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Fall 2015 Academic Calendar

Any calendar is subject to change when it is determined to be in the best interest of the University to do so.

REGISTRATION 

Advance Registration

Mar. 30-Apr. 24

Continuing Registration and Add/Drop

Apr. 25-Aug. 23

Last Day to Register Before Classes Begin

Aug. 23

CLASSES BEGIN

Aug. 24

First Day for Late Registration Fee of $20.00

Aug. 24

Final Day to Register

Aug. 28

Advance Registration for Next Term(s) Begins

Oct. 26
Final Day of Full Term Fall Casses
Dec. 11

Final Day of December Intersession part of fall term Classes

Jan. 15
FINAL EXAMINATIONS
Final Exam Preparation PeriodDec. 7-13
Final ExaminationsDec. 14-18
Final Grades DueDec. 22

ADD/DROP (changes in schedule, retaining at least one course)

100% Reduction of Charges on Dropped Courses

Aug. 24-Sept. 4*

No Reduction of Charges on Dropped Courses after this date

Sept. 4*

No Record of Grade on Dropped Courses

Aug. 24-Sept. 4

Final Day to Add a Class

Aug. 28

Automatic Grade of W for Dropped Course(s) for Graduate students

Sept. 8-Oct. 2

Grade of W or F for Dropped Course(s) for Graduate students

Oct. 5-30

Automatic Grade of W for Dropped Course(s) for Undergraduate students

Sept. 8-Oct.30

Petition to College Dean to Drop Course(s) (Instructor’s Signature and Grade of W or F Required)

Nov. 2-Dec. 11

COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL (dropping all courses for a semester)

Cancellation Deadline (no record of grade on transcript)

Aug. 23

100% Reduction of Charges on Complete Withdrawals

Aug. 24-Sept. 4*

No Reduction of Charges on Complete Withdrawals after this date

Sept. 4

Automatic Grade of W on Complete Withdrawal for Graduate students

Aug. 24-Oct. 2

Grade of W or F on Complete Withdrawals for Graduate students (to be assigned by instructor)

Oct. 5-Dec. 11

Automatic Grade of W on Complete Withdrawal for Undergraduate students

Aug. 24-Oct. 30

Grade of W or F on Complete Withdrawal for Undergraduate students (to be assigned by instructor)

Nov. 2-Dec. 11
AUDIT

Final Day to Change from Audit to Credit for Undergraduate students

Sept. 4

Final Day to Change from Credit to Audit for Undergraduate students

Sept. 4

Final Day to Change from Audit to Credit for Graduate students

Sept. 4

Final Day to Change from Credit to Audit for Graduate students

Oct. 30
GRADUATION AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS

Final Day to File as a Candidate for Master's Degree

First Monday in April
Final Day to Apply for General ExamSept. 4

Final Day to Submit Graduation Application

Oct. 1

Final Day to Request Authority for Dissertation Defense

Nov. 25

Final Day to Request Authority for Thesis Defense

Dec. 4

Final Day for Oral Defense of Dissertation

Dec. 11

Final Day for Thesis Defense

Dec. 11

Final Day for Non-Thesis Exam

Dec. 11
Final Day to Complete General ExamDec. 11

Final Day to Complete Work Needed for Graduation

Dec. 18

Final Day to Deposit Dissertation in Library

Dec. 18

Final Day to Deposit Thesis in Library

Dec. 18

Final Day to Submit Work Needed (e.g. transfer work) for Graduation to Admissions & Records

Jan. 12
HOLIDAYS AND VACATION DAYS

Labor Day Holiday

Sept. 7

Thanksgiving Vacation

Nov. 25-29
*College of Liberal Studies students have the first week of every 8-week session to drop courses with 100% refund.
DECEMBER INTERSESSION
December Intersession part of term classes beginDec. 21
Final Day of Classes December Intersession part of termJan. 15