Academic Calendar

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fall 2020 graduate quarter

First day of registration for fall classesMonday, June 15
Labor Day, no classesMonday, September 7
First day of full and first-half fall sessionsMonday, September 14
Last day of online class add for first-half fall session classesSunday, September 20
Last day of online class add for full fall session classesSunday, September 27
Last day to drop a full or first-half fall session class without a “W” gradeSunday, September 27
Columbus Day, no classesSunday, October 12
Last day to drop a first-half fall session class with a “W” gradeSunday, October 18
Final exams for first-half fall sessionMonday, October 19
First day of second-half fall classesMonday, October 26
Last day of online class add for second-half fall session classesSunday, November 1
Last day to drop a second-half fall session class without a “W” gradeSunday, November 8
Veteran’s Day, no classesWednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving recessNovember 23-30
Last day to drop a full or second-half fall session class with a “W” gradeSunday, December 6
Final exams for full and second-half fall session classesMonday, December 7

For the CPS refund policy, click here, then select the Refunds for Withdrawal link and scroll down to the College of Professional Studies section.

fall 2020 undergraduate semester

Labor Day, no classesMonday, September 7
First day of registration for fall classesMonday, June 15
First day of full and first-half fall classesTuesday, September 8
Last day of online class add for first-half fall classesMonday, September 14
Last day of online class add for full-semester fall classesMonday, September 21
Last day to drop a full-semester or first-half fall class without a “W” gradeMonday, September 21
Columbus Day, no classesMonday, October 12
Last day of first-half fall classesSaturday, October 24
Last day to drop a first-half fall class with a “W” gradeSunday, October 25
Final exams for first-half fall classesOctober 26-27
First day of second-half fall classesWednesday, October 28
Last day of of online add for second-half fall classesTuesday, November 3
Last day to drop a second-half fall class without a “W” gradeTuesday, November 10
Veterans’ day, no classesMonday, November 11
Thanksgiving recessNovember 25-30
Last day of full-semester fall classesSaturday, December 12
Last Day to drop a full-semester fall class with a “W” gradeSunday, December13
First day of final exams for full-semester fall classes Monday, December 14
Last Day of second-half fall classesWednesday, December 16
Last Day to drop a second-half fall class with a “W” gradeWednesday, December 16
Final exams for full-semester fall classesDecember 14-19
Final exams for second-half fall classesDecember 17-19

For the CPS refund policy, click here, then select the Refunds for Withdrawal link and scroll down to the College of Professional Studies section.

Winter 2021 Graduate Quarter

First day of registration for winter classesMonday, November 2
First day of full and first-half winter sessionsTuesday, January 19
Last day of online class add for first-half winter session classesMonday, January 25
Last day of online class add for full quarter winter session classesMonday, February 1
Last day to drop a full or first-half winter session class without a “W” gradeMonday, February 1
Presidents’ Day, no classesMonday, February 15
Last day to drop a first-half winter session class with a “W” gradeMonday, February 22
Final exams for first-half winter sessionTuesday, February 23
First day of second-half winter classesMonday, March 1
Last day of online class add for second-half winter session classesSunday, March 7
Last day to drop a second-half fall session class without a “W” gradeSunday, March 14
Last day to drop a full or second-half winter session class with a “W” gradeSunday, April 4
Final exams for full and second-half fall session classesMonday, April 5

For the CPS refund policy, click here, then select the Refunds for Withdrawal link and scroll down to the College of Professional Studies section.

Spring 2021 Undergraduate Semester

First day of registration for spring classesMonday, November 2
First day of full and first-half spring sessionsTuesday, January 19
Last day of online class add for first-half spring session classesMonday, January 25
Last day of online class add for full spring session classesMonday, February 1
Last day to drop a full or first-half spring session class without a “W” gradeMonday, February 1
Last day to drop a first-half spring session class with a “W” gradeSunday, March 7
Final exams for first-half spring sessionMonday, March 8
First day of second-half spring classesWednesday, March 10
Last day of online class add for second-half spring session classesTuesday, March 16
Last day to drop a second-half spring session class without a “W” gradeTuesday, March 23
Good Friday, no classesFriday, April 2
Patriots’ Day, no classesMonday, April 19
Last day to drop a full or second-half spring session class with a “W” gradeSunday, April 25
Final exams for full and second-half spring session classesMonday, April 26

For the CPS refund policy, click here, then select the Refunds for Withdrawal link and scroll down to the College of Professional Studies section.