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Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar is subject to change. Please check back regularly to confirm important academic dates and deadlines. 

Summer 2014

Date Details
May 28 New Student Orientation
New and continuing student registration
May 29-30 New ETP (pre-licensure) Student orientation
New and continuing student registration
June 2 First day of classes for ETP pre-licensure, MS, and doctoral students
June 2-6 Change of program period
Late registration with fee period
June 6 End of change of program period
Last day to add a course
Last day to drop a course with full tuition refund and without "W" grade on transcript
July 7 Last day to drop individual courses or change grading option
July 14-25 Continuing student registration for Fall 2014
July 4 Independence Day (University Holiday); No classes scheduled
August 1 Last day to submit degree application for October 2014 degree
August 8 Last day of classes for ETP pre-licensure, MS, and doctoral students

Fall 2014

Date Details
August 18-29 New and continuing student registration
August 27 New Student Orientation
September 1 Labor Day (University Holiday)
September 2 First day of classes for ETP pre-licensure, MS, and doctoral students
September 2-12 Change of program period
Late registration with fee period
September 12 End of change of program period; Last day to add a course
Last day to drop a course with full tuition refund and without "W" grade on transcript
October 15 October degrees conferred
November 3 ETP pre-Licensure students do not have class
November 4 Election Day (University Holiday)
ETP Pre-Licensure students have class
November 14 Last day to drop individual courses or change grading option
November 24-26 No ETP pre-licensure classes held
November 27 Thanksgiving Day (University Holiday); No classes scheduled
November 28 University Holiday;  No classes scheduled
December 1 Last day to submit Degree Application for February 2015 degree
December 1-12 Continuing student registration for Spring 2015(anticipated dates)
December 19 Last day of Fall semester for ETP pre-licensure, MS, and doctoral students

Spring 2015

Date Details
January 19 Martin Luther King Jr's birthday observed (University Holiday); No classes scheduled
January 20 First day of classes for ETP pre-licensure, MS and doctoral students
January 20-30 Change of program period
Late registration with fee period
January 30 End of change of program period; last day to add a course
Last day to drop a course with full tuition refund and without "W" grade on transcript
February 2 Last day to submit degree application for May 2015 degree
February 11 February degrees conferred
February 16 President's Day observed (University Holiday)
March 16-20 Spring Recess; No classes scheduled
March 26 Last day to drop individual courses or change grading option
April 13-24 Continuing student registration for Summer 2015 (anticipated dates)
May 15 Last day of Spring semester for ETP pre-licensure, MS, and doctoral students
May 20 University Commencement

University Holidays

Please visit the Columbia University Medical Center Holiday Calendar on the Human Resources Web site.

Major Religious Holidays

It is the policy of the University to respect its members' religious beliefs. In compliance with New York State law, each student who is absent from school because of his or her religious beliefs will be given an equivalent opportunity to register for classes or make up any examination, study, or work requirements that he or she may have missed because of such absence on any particular day or days. No student will be penalized for absence due to religious beliefs, and alternative means will be sought for satisfying the academic requirements involved.

Officers of administration and of instruction responsible for scheduling of academic activities or essential services are expected to avoid conflict with religious holidays as much as possible. If a suitable arrangement cannot be worked out between the student and the instructor involved, they should consult the appropriate dean or director. If an additional appeal is needed, it may be taken to the Provost.