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Program Dates and Application Deadlines

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. The VIPP academic year consists of a fall semester, a spring semester, and a summer semester. VIPP follows MSU's academic calendar but VIPP courses begin one week after the start of the MSU semester. 

VIPP Fall semesters generally begin in the first or second week of September and end the first week of December. VIPP Spring semesters generally begin in mid-January and end the last week of April. Ideally, participants should arrive at the beginning of MSU's Fall or Spring semester since most VIPP courses are a semester long. To accommodate visiting professionals who may arrive in the middle of the semester, we also offer half-semester long courses which normally begin mid-March or late October. 

  • January 8, 2018 — MSU Spring 2018 Semester Begins
  • January 16, 2018 — VIPP Spring 2018 Semester Begins
  • March 12, 2018 — VIPP Half-semester Courses Begin
  • April 27, 2018— Last day of classes for MSU & VIPP
  • May 14, 2018 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 1 Begins
  • June 28, 2018 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 1 Ends
  • July 2, 2018 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 2 Begins
  • August 17, 2018 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 2 Ends
  • August 29, 2018 - MSU Fall 2018 Semester Begins 
  • September 5, 2018 — VIPP Fall 2018 Semester Begins
  • October 22, 2018 — VIPP Half-semester Courses Begin
  • December 7, 2018 — MSU & VIPP Fall Semester Ends 
  • January 7, 2019 — MSU Spring 2019 Semester Begins
  • January 14, 2019 — VIPP Spring 2019 Semester Begins
  • March 11, 2019 — VIPP Half-semester Courses Begin
  • April 26, 2019— Last day of classes for MSU & VIPP
  • May 13, 2019— MSU & VIPP Summer Session 1 Begins
  • June 28, 2019 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 1 Ends
  • July 1, 2019 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 2 Begins
  • August 15, 2019 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 2 Ends

Participants can choose any one of six program starting dates but in order to start your program on time, all application should be submitted at least three months prior to each starting date. 

2018 Summer I starting May 14, 2018 - Application due by February 13, 2018

2018 Summer II starting July 2, 2018 - Application due by April 2, 2018

2018 Fall I starting September 5, 2018 - Application due by June 6, 2018

2018 Fall II starting October 22, 2018 - Application due by July 23, 2018

2019 Spring I starting January 14, 2019 - Application due by October 16, 2018

2019 Spring II starting March 11, 2019 - Application due by December 12, 2018 

2019 Summer I starting May 13,  2019 - Application due by February 14, 2019

2019 Summer II starting July 1, 2019 - Application due by April 1, 2019 

2019 Fall I starting September 4, 2019 - Application due by June 7, 2019

2019 Fall II starting October 23, 2019 - Application due by July 24, 2019

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