Registration and Graduation Deadlines

Registration Deadlines

Fall 2017 Academic Deadlines

Fri, Aug 25
5 p.m.
Last business day to cancel fall registration
Mon, Aug 28 Instruction begins
Fri, Sept 1 Deadline for Grads to submit form to elect to audit a first POT A course

Last day for Grads to add a POT A course via Student Self-Service

 

Mon, Sept 4 Labor Day (all-campus holiday)
Mon, Sept 11 Last day for GRAD to add a POT A course with department approval
Last day  for GRAD to add a semester course via Student Self-Service
Deadline for GRAD to submit form to elect to audit a semester course
Deadline to elect “in Absentia” registration for the Fall term
Fri, Sept 22 Last day for Grads to drop a POT A course via Student Self-Service
Fri, Oct 6 Last day for GRAD to elect credit-no-credit option for a POT A course or to change from credit-no-credit option to a regular grade
Last day for GRAD to drop a POT A course without grade of W
Fri, Oct 20 Last day for student to drop a semester course on Student Self-Service
Mon, Oct 23 POT B courses begin
Fri, Oct 27 Last day for GRAD to submit a change of curriculum request for the current term. This includes changing your degree program or adding/dropping a minor or concentration.
Last day for GRAD to add POT B course via Student Self-Service
Sun, Oct 29 Last day for GRAD to add themselves to December degree list via Student Self-Service and for departments to add students who do not have access to Student Self-Service
Mon, Oct 30 Registration for spring begins
Fri, Nov 10 Last day for GRAD to add a POT B course
Fri, Nov 17 Last day for GRAD to withdraw from the current term without a grade of W
Last day for GRAD to elect credit-no-credit option for a semester course or to change from credit-no-credit option to a regular grade
Last day for GRAD to drop a semester course without a grade of W and without approval
Last day to take final exam for December doctoral degree
Sat, Nov 18, –
Sun, Nov 26
Fall vacation for students
Thur, Nov 23 –
Fri, Nov 24
Thanksgiving Break (all-campus holidays)
Mon, Nov 27 Instruction resumes
Fri, Dec 8 Last day to complete deposit of December doctoral dissertations
Last day for GRAD to elect credit-no-credit option for a POT B course or to change from credit-no-credit option to a regular grade
Last day for GRAD to drop a POT B course without a grade of W and without approval
Wed, Dec 13 Instruction ends
Thur, Dec 14 Reading Day
Last day for GRAD to add or drop a POT B course with approval (a W is recorded)
Last day for GRAD to add or drop a semester course with approval (a W is recorded)
Last day for GRAD to change a grade of DFR (in a non-thesis course) or I, awarded last spring or summer to prevent F by rule
Fri, Dec 15 Last day to complete deposit of December master’s theses
Fri, Dec 15 –  Thur, Dec 21 Final examination period
Fri, Dec 22 Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students
Tues, Dec 26 December degree conferral (no commencement)

December 2017 Graduation Deadlines 

  • Sunday, October 29  – last day to add name to December degree list via Student Self-Service
  • Friday, November 17 – last day to take final exam for December doctoral degree
  • Friday, December 1 – last day to submit Dissertation/Thesis/Scholarly Essay to Jenny Phillips, jhorn@illinois.edu, for departmental format review check (additional dissertation requirements/deadlines can be found at http://www.grad.illinois.edu/thesis).
  • Friday, December 8 – last day to complete Dissertation deposit in the Graduate College or Thesis/Scholarly Essay deposit with Academic Affairs (MUS 599 = Graduate College; MUS 576 = Academic Affairs)
  • Friday, December 15 –  last day to complete Master’s theses deposit
  • Tuesday, December 26 – December degree conferral (no commencement)

*DMA students: dissertations (option 1) are deposited with the Graduate College; theses and scholarly essays (options 2 and 3) are deposited with Academic Affairs!


Spring 2018 Academic Deadlines

Fri, Jan 12
5 p.m.
Last business day to cancel spring registration
Mon, Jan 15 Martin Luther King Day (all-campus holiday)
Tues, Jan 16 Instruction begins
Mon, Jan 22 Deadline for Grads to submit form to elect to audit a POT A course

Last day for Grads to add a POT A course via Student Self-Service

Mon, Jan 29 Last day for GRAD to add a POT A course with department approval
Last day for GRAD to add a semester course on Student Self-Service
Deadline for GRAD to submit form to elect to audit a semester course
Deadline for GRAD to elect “in absentia” registration for the Spring term
Fri, Feb 9 Last day for Grads to drop a POT A course via Student Self-Service
Fri, Feb 23 Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a POT A course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
Last day for GRAD to drop a POT A course without a “W”
Fri, Mar 9 Last day for GRAD to drop a semester course on Student Self-Service
Mon, Mar 12 POT B courses begin
Fri, Mar 16 Last day for Grads to add a POT B via Student Self-Service
Sat, Mar 17 –
Sun, Mar 25
Spring Break
Mon, Mar 26 Instruction resumes
Fri, Mar 30 Last day for GRAD to submit a change of curriculum request for the current term. This includes changing your degree program or adding/dropping a minor or concentration.
Sun, April 1 Last day for Grads to add themselves to May degree list via Student Self-Service and for departments to add students who do not have access to Student Self-Service
Mon, Apr 2 Registration for summer and fall begins
Fri, Apr 6 Last day for GRAD to add a POT B course
Last day to take final exam for May doctoral degree
Fri, Apr 13 Last day for GRAD to withdraw from current term without a grade of W
Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a semester course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
Last day for GRAD to drop a semester course without a grade of W and without approval
Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no credit option for POT B courses to change from credit/no credit option to regular grade
Last day for GRAD to drop a POT B course via Self-Service
Fri, Apr 20 Last day to complete deposit of May doctoral dissertations
Fri, Apr 27 Last day to complete deposit of May master’s theses
Last day for GRAD to drop a POT B course via college office
Last day for GRAD  to elect credit/no-credit option for a second half-session course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
Wed, May 2 Instruction ends
Thur, May 3 Reading Day
Last day for GRAD to add or drop a POT B course with approval (a W is recorded)
Last day for GRAD to add or drop a semester course with approval (a W is recorded)
Last day for GRAD to change a grade of DFR (in a non-thesis course) or I, awarded last fall to prevent F by rule
Fri, May 4 –
Fri, May 11
Final examination period
Sat, May 12 May degree conferral. See the Commencement Office for details about the ceremony.
Fri, May 18 Last day for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students

May 2018 Graduation Deadlines 

  • Sunday, April 1  – last day to add name to December degree list via Student Self-Service
  • Friday, April 6 – last day to take final exam for May doctoral degree
  • Friday, April 13 – last day to submit Dissertation/Thesis/Scholarly Essay to Jenny Phillips, jhorn@illinois.edu, for departmental format review check (additional dissertation requirements/deadlines can be found at http://www.grad.illinois.edu/thesis).
  • Friday, April 20 – last day to complete Dissertation deposit in the Graduate College or Thesis/Scholarly Essay deposit with Academic Affairs (MUS 599 = Graduate College; MUS 576 = Academic Affairs)
  • Friday, April 27 –  last day to complete Master’s theses deposit
  • Saturday, May 12 – May degree conferral

*DMA students: dissertations (option 1) are deposited with the Graduate College; theses and scholarly essays (options 2 and 3) are deposited with Academic Affairs. 


Summer 2018 Academic Calendar 

Fri, May 11
5 p.m.
Last business day to cancel Summer 1 (4 week) and SF (summer full term) registration if not registered for any other summer course
Mon, May 14 Instruction begins for POT S1 session and POT SF session
Fri, May 18 Last day for GRAD to add a S1 course via Student Self-Service
Deadline for GRAD to submit forms to elect to audit a course for POT S1
Fri May 25 Last day for GRAD to elect “in absentia” registration for summer term
Mon, May 28 Memorial Day (all campus holiday)
Fri, Jun 1 Last day for GRAD to drop a POT S1 course without a grade of W
Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a POT S1 course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
Fri, Jun 8
5 p.m.
Deadline to cancel POT S1 Independent Study and summer 2 registration if you are not enrolled for any other summer course
Last day of instruction for POT S1.  Finals on last class day or the following day.
Mon, Jun 11 First day of instruction for POT S2 and POT S2A
Fri, Jun 15 Last day for GRAD to add a POT S2A course
Tue, Jun 19 Last day for GRAD to add a POT S2 or POT 1 course
Deadline for GRAD to elect to audit a course for S2
Fri, Jun 29 Last day for GRAD to drop a POT S2A course without a grade of “W”
Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a POT S2A or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
Last day to take final exam for Aug doctoral degree
Wed, Jul 4 Independence Day (all campus holiday)
Fri, Jul 6 Last day for GRAD to add themselves to Aug degree list via Student Self-Service and for departments to add students who do not have access to Student Self-Service
Last day to submit a change of curriculum request for the current term. This includes changing your degree program or adding/dropping a minor or concentration.
Mon, Jul 9 Courses begin for POT S2B
Fri, Jul 13 Last day to complete deposit of Aug doctoral dissertations
Fri, Jul 20 Last day to complete deposit of Aug Master’s theses
Last day for GRAD to withdraw from S2 without a grade of W
Last day for GRAD to drop a S2 or S1 Independent Study course
Last day for GRAD to add a POT S2B course
Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a S2 or S1 Indep. Study course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
Fri, Jul 27 Last day for GRAD to drop a POT S2B course
Last day for GRAD to elect credit/no-credit option for a POT S2B course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
Thur, Aug 2 Instruction ends for POTs, S2, S2B, SF and 1
Thur, Aug 2, noon Reading Day
Fri, Aug 3 – Sat, Aug 4 Final examination period
Mon, Aug 6 August degree conferral (no commencement)
Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students

August 2018 Graduation Deadlines 

  • Friday, July 6  – last day to add name to August degree list via Student Self-Service
  • Friday, July 6 – last day to submit Dissertation/Thesis/Scholarly Essay to Jenny Phillips, jhorn@illinois.edu, for departmental format review check (additional dissertation requirements/deadlines can be found at http://www.grad.illinois.edu/thesis).
  • Friday, July 13 – last day to complete Dissertation deposit in the Graduate College or Thesis/Scholarly Essay deposit with Academic Affairs (MUS 599 = Graduate College; MUS 576 = Academic Affairs)
  • Friday, July 20 –  last day to complete Master’s theses deposit
  • Monday, August 6 – August degree conferral

*DMA students: dissertations (option 1) are deposited with the Graduate College; theses and scholarly essays (options 2 and 3) are deposited with Academic Affairs.