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MFA Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year

(including Summer/Fall 2017 and January/Spring 2018)

Summer/Fall 2017 Semester
June 1- June 10 June 2017 residency (Faculty arrive on May 31)
June 11-August 14 Summer Break
August 14 First creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
September 4 Second creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
September 25 Third creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
October 1 Deadline for new student application: January residency/Spring semester
October 2 Partial tuition payment of $250 deadline for returning students (nonrefundable) to be applied toward January/Spring 2018 tuition. The Converse Business Office will send a statement via my.converse.edu in November for the remaining tuition payment due in December. Returning students must make arrangements to meet this partial tuition deadline on time or risk being unable to enroll in courses the Winter/Spring semester.
October 2 Deadline to request a Leave of Absence for January/Spring 2018. Any request made after this deadline is subject to late fee.
October 16 Fourth creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
November 6 Fifth creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
November 13-17 Course Registration
November 21 Receipt of January residency workshop manuscript in the MFA office.
December 8 Deadline to Apply for May 2018 Graduation
December 11 Final assessment and grades due.
December 11 Deadline for full tuition payment for January/Spring 2018.
December 11 Expected deadline for contacting the residency hotel to make room and meal reservations for the January residency session. After this date, unreserved rooms blocked off for the MFA program may no longer be held and the negotiated residency rate may no longer be guaranteed. Be sure to contact the hotel no later than today if you plan on using a room and taking any meals at the residency hotel. Commuter students can purchase meals only.
December 18 (noon) Deadline for full tuition refund.
December 18-December 29 Christmas Break MFA Office closed.


January/Spring 2018 Semester
December 29 Opening day of January residency session for students and faculty.
January 2 (noon) Last day for partial (50%) tuition refund.
January 7 January residency ends at noon.
February 5 First creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
February 15 Deadline new student application: Summer residency/Fall semester
February 15 Suggested deadline for Financial Aid (FAFSA) application
February 15 Partial tuition payment of $250 deadline for returning students (nonrefundable) to be applied toward Summer/Fall 2018 tuition. Returning students must make arrangements to meet this deadline on time or risk being unable to enroll in courses the Summer/Fall semester. The Converse Business Office will send a statement via the my.converse.edu portal in April for the remaining tuition payment due in May.
February 15 Deadline to request a Leave of Absence for Summer/Fall 2018
February 26 Second creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
March 19 Third creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
April 9 Fourth creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
April 16-April 20 Course Registration
April 27 Receipt of June residency workshop manuscript in the MFA office
April 27 Receipt of residency housing form and payment for room and board in MFA office. Those students choosing to live off campus and purchase a campus meal plan need to make payment to the MFA office.
April 30 Fifth creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
May 14 Final assessment and grades due.
May 14 Deadline for full payment of Graduating Residency Fee for students completing the MFA program at the end of the June residency session.
May 14 Deadline for full payment of Summer/Fall 2018 tuition.
May 21 Deadline for full tuition refund.
May 31-June 9 June 2018 Residency (Faculty arrive May 30).
June 11-August 13 Summer Break