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 for Students With
F-1 & J-1 Status
Summer 2019
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
           
First day to apply for Post-Completion OPT based on August 2019 graduation  Saturday,
May 11
Saturday,
​May 11
Saturday,
​May 11
Saturday,
​May 11
Saturday,
​May 11
           
First day to apply for Summer 2019 graduation through OGAPS or Registrar Wednesday,
May 15
Wednesday,
​May 15
Wednesday,
​May 15
Wednesday,
​May 15
Wednesday,
​May 15
           
ISS Closed - Memorial Day, Faculty/Staff Holiday Monday,
May 27 
Monday,
May 27 
Monday,
May 27 
Monday,
May 27 
Monday,
May 27 
           
First day of first summer term and 10-week semester classes; summer clinics begin Tuesday,
May 28
Monday,
July 1
Monday,
May 20
Monday,
May 20
Tuesday,
May 28
           
Last day to request co-enrollment permission for Summer 2019 classes if enrolling both at Texas A&M and other school Tuesday,
May 28
Monday,
July 1
Monday,
May 20
Monday,
May 20
Tuesday,
May 28
           
Last day to request transfer of SEVIS record to a new school without having to enroll at Texas A&M for the Summer 2019 (only if Summer is the student's first or last semester) Tuesday,
May 28
Monday,
July 1
Monday,
May 20
Monday,
May 20
Tuesday,
May 28
           
Last day for students graduating August 2019 to request a Reduced Course Load (RCL) for Final Term.
To be eligible student must:
▪ have applied for graduation for Summer 2019;
▪ have set official defense date (if applicable);
▪ have registered for last semester courses. 
Tuesday,
May 28
Monday,
July 1
Monday,
May 20
Monday,
May 20
Tuesday,
May 28
           
Last day for adding/dropping courses for the first summer term and 10-week semester (Must have processed Authorized Early Withdrawal in order to avoid enrollment for Summer 2019) Friday,
May 31
N/A Wednesday,
May 22
Thursday,
May 23
Friday,
May 31
           
Last day to submit Letter of Completion to avoid enrollment for Fall 2019 for immigration purposes, if scheduled for Summer 2019 graduation ceremony Friday,
​May 31
N/A Wednesday,
May 22
Thursday,
May 23
Friday,
​May 31
           
All F-1, J-1 students graduating in August 2019, and all new F-1, J-1 students must be full-time enrolled (10-week semester, Summer I Term and Summer II Term 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 31
Friday,
​May 31
Wednesday,
May 22
Thursday,
May 23
Friday,
​May 31
           
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 2019 Friday,
​May 31
Friday,
​May 31
Wednesday,
May 22
Thursday,
May 23
Friday,
​May 31
           
Health Insurance Waiver Deadline Tuesday,
June 4
Tuesday,
June 4
Tuesday,
June 4
Tuesday,
June 4
Tuesday,
June 4
           
Last day to defend thesis/dissertation in order to make Summer 2019 graduation Friday,
June 14
Friday,
​June 14
Friday,
​June 14
Friday,
​June 14
Friday,
​June 14
           
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 17
N/A Friday,
May 31
Friday,
June 7
Monday,
June 17
           
Final Exams for Summer I Term Monday,
July 1
* Wed-Fri,
July 10-12
  Monday,
July 1
           
First day of Summer II Term and 10-week semester classes; summer clinics begin Monday, 
July 1
* * Monday,
July 1
Monday,
July 1
           
ISS Closed - Independence Day Observed, Faculty/Staff Holiday Thursday,
July 4
Thursday,
​July 4
Thursday,
​July 4
Thursday,
​July 4
Thursday,
​July 4
           
Last day for adding/dropping courses for the Summer II Term (Must have processed Authorized Early Withdrawal in order to avoid enrollment for Summer 2019) Monday,
July 8
N/A N/A N/A Monday,
​July 8
           
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 17
N/A N/A N/A Wednesday,
July 17
           
Last day to Q-drop classes for Summer II 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
Tuesday,
July 23
N/A N/A N/A Tuesday,
​July 23
           
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 2019 Sunday,
July 26
Sunday,
​July 26
Sunday,
​July 26
Sunday,
​July 26
Sunday,
​July 26
           
Last day of Final for Summer II Term and 10-Week Wednesday,
August 7
N/A Friday, 
July 12
Wednesday,
August 7
Wednesday,
August 7
           
Commencement ceremonies; graduate session ends; degree conferral date
(Must stop working on campus if graduating)
Friday,
August 9
Friday,
​August 9 *
Friday,
​August 9
Friday,
​August 9 *
Friday,
​August 9
           
Earliest employment start date for F-1 students requesting CPT for Fall 2019 academic credit Saturday,
August 10
Saturday,
August 10
Saturday,
August 10
Saturday,
August 10
Saturday,
August 10
           
Last day of possible employment authorization for F-1 students approved for CPT for Summer 2019 academic credit Sunday,
August 25
Sunday,
August 25
Sunday,
August 25
Sunday,
August 25
Sunday,
August 25
           
End of 30 day grace period for students graduating on August 2019.
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-2019
Sunday,
September 8
Sunday,
September 8
Sunday,
September 8
Sunday,
September 8
Sunday,
September 8
           
End of 60 day grace period for students graduating on August 2019.
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,
October 8
Tuesday,
October 8
Tuesday,
October 8
Tuesday,
October 8
Tuesday,
October 8

* Students STARTING a new program in the Summer 2019 must be FULL-TIME ENROLLED

* Students GRADUATING in Summer 2019 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 visa rules do not require enrollment

* Does not have commencement during summer

* Is not applicable to that campus


* Students attending the Texas A&M College of Dentistry should contact Mrs. Kim Luttman directly for a case-by-case review of dropping classes, CPT & OPT employment, reduced course loads, completion dates, etc. at KLuttman@tamhsc.edu 
TAMU
International Student Services Important Dates for Students With F-1 & J-1 Status Spring 2019
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 2019 Wednesday, January 2 Wednesday, January 2 Wednesday, January 2 Wednesday, January 2 (P4) Wednesday, January 2
           
New International Student Orientation (Event will take place in College Station; students are encouraged, but not required to attend) TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
           
First day of Spring 2019 semester classes Monday, January 14 Monday, January 7 Monday, January 14 Wednesday, January 2 (P3) Monday, January 14 (M2)
        Monday, January 7 (P1,P2)  
           
Last day to request Co-Enrollment permission for Spring 2019 classes if enrolling both at Texas A&M and other school Tuesday, January 14 Monday, January 7 Tuesday, January 14 Wednesday, January 2 (P3) Tuesday, January 14
        Monday, January 7 (P1,P2)  
           
Last day to request transfer of SEVIS record to a new school without having to enroll at Texas A&M for Spring 2019 Tuesday, January 14 Monday, January 7 Tuesday, January 14 Wednesday, January 2 (P3) Tuesday, January 14
        Monday, January 7 (P1,P2)  
           
Last day for students graduating Spring 2019 to request a Reduced Course Load (RCL) for Final Term. To be eligible student must: have applied for graduation for Spring 2019; have set offical defense date; have registered for last semester courses Tuesday, January 14 Monday, January 7 Tuesday, January 14 Wednesday, January 2 (P3) Tuesday, January 14
        Monday, January 7 (P1,P2)  
           
Health Insurance Waivers Accepted TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
           
Last day to add/drop courses, (Must have processed Authorized Early Withdrawal in order to avoid enrollment for Spring 2019) Friday,
January 18
N/A Friday, January 18 Tuesday, January 8 (P3) Friday, January 18
        Friday, January 11 (P1, P2, P4)  
           
Last day to submit Letter of Completion to avoid enrollment for Spring 2019 for immigration purposes, if scheduled for Spring 2019 graduation ceremony Friday,
January 18
N/A Friday, January 18 Tuesday, January 8 (P3) Friday, January 18
        Monday, January 11 (P1, P2, P4)  
           
All F-1, J-1 students must be full-time enrolled (12 credits for undergraduates, 9 credits for graduates), be considered in full-time status by Registrar, or must have been approved for RCL by ISS. Friday,
January 18
N/A Friday, January 18 Tuesday, January 8 (P3) Friday, January 18
        Monday, January 11 (P1, P2, P4)  
           
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 2019 Friday,
January 18
N/A Friday, January 18 Tuesday, January 8 (P3) Friday, January 18
        Friday, January 11 (P1, P2, P4)  
           
ISS Closed-Martin Luther King, Jr Day, Faculty/Staff Holiday Monday, January 21 Monday, January 21 Monday, January 21 Monday, January 21 Monday, January 21
           
First day to apply for Post-Completion OPT based on May 2019 graduation  Friday, February 8 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, February 2 Sunday, February 24 Sunday, February 17
           
Spring Break for Students Mon-Fri,
March 11-15
Mon-Fri, March 18-22 Mon-Fri, March 11-15 Mon-Fri, March 11-15 Mon-Fri, March 11-15
        (P1, P2, P3)  
           
ISS Closed, Spring Break- Faculty/Staff  Fri,
March 15
N/A Fri,
March 15
Fri,
March 15
Fri,
March 15
           
Pre-registration/Registration for 2019 Summer term and Fall semester opens Thursday,
April 4
TBD Monday, March 25  Thursday, April 4 Thursday, April 4
           
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 Monday,
April 15
N/A Friday, January 25 Friday,
April 2 (P3)
TBD
        Friday, April 5 (P1, P2, P4)  
           
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 2019 (The date listed is 10 business days prior to the 1st graduation ceremony. Friday,
April 26
Friday,
May 10
Friday,
April 19
Saturday,
May 11
Saturday, May 4
           
Last day of final exams Tuesday,
May 7
Friday,
May 17
Thursday, May 2 Friday,
May 10
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 Spring 2019. Thursday,
May 9
Friday,
May 24
Friday,
May 3
Saturday,
May 25
Saturday, May 18
           
           
Earliest employment start date for F-1 students requesting CPT for Summer 2019 academic credit Friday,
May 10
Saturday,
May 25
Saturday,
May 4
Sunday,
May 26
Sunday,
May 19
           
ISS Closed, Memorial Day-Faculty/Staff Holiday Monday,
May 27
Monday,
May 27
Monday,
May 27
Monday,
May 27
Monday,
May 27
           
Last day of possible employment authorization for F-1 students approved for CPT for Spring 2019 academic credit Monday,
May 27
Sunday,
June 2
Sunday,
May 19
TBD TBD
           
End of 30 day grace period for J-1 students graduating May 2019. 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 8
Sunday,
June 23
Sunday,
June 2
Monday,
June 24
Monday,
June 17
           
End of 60 day grace period for F-1 students graduating May 2019. 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 8
Tuesday,
July 23
Tuesday,
July 2
Wednesday, July 24 Wednesday, July 17
TAMU
International Student Services

Important Dates for Students With F-1 & J-1 Status
Fall 2018
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 (Event will take place in College Station; students are encouraged, but not required to attend). Additional walk-in dates are available  Tue-Thu Aug 14-16 8:30am-4:30pm TBD TBD TBD TBD
  Mon-Tue Aug 20-21 8:30am-4:30pm        
           
Graduation application opens for all students planning to graduate in  December 2018 Wednesday, August 15 Wednesday, August 16 Wednesday, August 15 Wednesday, August 16 Wednesday, August 16
           
First day of Fall 2018 semester classes Monday, August 27 Monday, August 13 Monday, August 20 Monday, August 13 Monday, August 29
           
Last day to request co-enrollment permission for Fall 2018 classes if enrolling both at Texas A&M and other school Monday, August 27 Monday, August 13 Monday, August 20 Monday, August 13 Monday, August 28
           
Last day to request transfer of SEVIS record to a new school without having to enroll at Texas A&M for Fall 2018 Monday, August 27 Monday, August 13 Monday, August 20 Monday, August 13 Monday, August 28
           
Last day for students graduating Fall 2018 to request a Reduced Course Load (RCL) for Final Term. To be eligible student must: have applied for graduation for Fall 2018; have set offical defense date(if applicable); have registered for last semsester courses Monday, August 27 Monday, August 13 Monday, August 20 Monday, August 13 Monday, August 28
           
Health Insurance Waiver Deadline Wed, Aug 1 - Fri, Sept 21 Wed, Aug 1 - Fri, Sept 21 Wed, Aug 1 - Fri, Sept 21 Wed, Aug 1 - Fri, Sept 21 Wed, Aug 1 - Fri, Sept 21
           
Last day for adding/dropping courses for the Fall 2018 semester Friday,
August 31
N/A Friday, August 24 Friday,
Aug 17
Friday, September 1
           
Last day to submit Letter of Completion to avoid enrollment for Fall 2018 for immigration purposes, if scheduled for Fall 2018 graduation ceremony Friday,
August 31
N/A Friday, August 24 Friday,
Aug 17
Friday, September 1
           
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 31
N/A Friday, August 24 Friday,
Aug 17
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 2018 Friday,
August 31
N/A Friday, August 24 Friday,
Aug 17
Friday, September 1
           
Labor Day, Faculty and Staff Holiday  N/A Monday, September 3 Monday, September 3 N/A N/A
           
First day to apply for Post-Completion OPT based on December 2018 graduation  Saturday, September 15 Sunday, September 16 Saturday, September 15 Sunday, September 16 TBD
           
Last day to defend thesis/dissertation in or to make December 2018 graduation Friday, October 19 Friday, October 19 Friday, October 19 Friday, October 19 Friday, October 19
           
Preregistration for Spring 2019 semester  Thurs-Wed, November
8-28
N/A Mon-Wed, November
5-9
Thurs-Wed, November
8-28
Thurs-Wed, November
8-28
           
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 16 N/A TBD Friday, November 2 Friday, November 18
           
ISS Closed-Thanksgiving Day, Faculty/Staff Holiday Thur-Fri November
22-23
Thur-Fri November 22-23 Thur-Fri November 19-23 Thur-Fri November 22-23 Thur-Fri November
22-23
           
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 2018. (The date listed is 10 business days proior to the 1st graduation ceremony) Friday, November 30 Saturday, December 1 Friday, November 30 Saturday, December 1 TBD
           
Last day of final exams Wednesday, December
12
Friday, December
14
Thursday, December
6 &13
Friday, December
14
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 Fall 2017 Friday, December
14
Saturday, December
15
Friday, December
14
Saturday, December
15
TBD
           
Earliest employment start date for F-1 students requesting CPT for Spring 2019 academic credit Saturday, December
15
Sunday, December
16
Saturday, December
15
Sunday, December
16
TBD
           
ISS Closed-Winter Break,Faculty/Staff Holiday Mon-Tue,
Dec 24-Jan 1
Mon-Tue,
Dec 24-Jan 1
Mon-Tue, Dec 24-Jan 1 Mon-Tue,
Dec 24-Jan 1
Mon-Tue,
Dec 24-Jan 1
           
End of 30 day grace period for J-1 students graduating in December 2018. 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 13, 2019 Monday, January 14, 2019 TBD Monday, January 14, 2019 TBD
           
Last day of possible employment authorization for F-1 students approved for CPT for  Fall 2018 academic credit (Unless it is final term) Sunday,
Jan 13, 2019
Sunday,
Jan 6, 2019
Sunday,
Jan 6
& 13, 2019
Sunday,
Jan 6, 2019
TBD
           
End of 60 day grace period for F-1 students graduating December 2018. 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 12, 2019 N/A Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 TBD