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.

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.

 

Summer 2021

April 19 - April 30 Registration for continuing and readmitted students.
May 4 Fee bills electronically distributed. Students notified by email.
May 25 - May 27 Continued registration for continuing and readmitted students.
Add/Drops for students who have paid.
June 1 - 2 Registration for all students (For all summer sessions)
Add/Drops for students who have paid.
June 4 Tuition and fee payment due by 5 p.m. Students with zero bills must confirm their registration via the Web to prevent cancellation.
July 9 Registration for students enrolling for second session only. Tuition and fees must be paid or zero bills confirmed by 5 p.m. on July 13.
July 12 Last day for new doctoral candidates to change registration in research hours to dissertation hours.
July 30 Last day to apply for a graduate degree. Last day a doctoral candidate may hold a dissertation defense for summer 2021.

 

First Session - June 3 - July 8

June 3 - 4 Web Add/Drops, $25 Late Registration Fee.
June 7 - 8 Departmental Add/Drops, $50 Late Registration Fee.
June 8 Last day to add a class or drop with a refund. Add bills due by 5 p.m.
June 9 - 16 Automatic Q-drop; no refund or academic penalty.
June 23 Last day to change grade status to or from CR/NC.
July 8 Last class day. Last day to drop first session courses.
August 13 Last day to withdraw.

 

Nine Week Session - June 3 - July 27

June 3 - 4 Web Add/Drops; $25 Late Registration Fee.
June 7 - 8 Departmental Add/Drops, $50 Late Registration Fee.
June 8 Last day to add a class or drop with a refund. Add bills due by 5 p.m.
June 9 - 16 Automatic Q-drop; no refund or academic penalty.
June 23 Last day to change grade status to or from CR/NC.
July 27 Last class day. Last day to drop nine-week session courses.
August 13 Last day to withdraw.

 

Whole (Twelve Week) Session - June 3 - August 13

June 3 - 4 Web Add/Drops; $25 Late Registration Fee.
June 7 - 8 Departmental Add/Drops, $50 Late Registration Fee.
June 8 Last day to add a class or drop with a refund. Add bills due by 5 p.m.
June 9 - 16 Automatic Q-drop; no refund or academic penalty.
June 23 Last day to change grade status to or from CR/NC.
August 13 Last class day. Last day to withdraw or drop whole session courses.

 

Second Session - July 12 - August 13

July 12 - 13 Web Add/Drops; $25 Late Registration Fee.
July 14 - 15 Departmental Add/Drops, $50 Late Registration Fee.
July 15 Last day to add a class or drop with a refund. Add bills due by 5 p.m.
July 16 - 23 Automatic Q-drop; no refund or academic penalty.
July 30 Last day to change grade status in second-session course.
August 13 Last class day. Last day to withdraw or drop second session courses.