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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

DateDayDescription
Jan1FriHOLIDAY — New Year's Day Observed (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* Permit needed after this date.
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 NDSU account balances
Jan27WedPayments due for NDSU account balances
Feb1MonLast day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail
Feb5FriGraduate student Spring Intent to Graduate due
Feb8MonLast day to Add full semester classes. Permit & Appeal needed after this date.
Feb15MonHOLIDAY — Presidents' Day (no classes, offices closed)
Feb22MonLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund*full semester classes only)
MarFirstWeekSummer/Fall schedule available
MarSecondWeekSummer/Fall registration appointment times available
Mar5FriGrades of 'Incomplete' convert to 'F'
Mar8Mon2nd half (8-week session) of Spring semester begins
Mar15MonUndergraduate/Professional Spring and Summer Degree Applications due
Mar15MonLate fee applied to unpaid account balances (11:59 p.m.)
Mar15-19Mon-FriSpring Break Week (no classes, offices open)
Mar25ThuLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 50% refund*(full semester classes only)
No refunds issued for withdraw to zero credits after this date.
Mar25ThuSummer/Fall registration begins online based on total credits completed
Apr2-5Fri-MonHOLIDAY -- Spring Recess (no classes, offices closed Friday, offices open Monday)
Apr9FriLast day to Drop classes with 'W' record*
Apr9FriLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits for Spring
Apr9FriSpring Commencement Participation deadline
Apr15ThuLate fees applied to unpaid account balances (11:59 p.m.)
Apr16FriGraduate student Initial Disquisition submission for May graduation
Apr19MonOpen registration for summer/fall
May3-7Mon-FriDead Week
May14FriGraduate student spring Application for Graduate Degree due
May4TueGrade entry begins
May7FriLast day of Spring classes
May10-14Mon-FriFinal Examinations
May14FriGraduate student Final Disquisition copy due for May graduation
May15SatLate fees applied to unpaid account balances (11:59 p.m.)
May15SatCommencement ceremonies (10:00 & 2:00 in Fargodome)
May18TueGrades 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
DateDayDescription
May31MonHOLIDAY — Memorial Day (no classes, offices closed)
Jun15TueUndergraduate/Professional Summer Degree Application due
Jun15TueGraduate student Summer Intent to Graduate due
Jun17ThuAttempted credits calculated for financial aid SAP (11:59 p.m.) **
Jun17ThuFinancial Aid Census: Pell, TEACH & State Grant awards are based on enrollment as of 11:59 p.m.
Jun21MonFinancial aid begins applying to NDSU account balance once enrollment requirements are met.
Jun25FriPayments due for NDSU Summer account balances
Jul5MonHOLIDAY — Independence Day Observed (no classes, offices closed)
Jul9FriGraduate student Initial Disquisition submission for August graduation
Jul26MonLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits for Summer
Aug6FriGraduate student Summer Application for Graduate Degree due
Aug6FriGraduate student Final Disquisition copy due for August graduation
Aug6FriLast day of Summer classes
Aug10TueGrades due (12:00 p.m.)
Aug10TueSummer grade access begins online (late evening)
Aug15SunLate fee applied to unpaid account balances (11:59 p.m.)
4-Week Session 1
DateDayDescription
May18TueClasses begin for 4-week session 1
May18TueLast day for Wait Lists to run for 4-week session 1
May19WedLast day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 4-week session 1*
May19WedLast day for no-record Drop of 4-week session 1 classes @ 100% refund*
May19WedLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (4-week session 1 classes only)
May21FriLast day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 4-week session 1
May25TueLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (4-week session 1 classes only)
May25Tue4 week session 1 - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
May31MonLast 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.
Jun3ThuLast day to Drop 4-week session 1 classes with 'W' record*
Jun11FriLast day of 4-week session 1 classes
4-Week Session 2
DateDayDescription
Jun15TueClasses begin for 4-week session 2
Jun15TueLast day for Wait Lists to run for 4-week session 2
Jun16WedLast day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 4-week session 2*
Jun16WedLast day for no-record Drop of 4-week session 2 classes @ 100% refund*
Jun16WedLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (4-week session 2 classes only)
Jun18FriLast day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 4-week session 2
Jun22TueLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (4-week session 2 classes only)
Jun22Tue4 week session 2 - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Jun28MonLast 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.
Jul1ThuLast day to Drop 4-week session 2 classes with 'W' record*
Jul9FriLast day of 4-week session 2 classes
4-Week Session 3
DateDayDescription
Jul13TueClasses begin for 4-week session 3
Jul13TueLast day for Wait Lists to run for 4-week session 3
Jul14WedLast day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 4-week session 3*
Jul14WedLast day for no-record Drop of 4-week session 3 classes @ 100% refund*
Jul14WedLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (4-week session 3 classes only)
Jul16FriLast day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 4-week session 3
Jul20TueLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (4-week session 3 classes only)
Jul20Tue4 week session 3 - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Jul26MonLast 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.
Jul29ThuLast day to Drop  4-week session 3 classes with 'W' record*
Aug6FriLast day of 4-week session 3 classes
6-Week Session 1
DateDayDescription
May18TueClasses begin for 6-week session 1
May19WedLast day for Wait Lists to run for 6-week session 1
May20ThuLast day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 6-week session 1*
May20ThuLast day for no-record Drop of 6-week session 1 classes @ 100% refund*
May20ThuLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (6-week session 1 classes only)
May27ThuLast day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 6-week session 1
May30SunLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (6-week session 1 classes only)
Jun3Thu6 week session 1 - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Jun9WedLast 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.
Jun13SunLast day to Drop 6-week session 1classes with 'W' record*
Jun25FriLast day of 6-week session 1 classes
6-Week Session 2
DateDayDescription
Jun29TueClasses begin for 6-week session 2
Jun30WedLast day for Wait Lists to run for 6-week session 2
Jul1ThuLast day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 6-week session 2*
Jul1ThuLast day for no-record Drop of 6-week session 2 classes @ 100% refund*
Jul1ThuLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (6-week session 2 classes only)
Jul8ThuLast day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 6-week session 2
Jul11SunLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (6-week session 2 classes only)
Jul15Thu6 week session 2 - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Jul21WedLast 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.
Jul25SunLast day to Drop 6-week session 2 classes with 'W' record*
Aug6FriLast day of 6-week session 2 classes
8-Week Session 1
DateDayDescription
May18TueClasses begin for 8-week session 1
May20ThuLast day for Wait Lists to run for 8-week session 1
May21FriLast day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 8-week session 1*
May21FriLast day for no-record Drop of 8-week session 1 classes @ 100% refund*
May21FriLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (8-week session 1 classes only)
May26WedLast day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 8-week session 1
Jun1Tue8 week session 1 - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Jun4FriLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (8-week session 1 classes only)
Jun17ThuLast 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.
Jun23WedLast day to Drop standard 8-week session 1 classes with 'W' record*
Jul9FriLast day of 8-week session 1 classes
8-Week Session 2
DateDayDescription
Jun15TueClasses begin for 8-week session 2
Jun17ThuLast day for Wait Lists to run for 8-week session 2
Jun18FriLast day to Add classes via Campus Connection for 8-week session 2*
Jun18FriLast day for no-record Drop of 8-week session 2 classes @ 100% refund*
Jun18FriLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (8-week session 2 classes only)
Jun23WedLast day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for 8-week session 2
Jun29Tue8 week session 2 - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Jul2FriLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (8-week session 2 classes only)
Jul15ThuLast 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.
Jul21WedLast day to Drop standard 8-week session 2 classes with 'W' record*
Aug6FriLast day of 8-week session 2 classes
12-Week Session
DateDayDescription
May18TueClasses begin for 12-week session
May23SunLast day for Wait Lists to run for full 12-week session
May24MonLast day to Add classes via Campus Connection for full 12-week session*
May24MonLast day for no-record Drop of full 12-week session classes @ 100% refund*
May24MonLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 100% refund (12-week session classes only)
Jun2WedLast day to submit requests to Audit, Pass/Fail for full 12-week session
Jun8Tue12 week session - Last day to Add Summer courses (appeal needed after this date, contact Registration & Records)
Jun14MonLast day to Withdraw to Zero Credits @ 75% refund (full 12-week session classes only)
Jul4SunLast 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.
Jul12MonLast day to Drop full 12-week classes with 'W' record*
Aug6FriLast 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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