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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. 

  • August 28, 2019 - MSU Fall 2019 Semester Begins 
  • September 4, 2019 — VIPP Fall 2019 Semester Begins
  • October 21, 2019 — VIPP Half-semester Courses Begin
  • December 4, 2019 — MSU & VIPP Fall Semester Ends
  • January 6, 2020 — MSU Spring 2020 Semester Begins
  • January 13, 2020 — VIPP Spring 2020 Semester Begins
  • March 2 - 6, 2020 — MSU Spring Break (No MSU & VIPP classes) 
  • March 9, 2020 — VIPP Half-semester Courses Begin
  • April 6-10, 2020 — VIPP Spring Break (No VIPP classes) 
  • April 24, 2020— Last day of classes for MSU & VIPP
  • May 11, 2020— MSU & VIPP Summer Session 1 Begins
  • June 26, 2020 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 1 Ends
  • June 29, 2020 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 2 Begins
  • August 14, 2020 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 2 Ends
  • September 2, 2020 - MSU Fall 2020 Semester Begins 
  • September 9, 2020 — VIPP Fall 2020 Semester Begins
  • October 21, 2020 — VIPP Half-semester Courses Begin
  • December 11, 2020 — MSU & VIPP Fall Semester Ends
  • January 11, 2021 — MSU Spring 2020 Semester Begins
  • January 18, 2021  — VIPP Spring 2020 Semester Begins
  • March 8 - 12, 2021  — MSU Spring Break (No MSU & VIPP classes) 
  • March 15, 2021  — VIPP Half-semester Courses Begin
  • April 5-9, 2021  — VIPP Spring Break (No VIPP classes) 
  • April 30, 2021 — Last day of classes for MSU & VIPP

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. 

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

2020 Spring I starting January 13, 2020 - Application due by Oct 15, 2019 

2020 Spring II starting March 9, 2020 - Application due by Dec 10, 2019

2020 Summer I starting May 11, 2020 - Application due by Feb 12, 2020 

2020 Summer II starting June 29, 2020 - Application due by March 30, 2020 

2020 Fall I starting September 2, 2020 - Application due by June 7, 2020

2020 Fall II starting October 21, 2020 - Application due by July 24, 2020

2021 Spring I starting January 11, 2021 - Application due by Oct 15, 2020

2021 Spring II starting March 3, 2021 - Application due by Dec 10, 2020