Key Dates

Key dates for graduate students are listed below. Defer to the Academic Calendar and Course Schedule produced by the Office of the Registrar for official registration and payment deadline information.

Spring 2016

Oct. 26 - Nov 6 Registration for continuing and readmitted students.
Nov. 10 Fee bills electronically distributed. Students notified by email.
Jan. 11 Add/drop for students who have registered and paid.
Jan. 12 Registration for new and readmitted students who have not yet registered.

Payment is due by 5 p.m. Jan. 22.
Jan. 13 Registration for continuing students who have not yet registered.

Payment due at 5 p.m. Jan. 22.
Jan. 14 - 15 Add/drops for registered and paid students. Registration for all students who have not yet registered.

Payment due at 5 p.m. Jan. 22.
Jan. 19 First class day.
Jan. 19 - 22

 
Late registration for all students. $25 late fee in effect. Payment due by 5 p.m. Jan. 22.

Add/drops for registered and paid students. Add bills due by 5 p.m. Feb. 3.
Jan. 19 - Feb. 3

First 12 class days
Delete drop period.

Classes added, dropped, and grade status changed online from Jan. 19 - 22.

Classes added, dropped, and grade status changed in the department offering the course from Jan. 25 - Feb. 3.  
Jan. 22 Tuition and fee payment due by 5 p.m. Students with zero bills must confirm their registration via the web to prevent cancellation.
Jan. 25 - Feb. 3 Late registration for all students in the department. $50 late fee in effect.

Payment due 5 p.m. Feb. 3
Feb. 3 The twelfth class day. Last day to add a course or drop a course with a refund.

Payment for added classes due 5 p.m.
Feb. 4 - Feb. 15 Q drop period. Courses may be dropped without academic penalty. Approval of the Graduate Adviser and Graduate Dean required.
Feb. 4 - May 6 Q/F drop period. Dropping a course requires the approval of the instructor, who must assign a "Q" or "F," the Graduate Adviser, and the Graduate Dean.
March 24 Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
March 28 Last day to change grade status to or from the credit/no credit basis.

Last day for new doctoral candidates to change registration to dissertation.
May 6 Last class day. This is the last day to drop a class or withdraw from the spring semester.

Last day to submit a master's report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation or treatise to the Graduate Dean.
May 21 Commencement (official graduation date).