SPD Online Fall 2013 Academic Calendar
This calendar addresses SPD students and SPD courses only. The information does not apply to undergraduates, for graduate students matriculated in the Graduate
School or HSC, or for those students who are participating in an off-campus co-hort. This calendar was accurate as of 4/12/13. It is subject to changes and updates.
The dates and deadlines below are for SPD Online Courses only and may not accuratly reflect other classes. Please see the general SPD Academic Calendar for more details.
August | September | October | November | December
Aug. 26, Monday:
All SPD Online classes begin.
Late registration begins; a $50 late fee applies to all students who are not enrolled in at least one course before Aug. 26. q
Last day to add yourself to a waitlist for a Fall online course (by close of business day - 4:00 pm). Reminder: Students who place themselves on a waitlist are responsible for any tuition liability incurred if they are enrolled into the course. Students receive emails from SOLAR once they are enrolled; however, due to potential email delivery problems, students should log into SOLAR and monitor their waitlist status. If students change their intent to enroll, they MUST DROP themselves from the waitlist.
Aug. 30, Friday: End of add period for SPD Online classes only. All adds must be processed by 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 1, Sunday:
Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the University without tuition liability. Dropping/withdrawing from classes must be done via the SOLAR System before the close of the business day (4:00 pm). (SPD students are able to drop to zero credits/units via SOLAR.)
Sept. 2, Monday: Labor Day observed. Online classes in session. Service offices closed.
Sept. 3, Tuesday: Online classes in session. Service offices open.
Sept. 10, Tuesday:
Last day to drop or withdraw from the University without a "W" (withdraw) recorded on student's record. Tuition liability applies. All drops/withdrawals must be processed by the close of the business day (4:00 pm). After this date, SPD students may continue to withdraw using the SOLAR System until Oct. 25 (exception: See Online Calendar for SPD Online students); a "W" (withdraw) will be recorded. Tuition liability applies. (NOTE: SPD Students MUST withdraw themselves using SOLAR; petitions will not be accepted until after the Oct. 25 deadline.)
Sept. 17, Tuesday:
Last day to drop/withdraw from SPD Online courses (All other SPD courses, see Oct. 25 entry.) "W"/Withdraw will be recorded. Tuition Liability remains applicable. All drops/withdrawals must be processed by the close of the business day (4:00 pm). After this date, students must petition the SPD
Committee on Academic Standing (PDF) to withdraw.
Oct. 1, Monday, close of business (4:00 pm):
Deadline for Fall (December) and Winter (January) degree and certificate candidates to apply for graduation and appear in the commencement publication. SPD students MUST apply for graduation whether they plan to attend Commencement ceremonies or not. If a student does not apply for graduation, the degree or certificate will NOT be conferred.
Candidates for graduation must apply via the SOLAR System; go to Academic Records>Apply for Graduation. Graduation applications may continue to be submitted via SOLAR until November 12, but the student's name will NOT appear in the commencement publication. Also, applications received by SPD after the published deadline will not be evaluated until all other candidates for graduation have been processed. This may result in a significant delay. Visit Graduation Information for complete details.
Nov. 1, Friday: Last day for removal of "I"/Incomplete grades from the Spring and Summer 2013 terms. After this date, all "I"/Incompletes will revert to "I/F". The "F" is then calculated into the student's GPA.
Nov. 3, Sunday: Last day of SPD Online classes.
Nov. 4, Monday (tentative; subject to change): Advance registration tentatively set to begin for Winter and Spring 2014 terms. Course listings and enrollment appointment information will be posted on the SPD website prior to registration.
Nov. 12, Tuesday: Last day for Fall (December) and Winter (January) degree candidates to apply for graduation. Candidates will NOT BE included in Publication (see October 1 deadline). After this date, students must apply in person to the SPD office.
Dec. 19, Thursday: Commencement. Please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 631.632.6320 for more information.