Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Oct 17, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020

Academic Calendar 2019-2020


 


Fall Semester

September 4, 2019-December 15, 2019

Jul 9-Aug 15 (Tues-Thurs) Online registration for Fall 2019
Aug 19-Sept 3 (Mon-Tues) Term break
Aug 26 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Aug 27 (Tues) Fall 2019 Tuition due
Sept 2 (Mon) Labor Day - Administrative offices closed
Sept 3 (Tues) IRB Submission Deadline
Sept 4 (Wed) Fall semester classes begin
Sept 4-Sept 9 (Wed-Mon) Onsite orientations (exact dates vary by program)
Sept 4-17 (Wed-Tues) Add/Drop period for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Sept 9 (Mon) Leave of absence for term request deadline
Sept 11 (Wed) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Oct 1 (Tues) IRB Submission Deadline
Oct 22 (Tues) Change Grade Option deadline
Oct 22 (Tues) Drop (with a W) deadline for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Nov 7 (Thurs) IRB Submission Deadline
Nov 11-16 (Mon-Sat) PSY Fall residency session
Nov 26 (Tues)  ODL, Media MA and School of Leadership Studies certificate courses end 
Nov 28-29 (Thurs-Fri) Thanksgiving recess - Administrative offices closed
Dec 2 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Dec 9-15 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week
Dec 15 (Sun) Fall 2019 grades due
Dec 16-Jan 5 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Dec 24-Jan 1 (Tues-Wed) Administrative offices closed

Spring Semester

January 6, 2020-April 19, 2020

Nov 7-Dec 3 (Thurs-Tues) Online registration for Spring 2020
Nov 7 (Thurs) Dissertation to Committee Deadline for Winter Session 2020 Graduates
Nov 22 (Fri) Degree Audit Deadline for Winter Session 2020 Graduates
Dec 16-Jan 5 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Dec 24-Jan 1 (Tues-Wed) Administrative offices closed
Jan 2 (Thurs) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Jan 2 (Thurs) Spring 2020 Tuition due
Jan 2 (Thurs) IRB Submission Deadline
Jan 6 (Mon) Spring semester classes begin
Jan 6-Jan 10 (Mon-Fri) Onsite orientations (exact dates vary by program)
Jan 6-19 (Mon-Sun) Add/Drop period for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Jan 7-11 (Tues-Sat) School of Leadership Studies Winter residency session
Jan 11 (Sat) School of Leadership Studies Winter Session Graduation Ceremony
Jan 11 (Sat) Leave of absence for term request deadline
Jan 13 (Mon) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Jan 13-18 (Mon-Sat) School of Psychology Winter residency session
Jan 18 (Sat) School of Psychology Winter Session Graduation Ceremony
Jan 20 (Mon) Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - Administrative offices closed
Feb 3 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Feb 17 (Mon) President’s Day - Administrative offices closed
Feb 23 (Sun) Change Grade Option deadline
Feb 23 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Mar 2 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Mar 29 (Sun) ODL, Media MA and School of Leadership Studies Certificate courses end
Apr 1 (Wed) IRB Submission Deadline
Apr 13-19 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week
Apr 19 (Sun) Spring 2020 grades due
Apr 20-May 3 (Mon-Sun) Term break

Summer Semester

May 4, 2020-August 16, 2020

Mar 10-Apr 14 (Tues-Tues) Online registration for Summer 2020
Apr 20-May 3 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Apr 28 (Tues) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Apr 28 (Tues) Summer 2020 Tuition due
May 1 (Fri) IRB Submission Deadline
May 1 (Fri) Dissertation to Committee Deadline for Summer Session 2020 Graduates
May 4 (Mon) Summer semester classes begin
May 4-May 8 (Mon-Fri) Onsite orientations (exact dates vary by program)
May 4-17 (Mon-Sun) Add/Drop period for ODL, Media Psy MA, and School of Leadership Studies Certificate programs
May 9 (Sat) Leave of absence for term request deadline
May 11 (Mon) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
May 25 (Mon) Memorial Day - Administrative offices closed
Jun 1 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Jun 8 (Mon) Degree Audit Deadline for Summer Session 2020 Graduates
Jun 21 (Sun) Change Grade Option deadline
Jun 21 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Jul 1 (Wed) IRB Submission Deadline
Jul 26 (Sun) ODL, Media MA and School of Leadership Studies certificate courses end
Aug 3 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Aug 10-16 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week for all other programs
Aug 16 (Sun) Summer 2020 grades due
Aug 17-Sept 8 (Mon-Tues) Term break

 


Future Terms  

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

 

2021-2022

2021 Fall

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs, MA-IECD program: 09/08/21 - 12/19/21

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 09/08/21 - 11/30/21

2022 Spring

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs, MA-IECD program: 01/10/22 - 04/24/22

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 01/10/22 - 04/03/22

2022 Summer

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs, MA-IECD program: 05/09/22 - 08/21/22

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 05/09/22- 07/31/22

 


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.