Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Sep 20, 2021  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Academic Calendar 2021-2022


 


Fall Semester

September 8, 2021-December 19, 2021

Jul 19-Sept 7 (Mon-Tues) New Student Orientations (exact dates vary by program)
Jul 21-Aug 10 (Wed-Tues) Online registration for Fall 2021
Aug 23-Sept 7 (Mon-Tues) Term break
Aug 30 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Aug 30 (Mon) Fall 2021 Tuition due
Sept 1 (Wed) IRB Submission Deadline
Sept 6 (Mon) Labor Day - Administrative offices closed
Sept 8 (Wed) Fall semester classes begin
Sept 8 (Wed) Module 1 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
Sept 8-21 (Wed-Tues) Add/Drop period for 12/15 week term programs
Sept 12 (Sun) Leave of absence for term request deadline
Sept 15 (Wed) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Sept 21 (Tues) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 1 ODL students
Oct 1 (Fri) IRB Submission Deadline
Oct 26 (Tues) Module 1 ODL courses end; Grades Due
Oct 26 (Tues) Credit/No Credit Grade Option deadline for 12/15 week term programs
Oct 26 (Tues) Drop (with a W) deadline for 12/15 week term programs
Nov 1 (Mon) Module 2 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
Nov 1 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Nov 14 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 2 ODL students
Nov 25-26 (Thurs-Fri) Thanksgiving recess - Administrative offices closed
Nov 30 (Tues)  12 week master’s and certificate courses end 
Dec 1 (Wed)  IRB Submission Deadline
Dec 13-19 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week
Dec 19 (Sun) Module 2 ODL courses end
Dec 19 (Sun) Fall 2021 and Module 2 grades due
Dec 20-Jan 9 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Dec 23-Jan 2 (Thurs-Sun) Administrative offices closed

Spring Semester

January 10, 2022-April 24, 2022

Oct 5-Nov 4 (Tues-Thurs) Online registration for Winter Session 2022
Oct 31 (Sun) Dissertation to Committee Deadline for Winter Session 2022 Graduates
Nov 9-Nov 30 (Tues-Tues) Online registration for Spring 2022
Nov 28 (Sun) Degree Audit Deadline for Winter Session 2022 Graduates
Dec 20-Jan 9 (Mon-Sun) Term break
Dec 23-Jan 2 (Thurs-Sun) Administrative offices closed
Jan 3 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
Jan 3 (Mon) Spring 2022 Tuition due
Jan 3 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Jan 9-12 (Sun-Wed) Onsite New Student Orientations (exact dates vary by program)
Jan 10 (Mon) Spring semester classes begin
Jan 10 (Mon) Module 1 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
Jan 10-23 (Mon-Sun) Add/Drop period for 12/15 week term programs
Jan 10-15 (Tues-Sat) School of Leadership Studies Winter residency session
Jan 14 (Fri) Leave of absence for term request deadline
Jan 15 (Sat) School of Leadership Studies Winter Session Graduation Ceremony
Jan 16-22 (Sun-Sat) Clinical Psychology Winter residency session
Jan 17 (Mon) Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - Administrative offices closed
Jan 18 (Tues) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
Jan 22 (Sat) School of Psychology Winter Session Graduation Ceremony
Jan 23 (Mon) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 1 ODL students
Feb 1 (Tues) IRB Submission Deadline
Feb 21 (Mon) President’s Day - Administrative offices closed
Feb 27 (Sun) Module 1 ODL courses end; Grades Due
Feb 27 (Sun) Credit/No Credit Grade Option deadline for 12/15 week term programs
Feb 27 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for 12/15 week term programs
Mar 1 (Tues) IRB Submission Deadline
Mar 7 (Tues) Module 2 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
Mar 20 (Tues) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 2 ODL students
Apr 1 (Fri) IRB Submission Deadline
Apr 3 (Sun) 12 week master’s and certificate courses end 
Apr 18-24 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week
Apr 24 (Sun) Module 2 ODL courses end
Apr 24 (Sun) Spring 2022 and Module 2 grades due
Apr 25-May 8 (Mon-Sun) Term break

Summer Semester

May 9, 2022-August 21, 2022

Mar 23-Apr 12 (Wed-Tues) Online registration for Summer 2022
Apr 25-May 8 (Mon-Sun) Term break
May 1 (Sun) Dissertation to Committee Deadline for Summer Session 2022 Graduates
May 2 (Mon) Summer 2022 Tuition due
May 2 (Mon) Financial Aid loan disbursement begins
May 2 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
May 9 (Mon) Summer semester classes begin
May 9 (Mon) Module 1 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
May 9-14 (Mon-Fri) Onsite New Student Orientations (exact dates vary by program)
May 9-22 (Mon-Sun) Add/Drop period for 12/15 week term programs
May 13 (Fri) Leave of absence for term request deadline
May 17 (Tues) Unofficial withdrawal deadline
May 22 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 1 ODL students
May 30 (Mon) Memorial Day - Administrative offices closed
Jun 1 (Wed) IRB Submission Deadline
Jun 1 (Wed) Degree Audit Deadline for Summer Session 2022 Graduates
Jun 26 (Sun) Module 1 ODL courses end; Grades Due
Jun 26 (Sun) Credit/No Credit Grade Option deadline for 12/15 week term programs
Jun 26 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for 12/15 week term programs
Jul 1 (Fri) IRB Submission Deadline
Jul 5 (Tues) Module 2 for 7-week accelerated ODL program begins
Jul 10-16 (Sun-Sat) School of Psychology Summer residency session
Jul 12-15 (Tues-Fri) School of Leadership Studies Summer residency session
Jul 16 (Sat) Summer Session Graduation Ceremonies
Jul 18 (Sun) Drop (with a W) deadline for module 2 ODL students
Jul 31 (Sun) 12-week master’s and certificate courses end 
Aug 1 (Mon) IRB Submission Deadline
Aug 15-21 (Mon-Sun) Assessment week
Aug 21 (Sun) Module 2 ODL courses end
Aug 21 (Sun) Summer 2022 and Module 2 grades due
Aug 22-Sept 5 (Mon-Tues) Term break

 


Future Terms  

2022-2023

2022 Fall

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

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

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 09/07/22-10/25/22

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 10/31/22-12/18/22

 

2023 Spring

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

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

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 01/09/23-02/26/23

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 03/06/23-04/23/23

 

2023 Summer

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

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

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 05/08/23-06/25/23

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 07/3/23-08/20/23

2023-2024

2023 Fall

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

Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 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

Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 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

Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 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

12-week ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 09/04/24 - 11/26/24

Accelerated ODL Module 1: 09/04/24-10/21/24

Accelerated ODL Module 2: 10/29/24-12/15/24

 

2025 Spring

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

12-week ODL and Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 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

Media Psych MSC master’s and certificates: 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 


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 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.

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 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.

Additional Parameters for all other Masters programs, all other Certificate programs:

  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.