Aug 08, 2020  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2020 - 2021 
    
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2020 - 2021

Academic Calendars



The traditional undergraduate programs operate on a two-semester plus 12-week summer academic calendar. The academic year consists of an early fall semester that ends before the Christmas holidays and a spring semester that concludes in early May. Summer courses may be used to lighten the course load during the regular academic semesters, to enrich and broaden the educational experience or to accelerate the student’s progress toward graduation.

Degree completion programs operate on a two-semester system. The fall semester runs from July through December. The spring semester runs from January through June.

Traditional Undergraduate Academic Calendar: Fall and Spring

The traditional undergraduate programs operate on a two-semester plus 12-week summer academic calendar. The academic year consists of an early fall semester that ends before the Christmas holidays and a spring semester that concludes in early May. Summer courses may be used to lighten the course load during the regular academic semesters, to enrich and broaden the educational experience or to accelerate the student’s progress toward graduation.

  Fall 2020  Spring 2021
 Admissions Application
          Early Action deadline  December 1, 2019  December 1,2020
          Priority Filing deadline  March 1, 2020

 N/A

 Registration
Online registration opens  March 16, 2020  March 16, 2020
Register online, no late fees through week 1 : last day  August 30,2020  January 17,2021
 Week 2- Register online, $50 late fee per course with faculty consent   8/31/2020 - 9/ 6/2020  January 18- 24, 2021
 Week 3 or later-  Register with faculty and dean consent, SFS approval via late registration e-form: $100 late registration  fee per course  September 7,2020  January 25, 2021 
  No further registration: week 4  September 16  February 3
 Semester Start/End Dates
            August 24 - December 11  January 11 - May 6, 
              
 Grading
Apply for special grading option, last day:  September 6, 2020  January 24,2021
 Grades due  December 15, 2020  May 11 2021
 Apply for an incomplete, last day:  December 11, 2020  May 7, 2021
 Last day to withdrawal from courses with grade of W  November 1, 2020  March 28, 2021
 Last day to accept student assignments  December 9, 2020  May 5, 2021
 Commencement    
          Priority registration deadline for participation  June 30, 2020  November 30, 2020
          Ceremony  December 12, 2020  May 8, 2021
 Holidays
          Mid-term break; no classes  October 15-16, 2020  March 8-12, 2021
          Offices closed; no classes

September 7, 2020 

December 24, 2020 - January 1, 2021

 January 18, 2021
 November 28, 2019 - November 29, 2019  February 15, 2021
 December 24, 2019 - January 1, 2020  April 2, 2021

Traditional Undergraduate Calendar: Summer 2020

Registration
          Online Registration opens March 16, 2020
          Register online, no late fees: last day  
                    Full-term and Session 1 May 11
                    Session 2 June 22 
          Register online with $50 late registration fee per course and                      faculty consent required  
                    Full-term June 1 - 7
                    Session 1 N/A
                    Session 2 N/A
          No further registration  
                    Full-term (week 4) June 8
                    Session 1 (week 3) June 1
                    Session 2 (week 2) July 13
          Drop courses without grade penalty  
                    Full-term courses June 21
                    Session 1 courses June 14
                    Session 2 courses July 19
Semester Start/End Dates
          Full-term May 18, 2020 - August 7, 2020
          First session May 18, 2020 - June 26, 2020
          Second session June 29, 2020 - August 7, 2020
Grading
          Last day to request grading option  
                    Full-term and Session 1 May 31
                    Session 2 July 12
          Grades due  
                    Session 1 June 30
                    Full-term and Session 2 courses August 11
          Incomplete, last day to apply for  
                    Session 1 June 28
                    Full-term and Session 2 August 9
Last day to accept student assignments
          Session 1 June 26
          Full-term and Session 2 August 9
Holidays
          Offices closed; no classes May 25, 2020
July 4, 2020

Degree Completion Academic Calendar: Fall And Spring

Degree completion programs operate on a two semester system. The fall semester runs from July through December. The spring semester runs from January through June. Groups of students begin in January and July.

Degree Completion 6-week course Fall 2020 Spring 2021
 Registration    
          Opens   April 13,2020  April 13, 2021
    Register online, no late fees: last day  Through 1st day of class Through 1st day of class
Register online, $ 50 late fees  After 1st meeting day and before 2nd meeting day   After 1st meeting day and before 2nd meeting day 
No further registration   After 2nd meeting day  After 2nd meeting day 
Semester Dates    
Term begins  July 6   January 11
Term ends   December 27   May 16 
Sessions    
                    Session 1 begins/ ends  July 6 - August 16 January 11- February 21
                    Session 2 begins/ ends  August 17- September 27 February 22- April 4
                    Session 3 begins/ ends  October 5- November 15  April 5- May16
                    Session 4 begins/ ends  November 16- December 27 N/A
       Grading     
 Withdraw from a course with a grade of W; last day  Sunday of 3rd week  Sunday of 3rd week 
  Last day to accept student assignments Three days after last day of class Three days after last day of class
 Grades due 2nd Monday after the session has ended  2nd Monday after the session has ended 
 Commencement 
          Priority registration deadline for participation  June 30, 2020  November 30, 2020
          Ceremony  December 12  May 8 
 Holidays
          Mid-term break; no classes  September 28, - October 2   N/A
          Offices closed; no classes  September 7 February 22

 July 3

November 26-27 

December 24- January 1, 2021 

January 18

April 2