Academic Calendar

Our academic year is divided into three terms: Spring Term, Summer Term, and Fall Term. 

Beginning in summer 2022, we are testing a one-week summer break during the week of Mythmoot in June. This means the total length of the Summer Term is actually 13 weeks instead of the usual 12.

Signum Semester Breakdown

TermsTimeframe
SpringJanuary – April
SummerMay – July
FallAugust – November

Important Application & Registration Dates

2024

The following table provides dates for the 2024 calendar year. Note that these are not deadlines – please submit your application well in advance of the semester you wish to start your first M.A. class. We strive to process all applications in a timely manner; however, as the beginning of each semester nears, the Registrar Team can be very busy, and application processing may take longer.

DateDescription
Jan. 8, 2024Spring 2024 semester begins
Jan. 19, 2024Last day to enroll in classes for the Spring 2024 semester
Jan. 26, 2024Last day to drop a course for a full refund and no grade on your transcript
Feb. 2, 2024 Last day to resolve a grade of Incomplete from Fall term
Feb 16, 2024Last day to drop a course and receive 1/2 tuition. Grade will be W if in good academic standing.
March 1, 2024 Last day to drop a course and receive a 20% refund, which students may receive directly or apply towards the cost of a Discussion Audit. Grace will be W if in good academic standing.
March 8, 2024Last day to drop a course with a grade of W; contact your advisor
March 15, 2024Thesis/Capstone applications for Summer 2024 term are due. Further Thesis/Capstone information.
March 29, 2024Last day of Spring 2024 classes: exams and final papers may be due past this date.
April 29, 2024Summer 2024 semester begins
May 10, 2024Last day to enroll in classes for the Summer 2024 semester
May 17, 2024Last day to drop a course for a full refund and no grade on your transcript
May 24, 2024Last day to resolve a grade of Incomplete from Spring term
June 7, 2024Last day to drop a course and receive 1/2 tuition. Grade will be W if in good academic standing.
June 17-23, 2024Mythmoot Break
June 28, 2024Last day to drop a course and receive a 20% refund, which students may receive directly or apply towards the cost of a Discussion Audit. Grace will be W if in good academic standing.
July 5, 2024Last day to drop a course with a grade of W; contact your advisor
July 15, 2024Thesis/Capstone applications for Fall 2024 term are due. Further Thesis/Capstone information.
July 26, 2024Last day of Summer 2024 classes: exams and final papers may be due past this date.
Aug. 26, 2024Fall 2024 semester begins
Sept. 6, 2024Last day to enroll in classes for the Fall 2024 semester
Sept. 13, 2024Last day to drop a course for a full refund and no grade on your transcript
Sept. 20, 2024Last day to resolve a grade of Incomplete from Summer term
Oct. 4, 2024Last day to drop a course and receive 1/2 tuition. Grade will be W if in good academic standing.
Oct 18, 2024Last day to drop a course and receive a 20% refund, which students may receive directly or apply towards the cost of a Discussion Audit. Grace will be W if in good academic standing.
Oct. 25, 2024Last day to drop a course with a grade of W; contact your advisor
Nov. 15, 2024Last day of Fall 2024 classes: exams and final papers may be due past this date.
Nov. 15, 2024Thesis/Capstone applications for Spring 2025 term are due. Further Thesis/Capstone information.

Upcoming courses are available in our course catalog. Potential future courses are listed on our Upcoming Courses page.