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Academic Calendar

Graduate courses are offered throughout the year, including the summer quarter. All students are responsible for being aware of the various dates each quarter which may affect them academically and financially.

Fall Quarter 2014
August 11-15 Monday-Friday Initial Fall registration period (appt. required in Ecampus for registration)
Aug. 16-Sept. 14 Saturday-Sunday Open registration and Add/Drop period - no charge if registered
September 1  
Monday Labor Day; administrative holiday. Consult instructor
September 15 Monday Drop/Swap period begins; $50 fee per course
Late registration period begins; $100 fee if no previous enrollment
September 19 Friday Last day to petition for graduate degrees to be conferred in December 2014
Sept. 21 Sunday Tuition and fee payment due
September 22
Monday Classes begin
September 24 Wednesday New Student Orientation
September 28 Sunday Last day to change registration or withdraw from classes with a 100% refund (Clear any registration holds by 5pm, Friday) 
October 5
Sunday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50% refund
October 10 Friday Last day to submit incomplete work to faculty for spring and summer 2014
October 12 Sunday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 25% refund
October 17 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes and not receive a "W" grade (no tuition refund)
October 20-24 Monday-Friday Initial Winter registration period (appt. required in eCampus for registration)
November 8 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes with a "W" grade
November 24-28 Monday-Friday Thanksgiving recess; academic holiday (Please check with instructor to verify that classes will not meet.)
December 5 Friday Classes end
December 8-12 Monday-Friday Fall quarter final examinations
December 12 Friday Last day to petition for graduate degrees to be conferred in March 2015
December 17 Wednesday Fall quarter grades due
December 21 Sunday Winter tuition and fee payment deadline
December 24-25 Wednesday-Thursday Christmas recess; administrative holiday
December 31-January 1 Wednesday-Thursday New Year's recess; administrative holiday

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Winter Quarter 2015
October 20-24 Monday-Friday Initial Winter registration period (appt. required in Ecampus for registration)
Oct. 25-December 28 Saturday-Sunday Open registration and Add/Drop period- no charge if previous enrollment
December 21 Sunday Tuition and fee payment due
December 29 Monday Drop/Swap period begins; $50 fee per course; late registration begins; $100 late fee if no previous enrollment.
January 5 Monday Classes begin  
January 7 Wednesday New Student Orientation
January 11 Sunday Last day to change registration or withdraw from classes with a 100% refund (Clear any registration holds by 5pm, Friday)
January 18 Sunday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50% refund
January 19 Monday
Martin Luther King Day holiday; administrative holiday - consult instructor.
January 23 Friday Last day to submit incomplete fall quarter 2014 work to faculty.
January 25 Sunday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 25% refund
January 26-30
Monday-Friday Initial Spring registration period (appt. required in eCampus for registration)
January 30 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes and not receive a "W" grade (no tuition refund)
February 16 Monday President's Day; administrative holiday. Consult instructor.
February 20 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes with a "W" grade
March 13 Friday Last day to petition for graduate degrees to be conferred in June 2015
March 13 Friday Classes end
March 16-20 Monday-Friday Winter quarter final examinations
March 21 Saturday Spring tuition and fee payment deadline
March 25 Wednesday Winter quarter grades due

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Spring Quarter 2015
January 26-30 Monday-Friday Initial Spring registration period (appt. required for registration in Ecampus system)
Jan. 31-March 22 Saturday-Sunday Open registration and Add/Drop period-no charge if registered
March 21 Saturday Tuition and fee payment due
March 23 Monday Drop/Swap period begins; $50 fee per course
March 23 Monday Late registration begins; $100 late fee if no previous enrollment.
March 30 Monday Classes begin
April 1 Wednesday New Student Orientation
April 3  Friday  Good Friday; administrative holiday 
April 5 Sunday Last day to change registration or withdraw from classes with a 100% refund (Clear any registration holds by 5pm Friday)
April 12 Sunday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50% refund
April 13-17 Monday-Friday Initial Summer registration period for current students for all 3 sessions
April 17 Friday Last day to submit incomplete work to faculty for Winter 2015
April 19 Sunday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 25% refund
April 24 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes and not receive a "W" grade (no tuition refund)
May 15

May 21

Friday

Thursday

Last day to withdraw from classes with a "W" grade

Summer tuition and fees due for registration done prior to May 1st. Registration done after May 1st will require prepayment of tuition and fees prior to registering.

May 25

Monday Memorial Day; academic and administrative holiday.
June 5 Friday Classes end
June 8-12 Monday-Friday Spring quarter final examinations
June 12 Friday Graduate Commencement
June 17 Wednesday Spring quarter grades due
June 19 Friday Last day to petition for graduate degrees to be conferred in September 2015

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Summer Quarter 2014
April 14-18 Monday-Friday Initial Summer registration period for current students for all three sessions
April 19-June 15
Saturday-Sunday Add/Drop period - no charge if registered
May 21
Wednesday Tuition and fee payment deadline
June 16 Monday Drop/Swap period begins; $50 fee per course; late registration begins; $100 late fee if no previous enrollment.
June 23 Monday Classes begin for Sessions I and II**
June 29 Sunday Last day to add classes for ALL three sessions
July 4 Friday Independence Day observed; academic and administrative holiday
July 25 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes for Session II only
Classes end for Session II only
July 28-29 Monday-Tuesday Summer Session II final examinations
August 4 Monday Classes begin for Session III**
August 29 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes for Session I
Classes end for Session I
September 1 Monday Labor Day observed; administrative holiday
September 1-5 Monday-Friday Summer Session I final exams
September 5 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes for Session III
Classes end for Session III
September 8-9 Monday-Tuesday Summer Session III final exams
September 12 Friday Last day to petition for graduate degrees to be conferred in December 2014
October 3 Friday Last day to submit incomplete work to faculty for spring and summer 2014

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**Summer sessions tuition refund policy:

For 100% tuition refund: Students must drop their course(s) online via ecampus by the end of the day (no later than 11:59 p.m.) of the second class meeting.

For 50% tuition refund: Students must drop their course(s) online via ecampus by the end of the day (no later than 11:59 p.m.) of the third class meeting.

There will be no further refunds after the day of the third class meeting.

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