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Academic Calendar 2015-2016


Fall 2015 : Spring 2016 : Summer 2016

Fall 2015

DateDayDescription
Aug24MonClasses begin at 4:00 p.m.
Aug25TueFirst full day of classes
Sep1TueLast day for Campus Connection Wait Lists to run
Sep2WedLast day to Add classes via Campus Connection*
Sep2WedLast day for no-record Drop of classes @ 100% refund* (full semester classes only)
Sep2WedLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund* (full semester classes only)
Sep2WedAttempted credits calculated for financial aid SAP (11:59 p.m.)**
Sep2WedEligible Pell/TEACH/ND Grants/Scholarship based on enrollment at 11:59 p.m.
Sep7MonHOLIDAY — Labor Day (no classes, offices closed)
Sep8TueFinancial aid applied to student accounts
Sep8-9Tue-WedFee Payment Event at Bison Connection
Sep9WedPayments due for NDSU account balances*
Sep14MonLast day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail
Sep18FriUndergraduate/Professional Fall Degree Applications due
Sep21MonLast Day to Add Full Semester Classes (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Oct2FriGraduate student Fall Intent to Graduate forms due
Oct2FriLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund* (full semester classes only)
Oct15ThuLate fees applied to unpaid account balances (11:59 p.m.)
Oct16FriGrades of 'Incomplete' convert to 'F'
Oct19Mon2nd half (8-week session) of Fall semester begins
Oct26MonAdvising begins for Spring semester
Nov1SunLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 50% refund* (full semester classes only).
No refunds issued for withdraw to zero credits after this date.
Nov2MonSpring registration begins online
Nov11WedHOLIDAY — Veterans Day (no classes, offices closed)
Nov13FriLast day to Drop classes with 'W' record*
Nov13FriLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits for Fall
Nov15SunLate fees applied to unpaid account balances (11:59 p.m.)
Nov20FriGraduate student Initial Disquisition submission for December graduation
Nov26-27Thu-FriHOLIDAY — Thanksgiving (no classes, offices closed Thursday, offices open Friday)
Nov30MonUndergraduate/Professional student Fall Commencement Participation deadline
Dec7-11Mon-FriDead Week
Dec8TueGrade entry begins
Dec11FriLast day of Fall classes
Dec14-18Mon-FriFinal Examinations
Dec15TueLate fees applied to unpaid account balances (11:59 p.m.)
Dec18FriGraduate student Final Disquisition copy due for December graduation
Dec18FriCommencement ceremonies (10:00, 12:00, 2:00 & 4:00 in Festival Hall)
Dec22TueGrades due (11:59 p.m.)
Dec24ThuFall grade access begins online
Dec25FriHOLIDAY — Christmas Day (offices closed)

Spring 2016

DateDayDescription
Jan1FriHOLIDAY — New Year's Day (offices closed)
Jan11MonClasses begin at 4:00 p.m.
Jan12TueFirst full day of classes
Jan18MonHOLIDAY — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes, offices closed)
Jan20WedLast day for Campus Connection Wait Lists to run
Jan21ThuLast day to Add classes via Campus Connection*
Jan21ThuLast day for no-record Drop of classes @ 100% refund* (full semester classes only)
Jan21ThuLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund* (full semester classes only)
Jan21ThuAttempted credits calculated for financial aid SAP (11:59 p.m.)**
Jan21ThuEligible Pell/TEACH/ND Grants/Scholarships based on enrollment at 11:59 p.m.
Jan26TueFinancial aid applied to student accounts
Jan26-27Tue-WedFee Payment Event at Bison Connection
Jan27WedPayments due for NDSU account balances*
Feb1MonLast day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail
Feb5FriUndergraduate/Professional Spring Degree Applications due
Feb8MonLast day to Add full semester classes (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Feb15MonHOLIDAY — Presidents' Day (no classes, offices closed)
Feb22MonLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund* (full semester classes only)
Feb26FriGraduate student Spring Intent to Graduate forms due
Mar4FriGrades of 'Incomplete' convert to 'F'
Mar7Mon2nd half (8-week session) of Spring semester begins
Mar14-18Mon-FriSpring Break Week (no classes, offices open)
Mar15TueLate fee applied to unpaid account balances (11:59 p.m.)
Mar21MonAdvising begins for Summer/Fall semesters
Mar24ThuLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 50% refund* (full semester classes only)
No refunds issued for withdraw to zero credits after this date.
Mar25-28Fri-MonHOLIDAY -- Spring Recess (no classes, offices closed Friday, offices open Monday)
Apr4MonSummer/Fall registration begins online
Apr8FriLast day to Drop classes with 'W' record*
Apr8FriLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits for Spring
Apr15FriLate fees applied to unpaid account balances (11:59 p.m.)
Apr15FriGraduate student Initial Disquisition submission for May graduation
Apr19TueUndergraduate/Professional student Spring Commencement Participation deadline
May2-6Mon-FriDead Week
May3TueGrade entry begins
May6FriLast day of Spring classes
May9-13Mon-FriFinal Examinations
May13FriGraduate student Final Disquisition copy due for May graduation
May14SatCommencement ceremonies (10:00 & 2:00 in Fargodome)
May15SunLate fees applied to unpaid account balances (11:59 p.m.)
May17TueGrades due (11:59 p.m.)
May19ThuSpring grade access begins online

Summer 2016

Full 12-week session:May 17 - August 5
Standard 4-week session:May 17 - June 10
Standard 8-week session:June 14 - August 5
DateDayDescription
May17TueClasses begin for 4-week and full 12-week sessions
May17TueLast day for Wait Lists to run for 4-week session
May18WedEligible Pell/TEACH Grants based on enrollment at 11:59 p.m. (4-week session)
May18WedLast day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 4-week session*
May18WedLast day for no-record Drop of 4-week session classes @ 100% refund*
May20FriLast day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 4-week session
May22SunLast day for Wait Lists to run for full 12-week session
May23MonEligible Pell/TEACH Grants based on enrollment at 11:59 p.m. (full 12-week session)
May23MonLast day to Add classes via Campus Connection for full 12-week session*
May23MonLast day for no-record Drop of full 12-week session classes @ 100% refund*
May24TueLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (4-week session classes only)
May30MonHOLIDAY — Memorial Day (no classes, offices closed)
May30MonLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 50% refund (4-week session classes only)
No refunds issued for withdraw to zero credits after this date.
Jun1WedFinancial aid applied to student accounts (4-week and 12-week sessions)
Jun1WedLast day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for full 12-week session
Jun2ThuLast day to Drop standard 4-week classes with 'W' record*
Jun2ThuPayments due for NDSU Summer account balances*
Jun10FriLast day of 4-week session classes
Jun10FriGraduate student Summer Intent to Graduate forms due
Jun13MonLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (full 12-week session classes only)
Jun14TueClasses begin for 8-week session
Jun14TueUndergraduate/Professional Summer Degree Application due
Jun16ThuLast day for Wait Lists to run for 8-week session
Jun17FriLast day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 8-week session*
Jun17FriLast day for no-record Drop of 8-week session classes @ 100% refund*
Jun17FriAttempted credits calculated for financial aid SAP (11:59 p.m.)**
Jun17FriEligible Pell/TEACH Grants based on enrollment at 11:59 p.m. (8-week session)
Jun22WedFinancial aid applied to student accounts (8-week session)
Jun22WedLast day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 8-week session
Jul1FriLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (8-week session classes only)
Jul3SunLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 50% refund (full 12-week session classes only)
No refunds issued for withdraw to zero credits after this date.
Jul4MonHOLIDAY — Independence Day (no classes, offices closed)
Jul8FriGraduate student Initial Disquisition submission for August graduation
Jul11MonLast day to Drop full 12-week session classes with 'W' record*
Jul11MonLast day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Jul14ThuLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 50% refund (8-week session classes only)
No refunds issued for withdraw to zero credits after this date.
Jul20WedLast day to Drop standard 8-week classes with 'W' record*
Aug5FriGraduate student Final Disquisition copy due for August graduation
Aug5FriLast day of Summer classes
Aug11ThuSummer grade access begins online
Aug15MonLate fee applied to unpaid account balances (11:59 p.m.)

* Indicates transactions may be done online via Campus Connection until 11:59 p.m. All other transactions must be done in the respective office or at Bison Connection during business hours.

** SAP = Satisfactory Academic Progress, which is calculated on completion of attempted credits, GPA and length of program to determine financial aid eligibility for all students.

Short Courses: Deadlines for courses shorter than the standard session are prorated based on length of course and start/end states (see the Variable Length Session Drop/Add Deadlines section of the Academic Dates & Deadlines page).

Holds: Registration may be prevented by certain holds. Holds may be viewed on Campus Connection.

Students are responsible for registration activity, meeting deadlines and staying current with accounts. Check schedules and holds frequently and plan accordingly.


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NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Office of Registration and Records
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7981 / Toll Free: +1 (800) 608-6378 / Fax: (701) 231-8959
Campus address: Ceres Hall 110
Physical/delivery address: 1301 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2831 / P.O. Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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