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    Jun 23, 2024  
American University Catalog 2020-2021 
    
American University Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar for Online Programs in SIS


The Academic Calendar for Online Programs in SIS is divided into four terms. The Fall 1 term is restricted to only incoming students; no cross-enrollments are allowed across the Fall 1 and Fall 2 terms. Standard courses are delivered over 15 weeks.

The add/drop/withdrawal and refund schedule applies to all courses with a standard schedule during a term. Add/drop/withdrawal, refund, and grade change dates for courses on nonstandard schedules are calculated proportionately, based on the percentage of the course completed. For more information, go to: www.american.edu/finance/studentaccounts/Refunds-for-Course-Drops-and-Withdrawals.cfm. A student’s state of residency may determine refund eligibility and amounts. Final grades are always due 72 hours after the official end date of the course.

The following programs are offered under the Academic Calendar for Online Programs in SIS: International Relations (MA)  and International Service (MIS): Executive Track .

Date(s) Day(s) Event Description
August 16 Su Fall 1: Last day to add a fall 1 course
Fall 1: Last day to drop a fall 1 course for 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
August 21 F Fall 2: Immersion program begins (non-standard refund table)
August 23 Su Fall 1: Last day to withdraw from a fall 1 course for 50% refund
August 30 Su Fall 1: Last day to withdraw from a fall 1 course for 25% refund ( no refunds after this date)
August 31 M Fall 2: Classes begin
September 7 M Fall 1 and Fall 2: Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed
September 13 Su Fall 2: Last day to add a fall 2 course
Fall 2: Last day to drop a fall 2 course for 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
September 20 Su Fall 2: Last day to withdraw from a fall 2 course for 50% refund
September 27 Su Fall 2: Last day to withdraw from a fall 2 course for 25% refund ( no refunds after this date)
October 11 Su Fall 1: Last day to withdraw from a fall 1 course or change a grade option
November 8 Su Fall 2: Last day to withdraw from a fall 2 course or change a grade option
November 15 Su Fall 1: Classes end
November 26-29 Th-Su Fall 2: Thanksgiving holiday; no classes, university offices closed Thursday and Friday
December 13 Su Fall 2: Classes end
Fall 2: Fall Commencement Ceremony for August and December graduates
December 24-January 3 Th-Su Fall 2: Winter break; university offices closed
December 31 Th Fall 2: Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on December diplomas; no event associated with this date)
January 4 M Spring: Classes begin
Spring: Tuition balance due
January 17 Su Spring: Last day to add a spring course
Spring: Last day to drop a spring course for 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
January 18 M Spring: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes, university offices closed
January 24 Su Spring: Last day to withdraw from a spring course for 50% refund
January 31 Su Spring: Last day to withdraw from a spring course for 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
March 14 Su Spring: Last day to withdraw from a spring course or change a grade option
April 18 Su Spring: Classes end
April 19 M Summer: Immersion programs begin (non-standard refund table)
May 3 M Summer: Classes begin
Summer: Tuition balance due
May 7-9 F-Su Spring: Commencement Weekend Activities
May 9 Su Spring: Official Degree Award Date
May 16 Su Summer: Last day to add a summer course
Summer: Last day to drop a summer course for 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
May 23 Su Summer: Last day to withdraw from a summer course for 50% refund
May 30 Su Summer: Last day to withdraw from a summer course for 25% refund ( no refunds after this date)
May 31 M Summer: Memorial Day; no classes, university offices closed
July 4 Su Summer: Independence Day; no classes, university offices closed
July 11 Su Summer: Last day to withdraw from a summer course or change a grade option
August 15 Su Summer: Classes end
August 29 Su Summer: Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on August diplomas; no event associated with this date)