Graduate Liberal Studies Program

Past Final Project Calendar and Deadlines

The semester and dates listed below are the deadlines for past Final Project calendars. Each calendar is divided by semester and listed by the most recent past calendar first.

Spring 2018 Final Project Deadlines

  • Spring 2018 MALS Final Project Workshop
    Friday, November 17, 2017 in Randall Library 2005, 4-6pm. Please click the link to view the video of this workshop.
  • New - Students completing their final project in Spring 2018 must advise the GLS Program Assistant (gentryrc AT uncw DOT edu) and the GLS Assistant Director (hudsona AT uncw DOT edu) the names of their committee.
    Monday, January 8, 2018 (First day of classes)
  • Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to final project directors for Spring 2018 graduates
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to GLS Program Director for Spring 2018 graduates
    Thursday, February 1, 2018
  • Due date for submission of first draft of GLS 598 final projects to final project directors for Spring 2018 graduates
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Students/directors ensure that formatting of the Spring 2018 final project review copies meet the formatting requirements of the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual.
    Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • Last day for submission of the Spring 2018 final project review copy (includes title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Director
    Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Spring 2018 graduates
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (Last day of classes)
  • Last day for submission, by the project director and reader, of the Spring 2018 MALS Assessment Form to the GLS Director.
    Thursday, May 3, 2018

Fall 2017 Final Project Deadlines

  • Fall 2017 MALS Final Project Workshop
    Thursday, April 20, 2017 in Randall Library 2005, 6-8pm. Please click the link to view the video of this workshop.
  • Students completing their final project in Spring 2017 must advise the GLS Program Assistant (gentryrc AT uncw DOT edu), GLS Program Director (turrisi AT uncw DOT edu), and the GLS Assistant Director (hudsona AT uncw DOT edu) the names of their committee.
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (first day of classes)
  • Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to final project directors for Fall 2017 graduates
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
  • Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals with signed proposal form to GLS Program Director for Fall 2017 graduates
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • Submit drafts and work with committee members
    September 2017
  • Due date for submission of full draft of GLS 598 final projects to final project directors for Fall 2017 graduates
    Monday, October 2, 2017
  • Final editing in consultation with committee members
    October 2017
  • Students/directors ensure that formatting of the Fall 2017 final project review copies meet the formatting requirements of the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual.
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Last day for submission of the Fall 2017 final project review copy (includes title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Director
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Fall 2017 graduates
    Friday, December 1, 2017 (Reading Day)
  • Last day for submission, by the project director and reader, of the Fall 2017 MALS Assessment Form to the GLS Director.
    Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Spring 2017 Final Project Deadlines

  • Spring 2017 MALS Final Project Workshop
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Randall Library 2005, 6-8pm
  • New - Students completing their final project in Spring 2017 must advise the GLS Program Assistant (gentryrc AT uncw DOT edu) and the GLS Assistant Director (hudsona AT uncw DOT edu) the names of their committee.
    Monday, January 9, 2017 (first day of classes)
  • Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to final project directors for Spring 2017 graduates
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017
  • Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to GLS Program Director for Spring 2017 graduates
    Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  • Due date for submission of first draft of GLS 598 final projects to final project directors for Spring 2017 graduates
    Monday, March 13, 2017
  • Students/directors ensure that formatting of the Spring 2017 final project review copies meet the formatting requirements of the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual.
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017
  • Last day for submission of the Spring 2017 final project review copy (includes title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Director
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  • Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Spring 2017 graduates
    Thursday, April 27, 2017
  • Last day for submission, by the project director and reader, of the Spring 2017 MALS Assessment Form to the GLS Director.
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Fall 2016 Final Project Deadlines

  • Fall 2016 MALS Final Project Workshop
    Time and Place: TBA, probably April 2016
  • New - Students completing their final project in Fall 2016 must advise GLS Program Assistant (gentryrc AT uncw DOT edu) or GLS Assistant Director (hudsona AT uncw DOT edu) the names of their committee.
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 (first day of classes)
  • Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to final project directors for Fall 2016 graduates
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016
  • Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to GLS Program Director for Fall 2016 graduates
    Wednesday, September 7, 2016
  • Due date for submission of first draft of GLS 598 final projects to final project directors for Fall 2016 graduates
    Monday, October 3, 2016
  • New - Students/directors ensure that formatting of the Fall 2016 final project review copies meet the formatting requirements of the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual.
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016
  • Last day for submission of the Fall 2016 final project review copy (includes title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Director
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016
  • Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Fall 2016 graduates
    Thursday, December 1, 2016 (Reading Day)
  • Last day for submission, by the project director and reader, of the Fall 2016 MALS Assessment Form to the GLS Director.
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Summer 2016 Final Project Deadlines

GLS 598, Final Project in Liberal Studies, will not be offered in the summer sessions. Past experience has shown that timely completion of a final project is problematic if the process is started in a summer session.

Continuation of past work during the summer will, however, be permitted if your degree audit shows an "S" (satisfactory progress) for GLS 598 and you have completed and submitted a signed and approved project proposal in a past semester.

To do so, you must seek approval for summer work from both your project committee and the GLS Program Director. Approval from your project committee is especially important as many committee members may not be available (or even in town) during the summer.

Once these approvals have been obtained and registration has opened for Summer II for you, use the appropriate GLS 600 form found on the Graduate School's "Graduate Student Registration Forms" web page. There are two GLS 600 forms, one for 3 and less usages of GLS 600 and one for 4 or more usages. The form for "3 or less" should be automatically submitted to the Graduate School Office when you click on "Done."

GLS 600 Notes:

  1. The "3 or less" form may not be available when registration for the semester/session of interest is closed. If your system has problems sending the form, contact 910.962.7303 for assistance.
  2. The forms may permit you to register for GLS 600 in the summer I session. Do not register in summer I; all summer work on GLS final projects using GLS 600 should be done with a registration in summer II.
  3. GLS 600 cannot be used unless all coursework required by the MALS degree has been completed.

Check the schedule below for Summer II final project deadlines.

  • Students completing their final project in Summer 2016 must advise GLS Program Assistant (gentryrc AT uncw DOT edu) or GLS Assistant Director (hudsona AT uncw DOT edu) the names of their committee.
    Monday, May 16, 2016
  • Students/director ensure that formatting of the Summer 2016 final project review copy meets the formatting requirements of the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual.
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016
  • Last day for submission of the Summer 2016 final project review copy of the final project (includes title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Director
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016
  • Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Summer 2016 graduates
    Thursday, July 21, 2016 (Final Exam Day)
  • Last day for submission, by the project director and reader, of the Summer 2016 GLS Assessment Forms to the GLS Director
    Monday, July 25, 2016

Spring 2016 Final Project Deadlines

  • Spring 2016 MALS Final Project Workshop
    Time and Place: Monday, 6 - 8 pm, November 16 in Randall Library, Room 2005
  • New - Students completing their final project in Spring 2016 must advise GLS Program Assistant (gentryrc AT uncw DOT edu) or GLS Assistant Director (hudsona AT uncw DOT edu) the names of their committee.
    Monday, January 11, 2016 (first day of classes)
  • Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to final project directors for Spring 2016 graduates
    Wednesday, January 27, 2016
  • Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to GLS Program Director for Spring 2016 graduates
    Wednesday, February 3, 2016
  • Due date for submission of first draft of GLS 598 final projects to final project directors for Spring 2016 graduates
    Friday, March 11, 2016
  • Students/directors ensure that formatting of the Spring 2016 final project review copies meet the formatting requirements of the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual.
    Wednesday, March 30, 2016
  • Last day for submission of the Spring 2016 final project review copy (includes title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Director
    Wednesday, April 6, 2016
  • Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Spring 2016 graduates
    Thursday, April 28, 2016
  • Last day for submission, by the project director and reader, of the Spring 2016 MALS Assessment Form to the GLS Director.
    Monday, May 2, 2016

Fall 2015 Final Project Deadlines

  • Fall 2015 MALS Final Project Workshop
    Time and Place: TBA, probably April 2015
  • New - Students completing their final project in Fall 2015 must advise GLS Program Assistant (gentryrc AT uncw DOT edu) or GLS Assistant Director (hudsona AT uncw DOT edu) the names of their committee.
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 (first day of classes)
  • Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to final project directors for Fall 2015 graduates
    Wednesday, September 2, 2015
  • Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to GLS Program Director for Fall 2015 graduates
    Wednesday, September 9, 2015
  • Due date for submission of first draft of GLS 598 final projects to final project directors for Fall 2015 graduates
    Monday, October 5, 2015
  • New - Students/directors ensure that formatting of the Fall 2015 final project review copies meet the formatting requirements of the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual.
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015
  • Last day for submission of the Fall 2014 final project review copy (includes title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Director
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015
  • Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Fall 2015 graduates
    Thursday, December 3, 2015 (Reading Day)
  • Last day for submission, by the project director and reader, of the Fall 2014 MALS Assessment Form to the GLS Director.
    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Last Updated: April 24, 2018