Timelines

SAC ScheduleScholastic Residence Timeline

SAC Schedule

NELC’s Student Affairs Committee meets each quarter on the third and the seventh Wednesday at 3:00 PM. Meeting dates and deadlines are listed below.

Autumn 2016 Deadline for student petitions

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (4 PM)
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (4 PM)

SAC meeting dates

  • Friday, October 14, 2016
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016

 

Winter 2017 Deadline for student petitions

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (4 PM)
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (4 PM)

SAC meeting dates

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017

 

Spring 2017 Deadline for student petitions

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017 (4 PM)
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (4 PM)

SAC meeting dates

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Humanities Division Graduate Student Council

Scholastic Residence Timeline

Year One

Begin taking language exams (French, German, or approved substitute); one must be high-passed before the start of Year Two.

Year One Review in spring quarter; copy of the review goes to the student.

In spring quarter, submit Form 18, identifying the topic for the MA thesis approved by at least one of the two faculty readers, no later than Friday of Week 10. This is a pre-requisite for registration in autumn quarter of Year Two.

Year Two

High-pass second language exam before the start of Year Three.

Submit Application for Degree form no later than Friday of the first week of the quarter in which you plan to receive your MA degree.

Submit two copies of the completed MA thesis to the NELC office by the first day of spring quarter.

Year Two Review in spring quarter; notification to the student by Week Five in spring quarter.

Year Three

Continue coursework; begin preparation for comprehensive exams; clear all incompletes and blanks.

Year Four

Take comprehensive exams before the end of Year Four (summer after Year Four is acceptable).

Submit Form 28, the written and approved list of examinations and examiners, to the NELC office by Week 10 of the quarter preceding that in which the exams will be taken. EXCEPTION: Students taking exams in the summer must submit their form by Week 5 of spring quarter so exams can be written before faculty leave for the summer.

Occasionally, students who take exams early will be ready to propose their dissertation topic during this year rather than in Year Five.