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Fielding Graduate University    
 
    
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

Academic Calendar 2017-2018


 

 


Fall Semester

September 6, 2017-December 17, 2017

Jul 19-Aug 18 (Wed-Fri) Online registration for Fall 2017
Aug 21-Sept 5 (Mon-Tues) Term break
Sept 5-Sept 11 (Tues-Mon) Onsite orientations (exact dates vary by program)
Aug 28 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Aug 28 (Mon) Fall 2017 Tuition due
Sept 1 (Fri) IRB Submission Deadline
Sept 4 (Mon) Labor Day - Administrative offices closed
Sept 6 (Wed) Fall semester classes begin
Sept 6-19 (Wed-Tues) Add/Drop period for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Sept 14 (Thurs) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Sept 22 (Fri) Financial Aid disqualification appeal deadline
Oct 2 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Oct 24 (Tues) Drop (with a W) deadline for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Nov 1 (Wed) IRB Submission Deadline
Nov 6-11 (Mon-Sat) PSY Fall residency session
Nov 23-24 (Thurs-Fri) Thanksgiving recess - Administrative offices closed
Nov 28 (Tues) ODL, Media MA and School of Leadership Studies certificate courses end
Dec 1 (Fri) IRB Submission Deadline
Dec 11-17 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week for all other programs
Dec 17 (Sun) Fall 2017 grades due
Dec 18-Jan 7 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Dec 22-Jan 1 (Fri-Mon) Administrative offices closed

Spring Semester

January 8, 2018-April 22, 2018

To Be Announced Dissertation to Committee Deadline for Winter Session 2018 Graduates
Nov 8-Dec 5 (Wed-Tues) Online registration for Spring 2018
To Be Announced Degree Audit Deadline for Winter Session 2018 Graduates
Dec 18-Jan 7 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Dec 22-Jan 1 (Fri-Mon) Administrative offices closed
Jan 2 (Tues) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Jan 2 (Tues) Spring 2018 Tuition due
Jan 2 (Tues) IRB Submission Deadline
To Be Announced Onsite orientations (exact dates vary by program)
Jan 8 (Mon) Spring semester classes begin
Jan 8-21 (Mon-Sun) Add/Drop period for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Jan 9-13 (Tues-Sat) School of Leadership Studies Winter residency session
Jan 13 (Sat) School of Leadership Studies Winter Session Graduation Ceremonies
Jan 15-20 (Mon-Sat) School of Psychology Winter residency session
Jan 16 (Tues) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Jan 20 (Sat) School of Psychology Winter Session Graduation Ceremony
Jan 26 (Fri) Financial Aid disqualification appeal deadline
Feb 1 (Tues) IRB Submission Deadline
Feb 19 (Mon) President’s Day - Administrative offices closed
Feb 25 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Mar 1 (Thurs) IRB Submission Deadline
Apr 1 (Sun) ODL, Media MA and School of Leadership Studies Certificate courses end
Apr 2 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Apr 15-22 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week for all other programs
Apr 22 (Sun) Spring 2018 grades due
Apr 23-May 6 (Mon-Sun) Term break

Summer Semester

May 7, 2018-August 19, 2018

To Be Announced Dissertation to Committee Deadline for Summer Session 2018 Graduates
To Be Announced Degree Audit Deadline for Summer Session 2018 Graduates
Mar 7- Apr 10 (Wed-Tues) Online registration for Summer 2018
Apr 23-May 6 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Apr 30 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
May 1 (Tues) Summer 2018 Tuition due
May 1 (Tues) IRB Submission Deadline
To Be Announced Onsite orientations (exact dates vary by program)
May 7 (Mon) Summer semester classes begin
May 7-21 (Mon-Tues) Add/Drop period for ODL, Media Psy MA, and School of Leadership Studies Certificate programs
May 15 (Tues) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
May 25 (Fri) Financial Aid disqualification appeal deadline
May 28 (Mon) Memorial Day - Administrative offices closed
Jun 1 (Fri) IRB Submission Deadline
To Be Announced Clinical and Media Summer residency session
To Be Announced School of Leadership Studies residency session
Jul 1 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Jul 2 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Jul 4 (Wed) Independence Day - Administrative offices closed
Jul 29 (Sun) ODL, Media MA and School of Leadership Studies certificate courses end
Aug 1 (Wed) IRB Submission Deadline
Aug 13-19 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week for all other programs
Aug 19 (Sun) Summer 2018 grades due
Aug 20-Sept 4 (Mon-Tues)

Term break

 


Future Terms  

2018-2019 

2018 Fall

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs, MA-IECD and MA-CEL programs: 09/05/18- 12/16/18

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 09/05/18 - 11/25/18

2019 Spring

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs, MA-IECD and MA-CEL programs: 01/07/19 - 04/21/19

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 01/07/19 - 03/31/19

2019 Summer

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs, MA-IECD program: 05/06/19 - 08/18/19

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 05/06/19- 07/28/19

MA-CEL programs: 06/15/19 - 08/18/19

 

2019-2020

2019 Fall

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs, MA-IECD and MA-CEL programs: 09/04/19 - 12/15/19

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 09/04/19 - 11/26/19

2020 Spring

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs, MA-IECD and MA-CEL programs: 01/06/20 - 04/19/20

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 01/06/20 - 03/29/20

2020 Summer

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs, MA-IECD program: 05/04/20 - 08/16/20

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 05/04/20- 07/26/20

MA-CEL programs: 06/13/20 - 08/16/20

 

2020-2021

2020 Fall

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs, MA-IECD and MA-CEL programs: 09/09/20 - 12/20/20

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 09/09/20 - 12/01/20

2021 Spring

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs, MA-IECD and MA-CEL programs: 01/11/21 - 04/25/21

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 01/11/21 - 04/04/21

2021 Summer

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs, MA-IECD program: 05/10/21 - 08/22/21

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 05/10/21 - 08/01/21

MA-CEL programs: 06/19/21 - 08/22/21

 


Calendar Parameters

Fielding’s calendar is a trimester calendar of three required terms per academic year. The academic year runs from September through August.

The following parameters apply to all programs on the academic calendar:

  1. Terms will start on a weekday; e.g. Monday-Friday, but may not start on Fielding holidays.
  2. For the Fall term, the term will end no later than December 23.
  3. Schools and programs may authorize courses shorter or longer than the term, subject to the approval of appropriate school and academic/administrative unit review committees.
  4. Face-to-face academic credit-bearing events must be scheduled within the academic term dates.

Additional Parameters for Doctoral programs and Postdoctoral and Postbaccalaureate Certificates, some Master’s programs:

  1. Each term will include a minimum of 15 weeks of instruction, ending with the grade deadline.
  2. There will be a dedicated assessment week prior to the grade deadline.

Additional Parameters for all other Master’s, all other Certificates:

  1. Each term will include a minimum of 12 weeks of instruction, starting on the same day as the doctoral program term.
  2. The grade deadline will coincide with the grade deadline for the doctoral programs.

Revisions of Calendars

All calendars and any subsequent revisions or exceptions must be approved by the Senate Leadership Committee.

University Master Calendar

Please see the university master Calendar website for additional event and deadline dates and details.