Graduate Student Deadlines

Foreign Language Exam: Friday, March 3, 2023

M.A. English Studies, M.A. Language & Linguistics, and Ph.D. programs have foreign language exam requirements. The exam will be given Friday, March 3rd. 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 3-7, 2023

Preregistration instructions will be emailed to you at the beginning of this period. 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 permission as well. Also due at preregistration are master’s paper and Independent study proposals.

Intent-to-Graduate For May Graduation: Monday, April 17, 2023

If you are planning to complete your degree requirements by May 2023, you must file an Intent-to-Graduate form with the Graduate School.  If you will not be graduating in May, please note that this form needs to be submitted at the beginning of your last semester at UNH.

Intent-to-Graduate Instructions 


Monday, April 17 
– LAST DAY for Ph.D. dissertation defense 
Monday, April 17 – LAST DAY to have a Thesis/Dissertation reviewed for formatting by the Graduate School 
Monday, May 8 – 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.

The interim Graduate Director, Professor Hackett, will hold office hours for graduate students Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-11 in Hamilton Smith, 349L.  You may also make an appointment by emailing