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Academic Calendar 2025-2026 for Online Programs in SOC, SPA, CAS, and OGPS Tentative dates

The Academic Calendar for Online Programs in SOC, SPA, CAS, and OGPS is divided into fall, spring, and summer semester terms of approximately 16 weeks each. Standard courses are delivered in 8-week modules within the terms.

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 2025
Date Day Event
08/25/2025 Mon Fall A classes begin. Payment due for Fall A
08/31/2025 Sun Last day to add a Fall A course
08/31/2025 Sun Last day to drop a Fall A course for a 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
09/01/2025 Mon Fall A withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
09/04/2025 Thu Last day to withdraw from a Fall A course for a 50% refund
09/08/2025 Mon Last day to withdraw from a Fall A course for a 25% refund (No refunds after this date)
09/29/2025 Mon Last day to withdraw from a Fall A course or change a grade option
10/19/2025 Sun Fall A classes end
10/20/2025 Mon Fall B classes begin. Payment due for Fall B courses
10/26/2025 Sun Last day to add a Fall B course
10/26/2025 Sun Last day to drop a Fall B course for a 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
10/27/2025 Mon Fall B withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
10/30/2025 Thu Last day to withdraw from a Fall B course for a 50% refund
11/03/2025 Mon Last day to withdraw from a Fall B course for a 25% refund (No refunds after this date)
11/24/2025 Mon Last day to withdraw from a Fall B course or change a grade option
12/14/2025 Sun Fall B classes end
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)
Spring 2026
Date Day Event
01/05/2026 Mon Spring A classes begin. Payment due for Spring A courses
01/11/2026 Sun Last day to add a Spring A course
01/11/2026 Sun Last day to drop a Spring A course for a 100% refund and without a "W" recorded
01/12/2026 Mon Spring A withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
01/15/2026 Thu Last day to withdraw from a Spring A course for a 50% refund
01/19/2026 Mon Last day to withdraw from a Spring A course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
02/09/2026 Mon Last day to withdraw from a Spring A course or change a grade option
03/01/2026 Sun Spring A classes end
03/02/2026 Mon Spring B classes begin. Payment due for Spring B courses
03/08/2026 Sun Last day to add a Spring B course
03/08/2026 Sun Last day to drop a Spring B course for a 100% refund and without a "W" recorded
03/09/2026 Mon Spring B withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
03/12/2026 Thu Last day to withdraw from a Spring B course for a 50% refund
03/16/2026 Mon Last day to withdraw from a Spring B course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
04/06/2026 Mon Last day to withdraw from a Spring B course or change a grade option
04/26/2026 Sun Spring B classes end
05/08/2026 - 05/10/2026 Fri - Sun Commencement Weekend Activities
05/10/2026 Sun Official Degree Award Date
Summer 2026
Date Day Event
05/04/2026 Mon Summer A classes begin. Payment due for Summer A courses
05/10/2026 Sun Last day to add a Summer A course
05/10/2026 Sun Last day to drop a Summer A course for a 100% refund and without a "W" recorded
05/11/2026 Mon Summer A withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
05/14/2026 Thu Last day to withdraw from a Summer A course for a 50% refund
05/18/2026 Mon Last day to withdraw from a Summer A course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
06/08/2026 Mon Last day to withdraw from a Summer A course or change a grade option
06/19/2026 Fri Juneteenth; no classes, university offices closed
06/28/2026 Sun Summer A classes end
06/29/2026 Mon Summer B classes begin Payment due for Summer B courses
07/05/2026 Sun Last day to add a Summer B course
07/05/2026 Sun Last day to drop a Summer B course for a 100% refund and without a "W" recorded
07/06/2026 Mon Summer B withdrawal period begins (withdraw recorded on record; 50% refund)
07/09/2026 Thu Last day to withdraw from a Summer B course for a 50% refund
07/13/2026 Mon Last day to withdraw from a Summer B course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
08/03/2026 Mon Last day to withdraw from a Summer B course or change a grade option
08/23/2026 Sun Summer B classes end
08/30/2026 Sun Official Degree Award Date(date that appears on August diplomas; no event associated with this date)