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Academic Calendar 2025-2026 for Online Programs in SIS

The Academic Calendar for Online Programs in SIS is divided into four terms. The Fall 1 term is restricted to only incoming students; no cross-enrollments are allowed across the Fall 1 and Fall 2 terms. Standard courses are delivered over 15 weeks.

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.

Fall 1
Date Day Event
08/04/2025 Mon Fall 1 classes begin
08/04/2025 Mon Fall 1 tuition balance due
08/17/2025 Sun Last day to add a fall 1 course
08/17/2025 Sun Last day to drop a fall 1 course for a 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
08/18/2025 Mon Fall 1 withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
08/24/2025 Sun Last day to withdraw from a fall 1 course for a 50% refund
08/31/2025 Sun Last day to withdraw from a fall 1 course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
09/01/2025 Mon Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed
10/12/2025 Sun Last day to withdraw from a fall 1 course or change a grade option
11/16/2025 Sun Fall 1 classes end
Fall 2
08/04/2025 Mon Fall 2 tuition balance due
08/22/2025 Fri Fall 2 immersion program begins (non-standard refund table)
09/01/2025 Mon Fall 2 classes begin
09/01/2025 Mon Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed
09/14/2025 Sun Last day to add a fall 2 course
09/14/2025 Sun Last day to drop a fall 2 course for a 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
09/15/2025 Mon Fall 2 withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
09/21/2025 Sun Last day to withdraw from a fall 2 course for a 50% refund
09/28/2025 Sun Last day to withdraw from a fall 2 course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
11/09/2025 Sun Last day to withdraw from a fall 2 course or change a grade option
11/27/2025 Thu Thanksgiving holiday; no classes, university offices closed Thursday and Friday
12/14/2025 Sun Fall 2 classes end
12/14/2025 Sun Fall Commencement Ceremony for August and December graduates
12/23/2025 Tue Official Degree Award Date (the date that appears on December diplomas; no event associated with this date)
12/24/2025 - 01/02/2026 Wed - Fri Winter Break; University Offices Closed
Spring
01/05/2026 Mon Spring classes begin
01/05/2026 Mon Spring tuition balance due
01/18/2026 Sun Last day to add a spring course
01/18/2026 Sun Last day to drop a spring course for a 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
01/19/2026 Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes, university offices closed
01/19/2026 Mon Spring withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
01/25/2026 Sun Last day to withdraw from a spring course for a 50% refund
02/01/2026 Sun Last day to withdraw from a spring course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
03/15/2026 Sun Last day to withdraw from a spring course or change a grade option
04/19/2026 Sun Spring classes end
05/08/2026 - 05/10/2026 Fri - Sun Commencement Weekend Activities
05/10/2026 Sun Official Degree Award Date
Summer
04/20/2026 Mon Summer immersion programs begin (non-standard refund table)
05/04/2026 Mon Summer classes begin
05/04/2026 Mon Summer tuition balance due
05/17/2026 Sun Last day to add a summer course
05/17/2026 Sun Last day to drop a summer course for a 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
05/18/2026 Mon Summer withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
05/24/2026 Sun Last day to withdraw from a summer course for a 50% refund
05/25/2026 Mon Memorial Day; no classes, university offices closed
05/31/2026 Sun Last day to withdraw from a summer course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
06/19/2026 Fri Juneteenth; no classes, university offices closed
07/03/2026 Fri Independence Day; no classes, university offices closed
07/12/2026 Sun Last day to withdraw from a summer course or change a grade option
08/16/2026 Sun Summer classes end
08/30/2026 Sun Official Degree Award Date (the date that appears on August diplomas; no event associated with this date)