Aug 07, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Academic Calendar 2022-2023


 


Fall Semester

September 7, 2022-December 18, 2022

Jul 18-Sept 11 (Mon-Sun) New Student Orientations (exact dates vary by program)
Jul 26-Aug 15 (Tues-Mon) Online registration for Fall 2022
Jul 26-Sept 15 (Tues-Thurs) Online registration for Fall Clinical Residency Session 2022
Aug 22-Sept 6 (Mon-Tues) Term break
Aug 30 (Tues) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Aug 30 (Tues) Fall 2022 Tuition due
Sept 1 (Thurs) IRB Submission Deadline
Sept 5 (Mon) Labor Day: Administrative offices closed
Sept 7 (Wed) Fall semester classes begin
Sept 7 (Wed) Module 1 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
Sept 7-20 (Wed-Tues) Add/Drop period for 12/15 week term programs
Sept 11 (Sun) Leave of absence for term request deadline
Sept 15 (Thurs) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Sept 20 (Tues) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 1 ODL students
Oct 3 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Oct 10 (Mon) Indigenous People’s Day: Administrative offices closed
Oct 25 (Tues) Module 1 ODL courses end; Grades Due
Oct 25 (Tues) Credit/No Credit Grade Option deadline for 12/15 week term programs
Oct 25 (Tues) Drop (with a W) deadline for 12/15 week term programs
Oct 31 (Mon) Module 2 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
Nov 1 (Tues) IRB Submission Deadline
Nov 7-12 (Mon-Sat) Clinical Fall Residency Session (Bloomington, Minnesota
Nov 13 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 2 ODL students
Nov 24-25 (Thurs-Fri) Thanksgiving recess: Administrative offices closed
Nov 29 (Tues)  EBC certificate courses end 
Dec 1 (Thurs)  IRB Submission Deadline
Dec 12-18 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week
Dec 18 (Sun) Module 2 ODL courses end
Dec 18 (Sun) Fall 2022 and Module 2 grades due
Dec 19-Jan 8 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Dec 22-Jan 2 (Thurs-Mon) Winter Holiday Break: Administrative offices closed

Spring Semester

January 9, 2023-April 23, 2023

Nov 3-Nov 29 (Thurs-Tues) Online registration for Spring 2023
Nov 3-Dec 2 (Thurs-Fri) Online registration for Winter Residency Session 2023
Nov 30 (Wed) Dissertation to Committee Deadline for Winter Session 2023 Graduates
Dec 9 (Fri) Degree Audit Deadline for Winter Session 2023 Graduates
Dec 19-Jan 8 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Dec 23-Jan 2 (Thurs-Sun) Winter Holiday Break: Administrative offices closed
Jan 3 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Jan 3 (Mon) Spring 2023 Tuition due
Jan 3 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Jan 9 (Mon) Spring semester classes begin
Jan 9 (Mon) Module 1 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
Jan 9-12 (Mon-Thurs) New Student Orientations (exact dates vary by program)
Jan 9-14 (Mon-Sat) School of Leadership Studies Winter Residency Session (Santa Barbara, CA)
Jan 9-22 (Mon-Sun) Add/Drop period for 12/15 week term programs
Jan 13 (Fri) Leave of absence for term request deadline
Jan 14 (Sat) School of Leadership Studies Graduation Ceremony (Santa Barbara, CA)
Jan 15-21 (Sun-Sat) Clinical Psychology Winter Residency Session (Santa Barbara, CA)
Jan 16 (Mon) Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: Administrative offices closed
Jan 17 (Tues) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Jan 21 (Sat) School of Psychology Graduation Ceremony (Santa Barbara, CA)
Jan 22 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 1 ODL students
Feb 1 (Wed) IRB Submission Deadline
Feb 20 (Mon) President’s Day: Administrative offices closed
Feb 26 (Sun) Module 1 ODL courses end; Grades Due
Feb 26 (Sun) Credit/No Credit Grade Option deadline for 12/15 week term programs
Feb 26 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for 12/15 week term programs
Mar 1 (Wed) IRB Submission Deadline
Mar 6 (Mon) Module 2 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
Mar 19 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 2 ODL students
Apr 2 (Sun) EBC certificate courses end 
Apr 3 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Apr 17-23 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week
Apr 23 (Sun) Module 2 ODL courses end
Apr 23 (Sun) Spring 2023 and Module 2 grades due
Apr 24-May 7 (Mon-Sun) Term break

Summer Semester

May 8, 2023-August 20, 2023

Mar 21-Apr 9 (Tues-Sun) Online registration for Summer 2023
Mar 21-May 1 (Tues-Mon) Online registration for Summer Residency Session 2023
Apr 24-May 7 (Mon-Sun) Term break
May 1 (Mon) Dissertation to Committee Deadline for Summer Session 2023 Graduates
May 1 (Mon) Summer 2022 Tuition due
May 1 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
May 1 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
May 8 (Mon) Summer semester classes begin
May 8 (Mon) Module 1 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
May 8-11 (Mon-Thurs) New Student Orientations (exact dates vary by program)
May 8-21 (Mon-Sun) Add/Drop period for 12/15 week term programs
May 12 (Fri) Leave of absence for term request deadline
May 16 (Tues) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
May 21 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 1 ODL students
May 29 (Mon) Memorial Day Holiday: Administrative offices closed
Jun 1 (Thurs) Degree Audit Deadline for Summer Session 2023 Graduates
Jun 1 (Wed) IRB Submission Deadline
Jun 19 (Mon) Juneteenth Holiday: Administrative offices closed
Jun 25 (Sun) Module 1 ODL courses end; Grades Due
Jun 25 (Sun) Credit/No Credit Grade Option deadline for 12/15 week term programs
Jun 25 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for 12/15 week term programs
Jul 3 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Jul 3 (Mon) Module 2 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
Jul 4 (Mon) Independence Day: Administrative offices closed
Jul 16 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 2 ODL students
Jul 30 (Sun) EBC certificate courses end 
Aug 1 (Tues) IRB Submission Deadline
Aug 14-20 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week
Aug 20 (Sun) Module 2 ODL courses end
Aug 20 (Sun) Summer 2023 and Module 2 grades due
Aug 21-Sept 5 (Mon-Tues) Term break
Sept 4 (Mon) Labor Day Holiday: Administrative Offices closed

 


Future Terms  

2023-2024

2023 Fall

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs: 09/06/23 - 12/17/23

EBC certificate: 09/06/23 - 11/28/23

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 09/06/23-10/24/23

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 10/30/23-12/17/23

 

2024 Spring

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs: 01/08/24 - 04/21/24

EBC certificate: 01/08/24 - 03/31/24

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 01/08/24-02/25/24

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 03/04/24-04/21/24

 

2024 Summer

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs: 05/06/24 - 08/18/24

EBC certificate: 05/06/24 - 07/28/24

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 05/06/24-06/23/24

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 07/1/24-08/18/24

2024-2025

2024 Fall

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs: 09/04/24 - 12/15/24

EBC certificate: 09/04/24 - 11/26/24

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 09/04/24-10/22/24

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 10/28/24-12/15/24

 

2025 Spring

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs: 01/06/25 - 04/20/25

EBC certificate: 01/06/25 - 03/30/25

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 01/06/25-02/23/25

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 03/03/25-04/20/25

 

2025 Summer

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs: 05/05/25 - 08/17/25

EBC certificate: 05/05/25- 07/27/25

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 05/05/25-06/22/25

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 06/30/25-08/17/25 

 

2025-2026

2025 Fall

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs: 09/03/25 - 12/14/25

EBC certificate: 09/03/25 - 11/25/25

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 09/03/25-10/21/25

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 10/27/25-12/14/25

 

2026 Spring

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs: 01/05/26 - 04/19/26

EBC certificate: 01/05/26 - 03/29/26

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 01/05/26-02/22/26

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 03/02/26-04/19/26

 

2026 Summer

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs: 05/04/26 - 08/16/26

EBC certificate: 05/04/26- 07/26/26

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 05/04/26-06/21/26

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 06/29/26-08/16/26 


Calendar Parameters

Fielding’s calendar is a 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 and modules will start on a weekday; e.g. Monday-Friday, but may not start on Fielding (national) holidays.
  2. For the Fall term, the term will end no later than December 23.
  3. Courses shorter or longer than the term may be authorized, 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. Exceptions to the scheduling of credit-bearing/financial aid eligible events during any portion of the term break should be reviewed by the leaders of the Financial Aid and Registrar Offices and approved by the Provost or their designee.
  5. Each week of the designated term shall include expectations of active engagement by the student in an instructional activity related to the student’s course of study. These activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Attending asynchronous class, lecture, recitation, or field or laboratory activity, physically or online, where there is an opportunity for interaction between the instructor and students;
  • Submitting an academic assignment;
  • Taking an assessment or an exam;
  • Participating in an interactive tutorial or webinar.

Please note: the definition of academic engagement may not include activities where a student may be present, but not academically engaged, such as:

  • Logging into an online class or tutorial without any further participation;
  • Participating in academic counseling or advising; or
  • Participating in a student-organized study group.

Additional Parameters for Programs on a 15 week calendar:

  1. Each academic 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 to support timely grade submission. The assessment week is designed to be a period of summative assessment where students have evidenced to the instructor/assessing faculty the applied knowledge accumulated through the term in the context of the course. The structure of that submission will differ from discipline to discipline and from course to course.

Additional Parameters for Programs on a 12 week calendar:

  1. Each academic term will include a minimum of 12 weeks of instruction, starting on the same day as the 15 week term. 
  2. The grade deadline will coincide with the grade deadline for the 15 week term.

Additional Parameters for Programs Using Accelerated Modules:

  1. Accelerated modules must begin or end in alignment with the term start or end dates.
  2. Accelerated modules must be 49 days in length where possible and can begin on any day of the week, but may not start on Fielding (national) holidays.
  3. Module start and end dates within the larger term may not overlap.
  4. Grades are due at the conclusion of each module.
  5. All programs using the accelerated modules model must follow the same calendar.

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.