Oct 17, 2018  
American University Catalog 2016-2017 
    
American University Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar


 

Note: For the complete Academic Calendar, including updates made after this catalog’s publication, go to: www.american.edu/provost/registrar/academic-calendar.cfm.

The refund/withdrawal schedule applies to all courses with a standard schedule during a regular semester (fall/spring). Refunds/withdrawals for courses on nonstandard schedules (including MBA modules), as well as all summer session courses, are calculated proportionately based on the percentage of the course completed. For more information, please go to: www.american.edu/finance/studentaccounts/Refunds-for-Course-Drops-and-Withdrawals.cfm.

The academic calendar for the Washington College of Law (WCL) of American University varies from this general schedule. For the full WCL academic calendar, please go to: www.wcl.american.edu/registrar/.

Fall Semester 2016

August 20-28 S-Su Welcome Week
August 26 F Last day to register for fall without a late fee
August 29 M

Fall classes begin
Late registration (with $100 fee) begins

September 2 F Late registration for fall ends
September 5 M Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed
September 12 M Last day to add a fall course, internship, independent reading or research project, or community service-learning project
Last day to drop a fall course for a 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
September 19 M Last day to drop a fall course for a 50% refend
September 26 M Last day to drop a fall course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
October 14 F Fall Break; no classes, university offices open
October 21-23 F-Su All-American Weekend
October 31 M Last day to apply for graduation for fall 2016
November 4 F Last day to drop a fall course or change a grade option (end of the 10th week)
November 22 T Tuesday classes cancelled; Friday classes meet
November 23-27 W-Su Thanksgiving holiday; no classes; university offices closed Thursday and Friday
December 9 F Fall classes end
December 12-19 M-M Fall final examinations; grades are due 72 hours following the exam
December 21 W Fall Commencement Ceremony for August and December 2016 graduates (1:00pm)
December 22 Th Final day to submit Fall grades
December 31 S Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on December 2016 diplomas; no event associated with this date)
December 24-January 2 S-M Winter break; university offices closed

Spring Semester 2017

January 12-15 Th-Su Winter Welcome
January 13 F Last day to register for spring without a late fee
January 16 M Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes, university offices closed
January 17 T Spring classes begin
Late registration (with $100 fee) begins
January 20 F Inauguration Day; no classes, university offices closed
January 23 M Late registration for spring ends
January 31 T Last day to add a spring course, internship, independent reading or research project, or community service-learning project
Last day to drop a spring course for a 100% refund and without a “W” recorded
February 1 W Last day to apply for graduation in spring 2017
February 6 M Last day to drop a spring course for a 50% refund
February 13 M Last day to drop a spring course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)
March 12-19 Su-Su Spring break; no classes, university offices open Monday through Friday
March 24 F Last day to drop a spring course or change a grade option (end of the 10th week)
May 1 M Spring classes end
May 2 T Spring study day
May 3-9 W-T Spring final examinations; grades are due 72 hours following the exam
May 12 F Final day to submit Spring grades 
May 12-14 F-Su Commencement Weekend Activities
May 14 Su Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on May 2017 diplomas)

Summer Sessions 2017

For summer 2017 add/drop, withdrawal, and refund dates, see www.american.edu/summer/index.cfm

May 15 M 7-week (A) and Online Learning I (E) sessions begin
May 22 M First 6-week (B) and 3-week (C) sessions begin
May 26 F Last day to add a summer internship, independent reading or research project, or community service-learning project
May 29 M Memorial Day; no classes, university offices closed
June 8 Th 3-week (C) session ends
June 29 Th 7-week (A), first 6-week (B), and Online Learning I (E) sessions end
July 1 S Last day to apply for graduation for summer 2017
July 3 M Second 6-week (D) and Online Learning II (F) sessions begin
July 4 M Independence Day; no classes, university offices closed
August 10 Th  Second 6-week (D) session ends
August 17 Th  Online Learning II (F) session ends; end of summer sessions
August 27 Su Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on August 2017 diplomas; no event associate with this date)