Graduate Student Deadlines

Financial Aid: Monday, February 15, 2021

If you are a M.A. or M.F.A. student and are interested in applying, the application can be found here. (If you were already awarded financial aid, consult your letter for the terms of your appointment; in most cases, you need not reapply.) If you have already filled out financial aid forms for Fall 2020, and would like to roll over the same forms, please email Janine Wilks.

Foreign Language Exam: Friday, March 5, 2021

M.A. Literature, M.A. Language & Linguistics, and Ph.D. programs have foreign language exam requirements. The exam will be given Friday, March 5th. The basic exam is one hour and the advanced is two hours. If you wish to take the exam this semester, please email Janine Wilks before February 15th with the desired language and difficulty. Remember that you must bring your own dictionary to the exam. 

Preregistration Period: April 5-9, 2021

Preregistration instructions will be emailed to you at the beginning of this period. In the meantime, you may consult the list of graduate courses offered this spring posted on Course Search. As you think ahead, remember that you will need your adviser’s approval before preregistering; if you are requesting a writing workshop outside of your field you’ll need the instructor’s signature as well. Also due at preregistration are master’s paper and Independent study proposals.

Intent-to-Graduate For May Graduation: Monday, April 19, 2021

If you are planning to complete your degree requirements by May 2021, you must file an Intent-to-Graduate form with the Graduate School.  If you will not be graduating in December, please note that this form needs to be submitted at the beginning of your last semester at UNH.

Intent-to-Graduate Instructions 


Monday, April 19
 – LAST DAY for Ph.D. dissertation defense 
Monday, April 19 – LAST DAY to have a Thesis/Dissertation reviewed for formatting by the Graduate School 
Monday, May 10 – LAST DAY for presenting final copies of Ph.D. dissertation or master’s thesis to the Graduate School

As always, we encourage you to visit the Graduate School website for more information during the semester.