Graduation and Registration 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)

Graduation Deadlines

December 2017 Graduation 

  • Thursday, 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 August 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!