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Spring 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

Nov. 3-28

Continuing Registration and Add/Drop

Dec. 1-Jan. 9

Last Day to Register Before Classes Begin

Jan. 9

CLASSES BEGIN

Jan. 12

First Day for Late Registration Fee of $20.00

Jan. 12

Final Day to Register

Jan. 16

Advance Registration for Next Term(s) Begins

March 30

Final Day of Classes

May 1

FINAL EXAMINATIONS
Final Exam Preparation PeriodApril 27-May 3
Final ExaminationsMay 4-8
Final Grades DueMay 12

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

100% Reduction of Charges on Dropped Courses

Jan. 12-26**

No Reduction of Charges on Dropped Courses after this date

Jan. 26**

No Record of Grade on Dropped Courses

Jan. 12-26

Final Day to Add a Class

Jan. 16

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

Jan. 27-Feb. 20

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

Feb. 23-May 1

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

Jan. 27-March 27

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

March 30-May 1

COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL (dropping all courses for a semester)

Cancellation Deadline (no record of grade on transcript)

Jan. 11

100% Reduction of Charges on Complete Withdrawals

Jan. 12-26**

No Reduction of Charges on Complete Withdrawals after this date

Jan. 26

Automatic Grade of W on Complete Withdrawal for Graduate students

Jan. 12-Feb. 20

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

Feb. 23-May 1

Automatic Grade of W on Complete Withdrawal for Undergraduate students

Jan. 12-March 27

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

March 30-May 1

AUDIT

Final Day to Change from Audit to Credit for Undergraduate students

Jan. 23

Final Day to Change from Credit to Audit for Undergraduate students

Jan. 23

Final Day to Change from Audit to Credit for Graduate students

Jan. 23

Final Day to Change from Credit to Audit for Graduate students

March 27

GRADUATION AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS

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

First Monday in October

Final Day to Apply for General ExamJanuary 23

Final Day to File Graduation Application

March 3

Final Day to Request Authority for Dissertation Defense

April 17

Final Day to Request Authority for Thesis Defense

April 24

Final Day for Oral Defense of Dissertation

May 1

Final Day for Thesis Defense

May 1

Final Day for Non-Thesis Exam

May 1

Final Day to Complete General ExamMay 1

Final Day to Complete Work Needed for Graduation

May 8

Final Day to Deposit Dissertation in Library

May 8

Final Day to Deposit Thesis in Library

May 8

Commencement weekend

May 8-9

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

May 22

HOLIDAYS AND VACATION DAYS

Martin Luther King Day

Jan. 19

Spring Vacation

Mar. 14-22

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