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Registrar@american.edu
Registrar's Office
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW,
Asbury Building, Room 200,
Washington, DC 20016-8064
Tel:202-885-2200
Fax 202-885-1052
Office hours:
M - F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Last Update: 08/10/2004 15:35:45


2008–2009 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The academic calendar is divided into fall and spring semesters of approximately 15 weeks each and summer sessions of varying length. The last week of the fall and spring semesters is set aside for final examinations.

The holidays and vacations usually observed by the university are as follows: Labor Day; Thanksgiving (Wednesday–Sunday); Christmas Eve/Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day (included in the mid-year intersession break); Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Inauguration Day (every four years); Memorial Day; and Independence Day. Spring break is the week following the spring semester midterm. Classes continue until 10:40 p.m. the evening before a holiday or vacation period.

FALL SEMESTER 2008

August 17–24

Su–Su

Welcome Week

August 22

F

Last day to register for fall 2008 without a late fee

August 25

M

Fall classes begin

 

 

Late registration (with $50 fee) begins

 

 

Students begin submitting applications for fall graduation

August 29

F

Late registration for fall ends

 

 

Last day to drop MBA 1st Module courses for 100% refund and without a "W" recorded

September 1

M

Labor Day; no classes, university offices closed

 

 

 

 

Freshman/undergraduate transfer spring semester admission application deadline for students
living outside the United States

September 3

W

Mathematics Equivalency Examination

September 8

M

Last day to add a fall course or change a grade option

 

 

Last day to drop a fall course for a 100% refund and without a "W" recorded

    Last day to drop MBA 1st Module courses for a 50% refund (no refunds for 1st Modules after this date)

September 15

M

Last day to drop a fall course for a 50% refund

 

 

Last day to add an internship or Cooperative Education Field Experience

    Last day to drop MBA 1st Module courses

September 22

M

Last day to drop a fall course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)

 

 

Last day to add an independent reading course or study project

September 29

M

Early warning notices due in Registrar's Office

October 17

F

Fall Break; no classes, university offices open

October 20 M MBA 2nd Module courses begin

October 24

F

Last day to drop a fall course (mid-term)

    Last day to drop MBA 2nd Module courses for 100% refund
October 24–26 F-Su Family Weekend
October 25   S  English Competency Examination

October 27

M

Spring 2009 advance registration (with billing) begins

October 31 F Last day to drop MBA 2nd Module courses for a 50% refund    (no refunds for 2nd Modules after this date)

November 1

S

Undergraduate transfer spring semester admission application deadline for students living in the United States

November 7

F

Theses and dissertations due in deans’ offices for fall degree candidates

    Last day to drop MBA 2nd Module courses

November 15

S

Early Decision freshman fall semester admission/financial aid application deadline

November 25

T

Tuesday classes cancelled; Friday classes meet.

November 26–30

W–Su

Thanksgiving holiday; no classes; university offices closed Thursday and Friday

December 1

M

Freshman spring semester admission application deadline for students living in the United States

December 5

F

Fall classes end

 

 

Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for fall degree candidates
Spring 2009 advance registration (with billing) ends

December 8–9

M–T

Fall final examinations

December 10

W

Fall study day; no classes

December 11–13

Th–S

Fall final examinations

December 15

M

Fall final examinations (for Wednesday classes)

December 11–18

F–F

Fall final grades due

December 24–25

W–Th

Winter holiday; university offices closed

December 31–    January 1

W–Th

 

New Year holiday; university offices closed

SPRING SEMESTER 2009

January 4–11

Su–Su

Spring Welcome Week

January 9

F

Last day to register for spring 2009 without a late fee

January 12

M

Spring classes begin

 

 

Late registration (with $50 fee) begins

 

 

Students begin submitting applications for spring graduation

January 15

Th

Freshman fall semester admission application deadline

January 16

F

Late registration for spring ends
Last day to drop MBA 1st Module courses for 100% refund and without a "W" recorded

January 19

M

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes, university offices closed

January 20

T

Inauguration Day; no classes, university offices closed

January 21

W

Mathematics Equivalency Examination

January 26

M

Last day to add a spring course or change a grade option
Last day to drop MBA 1st Module courses for a 50% refund
(no refunds for 1st Modules after this date)

 

 

Last day to drop a spring course for a 100% refund and without a "W" recorded

February 2

M

Last day to drop a spring course for a 50% refund
Last day to drop MBA 1st Module courses

 

 

Last day to add an internship or Cooperative Education Field Experience

February 7     S    English Competency Examination

February 9

M

Last day to drop a spring course for a 25% refund (no refunds after this date)

 

 

Last day to add an independent reading course or study project

February                 15

Su

Freshman fall semester financial aid application deadline

February                 16

M

Early warning notices due in Registrar’s Office

March 1

Su

Undergraduate transfer fall and spring semester financial aid application deadline

March 6

F

Last day to drop a spring class (mid-term)

March 8–15

Su–Su

Spring break; no classes, university offices open Monday through Friday

March 16
M
MBA 2nd Module courses begin
March 20
F
Last day to drop MBA 2nd Module courses for 100% refund and without a "W" recorded
March 27
F
Last day to drop MBA 2nd Module courses for a 50% refund
(no refunds for 2nd Modules after this date)
March 28     S     English Competency Examination

March 30

M

Summer 2009 registration (with payment) and Fall 2009 advance registration (with billing) begins

March 31
T
Theses and dissertations due in deans’ offices for spring degree candidates
April 6
M
Last day to drop MBA 2nd Module cou

April 28

T

Spring classes end

 

 

Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for spring degree candidates

April 29

W

Spring study day; no classes

April 30–May 6

Th–W

Spring final examinations

May 1

F

Undergraduate transfer fall semester admission application deadline for students living outside the United States

May 5-11

T–M

Spring final grades due

May 8 F Commencement Weekend Activities
May 9 S Commencement Ceremonies: School of Public Affairs (9:00 a.m.)
School of Communication (1:00 p.m.)
College of Arts and Sciences (4:30 p.m.)
May 10 Su Commencement Ceremonies: Kogod School of Business (9:00 a.m.)
School of International Service (1:00 p.m.)

SUMMER SESSIONS 2009
(Dates subject to change)

May 11

M

7-week summer session begins

 

 

Students begin submitting applications for summer graduation

May 18

M

First 6-week, first 3-week, and cross summer sessions begin

May 22         F           Last day to add an internship for the summer

May 25

M

Memorial Day; no classes, university offices closed

June 5

F

First 3-week summer session ends

June 6        S       English Competency Examination

June 8

M

Second 3-week summer session begins

June 25

Th

7-week, second 3-week, and first 6-week summer sessions end

June 29

M

Second 6-week day and evening summer sessions begin

July 1

W

Undergraduate transfer fall semester admission application deadline for students living in the United States

July 3

F

Independence Day observed; no classes, university offices closed

July 10

F

Fall 2009 advance registration (with billing) ends

July 17

F

Theses and dissertations due in deans' offices for summer degree candidates

August 6

Th

End of summer sessions

 

 

Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for summer degree candidates

 

 

 
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