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Academic Calendar 2023-2024 for Four-Term Online Programs Tentative dates

The Academic Calendar for Four-Term Online Programs is divided into four terms of 12-14 weeks each. Standard courses are delivered over 10 weeks beginning the first day of the term.

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.

Oct-Dec Term 4
Date Day Event
10/02/2023 Mon Start of term; start of classes
10/10/2023 Tue Last day to add a course; last day to drop a Term 4 course for a 100% refund and without a W recorded; deadline to apply to graduate
10/11/2023 Wed Term 4 withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
10/15/2023 Sun Last day to withdraw from a Term 4 course for a 50% refund
10/20/2023 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 4 course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
11/17/2023 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 4 course or change a grade option
11/23/2023 Thu Thanksgiving; no classes
11/25/2023 Sat Make up classes for those not held on Thanksgiving
12/16/2023 Sat End of term
12/17/2023 Sun Fall Commencement Ceremony for August and December graduates
12/23/2023 Sat Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on December diplomas; no event associated with this date)
Jan-Mar Term 1
Date Day Event
01/08/2024 Mon Start of term; start of classes
01/15/2024 Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes, university offices closed
01/16/2024 Tue Last day to add a course; last day to drop a course for a 100% refund and without a W recorded; deadline to apply to graduate
01/17/2024 Wed Term 1 withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
01/20/2024 Sat Make up classes for those not held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
01/21/2024 Sun Last day to withdraw from a Term 1 course for a 50% refund
01/26/2024 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 1 course for a 25% refund
02/23/2024 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 1 course or change a grade option
03/17/2024 Sun End of classes
03/24/2024 Sun End of term
03/31/2024 Sun Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on March diplomas; no event associated with this date)
Apr-Jun Term 2
Date Day Event
04/01/2024 Mon Start of term; start of classes
04/09/2024 Tue Last day to add a course; last day to drop a course for a 100% refund and without a W recorded; deadline to apply to graduate (Students planning to participate in the May Commencement ceremony should apply by TBD)
04/10/2024 Wed Term 2 withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
04/14/2024 Sun Last day to withdraw from a Term 2 course for a 50% refund
04/19/2024 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 2 course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
05/17/2024 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 2 course or change a grade option
05/27/2024 Mon Memorial Day; no classes, university offices closed
06/01/2024 Sat Make up classes for those not held on Memorial Day
06/09/2024 Sun End of classes
06/19/2024 Wed Juneteenth; no classes, university offices closed
06/23/2024 Sun End of term
06/30/2024 Sun Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on June diplomas; no event associated with this date)
Jan-Mar Term 1
Date Day Event
07/01/2024 Mon Start of term; start of classes
07/04/2024 Thu Independence Day; no classes, university offices closed
07/08/2024 Mon Make up classes for July 4
07/09/2024 Tue Last day to add a course; last day to drop a course for a 100% refund and without a W recorded; deadline to apply to graduate
07/10/2024 Wed Term 3 withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
07/14/2024 Sun Last day to withdraw from a Term 3 course with 50% refund
07/19/2024 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 3 course with 25% refund
08/16/2024 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 3 course
09/02/2024 Mon Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed
09/07/2024 Sat Make up classes for those not held on Labor Day
09/08/2024 Sun End of classes
09/22/2024 Sun End of term
09/29/2024 Sun Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on September diplomas; no event associated with this date)