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Key Dates

Key dates for incoming students are listed below. In addition, academic calendar dates are available online. 


March 15: The I-20/DS-2019 forms will be available for all incoming international students to request an F-1 Visa through the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISS). You will submit your documents through the new OISS Portal. To ensure you receive your F-1 or J-1 Visa stamp in time, please visit the International Office’s website for full details and deadline.


July 1: 


Early September:

September 4-6: The Office of International Student and Scholar Services’ Orientation.

September 6: Deadline for official transcripts to be received by TGS.

September 9-13: Versant (English proficiency) Testing for international PhD/MFA students

September 19: 

September 20: The Graduate School’s New Student Orientation

September 24:

September 30: The last day to add a class, change a section, or change the grading basis for fall quarter. (No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for full tuition refund.)

Late September: Deadline to complete Sections 1 & 2 of E-Verify.


October 10: First invoice for the academic year is generated. You will receive an email to review your account and pay any balance due by November 1. Remember even if you are receiving a stipend and full tuition support, you will still need to pay the Activity Fee.


November 1: The last day to drop a class. (No tuition adjustments can be made after September 29.)