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.

SUMMER 2016 - IMPORTANT DATES
TAMU International Student Services Important Dates for Students With F-1 & J-1 Status - Spring 2016 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 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
First day to apply for Post-Completion OPT based on August 2016 graduation Saturday, May 14 ** ** Saturday, May 14 Saturday, May 14
First day to apply for Summer 2016 graduation through OGAPS or Registrar Wednesday, May 18 Wednesday, May 18 Wednesday, May 18 Wednesday, May 18 Wednesday, May 18
ISS-Closed-Memorial Day, Faculty/Staff Holiday Monday, May 30 Monday, May 30 Monday, May 30 Monday, May 30 Monday, May 30
First day of first term and 10-week semester classes; Summer Graduate Session Begins Tuesday, May 31 Monday, June 27 Monday, May 23 Tuesday, May 31 Tuesday, May 31
Last day to request co-enrollment permission for Summer 2016 classes if enrolling both at Texas A&M and other school Tuesday, May 31 Monday, June 27 Monday, May 23 Tuesday, May 31 Tuesday, May 31
Last day to request transfer of SEVIS record to a new school without having to enroll at Texas A&M for the Fall 2016 (only if Summer is the student's first or last semester) Tuesday, May 31 Monday, June 27 Monday, May 23 Tuesday, May 31 Tuesday, May 31
Last day for students graduating August 2016 to request a Reduced Course Load (RCL) for Final Term. To be eligible student must:            ▪ have applied for graduation for Summer 2016;                                    ▪ have set official defense date (if applicable);                                         ▪ have registered for last semester courses. Tuesday, May 31 Monday, June 27 Monday, May 23 Tuesday, May 31 Tuesday, May 31
Health Insurance Waiver Deadline Tuesday, May 31 Tuesday, May 31 Tuesday, May 31 Tuesday, May 31 Tuesday, May 31
Last day to submit Letter of Completion to avoid enrollment for Fall 2016 for immigration purposes, if scheduled for Summer 2016 graduation ceremony Friday, June 3 ** Thursday, May 26 Friday, June 3 Friday, June 3
All F-1, J-1 students graduating in August 2016, 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 undergraduates6 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 3 ** Thursday, May 26 Friday, June 3 Friday, June 3
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 2016 Friday, June 3 ** Thursday, May 26 Friday, June 3 Friday, June 3
ISS Closed-Independence Day Observed, Faculty/Staff Holiday Monday, July 4 Monday, July 4 Monday, July 4 Monday, July 4 Monday, July 4
First day of second term classes Wednesday, July 6 N/A N/A Wednesday, July 6 Wednesday, July 6
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 20 ** Monday, May 31 Monday, June 20 Monday, June 20
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 20 N/A N/A Wednesday, July 20 Wednesday, July 20
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 26 N/A N/A Tuesday, July 26 Tuesday, July 26
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 2016 Friday, July 29 ** ** Friday, July 29 Friday, July 29
Commencement ceremonies; graduate session ends; degree conferral date (Must stop working on campus if graduating) Friday, August 12 N/A N/A Friday, August 12 Friday, August 12
Earliest employment start date for F-1 students requesting CPT for Fall 2016 academic credit Saturday, August 13 ** ** Saturday, August 13 Saturday, August 13
Last day of possible employment authorization for F-1 students approved for CPT for Summer 2016 academic credit Sunday, August 28 Sunday, August 14 Sunday, August 21 Sunday, August 28 Sunday, August 28
Labor Day, Faculty and Staff Holiday N/A  Monday, September 5 Monday, September 5 N/A N/A
End of 30 day grace period for students graduating on August 2016. 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 11 ** ** Sunday, September 11 Sunday, September 11
End of 60 day grace period for students graduating on August 2016. 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 11 ** ** Tuesday, October 11 Tuesday, October 11
**Students STARTING a new program in the Summer 2016 must be FULL-TIME ENROLLED  
**Students GRADUATING in Summer 2016 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
FALL 2016 - IMPORTANT DATES
TAMU International Student Services Important Dates - Fall 2016          
Texas A&M University in College Station, School of Public Health, College of Medicince, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing Baylor College of Dentistry School of Law College of Pharmacy College of Medicine
         
New International Student Check-In TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Graduation application opens for all student planning to graduate in  December 2016 Wednesday, August 17 Wednesday, August 17 Wednesday, August 17 Wednesday, August 17 Wednesday, August 17
First day of Fall semester classes Monday,
August 29
Monday,
August 15
Monday,
August 22
Monday,
August 29
Monday,
August 29
Last day to request co-enrollment permission for Fall 2016 classes if enrolling both at Texas A&M and other school Monday, August 29 Monday, August 15 Monday, August 22 Monday, August 29 Monday, August 29
Last day to request transfer of SEVIS record to a new school without having to enroll at Texas A&M for Spring 2017 Monday, August 29 Monday, August 15 Monday, August 22 Monday, August 29 Monday, August 29
Last day for students graduating Fall 2016 to request a Reduced Course Load (RCL) for Final Term. To be eligible student must: have applied for graduation for Fall 2016; have set offical defense date(if applicable); have registered for last semsester courses Monday, August 29 Monday, August 15 Monday, August 22 Monday, August 29 Monday, August 29
Health Insurance Waiver Deadline Tuesday, September 6 Tuesday, September 6 Tuesday, September 6 Tuesday, September 6 Tuesday, September 6
Last day to submit Letter of Completion to avoid enrollment for Spring 2017 for immigration purposes, if scheduled for Fall 2016 graduation ceremony Friday, September 2  N/A Friday, August 26 Friday, September 2 Friday, September 2
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 2 N/A Friday, August 26 Friday, September 2 Friday, September 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 Spring 2017 Friday, September 2 N/A Friday, August 26 Friday, September 2 Friday, September 2
Labor Day, Faculty and Staff Holiday N/A  Monday, September 5 Monday, September 5 N/A N/A
First day to apply for Post-Completion OPT based on December 2016 graduation Monday, September 19 N/A Monday, September 19 Monday, September 19 Monday, September 19
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 18 N/A Wednesday, September 7 Friday, November 18 Friday, November 18
ISS Closed-Thanksgiving Day, Faculty/Staff Holiday Thur-Fri November 24-25 Thur-Fri November 24-25 Thur-Fri November 24-25 Thur-Fri November 24-25 Thur-Fri November 24-25
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 2016 Friday, December 2 N/A Friday, December 2 Friday, December 2 Friday, December 2
Commencement ceremonies; graduate session ends; degree conferral date (Must stop working on campus if graduating) Friday, December 16 N/A Friday, December 16 Friday, December 16 Friday, December 16
Earliest employment start date for F-1 students requesting CPT for Spring 2017 academic credit Saturday, December 17 N/A Saturday, December 17 Saturday, December 17 Saturday, December 17
ISS Closed-Winter Break,Faculty/Staff Holiday Mon-Fri, December 26-30 Mon-Fri, December 26-30 Mon-Fri, December 26-30 Mon-Fri, December 26-30 Mon-Fri, December 26-30
End of 30 day grace period for J-1 students graduating in December 2016. 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 Tuesday, January 17 N/A Sunday, January 17 Sunday, January 17 Sunday, January 17
Last day of possible employment authorization for F-1 students approved for CPT for Fall 2016 academic credit Monday, January 16 Sunday, January 8 Sunday, January 8 Monday, January 16 Monday, January 16
End of 60 day grace period for students graduating on December  2016. 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 Thursday, February 16 N/A Tuesday, February 16 Tuesday, February 16 Tuesday, February 16

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