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Academic Catalog 2015-2016 
    
Academic Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar 2015-2016


 

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:

  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 Masters, all other Certificates:

  1. Each term will include a minimum of 11.5 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.

Master Calendar

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


Fall Semester

September 9, 2015-December 22, 2015

Jul 22-Aug 18 (Wed-Tues) Online registration for Fall 2015
Aug 28-Sept 11 (Fri-Fri) Onsite orientations (exact dates vary by program)
Aug 31 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Aug 31 (Mon) Fall 2015 Tuition due
Sept 1 (Tues) IRB Submission Deadline
Sept 7 (Mon) Labor Day - Administrative offices closed
Sept 9 (Wed) Fall semester classes begin
Sept 9-22 (Wed-Tues) Add/Drop period for ODL, Media Psy MA, and ISI Certificate programs
Sept 11-Oct 12 (Fri-Mon) Financial Aid Common Scholarship Application period
Sept 17 (Thurs) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Sept 25 (Thurs) Financial Aid disqualification appeal deadline
Oct 1 (Thurs) IRB Submission Deadline
Nov 2 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Nov 9-14 (Mon-Sat) PSY Fall residency session
Nov 26-27 (Thurs-Fri) Thanksgiving recess - Administrative offices closed
Nov 29 (Sun) ODL, Media MA and ISI Certificate courses end
Dec 1 (Tues) IRB Submission Deadline
Dec 15-21 (Tues-Mon) Assessment week for doctoral programs
Dec 22 (Tue) Fall 2015 grades due
Dec 23-Jan 2 (Wed-Sun) Term break - Administrative offices closed

Spring Semester

January 4, 2016-April 17, 2016

Oct 29 (Thurs) Dissertation to Committee Deadline for Winter Session 2016 Graduates
Nov 11- Dec 8 (Wed-Tues) Online registration for Spring 2016
Dec 2 (Wed) Degree Audit Deadline for Winter Session 2016 Graduates
Dec 23-Jan 2 (Wed-Sun) Term break - Administrative offices closed
Jan 4 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Jan 4 (Mon) Spring 2016 Tuition due
Jan 4 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Jan 4 (Mon) Spring semester classes begin
Jan 4-17 (Mon-Sun) Add/Drop period for ODL, Media Psy MA, and ISI Certificate programs
Jan 9-20 (Sat-Wed) Onsite orientations (exact dates vary by program)
Jan 12-16 (Tues-Sat) HOD Winter residency session
Jan 15 (Fri) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Jan 16 (Mon-Sat) ELC & HOD Winter Session Graduation Ceremonies
Jan 18-23 (Mon-Sat) PSY Winter residency session
Jan 23 (Mon-Sat) PSY Winter Session Graduation Ceremony
Jan 22 (Fri) Financial Aid disqualification appeal deadline
Feb 1 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Feb 15 (Mon) President’s Day - Administrative offices closed
Mar 1 (Tues) IRB Submission Deadline
Mar 25 (Fri) ODL, Media MA and ISI Certificate courses end
Apr 1 (Fri) IRB Submission Deadline
Apr 10-16 (Sun-Sat) Assessment week for doctoral programs
Apr 17 (Sun) Spring 2016 grades due
Apr 18-May 3 (Mon-Tues) Term break - Administrative offices closed

Summer Semester

May 4, 2016-August 17, 2016

Mar 9- Apr 12 (Wed-Tues) Online registration for Summer 2016
Apr 18-May 3 (Mon-Tues) Term break - Administrative offices closed
May 2 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
May 4 (Wed) Summer semester classes begin
May 4-17 (Wed-Tues) Add/Drop period for ODL, Media Psy MA, and ISI Certificate programs
May 7-11 (Sat-Wed) Onsite orientations (exact dates vary by program)
May 13 (Fri) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
May 20 (Fri) Financial Aid disqualification appeal deadline
May 30 (Mon) Memorial Day - Administrative offices closed
Jun 1 (Wed) IRB Submission Deadline
Jun 17-Aug 19 (Fri) Class dates for CEL program
Jul 1 (Fri) IRB Submission Deadline
Jul 4 (Mon) Independence Day - Administrative offices closed
Jul 11-16 (Mon-Sat) All Schools Summer residency session
Jul 22 (Fri) ODL, Media MA and ISI Certificate courses end
Aug 1 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Aug 10-16 (Wed-Tues) Assessment week for doctoral programs
Aug 17 (Wed) Summer 2016 grades due - all programs except CEL
Aug 28 (Sun) Summer 2016 CEL grades due