Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Oct 19, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019

Academic Calendar 2018-2019


 


Fall Semester

September 5, 2018-December 16, 2018

Jul 11-Aug 15 (Wed-Wed) Online registration for Fall 2018
Aug 20-Sept 4 (Mon-Tues) Term break
Aug 27 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Aug 27 (Mon) Fall 2018 Tuition due
Sept 3 (Mon) Labor Day - Administrative offices closed
Sept 4 (Tues) IRB Submission Deadline
Sept 5 (Wed) Fall semester classes begin
Sept 5-Sept 9 (Wed-Sun) Onsite orientations (exact dates vary by program)
Sept 5-18 (Wed-Tues) Add/Drop period for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Sept 10 (Mon) Leave of absence for term request deadline
Sept 13 (Thurs) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Oct 1 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Oct 23 (Tues) Change Grade Option deadline
Oct 23 (Tues) Drop (with a W) deadline for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Nov 1 (Thurs) IRB Submission Deadline
Nov 5-10 (Mon-Sat) PSY Fall residency session
Nov 22-23 (Thurs-Fri) Thanksgiving recess - Administrative offices closed
Nov 27 (Tues) ODL, Media MA and School of Leadership Studies certificate courses end
Dec 3 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Dec 12-18 (Wed-Tues) Assessment week for all other programs
Dec 16 (Sun) Fall 2018 grades due
Dec 17-Jan 6 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Dec 22-Jan 1 (Sat-Tues) Administrative offices closed

Spring Semester

January 7, 2019-April 21, 2019

Oct 26 (Fri) Dissertation to Committee Deadline for Winter Session 2019 Graduates
Nov 14-Dec 11 (Wed-Tues) Online registration for Spring 2019
Dec 4 (Tues) Degree Audit Deadline for Winter Session 2019 Graduates
Dec 17-Jan 6 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Dec 22-Jan 1 (Sat-Tues) Administrative offices closed
Jan 2 (Wed) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Jan 2 (Wed) Spring 2019 Tuition due
Jan 2 (Wed) IRB Submission Deadline
Jan 7 (Mon) Spring semester classes begin
Jan 7-Jan 13 (Mon-Sun) Onsite orientations (exact dates vary by program)
Jan 7-20 (Mon-Sun) Add/Drop period for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Jan 8-12 (Tues-Sat) School of Leadership Studies Winter residency session
Jan 12 (Sat) School of Leadership Studies Winter Session Graduation Ceremony
Jan 14-19 (Mon-Sat) School of Psychology Winter residency session
Jan 15 (Tues) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Jan 19 (Sat) School of Psychology Winter Session Graduation Ceremony
Jan 21 (Mon) Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - Administrative offices closed
Feb 1 (Fri) IRB Submission Deadline
Feb 18 (Mon) President’s Day - Administrative offices closed
Feb 24 (Sun) Change Grade Option deadline
Feb 24 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Mar 1 (Fri) IRB Submission Deadline
Mar 31 (Sun) ODL, Media MA and School of Leadership Studies Certificate courses end
Apr 1 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Apr 15-21 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week for all other programs
Apr 21 (Sun) Spring 2019 grades due
Apr 22-May 5 (Mon-Sun) Term break

Summer Semester

May 6, 2019-August 18, 2019

Mar 13-Apr 9 (Wed-Tues) Online registration for Summer 2019
Apr 22-May 5 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Apr 29 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Apr 30 (Tues) Summer 2019 Tuition due
May 1 (Wed) IRB Submission Deadline
May 2 (Thurs) Dissertation to Committee Deadline for Summer Session 2019 Graduates
May 5-May 9 (Sun-Thurs) Onsite orientations (exact dates vary by program)
May 6 (Mon) Summer semester classes begin
May 6-19 (Mon-Sun) Add/Drop period for ODL, Media Psy MA, and School of Leadership Studies Certificate programs
May 15 (Tues) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
May 27 (Mon) Memorial Day - Administrative offices closed
Jun 3 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Jun 6 (Thurs) Degree Audit Deadline for Summer Session 2019 Graduates
Jun 23 (Sun) Change Grade Option deadline
Jun 23 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Jul 1 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Jul 4 (Thurs) Independence Day - Administrative offices closed
Jul 14-20 (Sun-Sat) School of Psychology Summer residency session
Jul 16-20 (Tues-Sat) School of Leadership Studies Summer residency session
Jul 20 (Sat) Summer Session Graduation Ceremonies
Jul 28 (Sun) ODL, Media MA and School of Leadership Studies certificate courses end
Aug 1 (Thurs) IRB Submission Deadline
Aug 12-18 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week for all other programs
Aug 18 (Sun) Summer 2019 grades due
Aug 19-Sept 3 (Mon-Tues) Term break

 


Future Terms  

2019-2020

2019 Fall

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs, MA-IECD program: 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 program: 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

2020-2021

2020 Fall

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs, MA-IECD program: 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 program: 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

 


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.