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Academic Calendar 2021-2022 for Online Programs in SIS

The Academic Calendar for Online Programs in SIS is divided into four terms. The Fall 1 term is restricted to only incoming students; no cross-enrollments are allowed across the Fall 1 and Fall 2 terms. Standard courses are delivered over 15 weeks.

The add/drop/withdrawal and refund schedule applies to all courses with a standard schedule during a term. Add/drop/withdrawal, refund, and grade change dates for courses on nonstandard schedules are calculated proportionately, based on the percentage of the course completed. Please visit the Course Drop and Withdrawals page for more information. A student’s state of residency may determine refund eligibility and amounts. Final grades are always due 72 hours after the official end date of the course.

Fall 1
Date Day Event
8/2/2021 Mon Fall 1 classes begin
8/2/2021 Mon Fall 1 tuition balance due
8/15/2021 Sun Last day to add a fall 1 course
8/15/2021 Sun Last day to drop a fall 1 course for a 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
8/22/2021 Sun Last day to withdraw from a fall 1 course for a 50% refund
8/29/2021 Sun Last day to withdraw from a fall 1 course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
9/6/2021 Mon Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed
10/10/2021 Sun Last day to withdraw from a fall 1 course or change a grade option
11/14/2021 Sun Fall 1 classes end
Fall 2
8/2/2021 Mon Fall 2 tuition balance due
8/27/2021 Fri Fall 2 immersion program begins (non-standard refund table)
9/6/2021 Mon Fall 2 classes begin
9/6/2021 Mon Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed
9/19/2021 Sun Last day to add a fall 2 course
9/19/2021 Sun Last day to drop a fall 2 course for a 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
9/26/2021 Sun Last day to withdraw from a fall 2 course for a 50% refund
10/3/2021 Sun Last day to withdraw from a fall 2 course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
11/14/2021 Sun Last day to withdraw from a fall 2 course or change a grade option
11/25/2021 - 11/28/2021 Thu-Sun Thanksgiving holiday; no classes, university offices closed Thursday and Friday
12/19/2021 Sun Fall 2 classes end
12/19/2021 Sun Fall Commencement Ceremony for August and December graduates
12/23/2021 Thu Official Degree Award Date (the date that appears on December diplomas; no event associated with this date)
12/24/2021 - 1/2/2022 Fri-Sun Winter break; university offices closed
Spring
1/10/2022 Mon Spring classes begin
1/10/2022 Mon Spring tuition balance due
1/17/2022 Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes, university offices closed
1/23/2022 Sun Last day to add a spring course
1/23/2022 Sun Last day to drop a spring course for a 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
1/30/2022 Sun Last day to withdraw from a spring course for a 50% refund
2/6/2022 Sun Last day to withdraw from a spring course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
3/20/2022 Sun Last day to withdraw from a spring course or change a grade option
4/24/2022 Sun Spring classes end
5/6/2022 - 5/8/2022 Fri-Sun Commencement Weekend Activities
5/8/2022 Sun Official Degree Award Date
Summer
4/25/2022 Mon Summer immersion programs begin (non-standard refund table)
5/2/2022 Mon Summer classes begin
5/2/2022 Mon Summer tuition balance due
5/15/2022 Sun Last day to add a summer course
5/15/2022 Sun Last day to drop a summer course for a 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
5/22/2022 Sun Last day to withdraw from a summer course for a 50% refund
5/29/2022 Sun Last day to withdraw from a summer course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
5/30/2022 Mon Memorial Day; no classes, university offices closed
7/4/2022 Mon Independence Day; no classes, university offices closed
7/10/2022 Sun Last day to withdraw from a summer course or change a grade option
8/14/2022 Sun Summer classes end
8/28/2022 Sun Official Degree Award Date (the date that appears on August diplomas; no event associated with this date)