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.
|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).|