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MFA Semester Calendar

MFA Calendar 2019-2020 Academic Year

January/Spring 2020 Semester
December 28, 2019 Opening day of January residency session for students and faculty.
January 2, 2020 (noon) Last day for partial tuition refund (50%).
January 6 January residency ends.
February 3 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 2020 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 2020
February 24 Second creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
March 16 Third creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
April 6 Fourth creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
April 13-April 17 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 27 Fifth creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
May 14 Final assessment and grades due.
May 14* Deadline for full payment of Summer/Fall 2020 tuition *This is an approximate deadline.
May 21 Deadline for full tuition refund.
May 28-June 6 June 2020 Residency (Faculty arrive May 27).
June 8-August 10 Summer Break
Summer/Fall 2019 Semester
May 30-June 8 June 2019 residency (Faculty arrive on May 29)
June 4 at noon Deadline for partial tuition refund (50%).
June 10-August 13 Summer Break
August 19 First creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
September 9 Second creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
September 30 Third creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
October 1 Deadline for new student application: January residency/Spring semester
October 1 Partial tuition payment of $250 deadline for returning students (nonrefundable) to be applied toward January/Spring 2020 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 1 Deadline to request a Leave of Absence for January/Spring 2020. Any request made after this deadline is subject to late fee.
October 21 Fourth creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
November 11 Fifth creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
November 11-15 Course Registration
November 21 Receipt of January residency workshop manuscript in the MFA office.
December 5 Deadline to Apply for May 2020 Graduation
December 8 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 11* Deadline for full tuition payment for January/Spring 2020.
December 12 Final assessment and grades due.
December 18 (noon) Deadline for full tuition refund.
December 18-December 28 Christmas Break MFA Office closed.
Converse College offices will be closed Thursday, December 19 through January 1. Offices will reopen January 2 at 8:30 am.
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