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Academic Calendar 2025-2026 for Four-Term Online Programs Tentative dates

The Academic Calendar for Four-Term Online Programs is divided into four terms of 12-14 weeks each. Standard courses are delivered over 10 weeks beginning the first day of the term.

The add/drop/withdrawal and refund schedule applies to all courses with a standard schedule during a term. Add/drop/withdrawal, refund, and grade change dates for courses on nonstandard schedules are calculated proportionately, based on the percentage of the course completed. Please visit the Course Drop and Withdrawals page for more information. A student’s state of residency may determine refund eligibility and amounts. Final grades are always due 72 hours after the official end date of the course.

Oct-Dec Term 4
Date Day Event
09/29/2025 Mon Start of term; start of classes
10/07/2025 Tue Last day to add a course; last day to drop a course for a 100% refund and without a W recorded; deadline to apply to graduate
10/08/2025 Wed Term 4 withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
10/12/2025 Sun Last day to withdraw from a Term 4 course for a 50% refund
10/17/2025 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 4 course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
11/14/2025 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 4 course or change a grade option
11/27/2025 Thu Thanksgiving; no classes; university closed
11/29/2025 Sat Make up classes for those not held on Thanksgiving
12/07/2025 Sun End of classes
12/13/2025 Sat End of term
12/14/2025 Sun Fall Commencement Ceremony for August and December graduates
12/23/2025 Tue Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on December diplomas; no event associated with this date)
Jan-Mar Term 1
Date Day Event
01/12/2026 Mon Start of term; start of classes
01/19/2026 Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes, university offices closed
01/20/2026 Tue Last day to add a course; last day to drop a course for a 100% refund and without a W recorded; deadline to apply to graduate
01/21/2026 Wed Term 1 withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
01/24/2026 Sat Make up classes for those not held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
01/25/2026 Sun Last day to withdraw from a Term 1 course for a 50% refund
01/30/2026 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 1 course for a 25% refund
02/27/2026 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 1 course or change a grade option
03/22/2026 Sun End of classes
03/29/2026 Sun End of term
04/05/2026 Sun Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on March diplomas; no event associated with this date)
Term 2 Apr-Jun
Date Day Event
04/06/2026 Mon Start of term; start of classes
04/14/2026 Tue Last day to add a course; last day to drop a course for a 100% refund and without a W recorded; deadline to apply to graduate (Students planning to participate in the May Commencement ceremony should apply by TBD)
04/15/2026 Wed Term 2 withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
04/19/2026 Sun Last day to withdraw from a Term 2 course for a 50% refund
04/24/2026 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 2 course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
05/22/2026 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 2 course or change a grade option
05/25/2026 Mon Memorial Day; no classes, university offices closed
05/30/2026 Sat Make up classes for those not held on Memorial Day
06/14/2026 Sun End of classes
06/19/2026 Fri Juneteenth; no classes, university offices closed
06/28/2026 Sun End of term
07/05/2026 Sun Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on June diplomas; no event associated with this date)
Term 3 Jul-Sep
Date Day Event
07/06/2026 Mon Start of term; start of classes
07/14/2026 Tue Last day to add a course; last day to drop a course for a 100% refund and without a W recorded; deadline to apply to graduate
07/15/2026 Wed Term 3 withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
07/19/2026 Sun Last day to withdraw from a Term 3 course with 50% refund
07/24/2026 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 3 course with 25% refund
08/21/2026 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 3 course
09/07/2026 Mon Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed
09/12/2026 Sat Make up classes for those not held on Labor Day
09/13/2026 Sun End of classes
09/27/2026 Sun End of term
10/04/2026 Sun Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on September diplomas; no event associated with this date)