Graduate Student Deadlines

Financial Aid: Friday, February 14th, 2020

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 2019, and would like to roll over the same forms, please email Janine Wilks.

Foreign Language Exam: Friday, March 6th, 2020

M.A. Literature, M.A. Language & Linguistics, and Ph.D. programs have foreign language exam requirements. The exam will be given Friday, March 6th. 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 14th with the desired language and difficulty. Remember that you must bring your own dictionary to the exam. 

Preregistration Period: April 6-10, 2020 tentative

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 20th, 2020

If you are planning to complete your degree requirements by May 2020, 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 20 – LAST DAY for Ph.D. dissertation defense (May Graduation)

Monday, April 20 – LAST DAY to have a Thesis/Dissertation reviewed for formatting by the Graduate School (May graduation)

Monday, May 4 – LAST DAY for presenting final copies of Ph.D. dissertation or master’s thesis to the Graduate School for binding (May graduation)

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