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Capstone Deadline Dates

Deadlines for each part of the Spring 2021 Capstone are listed below and are available in both the Capstone syllabus and student handbook

Realizing that the transition to distance learning and disruption to everyday schedules has touched us all, the Center for European Studies is extending flexibility and understanding to all students currently enrolled in the EUS Capstone course. 

  • You and your advisor are best equipped to judge whether you need to update your meeting schedule or need to retool your due dates for drafts. We ask that you communicate any changes to your schedule of draft submission and/or meetings.
  • Students should still aim to have weekly meetings with their capstone advisor via phone, Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, or any other medium agreed upon by both advisor and student.
  • Students are still required to meet requirements regarding capstone paper length, final paper due date, final presentation, and deadlines for turning in relevant Capstone forms. Please see the schedule of deadlines below.
  • Final presentations will still take place during the last week of classes via Zoom. Please contact CES if you anticipate having any connectivity and/or technology issues. We will do our best to accommodate everyone. 

Any student considering dropping a course or changing a course to Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit is recommended to consult with an academic advisor, graduate coordinator, athletics advisor, and/or financial aid advisor to understand the implications.

Implications include (but are not limited to):

  • time to completion;
  • honors and other awards;
  • financial aid, scholarships, and fellowships;
  • Veterans’ benefits;
  • professional certification e.g. CPAs;
  • degree accreditation requirements e.g. engineering;
  • visa status;
  • on-campus employment eligibility (undergraduates must maintain a 2.0 GPA and graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for on-campus employment);
  • graduate/professional school applications; and
  • athletic eligibility.

Semester before

Student should be reading and taking notes for his or her Capstone topic; make initial contact with potential supervisor.

September 3, 2021 

No application forms will be accepted after 3:00 p.m. on January 28th, the 8th class day. Students who have not submitted a completed and approved Proposal Form to the Center will not be able to register for the Capstone that semester. 

On or Before
September 3, 2021 

Planned schedule of meetings with advisor must be turned into the Center in writing by your advisor if different than default (one hour per week).

All semester

The student is responsible for working independently and meeting with advisor according to the predetermined schedule.

By October 1, 2021

Confirm name of the second reader and send information to CES Capstone Coordinator.

October 1, 2021

Faculty Record Form #1 must be submitted to the Center (MEZ 3.304) by this date.

November 1, 2021

Turn in a complete first draft to your advisor.

November 23, 2021

Turn in fully revised draft to both readers.

December 6, 2021

Turn in a copy of your final paper to your advisor and a copy to your second reader. Also turn in one copy of your final paper along with your Faculty Record Form #2 to the Center. (Mezes 3.304) All papers must be turned in by 5:00 p.m. on this day.

Last Week of Classes

(November 29 - December 6, 2021)

European Studies Capstone Presentations. Attendance is required and students must attend all presentations. Students present their research and conclusions to other European Studies students, CES faculty, and friends. Presentations will be conducted virtually via Zoom.



  • Center for European Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
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    Austin, Texas 78712