Key Dates

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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.

Fall 2020

April 27 - May 8 Registration for continuing and readmitted students.
June 10 - July 22 Registration for new, continuing, and readmitted students.
July 23 - 31 Extended registration for all students registered prior to July 23, to make changes to their fall schedule.
July 28 Fee bills electronically distributed. Students notified by email.
August 21 - 25 Registration for all graduate students who have not yet registered.
Beginning Aug. 24, $25 late fee in effect for all students not yet registered.
Tuition must be paid by 5 p.m. on August 31.
Add/drops for registered and paid students. Add bills due 5 p.m., Sept. 11.
August 21 Last day a graduate student may register in absentia for the fall.
August 26 First class day.
August 26 - 31 Late registratoin for all students. $25 late fee in effect.
Note: Late fee increases to $50 on Sept. 1 and $200 on Sept. 14.)
Add/drops for registered and paid students. Add bills due 5 p.m., Sept. 11
August 26 - September 11 Delete drop period.
Classes added, dropped, and grade status changed online from Aug. 26 - Aug. 31.
Classes added, dropped, and grade status changed in the department offering the course from Sept 1 - Sept 11.
August 31 (Fourth class day) Tuition and fee payment due by 5:00 p.m.
Students with zero bills must confirm their registration via the Web to prevent cancellation. 
September 7 Labor Day Holiday.
September 11 (12th Class Day) Last day to add/drop a course with a refund.
Payment for added classes due by 5 p.m.
September 14 - 23 Q drop period. Courses may be dropped without academic penalty. Approval of Graduate Advisor and Graduate Dean required.
September 24 - December 7 Q/F drop period. Dropping a course requires the approval of the instructor, who must assign a "Q" or "F," the Graduate Advisor and the Graduate Dean.
November 13 Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
November 20 Last day a doctoral candidate may hold a dissertation defense for the Fall 2020 semester.
November 23 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.
November 25 - 28 Thanksgiving Holiday.
November 30 - December 7 Classes continue remotely. Students should consult their course syllabus to determine how their instructor plans to use this period.
December 4 Last day to submit final paperwork to Graduate School for graduation.
December 7 Last class day.
This is the last day to drop a class or withdraw from the fall semester.
December 19 Official graduation date. (No public exercises).

 

Spring 2021

Nov. 2 - Nov. 13 Registration for continuing and readmitted students.
November 17 Fee bills electronically distributed. Students notified by email.
January 11 Registration for continuing and readmitted students who have not yet registered.
Add/drop for students who have registered and paid.
January 12 Registration for new and readmitted students who have not yet registered.
Tuition must be paid by 5 p.m. on January 22
Jan. 13 - 15 Registration for all graduate students who have not yet registered.
Add/drops for registered and paid students. Bills due 5 p.m., Jan. 22
January 19 First class day.
Jan. 19 - 22 Late registratoin for all students. $25 late fee in effect. Payment due 5 p.m., Jan. 22
Add/drops for registered and paid students. Add bills due 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.
January 22 Tuition and fee payment due by 5:00 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
February 3
(12th Class Day)
Last day to add/drop a course with a refund.
Payment for added classes due by 5 p.m.
Feb. 3 - 15 Q drop period. Courses may be dropped without academic penalty. Approval of Graduate Advisor and Graduate Dean required.
Feb. 16 - May 7 Q/F drop period. Dropping a course requires the approval of the instructor, who must assign a "Q" or "F," the Graduate Advisor and the Graduate Dean.
April 16 Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
April 23 Last day a doctoral candidate may hold a dissertation defense for the Spring 2021 semester.
April 26 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 7 Last class day.
This is the last day to drop a class or withdraw from the fall semester.
Last day to submit final paperwork to Graduate School for graduation.