- Fall 2016: Monday, September 19, 2016
- Winter 2017: Monday, January 9, 2017
- Spring 2017: Friday, February 17, 2017
Every semester, graduate students must be registered in a course, or in GS 700, or must have an approved educational leave. Registration in GS 700 is restricted to graduate students who have completed all the coursework but need additional time to complete their thesis or project. If a student wishes to take a semester off before resuming coursework, she or he must take a Planned Educational Leave, not GS 700. The purpose of this restriction is to keep students on track to completion within the required seven-year period.