Spring 2014 Calendar English Graduate Program University of Louisville
January 5 (Sun.) Deadline for Fall 2014 applicants to apply for Ph.D. admission and M.A. Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) . For more information on applying to our programs, see :
January 6 (Mon.) Classes begin; Last day of Registration.
January 10 (Fri.) Last day to submit an M.A. thesis prospectus for a May 2014 degree. Prospectus must be approved at least three months prior to final oral examination. Submit a Thesis/Dissertation Advisory Committee Appointment form signed by your entire committee, along with your prospectus, to the Graduate Program Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org). (Please submit a digital copy and a hardcopy.) See the Graduate Program Guidelines for more information on the prospectus.
January 10 (Fri.) Last day to declare intention to take Spring 2014 Doctoral Comprehensive Exams and to submit proposed schedule for taking SRA/SLA exams.(SLA/SRA proposals and reading lists, including committee members' names, are due at least one month prior to the proposed exam date. The ENTIRE committee must approve the proposal/reading list before it's submitted.) (if necessary)
January 10 (Fri.) Last day to drop/add See here for withdrawal schedule: http://louisville.edu/registrar/academic-calendars/spring-calendar.html
January 20 (Mon.) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No classes; offices closed.)
January 24 (Fri.) Last day to sign-up to take the Spring Language Proficiency Exam ($25.00 non-refundable CASH fee due to Graduate Program Assistant.) (You may put in envelope in locked dropbox outside office with your name and language choice written on it. The GPA will send you a receipt by email. Sample exams are available upon request.)
January 30 (Thurs.) Last day to apply for May 2014 degree (to graduate Spring term) (Do this via ULink)
January 31 (Fri.) Last day for May degree candidates to submit non-thesis option M.A. culminating project prospectus to the Graduate Program Assistant. Prospectus must be approved by your project advisor by email or signature BEFORE it is submitted. (Please submit a digital copy by email AND a paper copy.) (see the Graduate Program Guidelines for details on submitting the prospectus)
February 20-22 (Thurs.- Sat.) The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 (University of Louisville) http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com/
February 25 (Tues.) Last day to withdraw from a class. See here for withdrawal schedule: http://louisville.edu/registrar/academic-calendars/spring-calendar.html
?February 28- March 1? (Fri.-Sat.) Kentucky Philological Association (KPA) Conference www.thekpa.org
March 6 (Wed.) Rhet/Comp Doctoral Examination (General Comps) (if necessary)
March 9 (Sun.) Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 am. Set clocks 1 hour forward.
March 10-16 (Mon.-Sun.) Spring Break Vacation (no classes; offices open)
March 19-22 (Wed.-Sat.) CCCC Convention (aka Four C’s Conference) (Indianapolis, IN) ttp://www.ncte.org/cccc/conv
first week of April (schedule TBD) 10:30 am Registration for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 opens. (You will NOT be able to register unless you have been advised by Dr. Karen Kopelson and your advising hold has been cleared by the Graduate Program Assistant.) For more registration information, please see : http://louisville.edu/registrar .
April 11 (Fri.) Completed M.A. culminating projects (approved by your advisor) due to the Graduate Program Assistant. Please submit a digital copy by email AND a paper copy by mail or in person.
April 21 (Mon.) Last day of classes
April 22 (Tues.) Reading Day; First-year Ph.D. students meet with the Graduate Committee; 2nd year Ph.D. students meet with the Comprehensive Exams Committee.
April 23- April 29 (Wed.-Tues.) Final exams
April-May (TBA) - M.A. Culminating project discussions with your project advisor and members of the Culminating Project Committee. Once your project has been approved by your director, you will have a final discussion with your committee. It is the student's responsibility to schedule a time for this with his or her faculty members and report the time to the Graduate Program Assistant in order to schedule a room.
May 10 (Sat.) - Spring 2014 Commencement (see www.louisville.edu/commencement)
Refer to the English Department Graduate Program Guidelines http://louisville.edu/english/graduate/Graduate_Program_Guidelines_-print_version-%20updated%20May%202012.pdf/at_download/file for detailed program information. For questions about the calendar or Guidelines, contact the Graduate Program Assistant at email@example.com or 502-852-0505.