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MFA Semester Calendar

MFA Calendar 2020-2021 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.
Summer/Fall 2020 Semester
May 14, 2020 * Deadline for full payment of Summer/Fall 2020 tuition.
May 21, 2020 Deadline for full tuition refund.
May 28-June 6, 2020 June 2020 Residency (Faculty arrive May 27).
June 8, 2020 Financial Aid Disbursement
June 22, 2020 Financial Aid refunds mailed
June 7-August 10, 2020 Summer Break
August 17, 2020 First creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
September 7, 2020 Second creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
September 28, 2020 Third creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
October 1, 2020 Deadline for new student application: January residency/Spring semester
October 1, 2020 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, 2020 Deadline to request a Leave of Absence for January/Spring 2021. Any request made after this deadline is subject to late fee.
October 19, 2020 Fourth creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
November 9, 2020 Fifth creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
November 9-13, 2020 Course Registration
November 21, 2020 Receipt of January residency workshop manuscript in the MFA office.
December 4, 2020 Deadline to Apply for May 2021 Graduation
December 10, 2020 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 reserving a room at the residency hotel. Commuter students may purchase meals in the restaurant.
December 11, 2020 * Deadline for full tuition payment for January/Spring 2021.
December 14, 2020 Final assessment and grades due.
December 18, 2020 (noon) Deadline for full tuition refund.
December 18-28, 2020 Christmas Break MFA Office closed.
January/Spring 2021 Semester
December 31, 2020 Opening day of January residency session for students and faculty.
January 4, 2021 (noon) Last day for partial (50%) tuition refund.
Janaury 9, 2021 January residency ends.
January 11, 2021 Financial Aid Disbursement
January 25, 2021 Financial Aid refunds mailed
February 5, 2021 First creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
February 15, 2021 Deadline new student application: Summer residency/Fall semester
February 15, 2021 Suggested deadline for Financial Aid (FAFSA) application
February 15, 2021 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, 2021 Deadline to request a Leave of Absence for Summer/Fall 2021
February 26, 2021 Second creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
March 19, 2021 Third creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
April 9, 2021 Fourth creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
April 12-16, 2021 Course Registration
April 27, 2021 Receipt of June residency workshop manuscript in the MFA office
April 27, 2021 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, 2021 Fifth creative and critical writing packet due to faculty mentor.
May 14, 2021 Final assessment and grades due.
May 14, 2021 * Deadline for full payment of Summer/Fall 2021 tuition.
May 21, 2021 Deadline for full tuition refund.
May 27 - June 5, 2021 June 2021 Residency (Faculty arrive May 26).
June 7 - August 13, 2021 Summer Break
* This is an approximate deadline. Once the Business Office provides MFA program the finalized date it will be added to the calendar.

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