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.

 Fall 2023

April 3 - April 14Registration for continuing and readmitted students.
June 1 - July 21Registration for new, continuing and readmitted students.
July 25Fee bills electronically distributed. Students notified by email.
August 16 - 20Registration for all students who have not yet registered.  
Beginning Aug. 18, $25 late fee in effect for all students not registered.  
Payment due 5 p.m., Aug. 24  
Add/drop for students who have registered and paid. Add bills due on Sept. 6 by 5 p.m.
August 18Deadline for graduate students to be registered in absentia in the fall.
August 21First class day.
August 21 -  24Late registration for all students. $25 late fee in effect.  
(Note: Late fee increases to $50 on Aug. 25 and $200 on Sept. 7)  
Add/drops for registered and paid students. Add bills due on Sept. 6 by 5 p.m.
August 21 - September 6  
(First 12 class days)
Delete drop period.  
Classes added, dropped and grade status changed online from Aug. 21 - Aug. 24  
Classes added, dropped and grade status changed in the department offering the course from Aug. 25 - Sept. 6
August 24Tuition and fee payment due by 5 p.m. Students with zero bills must confirm their registration via the Web to prevent cancellation.
September 6The Twelfth Class Day. Last day to add/drop a course with a refund,  
Payment for added classes due by 5 p.m.
September 7 - 18Q drop period. Courses may be dropped without academic penalty.  
Approval of the Graduate Adviser and Graduate Dean required.
September 19 - December 4 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.
October 30-November 10Spring 2024 registration
November 10Last day to apply for a graduate degree.  
Last day for new doctoral candidates to change registration to dissertation.
November 17Last day a doctoral candidate may hold a dissertation defense for fall 2023.
November 20Last day to change grade status to or from the credit/ no credit basis.
December 1Last day to submit final paperwork to the Graduate School for graduation.
December 4Last class day. This is the last day to drop a class or withdraw from the fall semester.
December 11-15Spring 2024 registration for continuing and readmitted students.