Graduate School Calendar

 

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The best way to stay on track with graduation requirements is to keep up with the deadlines posted here.

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Spring 2020

Jan 8 Classes begin
Jan 8-29 Resignation Fee-Dropping all courses during this period will result in a $100 resignation fee.
Jan 14 Last Day to Add Course
Jan 15-29 Drop Course Penalty Days-Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
Jan 20 M.L.King, Jr. Day
Jan 29 15th Class Day- Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. – Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
Feb 27 Mid-Semester (last day to drop classes)
Mar 2 Last day to submit Master’s thesis PDF for format check to thesis@auburn.edu
Mar 6 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form and dissertation in PDF for format check to doctoral@auburn.edu
Mar 9-13 Spring Break
Apr 3 Last Day to Withdraw – Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. “W” assigned.
Apr 13 Last day for Master’s/Thesis students to submit Thesis Master’s Final Examination Form, ETD Final Approval Form, and electronic thesis in PDF to AUETD
Apr 15 Last day for Master’s/Non-Thesis students to submit Non-Thesis final Oral Examinations Form;
Last day for Doctoral Final Defense and submission of Report on Final Oral Exam Form
Apr 17 Last day for Phd/Doctoral student submission of ETD Final Approval Form, electronic dissertation in PDF to AUETD, and Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
Apr 24 Classes end
Apr 25-26 Study/Reading Days
Apr 27- May 1 Final examinations for Semester
May 2- May 4 Graduation and last day for students to request graduation applications and submit Committee Selection form for Summer 2020 graduation

Summer 2020

May 20 Classes begin (full Summer Semester and Mini-Semester 1)
May 21 Last Day to Add Course (full Summer Semester and Mini-Semester 1)
May 22-27 Drop Course Penalty Days for full Summer Semester and Mini-Semester 1- Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
May 25 Memorial Day Holiday
May 27 5th Class Day for full Summer Semester and Mini-Semester 1- Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes
Jun 5 Mid-Semester for Mini-Semester 1 – 12th Class Day
Jun 19 Submission of master’s thesis PDF for format check to thesis@auburn.edu
Jun 23 Mid-Semester for full Summer Semester- 24th Class Day
Jun 23 Classes end for Mini-Semester 1
Jun 24 Study/Readying Days for Mini-Semester 1
Jun 25-26 Final Exam Period for Mini-Semester 1
Jun 26 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form and dissertation in PDF form for format check to doctoral@auburn.edu 
Jun 29 Classes begin for Mini-Semester 2
Jun 30 Last Day to Add Course for Mini-Semester 2
Jul 1-6 Drop Course Penalty Days for Mini-Semester 2 – Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
Jul 3 Independence Day Holiday
Jul 6 5th Class Day for Mini-Semester 2 – Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
Jul 13 Last day for Master’s/Thesis students to submit Thesis Master’s Final Examination Form, ETD Final Approval Form, and electronic thesis in PDF to AUETD
Jul 15 Mid-Semester for Mini-Semester 2 – 12th Class Day
Jul 17 Last day for Master’s/Non-Thesis students to submit Non-Thesis final Oral Examinations Form;
Last day for Doctoral Final Defense and submission of Report on Final Oral Exam Form
Jul 20 Last day for Phd/Doctoral student submission of ETD Final Approval Form , electronic dissertation in PDF to AUETD, and Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
Jul 31 Classes end for full Summer Semester and Mini-Semester 2
Aug 1-2 Study/Reading days for full Summer Semester and Mini-Semester 2
Aug 3-5 Final Exam Period for full Summer Semester and Mini-Semester 2
Aug 8 Graduation and last day for students to request graduation applications and submit Committee Selection form for Fall 2020 graduation

Fall 2020

Aug 17 Classes begin
Aug 17-Sep 4 Resignation Fee. Dropping all courses during this period will result in a $100 resignation fee.
Aug 21 Last Day to Add Course
Aug 24-Sep 4 Drop Course Penalty Days-Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
Aug 27 Graduate School Virtual Welcome Webinar from 1-3pm CDT
Sep 4 15th Class Day- Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. – Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
Sep 7 Labor Day
Oct 6 Mid-Semester – 36th Class Day
Oct 19 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form and submit dissertation in PDF file format for format check to doctoral@auburn.edu
Nov 16 Last day for Master’s/Thesis students to submit Master’s Thesis Final Examination Report and ETD Approval Form, and electronic thesis to AUETD
Nov 18 Last day for Master’s Non-Thesis/EDS students to submit Comprehensive Examination Form
Nov 24 Last Day to Withdraw. Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. “W” assigned.
Nov 24 Last day for Doctoral students to submit Final Examination Report and ETD Approval Form, electronic dissertation to AUETD system for approval, and complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
Nov 25-27 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 4 Classes end
Nov 30 -Dec 1 Study/Reading Day
Dec 2-8 Final Exam Period
Dec 12 Commencement. Last day for students to request graduation applications and certificate completion requests for Spring and submit the Committee Selection Form.

Spring 2021

Jan 6 Classes begin
Jan 6-27 Resignation Fee-Dropping all courses during this period will result in a $100 resignation fee.
Jan 12 Last Day to Add Course
Jan 13-27 Drop Course Penalty Days-Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
Jan 18 M.L.King, Jr. Day
Jan 27 15th Class Day- Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. – Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
Feb 25 Mid-Semester – 36th Class Day
Mar 5 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form and dissertation in PDF for format check to doctoral@auburn.edu
Mar 8-12 Spring Break
Apr 2 Last Day to Withdraw – Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. “W” assigned.
Apr 12 Last day for Master’s Thesis students to submit Final Examination Report and ETD Approval Form and electronic thesis to AUETD
Apr 14 Last day for Master’s Non-Thesis/EDS students to submit Comprehensive Examination Form
Apr 16 Last day for Doctoral students to submit Final Examination Report and ETD Approval Form, electronic dissertation to AUETD system for approval, and complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
Apr 23 Classes end
Apr 24-25 Study/Reading Days
Apr 26- 30 Final Exam Period
May 1- 3 Commencement. Last day for students to request graduation applications for degrees and graduate certificates for Spring and submit the Committee Selection Form.

Summer 2021

May 19 Classes Begin for Summer Full and Mini-Semester I
May 20 Last Day to Add Course for Full and Mini-Semester I
May 21-25 Drop Course Penalty Days for Full and Mini-Semester I. Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
May 25 5th Class Day for Full and Mini-Semester I. Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
May 31 Memorial Day
Jun 4 Mid-Semester – 12th Class Day for Mini-Semester I
Jun 4 Last Day to Withdraw for Mini-Semester I. Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. “W” assigned.
Jun 22 Classes End for Mini-Semester I
Jun 22 Mid-Semester for Full Semester – 24th Class Day
Jun 22 Last Day to Withdraw for Full Semester. Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. “W” assigned.
Jun 23 Study/Reading Days for Mini-Semester I
Jun 24-25 Final Exam Period for Mini-Semester I
Jun 25 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form and submit dissertation in PDF file format for format check to doctoral@auburn.edu
Jun 28 Classes Begin for Mini-Semester II
Jun 29 Last Day to Add Course for Mini-Semester II
Jun 30-Jul 2 Drop Course Penalty Days for Mini-Semester II. Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.
Jul 3 5th Class Day for Mini-Semester II. Last day to drop from course with no grade assignment. Last day for potential tuition refund for dropped classes.
Jul 4-5 Independence Day Holiday
Jul 12 Last day for Master’s Thesis students to submit Final Examination Report and ETD Approval Form and electronic thesis to AUETD
Jul 14 Mid-Semester for Mini-Semester II – 12th Class Day
Jul 14 Last Day to Withdraw for Mini-Semester II. Last day to withdraw from course with no grade penalty. “W” assigned.
Jul 16 Last day for Master’s Non-Thesis/EDS students to submit Comprehensive Examination Form
Jul 19 Last day for Doctoral students to submit Final Examination Report and ETD Approval Form, electronic dissertation to AUETD system for approval, and complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
Jul 30 Classes End for Full and Mini-Semester II
Aug 2-3 Study/Reading Days for Full and Mini-Semester II
Aug 4-6 Final Exam Period for Full and Mini-Semester II
Aug 7 Commencement. Last day for students to request graduation applications and certificate completion requests for Spring and submit the Committee Selection Form.

Last modified: August 21, 2020