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.

TAMU
International Student Services
Important Dates - Spring 2020 
 
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
New International Student
Check-In
Virtual
Check-In
Virtual
​Check-In
Virtual
​Check-In
Virtual
​Check-In
Virtual
​Check-In
           
Graduation application opens for all students planning to graduate in  May 2020 Wednesday,
January 8
Wednesday,
January 8
Wednesday,
January 8
Wednesday,
January 8
Wednesday,
January 8
           
First day of Spring 2020 semester classes Monday,
January 13
Monday,
January 6
Monday,
January 13
Monday, January 6 - P2, P3
Monday, January 13 - P1, P4
Monday,
January 13
           
Last day to request co-enrollment permission for Spring 2020 classes if enrolling both at Texas A&M and other school Monday,
January 13
Monday,
January 6
Monday,
January 13
Monday, January 6 - P2, P3
Monday, January 13 - P1, P4
Monday,
 January 13
           
Last day to request transfer of SEVIS record to a new school without having to enroll at Texas A&M for Spring 2020 Monday,
January 13
Monday,
January 6
Monday,
January 13
Monday, January 6 - P2, P3
Monday, January 13 - P1, P4
Monday,
January 13
           
Last day for students graduating Spring 2020 to request a Reduced Course Load (RCL) for Final Term. To be eligible student must: have applied for graduation for Spring 2020; have set offical defense date(if applicable); have registered for last semsester courses Monday,
January 13
Monday,
January 6
Monday,
January 13
Monday, January 6 - P2, P3
Monday, January 13 - P1, P4
Monday,
January 13
           
Last day for adding/dropping courses for the Spring 2020 semester Friday,
January 17
N/A Friday,
January 17
Friday, January 10 - P2, P3
Friday, January 17 - P1, P4
Friday,
January 17
           
Last day to submit Letter of Completion to avoid enrollment for Spring 2020 for immigration purposes, if scheduled for Spring 2020 graduation ceremony Friday,
January 17
N/A Friday,
January 17
Friday, January 10 - P2, P3
Friday, January 17 - P1, P4
Friday,
January 17
           
All F-1, J-1 students must be full-time enrolled (12 credits for undergraduates, 9 credits for graduates), to be flagged in full-time status by Registrar, or must have been approved for RCL by ISS. Friday,
January 17
N/A Friday,
January 17
Friday, January 10 - P2, P3
Friday, January 17 - P1, P4
Friday,
January 17
           
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 2020 Friday,
January 17
N/A Friday,
January 17
Friday, January 10 - P2, P3
Friday, January 17 - P1, P4
Friday,
January 17
           
Martin Luther King Day, Faculty and Staff Holiday  Monday,
January 20
Monday,
​January 20
Monday,
​January 20
Monday,
​January 20
Monday,
​January 20
           
Health Insurance Waiver Deadline Saturday,
February 1
Saturday,
​February 1
Saturday,
​February 1
Saturday,
​February 1
Saturday,
​February 1
           
Earliest day to apply for Post-Completion OPT based on Spring 2020 graduation  Friday,
February 7
TBD Saturday,
February 1
Saturday,
February 23
Sunday,
​February 16
           
Spring Break/Faculty and Staff Holiday Wed-Fri,
March 11-13
Wed-Fri,
​March 11-13
Wed-Fri,
​March 11-13
Wed-Fri,
​March 11-13
Wed-Fri,
​March 11-13
           
Preregistration for Summer/Fall 2020 semesters  Thurs-Fri,
April 2-17
Thurs-Fri,
​April 2-17
Mon-Fri,
Mar 30-Apr 3
Wednesday,
April 1
Thurs-Fri,
​April 2-17
           
Earliest CPT can be processed for Summer and Fall 2020 semesters (after registration) Thurs-Fri,
April 2-17
Thurs-Fri,
​April 2-17
Mon-Fri,
Mar 30-Apr 3
Wednesday,
April 1
Wednesday,
April 1
           
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 14
NA TBD N/A Tuesday,
​April 14
           
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 2020. (The date listed is 10 business days proior to the 1st graduation ceremony) Thursday,
April 23
TBD Friday,
April 17
Monday,
May 11
Thursday,
​April 23
           
Last day of final exams Tuesday,
May 5
Friday,
May 15
Sunday,
May 10
Friday,
​May 15
Tuesday,
​May 5
           
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 2020 Thursday,
May 7
TBD Friday,
May 1
Friday,
​May 23
Saturday,
May 16
           
Earliest employment start date for F-1 students requesting CPT for Summer  2020 academic credit Friday,
May 8
TBD Saturday,
May 2
Sunday,
May 24
Sunday,
​May 17
           
ISS Closed-Memorial Day, Faculty/Staff Holiday Monday,
May 25
Monday,
​May 25
Monday,
​May 25
Monday,
​May 25
Monday,
​May 25
           
Last day of possible employment authorization for F-1 students approved for CPT for Spring 2020 academic credit (Unless it is final term) Monday,
May 25
Sunday,
May 31
Sunday,
May 17
Monday,
May 25
Monday,
May 25
           
End of 30 day grace period for J-1 students graduating in May 2020. 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 admitted to new program at Texas A&M with an updated DS-2019 Saturday,
June 6
TBD Sunday,
May 31
Monday,
June 22
Saturday,
​June 6
           
End of 60 day grace period for F-1 students graduating May 2020. 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 be admitted to a new program at Texas A&M with an updated I-20 Monday,
July 6
TBD Tuesday,
June 30
Wednesday,
July 22
Monday,
​July 6
 
TAMU International Student Services Important Dates For Students With F-1 & J-1 Status - Summer 2020 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 Pharmacymacy College of Medicinene
New International Student Check-In Virtual Check-In Virtual Check-In Virtual Check-In Virtual Check-In Virtual Check-In
           
Break Period (Students can work more than 20 hours per week for on-campus employment) Fri, May 8 - Tues, August 18 Sat, May 25-Sun, August 9 Thurs, April 30-Sun, August 16 Thurs, May 22-Sun, August 9 Friday, May 15-Tues, July 28
           
First day to apply for Post-Completion OPT based on August 2020 graduation Saturday, May 9 Saturday, May 9 Saturday, May 9 Saturday, May 9 Saturday, May 9
           
First day to apply for Summer 2020 graduation through OGAPS or Registrar Wednesday, May 13 Wednesday, May 13 Wednesday, May 13 Wednesday, May 13 Wednesday, May 13
           
ISS-Closed-Memorial Day, Faculty/Staff Holiday Monday, May 25 Monday, May 25 Monday, May 25 Monday, May 25 Monday, May 25
           
First day of classes for Summer I Term and 10-week Semester classes; summer clinics begin Tuesday, May 26 Monday, July 1 Monday, May 18 Tuesday, May 26 Tuesday, May 26
           
Last day to request co-enrollment permission for Summer 2020 classes if enrolling both at Texas A&M and other school Tuesday, May 26 Monday, July 1 Monday, May 18 Tuesday, May 26 Tuesday, May 26
           
Last day to request transfer of SEVIS record to a new school without having to enroll at Texas A&M for the Summer 2020 (only if Summer is the student's first or last semester)s first or last semester)  Tuesday, May 26 Monday, July 1 Monday, May 18 Tuesday, May 26 Tuesday, May 26
           

Last day for students graduating August 2020 to request a Reduced Course Load (RCL) for Final Term. To be eligible student must:

  • have applied for graduation for Summer 2020;
  • have set official defense date (if applicable);
  • have registered for last semester courses.
Tuesday, May 26 Monday, July 1 Monday, May 18 Tuesday, May 26 Tuesday, May 26
           
Last day for adding/dropping courses for the first term and 10-week semester (Must have processed Authorized Early Withdrawal in order to avoid enrollment for Summer 2020)ment for Summer 2020) Friday, May 29 * Wednesday, May 20 Thursday, May 21 Friday, May 29
           
Last day to submit Letter of Completion to avoid enrollment for Summer 2020 for immigration purposes, if scheduled for Summer 2020 graduation ceremonyony Friday, May 29 * Wednesday, May 20 Thursday, May 21 Friday, May 29
           
All F-1/ J-1 students graduating in August 2020, and all new F-1/J-1 students must be full-time enrolled (10-week semester, Summer I and Summer II combined must be at least 8 credits for undergraduates, 6 credits for graduates), be considered in full-time status by registrar, or must have been approved for RCL by ISS. Friday, May 29 * Wednesday, May 20 Thursday, May 21 Friday, May 29
           
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 2020 Friday, May 29 * Wednesday, May 20 Thursday, May 21 Friday, May 29
           
Health Insurance Waivers Accepted Sun, Apr 19-Thur, June 4une 4 Sun, Apr 19-Thur, June 4une 4 Sun, Apr 19-Thur, June 4ne 4 Sun, Apr 19-Thur, June 4ne 4 Sun, Apr 19-Thur, June 44
           
Last day to defend thesis/dissertation in order to make Summer 2020 graduation (OGAPS requirement) Friday, June 12 Friday, June 12 Friday, June 12 Friday, June 12 Friday, June 12
           
Last day to Q-drop classes for Summer I Term. 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 15 * Friday, May 29 Friday, May 29 Monday, June 15
           
Final Exams for Summer I Term Monday, June 29 * Wed-Sat, July 8-11 Wed, July 8-Sat, July 11 Monday, June 29
           
First day of Summer II Term; summer clinics begin. All F-1/J-1 students graduating in August 2020, and all new F-1/J-1 students must be full-time (10-week semester, Summer I and Summer II combined must be at least 8 for undergraduates, 6 for graduates to be considered in full-time status by the registrar, or must have been apporved for RCL by ISS. Tuesday, June 30 Tuesday, June 30 Tuesday, June 30 Tuesday, June 30 Tuesday, June 30
           
Last day for adding/dropping courses for Summer II (Must have processed RCL, Co-enrollment, Request Transfer of SEVIS record, Letter of Completion, Change of Degree Level, AEW to avoid enrollment for Summer 2020 Friday, July 3 Friday, July 3 Friday, July 3 Friday, July 3 Friday, July 3
           
Last day to Q-drop classes for 10-week Semester. Students with full-time enrollment requirements requesting Academic RCL must have RCL approved by ISS prior to dropping classes, and prior to Q-drop deadlines Tuesday, July 14 * * * Tuesday, July 14
           
Last day to Q-drop classes for Summer II Term. Students with full-time enrollment requirements requesting Academic RCL must have RCL approved by ISS prior to dropping classes, and prior to Q-drop deadlines Monday, July 20 * * * Monday, July 20
           
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 of 2020 (10 business days prior to 1st commencement date) Friday, July 24 Friday, July 24 Friday, July 24 Friday, July 24 Friday, July 24
           
Last Day of Final Exams for Summer II Term and 10-week Semester Wednesday, August 5t 5 N/A Saturday, July 11 Wednesday, August 55 Wednesday, August 5
Commencement ceremonies; graduate session ends; degree conferral date (Must stop working on campus if graduating) Friday, August 7 Friday, July 24 Friday, August 7 Friday, August 7 Friday, August 7
           
Earliest employment start date for F-1 students requesting CPT for Fall 2020 academic credit Saturday, August 8 Saturday, July 25 Saturday, August 8 Saturday, August 8 Saturday, August 8
           
Last day of possible employment authorization for F-1 students approved for CPT for Summer 2020 academic credit Tuesday, August 18 Thursday, August 9 Sunday, August 16 Sunday, August 25

Sunday, August 6, M3-M4

Sunday, August 23, M1-M2

           
End of 30 day grace period for students graduating on August 2020. 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 transferred SEVIS record to another school; or Be enrolled in new program at Texas A&M on a new Initial DS-2019mpletion OPT; or have transferred SEVIS record to another school; 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, September 6 6 Sunday, August 23 Sunday, September 66 Sunday, September 6 Sunday, September 6
           
End of 60 day grace period for students graduating on August 2020. 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-20mpletion OPT; or have transferred SEVIS record to another school; or have started new program at Texas A&M under new Initial I-20 Tuesday, October 6 Tuseday, September 22r 22 Tuesday, October 6 Tuesday, October 6 Tuesday, October 6
           
TAMU International Student Services Important Dates - Fall 2020 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
New International Student Check-In Virtual Check-in Virtual Check-in Virtual Check-in Virtual Check-in Virtual Check-in
           
Break Period (Students can work more than 20 hours per week for On-Campus Employment) Fri, May 8 -Tues, Aug 18 Fri, May 8 -Tues, Aug 18 Fri, May 8 -Tues, Aug 18 Fri, May 8 -Tues, Aug 18 Fri, May 8 -Tues, Aug 18
           
Health Insurance Waivers Accepted Sat, Aug 1 - Wed, Sept 9 Sat, Aug 1 - Wed, Sept 9 Sat, Aug 1 - Wed, Sept 9 Sat, Aug 1 - Wed, Sept 9 Sat, Aug 1 - Wed, Sept 9
           
Graduation application opens for all students planning to graduate in December 2020 Wednesday, August 12 Wednesday, August 12 Wednesday, August 12 Wednesday, August 12 Wednesday, August 12
           
First day of Fall 2020 semester classes Wednesday, August 19 Monday, August 10 Monday, August 17 Monday, August 10

Monday, July 6,M3-M4

Monday July 27, M1-M2

           
Last day to request Co-Enrollment for Fall 2020 classes if enrolling both at Texas A&M and other school Wednesday, August 19 Monday, August 10 Monday, August 17 Monday, August 10

Monday, July 6,M3-M4

Monday, July 27, M1-M2

           
Last day to request Medical RCL to avoid enrollment Wednesday, August 19 Monday, August 10 Monday, August 17 Monday, August 10 Monday, July 6,M3-M4
           
Last day to request transfer of SEVIS record to a new school to avoid enrollment at Texas A&M for Fall 2020 Wednesday, August 19 Monday, August 10 Monday, August 17 Monday, August 10

Monday, July 6,M3-M4

Monday, July 27, M1-M2

           
Last day for students graduating Fall 2020 to request a Reduced Course Load (RCL) for Final Term. To be eligible student must: have applied for graduation for Fall 2020; have set offical defense date(if applicable); have registered for last semsester courses Wednesday, August 19 Monday, August 10 Monday, August 17 Monday, August 10

Monday, July 6,M3-M4

Monday, July 27 M1-M2

           
Last day for adding/dropping courses for the Fall 2020 semester Friday, August 28 N/A Friday, August 21 Tuesday, August 25 Tuesday, August 25
           
Last day to submit Letter of Completion or Authorized Eary Withdrawal to avoid enrollment for Fall 2020 for immigration purposes only Friday, August 28 N/A Friday, August 21 Tuesday, August 25 Tuesday, August 25
           
All F-1, J-1 students must be full-time enrolled (12 credits for undergraduates, 9 credits for graduates), to be considered in full-time status by Registrar, or must have been approved for RCL by ISS. Friday, August 28 N/A Friday, August 21 Tuesday, August 25 Tuesday, August 25
           
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 2020 Friday, August 28 N/A Friday, August 21 Tuesday, August 25 Tuesday, August 25
           
Labor Day, Faculty and Staff Holiday N/A Monday, September 7 Monday, September 7 N/A N/A
           
Earliest day to apply for Post-Completion OPT based on December 2020 graduation Saturday, September 12 Sunday, September 13 Wedneday, September 9 Saturday, September 12

Saturday, September 21

Wednesday, October 2

           
Last day to defend thesis/dissertation in order to make Fall 2020 graduation (OGAPS requirement) Friday, October 16 Friday, October 16 Friday, October 16 Friday, October 16 Friday, October 16
           
Preregistration for Spring 2021 semester Thur, Nov 5 - Wed, Nov 18 N/A Mon, Nov 2 - Wed, Nov 4 Thur, Nov 5 - Wed, Nov 18 Thur, Nov 5 - Wed, Nov 18
           
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, November 10 N/A Friday, August 28 Tuesday, November 10 Friday, November 15
           
ISS Closed-Thanksgiving Day, Faculty/Staff Holiday Thur, Nov 26-Fri Nov 27 Thur, Nov 26-Fri Nov 27 Thur, Nov 26-Fri Nov 27 Thur, Nov 26-Fri Nov 27 Thur, Nov 26-Fri Nov 27
           
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 2020. (The date listed is 10 business days proior to the 1st graduation ceremony) Friday, November 27 Monday, November 30 Monday, November 23 Friday, November 27

Friday, December 4: M1,M3

Thursday, December 17: M4

           
Last day of final exams Wednesday, December 9 Friday, December 11

Monday, November 23 / P

Friday, December 11 / R

Sunday, December 13

Saturday, December 18 (Last Day)

Thursday, December 31 (Last Day)

           
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 Fall 2020 Friday, December 11 Monday, December 14 (AW) Saturday, December 5 Friday, December 18 (Last Day)

Friday, December 18 (Last day)

Thursday, December 31 (Last Day) M1,M3

           
Earliest employment start date for F-1 students requesting CPT for Spring 2021 academic credit Saturday, December 12 Tuesday, December 15 Sunday, December 6 Saturday, December 19

Saturday, December 19: M1,M3

Friday, January 1, 2021: M4

           
ISS Closed-Winter Break, Faculty/Staff Holiday Wed, Dec 23 - Fri, Jan 1, 2021 Wed, Dec 23 - Fri, Jan 1, 2021 Wed, Dec 23 - Fri, Jan 1, 2021 Wed, Dec 23 - Fri, Jan 1, 2021 Wed, Dec 23 - Fri, Jan 1, 2021
           
End of 30 day grace period for J-1 students graduating in December 2020. 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 admitted to new program at Texas A&M with an updated DS-2019 Sunday, January 10, 2021 Monday, January 11, 2021 Monday, January 4, 2021 Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sunday, January 17, 2021: M1

Saturday, January 20, 2021: M4

           
Last day of possible employment authorization for F-1 students approved for CPT for Fall 2020 academic credit (Unless final term) Monday, January 18, 2021 Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Monday, January 18, 2021 Sunday, January 17, 2021

Thursday, December 31:  M3,M4

Sunday, January 3, 2021: M1

Sunday, January 10, 2021: M2

           
End of 60 day grace period for F-1 students graduating December 2020. 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 be admitted to a new program at Texas A&M with an updated I-20 Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Saturday, February 16, 2021

Tuesday, February 16, 2021: M1

Monday, March 1, 2021: M4