Spring Deadlines & Graduation
January 19: First class day.
January 22: 4th class day. Last day students may late register online ($25 late fee). Tuition and fee payments due by 5pm. Students must confirm their registration to avoid cancellation.
January 25th: 5th class day. Students can only late register within THE DEPARTMENT OFFERING THE COURSE ($50 late fee).
February 3rd: 12th class day. Last day to delete drop (full refund) or add a course through the department offering the course. All registration changes should be completed by this day.
February 4th: 13th class day. Late registration fee now $200 (MUST PAY SAME DAY). Dean’s approval needed to late register. Late registration forms and petitions must be emailed to GradStudentSvcs@austin.utexas.edu for processing.
February 15th: 20th class day. Last day to Q-drop a course without the instructor’s approval (no refund). Q/F period begins Feb 16th. Last day to Withdraw from the Semester with a partial refund.
April 16th: Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
April 23rd: Last day a doctoral candidate may hold a dissertation defense for spring 2021.
April 26th: Last day to change a course’s grading status. Last day to switch research or conference course hours to dissertation hours for students who have advanced to candidacy. Hard deadline. NOT affected by changes to undergraduate student deadlines.
May 7th: Last class day. Last day to Q/F drop a course (no refund, instructor approval required, NOT affected by undergraduate deadline changes). Last day to withdraw from the spring semester. Spring graduates must complete and submit all requirements by 3:00 pm to graduate. (See “Deadlines and Submission Instructions for Graduation” https://gradschool.utexas.edu/academics/graduation/deadlines-and-submission-instructions )
More information on Academic & Registration Policies:
Complete Academic Calendar:
For more information on policies, see the most recent Graduate Catalog.
If you expect to complete your degree this semester, file to graduate by submitting the Master’s Graduation Application form online or the Doctoral Graduation Application form.