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Academic Policies Catalogue 2015/16

Academic Policies
Studentsareexpectedtobefamiliarwithuniversitypoliciesandtomonitortheirownacademicprogress.
Theyshouldkeepallrecordsofofficialgradesearned,degreerequirementsmet,transfercreditsaccepted
andactionstakenonrequestsforsubstitutionsorexceptionstouniversitypoliciesandregulations.

AcademicCalendar
SummerSession2015
May 1819
May 20
May 25
July 1
July 4
August 11

Registration
Classes Begin
Memorial Day, University Holiday
Thesis/Dissertation Submission
Independence Day, University Holiday
Classes End

FallSemester2015
August 1721
August 24
September 7
November 3
November 2528
December 4
December 58
December 916
December 17January 10

Open Registration
Classes Begin
Labor Day, University Holiday
Thesis/Dissertation Submission
Thanksgiving Break
Classes End
Study Days
Exams
Winter Recess

SpringSemester2016
January 78
January 11
January 18
February 15
March 1419
April 1
April 29
April 30-May 3
May 411
May 13

Open Registration
Classes Begin
Martin Luther King Day, University Holiday
Presidents Day, University Holiday
Spring Recess
Thesis/Dissertation Submission
Classes End
Study Days
Exams
Commencement

SummerSession2016
May 1617
May 18
May 30
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Registration
Classes Begin
Memorial Day, University Holiday
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July 1
July 4
August 9

Academic Policies Catalogue 2015/16

Thesis/Dissertation Submission
Independence Day, University Holiday
Classes End

FallSemester2016
August 1519
August 22
September 5
November 2
November 2326
December 2
December 36
December 714
December 15January 8

Open Registration
Classes Begin
Labor Day, University Holiday
Thesis/Dissertation Submission
Thanksgiving Break
Classes End
Study Days
Exams
Winter Recess

SpringSemester2017
January 56
January 9
January 16
February 20
March 1318
April 1
April 28
April 29May 2
May 310
May 12

Open Registration
Classes Begin
Martin Luther King Day, University Holiday
Presidents Day, University Holiday
Spring Recess
Thesis/Dissertation Submission
Classes End
Study Days
Exams
Commencement

SummerSession2017
May 1516
May 17
May 29
July 1
July 3-4
August 8

Registration
Classes Begin
Memorial Day, University Holiday
Thesis/Dissertation Submission
Independence Day, University Holiday
Classes End

AcademicCalendarsoftheProfessionalSchools
Certain professional schools schedule the academic year according to differing calendars. These differences
affect the deadlines for certain student actions (e.g., dropping or adding courses, registering for courses,
obtaining refunds of tuition). Detailed information on these academic calendars is available from the
individual schools.

Medicine

Consult the Office of Student Affairs, Keck School of Medicine, for the academic calendars of professional
medical degree programs. The graduate programs (Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy) as well as the
Primary Care Physician Assistant Program follow the university calendar.

Dentistry

The academic year of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is divided into three 14-week trimesters.
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Certain programs require entrance to a summer session.The graduate program in craniofacial biology, the
online masters program in advanced orofacial pain and oral medicine, and the online masters program and
online graduate certificate program in geriatric dentistryfollow the university calendar.

IndependentHealthProfessions

Programs in occupational science and occupational therapy and biokinesiology and physical therapy follow
the university calendar. Certain programs require entrance to a summer session.

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