Graduate Programs Academic Calendar

Graduate programs observing this calendar: MBA, MAT, MED, MSCJA & MSCP

Notice regarding institutional holidays: With the exception of Thanksgiving Day, graduate programs hold classes on observed holidays.


2015 - 2016


Spring 2016 Term: April 4  - June 11, 2016
February 29, 2016: Registration Begins
April 4, 2016: Term Begins
April 11, 2016: Registration Ends
April 11, 2016: Add/Drop Period Ends
May 20, 2016: Withdrawal Ends
May 30, 2016: Holiday: Memorial Day (offices closed)
June 11, 2016: Term Ends


Summer 2016 Term: July 5 - September 12, 2016
May 30, 2016: Registration Begins
July 4, 2016: Holiday: 4th of July (offices closed)
July 5, 2016: Term Begins
July 12, 2016: Registration Ends
July 12, 2016: Add/Drop Period Ends
August 22, 2016: Withdrawal with Record Ends
September 5, 2016: Holiday: Labor Day (offices closed)
September 12, 2016: Term Ends

2016 - 2017


Fall 2016 Term: October 3 - December 12, 2016
August 29, 2016: Registration Begins
October 3, 2016: Term Begins
October 10, 2016: Holiday: Discoverers’ Day (offices closed)
October 11, 2016: Registration Ends
October 11, 2016: Add/Drop Period Ends
November 11, 2016: Holiday: Veterans’ Day (offices closed)
November 21, 2016: Withdrawal with Records Ends
November 24, 2016: Holiday: Thanksgiving Day (no class, offices closed)
December 12, 2016: Term Ends

Winter 2017 Term: January 9 – March 18, 2017
December 5, 2016: Registration Begins
January 9, 2017: Term Begins
January 16, 2017: Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (offices closed)
January 17, 2017: Registration Ends
January 17, 2017: Add/Drop Period Ends
February 20, 2017: Holiday: Presidents’ Day (offices closed)
February 27, 2017: Withdrawal with Record Ends
March 18, 2017: Term Ends


Spring 2017 Term: April 10 – June 17, 2017
March 6, 2017: Registration Begins
April 10, 2017: Term Begins
April 17, 2017: Registration Ends
April 17, 2017: Add/Drop Period Ends
May 29, 2017: Holiday: Memorial Day (offices closed)
May 30, 2017: Withdrawal with Record Ends
June 17, 2017: Term Ends


Graduate Programs Withdrawal Credit Policy

If a student officially withdraws from the University, the student’s account will be credited for a return of tuition in accordance with the following schedules. This credit will first be applied to any unpaid charges. If the credit exceeds the unpaid charges, the excess will be refunded to the student, by check, within two weeks of the withdrawal. Fees are not refundable.

Prior to the first day of instruction — 100% refund
During the first week of instruction — 100% refund*
During the second week of instruction — 25% refund
During the third week of instruction and thereafter — no refund

* The add/drop period is posted in the schedule for each term.
Policy updated 02/11/2016