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Fall 2013 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

April 1-26

Continuing Registration and Add/Drop

April 30-Aug. 16

Last Day to Register Before Classes Begin

Aug. 16

CLASSES BEGIN

Aug. 19

First Day for Late Registration Fee of $20.00

Aug. 19

Final Day to Register

Aug. 23

Advance Registration for Next Term(s) Begins

Oct. 28

Final Day of Classes

Jan. 10*

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

 

100% Reduction of Charges on Dropped Courses

Aug. 19-30**

No Reduction of Charges on Dropped Courses after this date

Aug. 30**

No Record of Grade on Dropped Courses

Aug. 19-30

Final Day to Add a Class

Aug. 23

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

Sept. 3-27

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

Sept. 30-Dec. 6

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

Sept. 3-Oct. 25

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

Oct. 28-Dec. 6

COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL (dropping all courses for a semester)

 

Cancellation Deadline (no record of grade on transcript)

Aug. 16

100% Reduction of Charges on Complete Withdrawals

Aug. 19-30**

No Reduction of Charges on Complete Withdrawals after this date

Aug. 30

Automatic Grade of W on Complete Withdrawal for Graduate students

Aug. 19-Sept. 27

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

Sept. 30-Dec. 6

Automatic Grade of W on Complete Withdrawal for Undergraduate students

Aug. 19-Oct. 25

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

Oct. 28-Dec. 6

AUDIT 

Final Day to Change from Audit to Credit for Undergraduate students

Aug. 30

Final Day to Change from Credit to Audit for Undergraduate students

Aug. 30

Final Day to Change from Audit to Credit for Graduate students

Aug. 30

Final Day to Change from Credit to Audit for Graduate students

Oct. 25

FINAL EXAMINATIONS

 

Final Exam Preparation Period

Dec. 2-8

Final Examinations

Dec.9-13

Final Grades Due

Dec. 17

GRADUATION AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS 

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

First Monday in April

Final Day to File Graduation Application

Oct. 1

Final Day to Request Authority for Dissertation Defense

Nov. 19

Final Day to Request Authority for Thesis Defense

Nov. 29

Final Day for Oral Defense of Dissertation

Dec. 6

Final Day for Thesis Defense

Dec. 6

Final Day to Complete Doctoral General Examination Dec. 6

Final Day for Comprehensive Exam

Dec. 6

Final Day to Complete Work Needed for Graduation

Dec. 13

Final Day to Deposit Dissertation in Library

Dec. 13

Final Day to Deposit Thesis in Library

Dec. 13

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

Jan. 10

HOLIDAYS AND VACATION DAYS 

Labor Day Holiday

Sept. 2

Thanksgiving Vacation

Nov. 27-Dec. 1

BURSAR AND FINANCIAL AID DEADLINES 
Financial Aid Recommended Missing Info Deadline 
Financial Aid Enrollment Confirmation Date 
Early DisbursementAug. 12
First Billing StatementSept. 1
First Payment Deadline without accruing service chargeSept. 21
$50 end-of-semester late penalty assessed after this dateDec. 21

*This reflects the end of December Intersession part of fall term. Final day of classes for all other fall parts of term is December 6.

**College of Liberal Studies students have the first week of every 8-week session to drop courses with 100% refund.