Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    
    Aug 07, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Academic Calendar 2020-2021


 


Fall Semester

September 9, 2020-December 20, 2020

Jul 20-Sept 13 (Mon-Sun) New Student Orientations (exact dates vary by program)
Jul 21-Aug 11 (Tues-Tues) Online registration for Fall 2020
Aug 17-Sept 8 (Mon-Tues) Term break
Aug 31 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Aug 31 (Tues) Fall 2020 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 School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Sept 13 (Sun) Leave of absence for term request deadline
Sept 15 (Tues) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Oct 1 (Thurs) IRB Submission Deadline
Nov 2 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Nov 3 (Tues) Change Grade Option deadline
Nov 3 (Tues) Drop (with a W) deadline for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Nov 26-27 (Thurs-Fri) Thanksgiving recess - Administrative offices closed
Dec 1 (Tues)  ODL, Media MA and School of Leadership Studies certificate courses end 
Dec 1 (Tues)  IRB Submission Deadline
Dec 14-20 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week
Dec 20 (Sun) Fall 2020 grades due
Dec 21-Jan 10 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Dec 24-Jan 3 (Thurs-Sun) Administrative offices closed

Spring Semester

January 11, 2021-April 25, 2021

Oct 2-Nov 5 (Fri-Thurs) Online registration for Winter Session 2021
Nov 11-Dec 1 (Wed-Tues) Online registration for Spring 2021
Nov 8 (Sun) Dissertation to Committee Deadline for Winter Session 2021 Graduates
Dec 10 (Thurs) Degree Audit Deadline for Winter Session 2021 Graduates
Dec 21-Jan 10 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Dec 24-Jan 3 (Thurs-Sun) Administrative offices closed
Jan 4 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Jan 4 (Mon) Spring 2021 Tuition due
Jan 4 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Jan 11 (Mon) Spring semester classes begin
Jan 10-Jan 13 (Mon-Fri) Onsite New Student Orientations (exact dates vary by program)
Jan 11-24 (Mon-Sun) Add/Drop period for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Jan 12-16 (Tues-Sat) School of Leadership Studies Winter residency session
Jan 15 (Fri) Leave of absence for term request deadline
Jan 16 (Sat) School of Leadership Studies Winter Session Graduation Ceremony
Jan 18 (Mon) Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - Administrative offices closed
Jan 18-23 (Mon-Sat) School of Psychology Winter residency session
Jan 19 (Tues) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Jan 23 (Sat) School of Psychology Winter Session Graduation Ceremony
Feb 1 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Feb 15 (Mon) President’s Day - Administrative offices closed
Mar 2 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Mar 7 (Sun) Change Grade Option deadline
Mar 7 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Apr 1 (Thurs) IRB Submission Deadline
Apr 4 (Sun) ODL, Media MA and School of Leadership Studies Certificate courses end
Apr 19-25 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week
Apr 25 (Sun) Spring 2021 grades due
Apr 26-May 9 (Mon-Sun) Term break

Summer Semester

May 10, 2021-August 22, 2021

Mar 10-Apr 13 (Wed-Tues) Online registration for Summer 2021
Apr 26-May 9 (Mon-Sun) Term break
May 2 (Sun) Dissertation to Committee Deadline for Summer Session 2020 Graduates
May 3 (Mon) Summer 2021 Tuition due
May 3 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
May 3 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
May 10 (Mon) Summer semester classes begin
May 10-May 14 (Mon-Fri) Onsite New Student Orientations (exact dates vary by program)
May 10-23 (Mon-Sun) Add/Drop period for ODL, Media Psy MA, and School of Leadership Studies Certificate programs
May 14 (Fri) Leave of absence for term request deadline
May 17 (Mon) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
May 31 (Mon) Memorial Day - Administrative offices closed
Jun 1 (Tues) IRB Submission Deadline
Jun 6 (Sun) Degree Audit Deadline for Summer Session 2020 Graduates
Jul 1 (Tues) IRB Submission Deadline
Jul 4 (Sun) Change Grade Option deadline
Jul 4 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for School of Psychology, ODL and School of Leadership Studies certificate programs
Jul 11-16 (Sun-Fri) School of Psychology Summer residency session
Jul 13-16 (Tues-Fri) School of Leadership Studies Summer residency session
Jul 17 (Sat) Summer Session Graduation Ceremonies
Aug 1 (Sun) ODL, Media MA and School of Leadership Studies certificate courses end
Aug 2 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Aug 16-22 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week
Aug 22 (Sun) Summer 2021 grades due
Aug 23-Sept 7 (Mon-Tues) Term break

 


Future Terms  

2021-2022

2021 Fall

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

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

 

2022-2023

2022 Fall

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs: 09/07/22 - 12/18/22

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 09/07/22 - 11/29/22

2023 Spring

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs: 01/09/23 - 04/23/23

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 01/09/23 - 04/02/23

2023 Summer

Doctoral, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate programs: 05/08/23 - 08/20/23

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 05/08/23- 07/30/23

 

2023-2024

2023 Fall

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

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 09/06/23 - 11/28/23

2024 Spring

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

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 01/08/24 - 03/31/24

2024 Summer

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

ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 05/06/24 - 07/28/24

 


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.