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 2021

April 19 - April 30 Registration for continuing and readmitted students.
June 9 - July 21 Registration for new, continuing and readmitted students.
July 27 Fee bills electronically distributed. Students notified by email.
August 20 - 24 Registration for all students who have not yet registered.
Beginning Aug. 23, late registration for all students. $25 late fee in effect.
Payment due 5 p.m., Aug. 30
Add/drop for students who have registered and paid. Add bills due on Sept. 10 by 5 p.m.
August 20 Deadline for graduate students to be registered in absentia in the fall.
August 25 First class day.
August 25 -  30 Late registration for all students. $25 late fee in effect.
(Note: Late fee increases to $50 on Aug. 31 and $200 on Sept. 13)
Add/drops for registered and paid students. Add bills due on Sept.10 by 5 p.m.
August 25 - September 10
(First 12 class days)
Delete drop period.
Classes added, dropped and grade status changed online from Aug. 25 - Aug. 30
Classes added, dropped and grade status changed in the department offering the course from Aug. 31 - Sept. 10
August 30 Tuition and fee payment due by 5 p.m. Students with zero bills must confirm their registration via the Web to prevent cancellation.
September 10 The Twelfth Class Day. Last day to add/drop a course with a refund,
Payment for added classes due by 5 p.m.
September 13 - 22 Q drop period. Courses may be dropped without academic penalty.
Approval of the Graduate Adviser and Graduate Dean required.
September 23 - December 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.
November 12 Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
November 19 Last day a doctoral candidate may hold a dissertation defense for fall 2021.
November 22 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.
December 3 Last day to submit final paperwork to the Graduate School for graduation.
December 6 Last class day. This is the last day to drop a class or withdraw from the fall semester.