Academic Deadlines

Fall 2018 Semester

August

  • August 14-20 - Tuesday through Monday -- Registration for new program graduate students
  • August 20-21 - Monday and Tuesday -- Opening-of-term add/drop for registered students
  • August 21 - Tuesday -- Last day a student may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of fees
  • August 22 - Wednesday -- First day of classes
  • August 28 - Tuesday -- Last day to add a class for the 2018 Fall Semester
  • August 28 - Tuesday -- Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive an 80 percent refund

September

  • September 3 - Monday -- Labor Day - Academic Holiday
  • September 12 - Wednesday -- Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript
  • September 12 - Wednesday -- Last day to change grading option (pass/fail to letter grade or letter grade to pass/fail; credit to audit or audit to credit)
  • September 20 - Thursday -- Last day for doctoral candidates for a December degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final examination in The Graduate School
  • September 20 - Thursday -- Last day to apply for 2018 Fall Semester Graduate School degree

October

  • October 8-22 - Monday through Monday -- Midterm Grading window is open. The mid-term grading window will close at midnight on October 22.
  • October 15 - Monday -- Midterm of 2018 Fall Semester
  • October 29-November 20 - Monday through Tuesday -- Priority registration for the 2019 Spring Semester

November

  • November 8 - Thursday -- Last day candidates for a December 2018 degree can schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • November 21-24 - Wednesday through Saturday -- Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
  • November 28-January 6, 2019 - Wednesday through Sunday -- Add/Drop for registered students for the 2019 Spring Semester
  • November 29 - Thursday -- Last day candidates for a December 2018 degree can sit for a final examination

December

  • December 3-17 - Monday through Monday -- Final Grading window is open. The final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is midnight, December 17.
  • December 7 - Friday -- Last day of classes
  • December 7 - Friday -- Last day candidates for December 2018 degree to submit thesis/dissertation for formal review by The Graduate School
  • December 10-14 - Monday through Friday -- Final Examinations
  • December 14 - Friday -- End of 2018 Fall Semester
  • December 14 - Friday-- Last day for candidates for a a December 2018 degree to submit a thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School
  • December 14 - Friday -- December Commencement
  • December 17 - Monday -- Final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is midnight

Spring 2019 Semester

January

  • January 2-5 - Wednesday through Saturday -- Opening-of-term add/drop for registered students
  • January 2-7 - Wednesday through Monday -- Registration for new program graduate students
  • January 7-8 - Monday and Tuesday -- Opening-of-term add/drop for registered students
  • January 8 - Tuesday -- Last day a student may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of fees
  • January 9 - Wednesday -- First day of classes
  • January 21 - Monday -- Martin Luther King Birthday - Academic Holiday
  • January 30 - Wednesday -- Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript
  • January 30 - Wednesday -- Last day to change grading option (pass/fail to letter grade or letter grade to pass/fail; credit to audit or audit to credit)

    February

  • February 1 - Friday -- Deadline for international applications to be submitted to The Graduate School for the 2019 Fall Semester
  • February 20 - Wednesday -- Last day for doctoral candidates for a May 2019 degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final examination in The Graduate School
  • February 20 - Wednesday -- Last day to apply for a May 2019 Graduate School degree online in myUK
  • February 25-March 11 - Monday through Monday -- Midterm Grading window is open. The mid-term grading window will close at midnight on March 11.
  • March
  • March 4 - Monday -- Midterm of 2019 Spring Semester
  • March 11-16 - Monday through Saturday -- Spring Vacation - Academic Holidays
  • March 25-April 16 - Monday through Tuesday -- Priority registration for the 2019 Fall Semester and 2019 Summer Session
  • April

  • April 4 - Thursday -- Last day for candidates for a May 2019 degree to schedule a final examination  in The Graduate School
  • April 5 - Friday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2019 Summer Session
  • April 15 - Monday -- Early deadline for an August 2019 degree applications to be submitted in order to have degrees conferred
  • April 18 - Thursday -- Last day for candidates for a May 2019 degree to sit for a final examination
  • April 22-May 6 - Monday through Monday -- Final Grading window is open. The final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is midnight, May 6.
  • April 23-29 - Tuesday through Monday -- 2019 Summer Session registration and add/drop continue for students enrolled in the 2019 Spring Semester
  • April 26 - Friday -- Last day of classes
  • April 26 - Friday -- Last day candidates for May 2019 degree to submit thesis/dissertation for formal review to The Graduate School
  • April 29-May 3 - Monday through Friday -- Final Examinations

May

  • May 3 - Friday -- End of 2019 Spring Semester
  • May 3 - Friday -- Last day for candidates for a May 2019 degree to have a thesis/dissertation accepted by The Graduate School
  • May 3 and 5 - Friday and Sunday -- Commencement - www.uky.edu/commencement
  • May 6 - Monday -- Final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is midnight