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Academic Calendar 2027-2028 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
10/04/2027 Mon Start of term; start of classes
10/12/2027 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
10/13/2027 Wed Term 4 withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
10/17/2027 Sun Last day to withdraw from a Term 4 course for a 50% refund
10/22/2027 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 4 course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
11/19/2027 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 4 course or change a grade option
11/25/2027 Thu Thanksgiving; no classes; university closed
11/27/2027 Sat Make up classes for those not held on Thanksgiving
12/12/2027 Sun End of classes
12/18/2027 Sat End of term
12/19/2027 Sun Fall Commencement Ceremony for August and December graduates
12/23/2027 Thu Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on December diplomas; no event associated with this date)
Jan-Mar Term 1
Date Day Event
01/10/2028 Mon Start of term; start of classes
01/17/2028 Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes, university offices closed
01/18/2028 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
01/19/2028 Wed Term 1 withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
01/22/2028 Sat Make up classes for those not held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
01/23/2028 Sun Last day to withdraw from a Term 1 course for a 50% refund
01/28/2028 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 1 course for a 25% refund
02/25/2028 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 1 course or change a grade option
03/19/2028 Sun End of classes
03/26/2028 Sun End of term
04/02/2028 Sun Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on March diplomas; no event associated with this date)
Term 2 Apr-Jun
Date Day Event
04/03/2028 Mon Start of term; start of classes
04/11/2028 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)
04/12/2028 Wed Term 2 withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
04/16/2028 Sun Last day to withdraw from a Term 2 course for a 50% refund
04/21/2028 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 2 course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
05/19/2028 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 2 course or change a grade option
05/29/2028 Mon Memorial Day; no classes, university offices closed
06/03/2028 Sat Make up classes for those not held on Memorial Day
06/11/2028 Sun End of classes
06/19/2028 Mon Juneteenth; no classes, university offices closed
06/25/2028 Sun End of term
07/02/2028 Sun Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on June diplomas; no event associated with this date)
Term 3 Jul-Sep
Date Day Event
07/03/2028 Mon Start of term; start of classes
07/04/2028 Tue Independence Day; no classes, university offices closed
07/08/2028 Sat Make up classes for July 4
07/11/2028 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
07/12/2028 Wed Term 3 withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
07/16/2028 Sun Last day to withdraw from a Term 3 course with 50% refund
07/21/2028 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 3 course with 25% refund
08/18/2028 Fri Last day to withdraw from a Term 3 course
09/04/2028 Mon Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed
09/09/2028 Sat Make up classes for those not held on Labor Day
09/10/2028 Sun End of classes
09/24/2028 Sun End of term
10/01/2028 Sun Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on September diplomas; no event associated with this date)