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School of Graduate, Online & Continuing Education Academic Calendars

2020-21 School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education

*2020-21 Accelerated Programs

*Accelerated programs Include: RN to BS in Nursing (100% Online), MBA (100% Online), Educational Leadership & Mgmt (100% Online), Curriculum & Teaching (100% Online) and Applied Communication (100% online).  Additional information for the 100% online programs click here.
 

2020-21 School of Graduate, Online & Continuing Education                          
 


Fall 2020             September 3 - December 17

July 6 Monday Registration for Fall GCE Classes Begins
August 21 Friday Registration Fee in Effect
September 1 Tuesday Develpment Day for Faculty
  2 Wednesday President's Address: Department Meetings
  3 Thursday Full Term Fall & Fall A - Classes Begin
  7 Monday Labor Day - NO CLASSES
  8 Tuesday Add/Drop Deadline
October 6 Tuesday Deadline for Faculty Submission of Incomplete Grades from Previous Semester
  12 Monday Columbus Day - No Classes
  13 Tuesday Fall B Registration Fee in Effect
  21 Wednesday Fall A - Last Day of Classes
  29 Thursday Fall B - Classes Begin
  31 Saturday Fall B Add/Drop Deadline
November 11 Wednesday Veteran's Day - NO CLASSES
  12 Thursday Registration for Winter & Spring Classes Begins
  23 Monday Fall Full Term Classes - Final Day to Withdraw
  24 Tuesday Thanksgiving Day Recess Begins at 4:45 pm
  26 Thursday Thanksgiving Day - NO CLASSES
December 9 Wednesday Full Term Fall - Last day of Classes
  17 Thursday Fall B - Last day of Classes
  18 Friday Commencement 6:30 p.m.
  19 Saturday Snow Date for Commencement - 2:00 p.m.

Winter 2021              December 29 - January 19

November 12 Thursday Registration for Winter & Spring Classes Begins
December 15 Tuesday Reegistration Fee in effect
  29 Tuesday Add/Drop Deadline at NOON
Winter Classes Begin
January 1 Friday New Year's Day - NO CLASSES
  11 Monday Final Day to Withdraw From Winter Courses
  18 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO CLASSES
  19 Tuesday Winter Classes End

 Spring 2021              January  19 - May 5

November 12 Thursday Registration for Winter & Spring GCE classes begins
January 8 Friday Registration Fee in Effect
  14 Thursday Faculty Development Day
  15 Friday Department Meetings
  18 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO CLASSES
  19 Tuesday Full Term Spring & Spring A - Classes Begin
  26 Tuesday Final day to add or drop a course face-to-face courses may be added prior to the 2nd class meeting.
February 8 Monday Deadline for Faculty submission of incomplete grades from previous semester
  15 Monday U.S. Presidents' Day - NO CLASSES
March 5 Friday Spring Vacation Begins
  7 Sunday Spring A - Last day of Classes
  8 Monday Registration Deadline, Spring Session B
  10 Wednesday Registration Fee in Effect, Session B
  14 Sunday Spring Vacation Ends
  15 Monday Spring B - Classes Begin
  16 Tuesday Add/Drop Deadline, Spring B
April  Tuesday Final day for withdrawal from courses
  19 Monday Patriots' Day - NO CLASSES
  21 Wednesday Registration for Summer Classes Begins
May 2 Sunday Spring B - Last day of Classes
  5 Wednesday Full Term Spring - Last day of Classes
  13 Thursday Graduate Commencement 6:30 p.m.
  14 Friday Registration Fee in Effect, Summer A (Non-Accelerated Programs)
  15 Saturday Undergraduate Commencement 10:00 a.m.
  18 Tuesday Development Day for Faculty

Summer A 2021      May 17 - June 20

April 12 Monday Registration for Summer Classes Begins
May   3 Monday Registration Fee in Effect, Summer A (Non-Accelerted Programs)
May 17 Monday Summer A - Classes Begin
  18 Tuesday Add/Drop Deadline for Summer A
  31 Monday Memorial Day - NO CLASSES
June 10 Thursday Last Day to Withdraw From Summer A Classes
  20 Sunday (5-week Courses) Last day of Classes, Summer A 
July 4 Sunday Independence Day - No CLASSES
  5 Monday (7-week Courses) Last day of Classes, Summer A

Summer B 2021      July 12 - August 15

April 12 Monday Registration for Summer Classes Begins
June 21 Monday Registration Fee in effect, Session B
July 4 Sunday Independence Day - No CLASSES
  12 Monday Summer B - Classes Begin
  13 Tuesday Add/Drop Deadline for Summer B
August   5 Thursday Final Day to Withdraw From Courses, Summer B
  15 Sunday (5-week Courses) Last day of Classes, Summer B
  29 Sunday (7-week Courses) Last day of Classes, Summer B


2020-21 100% Online Accelerated Programs (MBA, M.Ed. Curriculum and Teaching Non-Licensure, EDLM non-licensure and RN-BS in Nursing and Applied Communications)     
 


Accelerated Fall A 2020    Sept. 3 - Oct. 21 

July 6 Monday Registration for Fall Begins
  31 Friday Application Deadline
August 10 Monday Document Deadline
August 17 Monday Intent to Enroll Form Deadline
  24 Monday Registration Deadline
  25 Tuesday Payment Deadline
  26 Wednesday Drop for Non-Payment
September 3 Thursday Fall A - Classes Begin
  4 Friday  Add/Drop Deadline for Fall A -registered students only
October 6 Tuesday Deadline for Faculty Submission of Incomplete Grades from Previous Semester
  7 Wednesday Final day to withdraw from Fall A courses
  21 Wednesday Last day of Classes, Falll A

Accelerated Fall B 2020     Oct. 29 - Dec. 17

July 6 Monday Registration for Fall Begins
September  21 Monday Application Deadline
October  2 Friday Document Deadline
  9 Friday Intent to Enroll Form Deadline
  19 Monday Registration Deadline
  20 Tuesday Payment Deadline
  21 Wednesday Drop for Non-Payment
  29 Thursday Fall B - Classes Begin
  30 Friday Add/Drop Deadline for Fall B-registered students only
November 11 Wednesday Veteran's Day Observed - NO CLASSES
  12 Thursday Registration for Spring Classes Begins
December 2 Wednesday Final day to withdraw from Fall B courses
December 17 Thursday Last day of Classes, Fall B
  18 Friday Commencement 6:30 p.m.
  19 Saturday Snow Date for Commencement - 2:00 p.m.

Accelerated Spring A 2021   Jan. 19 - Mar. 7

November 12 Thursday Registration for Spring Begins
 December 18 Friday Application Deadline
  28 Monday Document Deadline
January 4 Monday Intent to Enroll Form Deadline
  11 Monday Registration Deadline
  12 Tuesday Payment Deadline
  13 Wednesday Drop for Non-Payment
  19 Tuesday Spring A - Classes Begin
  20 Wednesday Add/Drop Deadline for Spring A -registered students only
February 8 Monday Deadline for Faculty submission of incomplete grades from previous semester
  15 Monday U.S. Presidents' s Day - NO CLASSES
  22 Monday Final day to withdraw from Spring A courses
March 7 Sunday Last day of Classes, Spring A
  8 Monday Registration Deadline, Spring Session B

Accelerated Spring B 2021  March 15 - May 2

November  12 Thursday Registration for Spring Begins
 February 12 Monday Application Deadline
  22 Monday Document Deadline
March 1 Monday Intent to Enroll Form Deadline
  8 Monday Registration Deadline
  9 Tuesday Payment Deadline
  10 Wednesday Drop for Non-Payment
  15 Monday Spring B - Classes Begin
  16 Tuesday Add/Drop Deadline for Spring B-registered students only
April 12 Monday Registration for Summer classes begins
  18 Sunday Final day to withdraw from Spring B courses
  19 Monday Patriot's Day - NO CLASSES
May 2 Sunday  Last day of Classes, Spring B
  13 Thursday Commencement 6:30 p.m.
  15 Saturday Undergraduate Commencement 10:00 a.m.

Accelerated Summer A 2021   May 17 - July 5

April 12 Monday Registration for Summer Begins
  20 Tuesday Application Deadline
  30 Friday Document Deadline
May 10 Monday Intent to Enroll Form Deadline
  17 Monday Registration Deadline
  18 Tuesday Payment Deadline
  19 Wednesday Drop for Non-Payment
  25 Tuesday Summer A - Classes Begin
  26 Wednesday Add/Drop Deadline for Summer A -registered students only
  31 Monday Memorial Day - NO CLASSES
June 25 Friday Final day to withdraw from Summer A courses
July 4 Sunday Independence Day - NO CLASSES
  5 Monday (7-week Courses) Last day of Classes, Summer A

Accelerated Summer B 2021   Jul. 12 - Aug. 29

April 12 Monday Registration for Summer Begins
June  11 Friday Application Deadline
  21 Monday Document Deadline
  28 Monday Intent to Enroll Form Deadline
July 5 Monday Registration Deadline
  6 Tuesday Payment Deadline
  7 Wednesday Drop for Non-Payment
  12 Monday Summer B Classes Begin
  13 Tuesday Add/Drop Deadline for Summer B-registered students only
August 13 Friday Final day to withdraw from Summer B courses
  29 Sunday (7-week Courses) Last day of Classes, Summer B

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