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Academic Calendar 2024-2025 Tentative dates

The academic calendar is divided into fall and spring semesters of approximately 15 weeks each and summer sessions of varying length. The last week of the fall and spring semesters is set aside for final examinations. The academic calendar for the Washington College of Law (WCL) of American University varies from this general schedule. For the full WCL academic calendar, please go to: http://www.wcl.american.edu/registrar/

The holidays and vacations observed by the university are noted below. Spring break is the week following the spring semester midterm. Classes continue until 10:40 p.m. the evening before a holiday or vacation period.

Note: The refund, add/drop/withdrawal, grade change, and final grades schedule applies to all courses with a standard schedule during a regular semester (fall/spring). Refunds, adds/drops/withdrawals, and grade changes for courses on nonstandard schedules (including MBA modules), as well as all summer session courses, are calculated proportionately, based on the percentage of the course completed. Final grades are always due 72 hours after the official end date of the course. For more information, please go to: www.american.edu/finance/studentaccounts/Refunds-for-Course-Drops-andWithdrawals.cfm. For Summer Registration and Refund Dates please go to: https://www.american.edu/summer/calendar.cfm 

2024 Fall Semester Calendar
Date Day Event
08/01/2024 Thu Payment due for fall classes
08/17/2024 - 08/25/2024 Sat - Sun All-American Welcome
08/26/2024 Mon Classes Begin (Semester Begin)
09/02/2024 Mon Labor Day; no classes; university closed
09/09/2024 Mon Last day to add a fall course, internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project
09/09/2024 Mon Last day to drop a fall course for a 100% refund and without a "W" recorded
09/10/2024 Tue Withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
09/16/2024 Mon Last day to withdraw from a fall course for a 50% refund
09/23/2024 Mon Last day to withdraw from a fall course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
09/27/2024 - 09/29/2024 Fri - Sun All-American Weekend
09/30/2024 Mon Schedule of Classes for Spring published
10/11/2024 Fri Fall Break; no classes, university offices open
10/21/2024 Mon Spring priority registration for graduate students begins
10/28/2024 Mon Spring priority registration for undergraduate students begins
10/31/2024 Thu Last day to apply for fall graduation
11/01/2024 Fri Last day to withdraw from a fall course or change a grade option
11/05/2024 Tue Election Day; no classes; university closed
11/08/2024 Fri Theses and dissertations due in deans’ offices for fall degree candidates
11/26/2024 Tue Tuesday classes cancelled; Friday classes meet.
11/27/2024 - 12/01/2024 Wed Thanksgiving holiday; no classes; university offices closed Thursday and Friday
12/06/2024 Fri Fall classes end
12/06/2024 Fri Theses and Dissertations Due in Registrar's Office for Fall Degree Candidate
12/07/2024 - 12/08/2024 Sat - Sun Fall Study Days; no classes
12/09/2024 - 12/14/2024 Mon - Sat Fall final examinations
12/15/2024 Sun Fall Commencement Ceremony for August and December Graduates
12/17/2024 Tue Fall Final Grades Deadline
12/23/2024 Mon Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on December Diplomas; no events associated with this date)
12/23/2024 - 01/01/2025 Mon - Wed Winter break; university offices closed
2021 Fall Intersession Calendar
Date Day Event
12/15/2024 Sun Winter Intersession classes begin
01/12/2025 Sun Winter Intersession classes end
2024 Spring Semester Calendar
Date Day Event
TBD TBD Payment Due
01/09/2025 - 01/12/2025 Thu - Sun Winter Welcome
01/13/2025 Mon Spring classes begin
01/20/2025 Mon Inauguration; no classes, university Offices Closed
01/20/2025 Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes, university offices closed
01/27/2025 Mon Last day to add a spring course, internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project
01/27/2025 Mon Last day to drop a spring course for a 100% refund and without a "W" recorded
01/28/2025 Tue Withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
02/01/2025 Sat Last day to apply for Spring Graduation
02/03/2025 Mon Last Day to Withdraw from Spring courses for 50% refund
02/10/2025 Mon Last Day to Withdraw from Spring courses for 25% refund
03/03/2025 Mon Schedule of Classes for Summer and Fall published
03/09/2025 - 03/16/2025 Sun - Sun Spring break; no classes, university offices open Monday through Friday
03/21/2025 Fri Last day to withdraw from a spring course or change a grade option
03/24/2025 Mon Summer registration begins
03/26/2025 Wed Fall priority registration for graduate students begins
03/28/2025 Fri Theses and dissertations due in deans’ offices for spring degree candidates
03/31/2025 Mon Fall priority registration for undergraduate students begins
04/28/2025 Mon Spring classes end
04/28/2025 Mon Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for spring degree candidates
04/29/2025 - 04/30/2025 Tue - Wed Spring Study Days; no classes
05/01/2025 Thu Payment due for summer classes
05/01/2025 - 05/07/2025 Thu - Wed Spring final examinations
05/09/2025 - 05/11/2025 Fri - Sun Commencement Weekend Activities
05/10/2025 Sat Spring Final Grades Deadline
05/11/2025 Sun Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on May Diplomas; no events associated with this date)
2025 Summer Sessions Calendar
Date Day Event
05/01/2025 Thu Payment due for summer classes
05/12/2025 Mon Summer classes begin; 7-week (A) and Online Learning I (E) sessions begin
05/19/2025 Mon First 6-week (B) and 3-week (C) sessions begin
05/25/2025 Sun Last day to add a summer internship, Independent Reading or Research, or Community Service-Learning project
05/26/2025 Mon Memorial Day; no classes, university offices closed
06/01/2025 Sun Last day to apply for Summer Graduation
06/07/2025 Sat 3-week (C) session ends
06/19/2025 Thu Juneteenth; no classes, university offices closed
06/28/2025 Sat 7-week (A), first 6-week (B), and Online Learning I (E) sessions end
06/30/2025 Mon Second 6-week (D) and Online Learning II (F) session begin
07/04/2025 Fri Independence Day; no classes, university offices closed
07/13/2025 Sun Last day to withdraw from Summer courses
07/13/2025 Sun Last day to change grade option
07/18/2025 Fri Theses and dissertations due in deans' offices for summer degree candidates
08/01/2025 Fri Payment due for fall classes
08/07/2025 Thu Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for summer degree candidates
08/09/2025 Sat Second 6-week (D) session ends
08/16/2025 Sat Summer classes end; Online Learning II (F) session ends
08/16/2025 Sat End of summer sessions
08/24/2025 Sun Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on August diplomas; no event associated with this date)