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Dates & Deadlines


January 23, 2019

Updates to Autumn Quarter Start Date for International Students

The below is reposted from the e-mail sent by GEMS Director Julia Carlson on January 8, 2019: The official autumn quarter program start date issued for new international students on F-1 visas will be notated on the Form I-20 as the first day of instruction.  This differs from the past few years, where the official autumn…


December 31, 2018

Winter 2019- Convey Admissions Decisions

Please be advised the fifth day of instruction, Friday, January 11, is an important admission deadline for Winter Quarter.  The following actions should be taken in MGP no later than January 11: Submit admission petitions for any changes to Winter 2019 applications Defer – admitted for Winter 2019 deferring to a future quarter Early Entry*…


December 10, 2018

Planning for Autumn 2018 Graduation

Because many faculty and advisors take time off and travel during the holiday season, we ask departments to plan ahead to ensure a successful and timely graduation for students graduating in December. Grades are due from faculty on Tuesday, December 18, and the department should submit degree recommendations no later than December 19th. Students must have…


September 20, 2018

Autumn 2018 – Convey Admissions Decisions

Please be advised the fifth day of instruction, Tuesday, October 2nd, is an important admission deadline for Autumn Quarter.  The following actions should be taken in MGP no later than October 2nd: Submit admission petitions for any changes to Autumn 2018 applications Defer – admitted for Autumn 2018 deferring to a future quarter Early Entry*…


September 14, 2018

GEMS – Unsatisfactory Progress

Please note our new submission process for Low Scholarship / Unsatisfactory Progress. This is a temporary process while GEMS works with our technical team to integrate this process entirely into MyGradProgram. If you have already submitted documents for a particular student, please do not resubmit. To submit a probation status recommendation: 1. Access the Sharepoint…


July 24, 2018

Summer 2018 Graduation: Submit Candidacy & Degree Recommendations

These are reminders for you that will assist GEMS in providing a quick and successful graduation for your students for Summer Quarter 2018. Students must have completed all degree requirements on or before August 17, 2018. Before you recommend graduation in MyGrad (by August 22nd at 5 p.m.), please ensure the following steps have been completed:…


May 30, 2018

Summer 2018 – Convey Admissions Decisions Deadline

Summer quarter is right around the corner! Please be advised the fifth day of instruction, Friday, June 22, is an important admission deadline for Summer quarter (A-term, B-Term, and Full-Term).  The following actions should be taken in MGP no later than June 22: Submit admission petitions Defer – admitted for Summer 2018 deferring to a…


March 16, 2018

Spring 2018 – Convey Admissions Decisions Deadline

As you plan for Winter 2018 graduation, don’t forget that Spring quarter is right around the corner!  Please be advised that the fifth day of instruction is March 30th (please refer to our Dates & Deadlines calendar each quarter for the “Convey Admissions Decisions” deadlines). For our March 30th Spring 2018 deadline, please ensure that: Admissions petitions are submitted…


Planning for Winter Quarter 2018 Graduation

These are reminders for you that will assist GEMS in providing a quick and successful graduation for your students for Winter Quarter 2018. Students must have completed all degree requirements on or before March 16, 2018. Before you recommend graduation in MyGrad (by Wednesday, March 21st at 5 p.m.), please ensure the following steps have been completed:…


January 5, 2018

Winter 2018 – Convey Admissions Decisions Deadline

As you plan for the Winter holidays, please be advised that the fifth day of instruction is January 9th (please refer to our Dates & Deadlines calendar each quarter for the “Convey Admissions Decisions” deadlines). For our January 9th Winter 2018 deadline, please ensure that: Admissions petitions are submitted for deferrals or early entries Late applications for Winter 2018…



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