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All academic deadlines are set by the Office of the Registrar and are subject to change. Please see the Registrar's Enrollment and Registration Calendar for the actual dates.

For your quick reference, the start and end dates of each quarter are listed below (please note, both Fall and Winter quarters officially end on a Saturday but the deadline for turning in final paperwork is Friday).

  • Fall Quarter 2016: September 19 – December 10, 2016
  • Winter Quarter 2017: January 4 – March 25, 2017
  • Spring Quarter 2017: March 30 – June 16, 2017 

The following deadlines are specific to graduate students and are consistent through all three quarters:

The 2nd Friday of each quarter is the deadline to submit:

  • Half-time Study requests
  • Leave of Absence requests
  • In Absentia requests
  • Applications to Candidacy for the Master’s degree (in order to receive the Master’s in the same quarter)

Please note: Fully completed forms must be received in the Graduate Division by the stated deadline date. Departments may set earlier submission deadlines for internal processing; please check with your home department for details.

The 4th Friday of each quarter is the deadline to submit:

  • Add/Drop/Change cards to change a grading option, change number of units, drop a course without a W

The 9th Friday of each quarter is the deadline to submit:

  • Add/Drop cards to drop a course

The 10th Friday of each quarter is the deadline to submit:

  • Add cards to add a course

The 11th Friday of each quarter (finals week) is the deadline to submit:

  • Final Paperwork for degree completion
  • Fully completed forms must be received in the Graduate Division by the deadline date; department approval alone does not constitute meeting a deadline.

* Please note: For a Spring degree the deadline to submit all final paperwork and have your name listed in the commencement booklet is the Friday of 10th week. The final deadline for a Spring degree is the last Friday of Spring quarter but your name will not be included in the commencement booklet.

The Summer degree deadline is the last Friday of summer session II (usually in early September).

 Please see the Registrar's Enrollment and Registration Calendar for the actual dates.

Academic Deadlines