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Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Fall 2020 : Spring 2021Summer 2021

Fall 2020

Variable Length Session Drop/Add Deadlines

Adjustments Specific to COVID-19

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* Permit needed after this date.
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/Scholarships based on enrollment at 11:59 p.m.
Sep7MonHOLIDAY — Labor Day (no classes, offices closed)
Sep8TueFinancial aid applied to NDSU account balances
Sep9WedPayments due for NDSU account balances
Sep14MonLast day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail
Sep18FriUndergraduate/Professional Fall Degree Applications due
Sep18FriGraduate student Fall Graduate Degree Applications due
Sep21MonLast Day to Add Full Semester Classes. Permit & Appeal needed after this date.
Oct2FriLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund* (full semester classes only).
OctFirstWeekSpring registration schedule available
OctSecondWeekSpring registration appointment times available
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
Oct29ThuSpring registration begins online based on total credits completed
Nov1SunLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 50% refund* (full semester classes only).
No refunds issued for withdraw to zero credits after this date.
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
Nov23MonOpen registration for spring
Nov25-27Wed-FriHOLIDAY — Thanksgiving (no classes; offices closed Thursday, offices open Wednesday& Friday)
Nov30MonFall 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 -Virtual
Dec22TueGrades due (12:00 p.m.)
Dec22TueFall grade access begins online (late evening)
Dec25FriHOLIDAY — Christmas Day Observed (offices closed)

Spring 2021

Variable Length Session Drop/Add Deadlines

Date Day Description
Jan 1 Fri HOLIDAY — New Year's Day Observed (offices closed)
Jan 11 Mon Classes begin at 4:00 p.m.
Jan 12 Tue First full day of classes
Jan 18 Mon HOLIDAY — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes, offices closed)
Jan 20 Wed Last day for Campus Connection Wait Lists to run
Jan 21 Thu Last day to Add classes via Campus Connection* Permit needed after this date.
Jan 21 Thu Last day for no-record Drop of classes @ 100% refund* (full semester classes only)
Jan 21 Thu Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund* (full semester classes only)
Jan 21 Thu Attempted credits calculated for financial aid SAP (11:59 p.m.)**
Jan 21 Thu Eligible Pell/TEACH/ND Grants/Scholarships based on enrollment at 11:59 p.m.
Jan 26 Tue Financial aid applied to NDSU account balances
Jan 27 Wed Payments due for NDSU account balances
Feb 1 Mon Last day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail
Feb 5 Fri Graduate student Spring Intent to Graduate due
Feb 8 Mon Last day to Add full semester classes. Permit & Appeal needed after this date.
Feb 15 Mon HOLIDAY — Presidents' Day (no classes, offices closed)
Feb 22 Mon Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund* full semester classes only)
Mar First Week Summer/Fall schedule available
Mar Second Week Summer/Fall registration appointment times available
Mar 5 Fri Grades of 'Incomplete' convert to 'F'
Mar 8 Mon 2nd half (8-week session) of Spring semester begins
Mar 15 Mon Undergraduate/Professional Spring and Summer Degree Applications due
Mar 15 Mon Late fee applied to unpaid account balances (11:59 p.m.)
Mar 15-19 Mon-Fri Spring Break Week (no classes, offices open)
Mar 25 Thu Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 50% refund* (full semester classes only)
No refunds issued for withdraw to zero credits after this date.
Mar 25 Thu Summer/Fall registration begins online based on total credits completed
Apr 2-5 Fri-Mon HOLIDAY -- Spring Recess (no classes, offices closed Friday, offices open Monday)
Apr 9 Fri Last day to Drop classes with 'W' record*
Apr 9 Fri Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits for Spring
Apr 9 Fri Spring Commencement Participation deadline
Apr 15 Thu Late fees applied to unpaid account balances (11:59 p.m.)
Apr 16 Fri Graduate student Initial Disquisition submission for May graduation
Apr 19 Mon Open registration for summer/fall
May 3-7 Mon-Fri Dead Week
May 14 Fri Graduate student spring Application for Graduate Degree due
May 4 Tue Grade entry begins
May 7 Fri Last day of Spring classes
May 10-14 Mon-Fri Final Examinations
May 14 Fri Graduate student Final Disquisition copy due for May graduation
May 15 Sat Late fees applied to unpaid account balances (11:59 p.m.)
May 15 Sat Commencement ceremonies (10:00 & 2:00 in Fargodome)
May 18 Tue Grades due (12:00 p.m.)

Summer 2021

4-week session 1: May 18 - June 11
4-week session 2: June 15 - July 9
4-week session 3: July 13 - August 6
6-week session 1: May 18 - June 25
6-week session 2: June 29 - August 6
8-week session 1: May 18 - July 9
8-week session 2: June 15 - August 6
12-week session: May 18 - August 6
All Sessions
Date Day Description
May 31 Mon HOLIDAY — Memorial Day (no classes, offices closed)
Jun 15 Tue Undergraduate/Professional Summer Degree Application due
Jun 17 Thu Attempted credits calculated for financial aid SAP (11:59 p.m.) **
Jun 17 Thu Financial Aid Census: Pell, TEACH & State Grant awards are based on enrollment as of 11:59 p.m.
Jun 21 Mon Financial aid begins applying to NDSU account balance once enrollment requirements are met.
Jun 25 Fri Payments due for NDSU Summer account balances
Jul 5 Mon HOLIDAY — Independence Day Observed (no classes, offices closed)
Jul 9 Fri Graduate student Initial Disquisition submission for August graduation
Jul 26 Mon Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits for Summer
Aug 6 Fri Graduate student Summer Application for Graduate Degree due
Aug 6 Fri Graduate student Final Disquisition copy due for August graduation
Aug 6 Fri Last day of Summer classes
Aug 10 Tue Grades due (12:00 p.m.)
Aug 10 Tue Summer grade access begins online (late evening)
Aug 15 Sun Late fee applied to unpaid account balances (11:59 p.m.)
4-Week Session 1
Date Day Description
May 18 Tue Classes begin for 4-week session 1
May 18 Tue Last day for Wait Lists to run for 4-week session 1
May 19 Wed Last day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 4-week session 1*
May 19 Wed Last day for no-record Drop of 4-week session 1 classes @ 100% refund*
May 19 Wed Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (4-week session 1 classes only)
May 21 Fri Last day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 4-week session 1
May 25 Tue Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (4-week session 1 classes only)
May 25 Tue 4 week session 1 - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
May 31 Mon Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 50% refund (4-week session 1 classes only)
No refunds issued for withdraw to zero credits after this date.
Jun 3 Thu Last day to Drop 4-week session 1 classes with 'W' record*
Jun 11 Fri Last day of 4-week session 1 classes
4-Week Session 2
Date Day Description
Jun 15 Tue Classes begin for 4-week session 2
Jun 15 Tue Last day for Wait Lists to run for 4-week session 2
Jun 16 Wed Last day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 4-week session 2*
Jun 16 Wed Last day for no-record Drop of 4-week session 2 classes @ 100% refund*
Jun 16 Wed Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (4-week session 2 classes only)
Jun 18 Fri Last day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 4-week session 2
Jun 22 Tue Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (4-week session 2 classes only)
Jun 22 Tue 4 week session 2 - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Jun 28 Mon Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 50% refund (4-week session 2 classes only)
No refunds issued for withdraw to zero credits after this date.
Jul 1 Thu Last day to Drop 4-week session 2 classes with 'W' record*
Jul 9 Fri Last day of 4-week session 2 classes
4-Week Session 3
Date Day Description
Jul 13 Tue Classes begin for 4-week session 3
Jul 13 Tue Last day for Wait Lists to run for 4-week session 3
Jul 14 Wed Last day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 4-week session 3*
Jul 14 Wed Last day for no-record Drop of 4-week session 3 classes @ 100% refund*
Jul 14 Wed Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (4-week session 3 classes only)
Jul 16 Fri Last day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 4-week session 3
Jul 20 Tue Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (4-week session 3 classes only)
Jul 20 Tue 4 week session 3 - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Jul 26 Mon Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 50% refund (4-week session 3 classes only)
No refunds issued for withdraw to zero credits after this date.
Jul 29 Thu Last day to Drop  4-week session 3 classes with 'W' record*
Aug 6 Fri Last day of 4-week session 3 classes
6-Week Session 1
Date Day Description
May 18 Tue Classes begin for 6-week session 1
May 19 Wed Last day for Wait Lists to run for 6-week session 1
May 20 Thu Last day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 6-week session 1*
May 20 Thu Last day for no-record Drop of 6-week session 1 classes @ 100% refund*
May 20 Thu Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (6-week session 1 classes only)
May 27 Thu Last day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 6-week session 1
May 30 Sun Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (6-week session 1 classes only)
Jun 3 Thu 6 week session 1 - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Jun 9 Wed Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 50% refund (6-week session 1 classes only)
No refunds issued for withdraw to zero credits after this date.
Jun 13 Sun Last day to Drop 6-week session 1classes with 'W' record*
Jun 25 Fri Last day of 6-week session 1 classes
6-Week Session 2
Date Day Description
Jun 29 Tue Classes begin for 6-week session 2
Jun 30 Wed Last day for Wait Lists to run for 6-week session 2
Jul 1 Thu Last day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 6-week session 2*
Jul 1 Thu Last day for no-record Drop of 6-week session 2 classes @ 100% refund*
Jul 1 Thu Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (6-week session 2 classes only)
Jul 8 Thu Last day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 6-week session 2
Jul 11 Sun Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (6-week session 2 classes only)
Jul 15 Thu 6 week session 2 - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Jul 21 Wed Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 50% refund (6-week session 2 classes only)
No refunds issued for withdraw to zero credits after this date.
Jul 25 Sun Last day to Drop 6-week session 2 classes with 'W' record*
Aug 6 Fri Last day of 6-week session 2 classes
8-Week Session 1
Date Day Description
May 18 Tue Classes begin for 8-week session 1
May 20 Thu Last day for Wait Lists to run for 8-week session 1
May 21 Fri Last day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 8-week session 1*
May 21 Fri Last day for no-record Drop of 8-week session 1 classes @ 100% refund*
May 21 Fri Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (8-week session 1 classes only)
May 26 Wed Last day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 8-week session 1
Jun 1 Tue 8 week session 1 - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Jun 4 Fri Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (8-week session 1 classes only)
Jun 17 Thu Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 50% refund (8-week session 1 classes only)
No refunds issued for withdraw to zero credits after this date.
Jun 23 Wed Last day to Drop standard 8-week session 1 classes with 'W' record*
Jul 9 Fri Last day of 8-week session 1 classes
8-Week Session 2
Date Day Description
Jun 15 Tue Classes begin for 8-week session 2
Jun 17 Thu Last day for Wait Lists to run for 8-week session 2
Jun 18 Fri Last day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 8-week session 2*
Jun 18 Fri Last day for no-record Drop of 8-week session 2 classes @ 100% refund*
Jun 18 Fri Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (8-week session 2 classes only)
Jun 23 Wed Last day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 8-week session 2
Jun 29 Tue 8 week session 2 - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Jul 2 Fri Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (8-week session 2 classes only)
Jul 15 Thu Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 50% refund (8-week session 2 classes only)
No refunds issued for withdraw to zero credits after this date.
Jul 21 Wed Last day to Drop standard 8-week session 2 classes with 'W' record*
Aug 6 Fri Last day of 8-week session 2 classes
12-Week Session
Date Day Description
May 18 Tue Classes begin for 12-week session
May 23 Sun Last day for Wait Lists to run for full 12-week session
May 24 Mon Last day to Add classes via Campus Connection for full 12-week session*
May 24 Mon Last day for no-record Drop of full 12-week session classes @ 100% refund*
May 24 Mon Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (12-week session classes only)
Jun 2 Wed Last day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for full 12-week session
Jun 8 Tue 12 week session - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Jun 14 Mon Last day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (full 12-week session classes only)
Jul 4 Sun Last 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.
Jul 12 Mon Last day to Drop full 12-week classes with 'W' record*
Aug 6 Fri Last day of 12-week session classes

 

* 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 One Stop during business hours.

** SAP = Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP): At the end of each semester, academic performance is evaluated for the required completion of attempted credits, GPA, and degree completion within the maximum credits allowed.  SAP is monitored for all students and determines eligibility for future financial aid.

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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