Academic Calendar, Course Add/Drop, and Course Withdrawal


Bachelor's Degree-Completion Students

Students may ADD courses no less than two weeks prior to the start of the course(s).

Students must request to DROP courses by the drop deadline and may do so for any course in which academic participation has not occurred. The permanent academic record will not reflect courses dropped during this period. Students who have academically participated in the course during the drop period will not be dropped, but will be withdrawn according to the withdrawal and refund schedule.

During the time extending from the first day of the course to the last day of week six of the course, a grade of W will be entered on the permanent academic record for any course withdrawal, whether initiated by the student or the administration. After the withdrawal deadline, a grade of F will be entered on the permanent academic record for any course withdrawal unless the dean of the college approves the assignment of a grade of W.

Consult the schedule below for exact add/drop and withdrawal deadlines.

2020-2021 Schedule for Add/Drop and Withdrawal Grades

Fall 2020 Trimester

Date Activity
Fall 2020 (UN 202040) August 31-December 19, 2020
Session A
Aug 30, 2020 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Fall Trimester with 100% refund
Aug 31, 2020 First Day of Fall Trimester
Aug 31 - Oct 24, 2020 Course Dates for Fall Session A
August 14, 2020 Last Day to ADD course(s) to Fall Session A
Aug 30, 2020 Last Day to DROP course(s) in Fall Session A
Oct 11, 2020 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Fall Session A with grade of W
Oct 12 - Oct. 24, 2020 Withdraw from Fall Session A with a grade of WF (withdraw failing)
Session B
Oct 26 - Dec 19, 2020 Course Dates for Fall Session B
Oct. 9, 2020 Last Day to ADD course(s) in Fall Session B
Oct. 25, 2020 Last Day to DROP course(s) in Fall Session B
Dec. 6, 2020 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Fall Session B with grade of W
Dec 7 - Dec 19, 2020 WITHDRAW from Fall Session B with a grade of WF (withdraw failing)
Dec. 19, 2020 Last Day of Fall Trimester


Spring 2021 Trimester

Date Activity
Spring 2021 (UN202110) January 11-May 1, 2021
Session A
Jan 11 - March 6, 2021 Course dates for Spring Session A
Jan 11, 2021 First Day of Spring Trimester
Jan 10, 2021 Last day to WITHDRAW from Spring Trimester with 100% refund
Dec. 18, 2020 Last Day to ADD course(s) to Spring Session A
Jan 10, 2021 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Spring Trimester with 100% refund
Jan 10, 2021 Last Day to DROP course(s) in Spring Session A
Feb 21, 2021 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Spring Session A with grade of W
Feb 22 - March 6, 2021 WITHDRAW from Spring Session A with a grade of WF (withdraw failing)
Session B
March 8 - May 1, 2021 Course Dates for Spring Session B
Feb 19, 2021 Last Day to ADD course(s) in Spring Session B
March 7, 2021 Last Day to DROP course(s) in Spring Session B
April 18, 2021 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Spring Session B with grade of W
April 19, 2021 - May 1, 2021 WITHDRAW from Spring Session B with a grade of WF (withdraw failing)
May 1, 2021 Last Day of Spring Trimester


Summer 2021 Trimester

Date Activity
Summer 2021 (UN202120) May 10 to August 21, 2021
Summer Session A
May 10, 2021 First Day of Summer Trimester
May 9, 2021 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Summer Trimester with 100% refund
May 10 - July 3, 2021 Course Dates for Summer Session A
April 23, 2021 Last Day to ADD course(s) to Summer Session A
May 9, 2021 Last Day to Drop course(s) in Summer Session A
June 20, 2021 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Summer Session A with grade of W
June 21 - July 3, 2021 WITHDRAW from Summer Session A with a grade of WF (withdraw failing0
Summer Session B
June 28 - August 21, 2021 Course Dates for Summer Session B
June 11, 2021 Last Day to ADD course(s) in Summer Session B
June 27, 2021 Last Day to DROP course(s) in Summer Session B
August 8, 2021 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Summer Session B with a grade of WF (withdraw failing0
August 21, 2021 Last Day of Summer Trimester


Master's Degree Students

Students must request to DROP courses by the drop deadline and may do so for any course in which academic participation has not occurred. The permanent academic record will not reflect courses dropped during this period. Students who have academically participated in the course during the drop period will not be dropped, but will be withdrawn according to the withdrawal and refund schedule.

During the time extending from the first day of the course to the last day of week nine of the course, a grade of W will be entered on the permanent academic record for any course withdrawal, whether initiated by the student or the administration. After the withdrawal deadline, a grade of F will be entered on the permanent academic record for any course withdrawal unless the dean of the college approves the assignment of a grade of W.

Consult the schedule below for exact drop and withdrawal deadlines for each term.

2020-2021 Schedule for Drop and Withdrawal

Fall 2020 Term 

Date Activity
Fall 2020 (GR 202040) September 7 - November 22, 2020
Sep 6, 2020 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Fall Term with 100% refund
Sep 7, 2020 First Day of Fall Term
Sep 6, 2020 Last Day to request to DROP course(s) in Fall term
Nov 8, 2020 Last Day to Withdraw from Fall Term with grade of W
Nov 9 - Nov 22, 2020 WITHDRAW from Fall Term with grade of WF (withdraw failing)
Nov 22, 2020 Last Day of Fall Term


Winter 2020 Term

Date Activity
Winter 2020 Term (GR202045) December 7, 2020 - February 28, 2021
Dec 28 - Jan 3 Winter Break
Dec 6, 2020 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Winter Term with 100% refund
Dec 7, 2020 First Day of Winter Term
Dec 6, 2020 Last Day to request to DROP from Winter Term
Feb 14, 2021 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Winter Term with grade of W
Feb 15 - Feb 28, 2021 WITHDRAW from Winter Term with grade of WF (withdraw failing)
Feb 28, 2021 Last Day of Winter Term


Spring 2021 Term

Date Activity
Spring 2021 Term (GR202112) March 8, 2021 - May 23, 2021
Mar 7, 2021 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Spring Term with 100% refund
Mar 8, 2021 First Day of Spring Term
Mar 7, 2021 Last Day to request to DROP course(s) in Spring Term
May 9, 2021 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Spring Term with grade of W
May 10 - May 23, 2021 WITHDRAW from Spring Term with grade of WF (withdraw failing)
May 23, 2021 Last Day of Spring Term


Summer 2021 Term

Date Activity
Summer 2021 Term (GR 202125) June 7, 2021 - August 22, 2021
Jun 6, 2021 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Summer Term with 100% refund
Jun 7, 2021 First Day of Summer Term
Jun 6, 2021 Last Day to request to DROP course(s) in Summer Term
Jun 21 - 25, 2021 Residency Week (Session RES)
Aug 8, 2021 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Summer Term with grade of W
Aug 9 - Aug 22, 2021 WITHDRAW from Summer Term with grade of WF (withdraw failing)
Aug 22, 2021 Last Day of Summer Term