Apr 22, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Academic Calendar 2023-2024


 


Fall Semester

September 6, 2023-December 17, 2023

Jul 25-Aug 14 (Tues-Mon) Online registration for Fall 2023
Jul 25-Sept 14 (Tues-Thurs) Online registration for Clinical Residency Session
Aug 21-Sept 5 (Mon-Tues) Term break
Aug 28 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Aug 29 (Tues) Fall 2023 Tuition due
Sept 1 (Fri) IRB Submission Deadline
Sept 4 (Mon) Labor Day: Administrative offices closed
Sept 6 (Wed) Leave of absence for term request deadline
Sept 6 (Wed) Fall semester classes begin
Sept 6 (Wed) Module 1 for 7-week ODL program begins
Sept 6-19 (Wed-Tues) Add/Drop period for 12/15 week term programs
Sept 12 (Tues) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Sept 19 (Tues) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 1 ODL students
Oct 2 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Oct 9 (Mon) Indigenous People’s Day: Administrative offices closed
Oct 24 (Tues) Module 1 ODL courses end; Grades Due
Oct 24 (Tues) Credit/No Credit Grade Option deadline for 12/15 week term programs
Oct 24 (Tues) Drop (with a W) deadline for 12/15 week term programs
Oct 30 (Mon) Module 2 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
Nov 1 (Wed) IRB Submission Deadline
Nov 5-10 (Sun-Fri) Clinical Residency Fall Session (Cincinnatti, OH)
Nov 10 (Fri) Veterans Day: Administrative offices closed
Nov 12 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 2 ODL students
Nov 23-24 (Thurs-Fri) Thanksgiving recess: Administrative offices closed
Nov 28 (Tues)  EBC certificate courses end 
Dec 1 (Fri)  IRB Submission Deadline
Dec 11-17 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week
Dec 17 (Sun) Module 2 ODL courses end
Dec 17 (Sun) Fall 2023 and Module 2 grades due
Dec 18-Jan 7 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Dec 22-Jan 1 (Fri-Mon) Winter Holiday Break: Administrative offices closed

Spring Semester

January 8, 2024-April 21, 2024

Nov 2-Nov 30 (Thurs-Thurs) Online registration for Spring 2024
Dec 1-17 (Fri-Sun) Spring Virtual Graduation 2024 Registration
Dec 17 (Sun) Dissertation to Committee Deadline for Spring Virtual Graduation 2024
Dec 18-Jan 7 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Dec 22-Jan 1 (Fri-Mon) Winter Holiday Break: Administrative offices closed
Jan 2 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Jan 2 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Jan 3 (Wed) Spring 2024 Tuition due
Jan 7-13 (Sun-Sat) Clinical Psychology Winter residential session
Jan 8 (Mon) Leave of absence for term request deadline
Jan 8 (Mon) Spring semester classes begin
Jan 8 (Mon) Module 1 for 7-week ODL program begins
Jan 8-21 (Mon-Sun) Add/Drop period for 15 week term programs
Jan 13 (Fri) Degree Audit Deadline for Spring Virtual Graduation 2024
Jan 15 (Mon) Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: Administrative offices closed
Jan 16 (Tues) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Jan 21 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 1 ODL students
Feb 1 (Thurs) IRB Submission Deadline
Feb 19 (Mon) President’s Day: Administrative offices closed
Feb 25 (Sun) Module 1 ODL courses end; Grades Due
Feb 25 (Sun) Credit/No Credit Grade Option deadline for 15 week term programs
Feb 25 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for 15 week term programs
Mar 1 (Fri) IRB Submission Deadline
Mar 4 (Mon) Module 2 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
Mar 17 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 2 ODL students
Mar 17 (Sun) Spring 2024 Virtual Graduation Ceremony
Apr 1 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Apr 15-21 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week
Apr 21 (Sun) Module 2 ODL courses end
Apr 21 (Sun) Spring 2024 and Module 2 grades due
Apr 22-May 5 (Mon-Sun) Term break

Summer Semester

May 6, 2024-August 18, 2024

Mar 19-Apr 8 (Tues-Mon) Online registration for Summer 2024
Apr 22-May 5 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Apr 29 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
May 1 (Wed) Summer 2024 Tuition due
May 1 (Wed) IRB Submission Deadline
May 1 (Wed) Dissertation Deadline for Global Session 2024 Potential Graduates
May 6 (Mon) Leave of absence for term request deadline
May 6 (Mon) Summer semester classes begin
May 6 (Mon) Module 1 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
May 6-19 (Mon-Sun) Add/Drop period for 15 week term programs
May 13 (Mon) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
May 19 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 1 ODL students
May 27 (Mon) Memorial Day Holiday: Administrative offices closed
Jun 2 (Sun) Degree Audit Deadline for Global Session 2024 Graduates
Jun 3 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Jun 19 (Wed) Juneteenth Holiday: Administrative offices closed
Jun 23 (Sun) Module 1 ODL courses end; Grades Due
Jun 23 (Sun) Credit/No Credit Grade Option deadline for 15 week term programs
Jun 23 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for 15 week term programs
Jul 1 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Jul 1 (Mon) Module 2 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
Jul 4 (Thurs) Independence Day: Administrative offices closed
Jul 10 (Wed) Global Session 2024 Graduation and Convocation
Jul 14 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 2 ODL students
Aug 1 (Thurs) IRB Submission Deadline
Aug 12-18 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week
Aug 18 (Sun) Module 2 ODL courses end
Aug 18 (Sun) Summer 2024 and Module 2 grades due
Aug 19-Sept 3 (Mon-Tues) Term break
Sept 2 (Mon) Labor Day Holiday: Administrative Offices closed

 


Future Terms  

2024-2025

2024 Fall

All programs: 09/04/24 - 12/15/24

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

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

 

2025 Spring

All programs: 01/06/25 - 04/20/25

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

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

 

2025 Summer

All programs: 05/05/25 - 08/17/25

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

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

 

2025-2026

2025 Fall

All programs: 09/03/25 - 12/14/25

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

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

 

2026 Spring

All programs: 01/05/26 - 04/19/26

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

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

 

2026 Summer

All programs: 05/04/26 - 08/16/26

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

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

 

2026-2027

2026 Fall

All programs: 09/02/26 - 12/13/26

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 09/02/26 -10/20/26

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 10/26/26 -12/13/26

 

2027 Spring

All programs: 01/04/27 - 04/18/27

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 01/04/27- 02/21/27

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 03/01/27- 04/18/27

 

2027 Summer

All programs: 05/05/27 - 08/17/27

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 05/05/27- 06/22/27

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 06/30/27- 08/17/27 


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.