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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. 

Spring 2022  

  • January 10, 2022 — MSU Spring 2022 Semester Begins
  • January 18, 2022  — VIPP Spring 2022 Semester Begins
  • March 7 - 11, 2022  — MSU Spring Break (No MSU & VIPP classes) 
  • March 14, 2022  — VIPP Half-semester Courses Begin
  • April 4-8, 2022  — VIPP Spring Break (No VIPP classes) 
  • April 29, 2022 — Last day of classes for MSU & VIPP

Summer 2022

  • May 16, 2022— MSU & VIPP Summer Session 1 Begins
  • June 30, 2022 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 1 Ends
  • July 5, 2022 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 2 Begins
  • August 18, 2022 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 2 Ends

Fall 2022 

  • August 31, 2022 — MSU Fall 2022 Semester Begins 
  • September 7, 2022 — VIPP Fall 2022 Classes Begin
  • October 24-25, 2022 — MSU & VIPP Break Days
  • October 26, 2022 — VIPP Half-semester Courses Begin
  • December 9, 2022 — MSU & VIPP Fall Semester Ends

Spring 2023  

  • January 9, 2023 — MSU Spring 2023 Semester Begins
  • January 17, 2023  — VIPP Spring 2023 Classes Begin
  • March 6 - 10, 2023  — MSU Spring Break (No MSU & VIPP classes) 
  • March 13, 2023  — VIPP Half-semester Courses Begin
  • March 29- April 6, 2023 (Tentative) — VIPP Spring Break (No VIPP classes) 
  • April 28, 2023 — Last day of classes for MSU & VIPP

Summer 2023

  • May 15, 2023— MSU & VIPP Summer Session 1 Begins
  • June 29, 2023 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 1 Ends
  • July 5, 2023 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 2 Begins
  • August 18, 2023 — MSU & VIPP Summer Session 2 Ends

Fall 2023 

  • August 28, 2023 — MSU Fall 2023 Semester Begins 
  • September 5, 2023 — VIPP Fall 2023 Classes Begin
  • October 23-24, 2023 — MSU & VIPP Break Days
  • October 25, 2023 — VIPP Half-semester Courses Begin
  • December 8, 2023 — MSU & VIPP Fall Semester 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. 

2022 Summer I starting May 16, 2022 - Application due by Feb 11, 2022

2022 Summer II starting June 30, 2022 - Application due by March 31, 2022

2022 Fall I starting August 31, 2022 - Application due by June 6, 2022

2022 Fall II starting October 26, 2022 - Application due by August 1, 2022

2023 Spring I starting January 9, 2023 - Application due by Oct 15, 2022