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graduate calendar at a glance

FALL 2021

AUGUST
August 1 Fall Graduation degree application opens in Self-Service Banner (SSB)
August 11

Oral Thesis Examinations Begin


All documents must be reviewed and approved by each member of the Advisory Committee prior to entering the review process with the Graduate Writing Studio

August 12 Graduate new student orientation
August 18

All classes begin


Late registration fees begin

August 23 Attendance verification period begins
August 27 Deadline: Fall degree application closes
SEPTEMBER 
September 2 Deadline to change from “Credit to Audit” or “Audit to Credit”
Last day to register
September 3 Fall Comprehensive examination applications due in Office of Graduate Studies
September 6 Labor Day Holiday
September 7 Classes resume
September 21 Deadline to remove incomplete grades and course substitutions for fall graduates (except Thesis/Dissertation students)
OCTOBER
October 4

Deadline for first submission of Committee-approved Thesis/Dissertation document and form due to Graduate Writing Studio (thesisdissertation@aamu.edu)


Theses and dissertations must be reviewed and approved by each member of the Advisory Committee prior to submission to the Graduate Writing Studio.

October 6 Deadline for first submission of Action Research documents and Master’s Reports due to Graduate Writing Studio (aamu.reviewer@aamu.edu)
October 5 GRAD Event (order graduation cap and gown)
October 18-23 Mid-term examinations
October 25-30 Comprehensive examinations
October 28

Mid-term grades due in Banner by Noon


Last day to drop classes or to withdraw from the University

NOVEMBER
November 1 Registration for Spring 2022 begins
Comprehensive exam results due in the Office of Graduate Studies
November 5 Last day for oral examinations of Thesis/Dissertation
Deadline to remove all incomplete grades for Theses/Dissertations, Master’s Reports
November 8

Deadline for submissions to Graduate Writing Studio for final review of Master’s Report, Thesis or Dissertation


December Graduation candidates that have not made the final submission by this date may be required to register for Spring semester

November 19 Deadline: electronic submission of final Thesis/Dissertation to ETD Website (www.etdadmin.com/aamu) for Fall 2021 graduation
November 22-26 Thanksgiving Recess
November 29 All classes resume
November 30 Final examinations for all students
DECEMBER
December 1-6 Final examinations for all students
December 8

Final grades due in Banner by 10am (for December Graduates)
Deadline: Final submission of Teacher Education Clearance Form and CSD Clinical Certification Form due to Graduate Studies


Final graduation clearance for Fall 2021 graduation candidates by the School of Graduate Studies


Graduation candidates that have not cleared by this date may be required to register for Spring semester

December 10

Fall Commencement


Removal of Incompletes for Fall 2020 due in Registrar’s Office
by Noon


Final grades due for all other students by Noon

December 14 Spring Graduation application opens in Self-Service Banner
SUMMER 2021 
JUNE
June 1 All classes begin
Oral Thesis/Dissertation examinations begin
June 8  Last day to register
Attendance verification begins
Last day to change credit to audit or audit to credit
June 10 Applications for summer graduation begins
June 17 Comprehensive examinations
June 18 Deadline for first submission of committee-approved
Theses/Dissertations to thesisdissertation@aamu.edu
JULY 
July 1 Deadline to submit final comprehensive exam results to the Office
of Graduate Studies
July 8 Last day to drop a class or withdraw from all classes
July 16  Oral defense ends
Deadline to submit final committee-approved Thesis/Dissertation
to thesisdissertation@aamu.edu
July 19 Deadline for final submission of all Action Research Documents
and Master’s Reports to School of Graduate Studies
(aamu.reviewer@aamu.edu)
July 21-22 Final exams
July 23

Final submission of Teacher Education Certification to the Office of Graduate Studies for summer clearance


Final submission of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
clinical certification to the Office of Graduate Studies for summer clearance


Deadline to submit final thesis/dissertation documents with
appropriate committee signatures on certification page to Office of Graduate Studies


Scan executed certification page to final approved document and upload approved thesis/dissertation PDF to
www.etdadmin.com/aamu.

Deadline to receive confirmation
receipt from ETD (electronic process)
Deadline to remove all incomplete grades for
Thesis/Dissertation/Master’s Report
(No Exceptions will be granted)

July 27 Final grades due in Banner by 8:00 a.m.