Academic Deadlines

August 2017

  • August 15-21 - Tuesday through Monday - Registration for new program graduate students
  • August 17-21 - Tuesday through Monday - Fall registration for new post-baccalaureate students admitted for the Four-Week Intersession, Eight-Week Summer Session or Fall Semester
  • August 21-22 - Monday through Tuesday - Opening-of-term add/drop for registered students
  • August 22 - Tuesday - Last day a student may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of fees
  • August 23 - Wednesday - First day of classes
  • August 29 - Tuesday - Last day to add a class for the 2017 Fall Semester
  • August 29 - Tuesday - Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive an 80 percent refund

September 2017

  • September 4 - Monday - Labor Day - Academic Holiday
  • September 13 - Wednesday - Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript
  • September 20 – Wednesday -Last day to apply for fall 2017 graduate school degree
  • September 20 - Wednesday - Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive a 50 percent refund

October 2017

  • October 9-20 – Monday through Friday - Midterm Grading window is open. The mid-term grading window will close at midnight on October 20.
  • October 16 – Monday - Midterm of 2017 fall semester
  • October 30 - November 21 – Monday through Tuesday - Priority registration for the 2018 Spring Semester

November 2017

  • November 9 – Thursday - Last day candidates for a December 2017 degree can schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • November 10 - Friday - Last day to withdraw from the University or reduce course load. Students can withdraw or reduce course load after this date only for “urgent non-academic reasons.”
  • November 22-25- Wednesday through Saturday - Thanksgiving - Academic Holiday
  • November 27— Thursday - Last day for candidates for a December 2017 degree to sit for a final examination
  • November 29 - December 18Wednesday through Monday - Add/Drop for registered students for the 2018 Spring Semester

December 2017

  • December 4 Monday - Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2018 Spring Semester
  • December 4 - 18 Monday through Monday - Final Grading window is open. The final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is midnight, December 18.
  • December 8 Friday - Last day of classes
  • December 8 Friday - Last day candidates for a December 2017 degree to submit thesis/dissertation for format review to The Graduate School (UKnowledge)
  • December 11-15 Monday through Friday - Final exams
  • December 15 Friday - Last day of the 2017 fall semester
  • December 15 Friday - Last day for candidates for a December 2017 degree to submit a thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School (for theses/dissertations first submitted to UKnowledge by December 8)
  • December 15 Friday - December commencement
  • December 18 Monday - Final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is midnight