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SPD Spring 2013 Academic Calendar for 10-Week Online Courses

This calendar addresses SPD students and SPD Online courses only. If you are a graduate student from another Stony Brook school who is taking online courses, please be sure to follow the drop guidelines for your school. This calendar was accurate as of 2/12/13 (updated for Nemo). It is subject to changes and updates.

January | February | March | April | May



January 28, Monday:

On-campus and all SPD Online classes begin.

Late registration begins; a $50 late fee applies.

Last day students can place themselves on a waitlist for SPD Online courses only. Reminder: Students who place themselves on a waitlist and change their intent to enroll, MUST DROP themselves from the waitlist. If students are enrolled from the waitlist, students are responsible for any Tuition Liability incurred.




February 1, Friday (by close of business, 4 pm): Last day to add SPD Online 10-week courses. Last day of waitlist operation.

February 3, Sunday: Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the University without tuition liability. Drops must be done via SOLAR System, as service offices are closed on weekends. SPD students are able to drop down to zero credits via the SOLAR System (no petition is required).

February 8, Friday (by close of business, 4 pm):

Last day to drop or withdraw from the University without a "W" (withdraw) recorded on student record. Course cancellations (removing a course from the transcript/academic record) are not possible after this date. Students may continue to withdraw from SPD Online ten-week courses until February 18. (NOTE: Students MUST withdraw themselves using SOLAR; academic petitions will not be accepted until after the withdrawal deadlines). Students granted permission via the academic petition process to make changes to their registration/enrollment after this date will be assessed a petition fee. Tuition liability remains applicable.

Last day to process a swap without a petition (by close of business, 4 pm). Tuition liability may apply if student reduces credit load.


February 18, Monday (by close of business, 4 pm):

Last day to withdraw from a SPD Online ten-week course (a "W" will be recorded). After this date, students must petition the SPD Committee on Academic Standing (PDF) to withdraw. Please note the tuition liability schedule before processing your withdrawal.




March 12, Tuesday:

Last day for removal of Incomplete grades from the Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 terms. After this date, all "I"/Incompletes will revert to "I/F". The "F" is then calculated into the student's GPA.

Last day for SPD students to withdraw from one or all on-campus courses ("W" will be recorded). Students withdraw via SOLAR; petition is NOT required. See Tuition Liability Schedule. After this date, students must petition the SPD Committee on Academic Standing for changes or withdrawals.

March 15, Friday:

Deadline for Spring degree and certificate candidates to apply for graduation and be included 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 until April 15, but the student's name will not be included 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.



April 7, Sunday: Last day of SPD Online ten-week courses.

April 8, Monday (tentative): Advance registration begins for Summer and Fall 2013 (matriculated students only). Schedules and instructions will be announced on the SPD website prior to registration.

April 15, Monday: Last day to submit a graduation application. Students' name will not be included in the commencement publication (see entry on March 15). Contact spd_graduationandcertification@stonybrook.eduto apply.

April 27, Saturday: Open enrollment begins for graduate non-matriculated students.



May 23, Thursday. SPD's Graduation Ceremony (tentative).

May 24, Friday: University Graduation Ceremony. Master’s and Advanced Graduate Certificates awarded.


Related Links

Registrar's Academic Calendars

Tuition Liability Schedule

Stony Brook University Online Events Calendar


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