALL 2017 - IMPORTANT DATES
TAMU International Student Services Important Dates - Fall 2017    
Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas A&M University at Galveston, School of Public Health,  College of Nursing Baylor College of Dentistry School of Law College of Pharmacy College of Medicine  
New International Student Check-In (Event will take place in College Station; students are encouraged, but not required to attend). Additional walk-in dates are available August 14,15,21,23 TBD TBD TBD TBD  
Graduation application opens for all students planning to graduate in  December 2017 Wednesday, August 16 Wednesday, August 16 Wednesday, August 16 Wednesday, August 16 Wednesday, August 16  
First day of Fall 2017 semester classes Monday, August 28 Monday, August 14 Monday, August 21 Monday, August 28 Monday, August 29  
Last day to request co-enrollment permission for Fall 2017 classes if enrolling both at Texas A&M and other school Monday, August 28 Monday, August 14 Monday, August 21 Monday, August 28 Monday, August 28  
Last day to request transfer of SEVIS record to a new school without having to enroll at Texas A&M for Spring 2018 Monday, August 28 Monday, August 14 Monday, August 21 Monday, August 28 Monday, August 28  
Last day for students graduating Fall 2017 to request a Reduced Course Load (RCL) for Final Term. To be eligible student must: have applied for graduation for Fall 2017; have set official defense date(if applicable); have registered for last semester courses Monday, August 28 Monday, August 14 Monday, August 21 Monday, August 28 Monday, August 28  
Health Insurance Waiver Deadline TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD  
Last day for adding/dropping courses for the Fall 2017 semester Friday, September 1 N/A Friday, August 25 Friday, September 1 Friday, September 1  
Last day to submit Letter of Completion to avoid enrollment for Fall 2017 for immigration purposes, if scheduled for Fall 2016 graduation ceremony Friday, September 1 N/A Friday, August 25 Friday, September 1 Friday, September 1  
All F-1, J-1 students must be full-time enrolled (12 credits for undergraduates, 9 credits for graduates, 18 for English Language Institute), be considered in full-time status by registrar, or must have been approved for RCL by ISS. Friday, September 1 N/A Friday, August 25 Friday, September 1 Friday, September 1  
Last day to submit documentation, including financial information, for Change of Degree Level (i.e., starting new degree after graduating in previous semester) for students starting new program in Fall 2017 Friday, September 1 N/A Friday, August 25 Friday, September 1 Friday, September 1  
Labor Day, Faculty and Staff Holiday N/A  Monday, September 4 Monday, September 4 N/A N/A  
First day to apply for Post-Completion OPT based on December 2017 graduation Saturday, September 16 N/A Saturday, September 9 Saturday, September 16 Saturday, September 16  
Preregistration for Spring 2018 semester Thurs-Wed, November 9-29 N/A Mon-Wed, November 6-8 Thurs-Wed, November 9-29 Thurs-Wed, November 9-29  
Last day to Q-drop classes. Students with full-time enrollment requirements requesting RCL must have RCL approved by ISS prior to dropping classes, and prior to Q-drop deadlines Friday, November 17 N/A Wednesday, September 7 Friday, November 18 Friday, November 18  
ISS Closed-Thanksgiving Day, Faculty/Staff Holiday Thur-Fri November 23-24 Thur-Fri November 23-24 Thur-Fri November 23-24 Thur-Fri November 23-24 Thur-Fri November 23-24  
Deadline to submit a request for an extension of I-20 or DS-2019, for non-graduating students who have an I-20 or DS-2019 that will expire in December of 2017 Friday, December 1 N/A Friday, December 1 Friday, December 1 Friday, December 1  
Last day of final exams Wednesday, December 13 N/A Thursday, December 7 Wednesday, December 13 Wednesday, December 13  
Commencement ceremonies; graduate session ends; degree conferral date (Must stop working on campus if graduating) Friday, December 15 N/A Friday, December 8 Saturday, December 16 Saturday, December 16  
Earliest employment start date for F-1 students requesting CPT for Spring 2018 academic credit Saturday, December 16 N/A TBD Saturday, December 16 Saturday, December 16  
ISS Closed-Winter Break, Faculty/Staff Holiday Fri-Mon, December 22-Jan 1 Fri-Mon, December 22-Jan 1 Fri-Mon, December 22-Jan 1 Fri-Mon, December 22-Jan 1 Fri-Mon, December 22-Jan 1  
End of 30 day grace period for J-1 students graduating in December 2017. By this date, graduate must have: left U.S. permanently; or have applied for Post-Completion Academic Training; or Have transferred SEVIS record to another school; or Be enrolled in new program at Texas A&M on a new Initial DS-2019 Sunday, January 14 N/A Sunday, January 7 Sunday, January 14 Sunday, January 14  
Last day of possible employment authorization for F-1 students approved for CPT for Fall 2017 academic credit (Unless it is final term) Monday, January 15 Sunday, January 7 Sunday, January 7 Monday, January 15 Monday, January 15  
End of 60 day grace period for students graduating on December 2017. By this date, graduate must have: left U.S. permanently; or have applied for Post-Completion OPT; or have transferred SEVIS record to another school; or have started new program at Texas A&M under new Initial I-20 Tuesday, February 13, 2018 N/A Tuesday, February 6 Tuesday, February 13 Tuesday, February 13