Academic Dates & Deadlines By Term/Semester

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Important Note: Deadlines for adding, dropping, and withdrawing from summer courses, including refund dates for these actions, are posted with each course in the Schedule of Classes. Each course has different dates and deadlines. To view these deadlines, visit the Class Schedule and find the course, then click on the CRN of the course (the five-digit number that is underlined) to get to the detail page about the course. Final exams are held on the last scheduled class meeting for each course. See the Final Exam Schedule for additional information.

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Date Activity/Deadline
February 5, 2016

Course offerings for Spring 2016 available

February 12, 2016

Deadline to apply for Spring 2016 undergraduate re-enrollment in order to register during the February 22—March 2 initial registration period

February 22, 2016 to March 2, 2016

Initial registration for Spring 2016 (Spring Registration remains open until April 6)

March 4, 2016 Course offerings for Summer 2016 available
March 14, 2016 Undergraduates may enroll for more than 18 credits and graduate students may enroll for more than 16 credits (see Enrollment & Study Load Limits)
March 14, 2016 Community Education Program (CEP) registration opens. (See Community Education Program.)
March 19, 2016 to March 27, 2016

Spring break

March 24, 2016 Financial aid refunds first become available (see see Financial Aid & Scholarships)
March 27, 2016

Last day to process a complete drop and receive a 100% tuition refund (no "W" recorded)

March 28, 2016

Spring 2016 classes begin

April 1, 2016

Spring 2016 tuition due (assessed tuition, plus current and past-due balance)

April 3, 2016

Last day to process a complete drop and receive a 90% tuition refund (no "W" recorded)

April 3, 2016

Last day to reduce credits and receive a 100% tuition refund (no "W" recorded)

April 4, 2016

Last day to process a complete drop or reduce credits and receive a 75% tuition refund (no "W" recorded). After this date, "W"s are recorded for partial and complete withdrawals

April 6, 2016

Last day to add a class/process initial registration

April 6, 2016

Financial Aid Census date—Financial Aid is finalized based on registered number of credits

April 6, 2016

Last day to change from audit to credit or credit to audit

April 8, 2016 Last day to apply for Spring 2016 graduate degrees (apply on the web)
April 10, 2016

Last day to process a complete withdrawal or reduce credits and receive a 75% tuition refund (mark of "W" is recorded)

April 17, 2016

Last day to process a complete withdrawal or reduce credits and receive a 50% tuition refund (mark of "W" is recorded)

April 24, 2016

Last day to process a complete withdrawal or reduce credits and receive a 25% tuition refund (mark of "W" is recorded)

April 24, 2016 Last day to apply for Spring 2016 undergraduate degrees in DuckWeb (see: Graduation Application Information )
April 29, 2016

Course offerings for Fall 2016 available

April 29, 2016 Deadline to apply for Fall 2016 undergraduate re-enrollment in order to register during the May 16-25 initial registration period
May 2, 2016 to May 6, 2016
Initial registration for Summer 2016 (includes CEP students)
May 6, 2016 Last day to submit doctoral Final Oral Defense application to the Graduate School (see Oral Defense Procedures)
May 15, 2016 Last day to change grade options (Graded or P/N)
May 15, 2016 Last day to change variable credits
May 15, 2016

Last day to drop a class (mark of "W" recorded)

May 16, 2016 to May 25, 2016
Initial registration for Fall 2016
May 27, 2016 Last day to hold Final Oral Defense of doctoral dissertations
May 27, 2016 to June 6, 2016
Online Course Evaluations for Spring 2016 open on DuckWeb (see schedule)
May 30, 2016

Memorial Day holiday; no classes are held

June 3, 2016

Last day of classes

June 5, 2016

Last day to process a complete withdrawal from all courses

June 6, 2016 Last day to upload completed and approved Doctoral/Master's dissertations and theses and submit signed forms to the Graduate School (see Thesis and Dissertation Overview)
June 6, 2016 Last day to submit Certificate of Completion of Doctoral Degree to the Graduate School (see Doctoral Policies and Procedures)
June 6, 2016 to June 10, 2016
Final Examinations (see schedule)
June 13, 2016

Spring 2016 Commencement

June 14, 2016

Deadline for instructors to submit Spring 2016 grades (Tuesday, noon)

June 20, 2016

Summer 2016 classes begin

June 21, 2016 Last day to submit Statement of Completion of Requirements for Master's Degree to the Graduate School (see: Master's Degree Deadlines)

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