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Abu Dhabi Campus Academic Calendar

Fall, Cycles A & B 2017 (September 17 – December 14)

September 3 – 14
Registration for Fall UG and GR, and Cycle A. Advising and registration period for current students and new applicants.

September 17
Fall UG and GR, and Cycle A classes begin.

September 17 – 21
Cycle A late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

September 17 – 28
Fall UG and GR late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

Sep. 22 – Nov. 4
Cycle A withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Oct. 12. Beginning Oct. 13, the W or WF grade may be assigned. Student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

Sep. 29 – Dec. 9
Fall UG withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Nov. 2. Beginning Nov. 3, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

Sep. 29 – Jan. 20
Fall GR withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Nov. 16. Beginning Nov. 17, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

September 22
Last day to apply for December 2017 graduation.

October 26
Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Cycle D 2017.

November 5 – 9
Cycle A final exams.

November 5 – 9
Registration for Cycle B. Advising and registration period for current students and new applicants.

November 9
End of Cycle A. Instructors submit final grades.

November 12
Cycle B classes begin.

November 12 – 16
Cycle B late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

Nov. 17 – Jan. 20
Cycle B withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Dec. 7. Beginning Dec. 8, the W or WF grade may be assigned. Student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

December 10 – 14
Fall UG final exams.

December 14
End of Fall UG semester. Instructors submit final grades.

Dec. 17 – Jan. 7
Midyear vacation (three weeks).

December 22
Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Spring and Summer 2017.

January 7
Fall GR and Cycle B classes resume.

January 21 – 25
Fall GR and Cycle B final exams.

January 25
End of Fall GR and Cycle B. Instructors submit final grades.

Spring, Cycles C & D 2018 (January 14 – April 26)

January 8 – 11
Registration for Spring UG semester. Advising and registration period for current students and new applicants.

January 14
Spring UG classes begin.

January 14 – 25
Spring UG late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

January 21 – 25
Registration for Spring GR and Cycle C. Advising and registration period for current students and new applicants.

Jan. 26 – Apr. 21
Spring UG withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Mar. 1. Beginning Mar. 2, the W or WF grade may be assigned. Student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

January 28
Fall GR and Cycle C classes begin.

Jan. 28 – Feb. 1
Cycle C late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

Jan. 28 – Feb. 8
Spring GR late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

Feb. 2 – Mar. 17
Cycle C withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Feb. 22. Beginning Feb. 23, the W or WF grade may be assigned. Student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

Feb. 9 – May 26
Spring GR withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Apr. 12. Beginning Apr. 13, the W or WF grade may be assigned. Student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

February 16
Last day to apply for May 2018 graduation.

March 14
Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Cycle A 2017.

March 18 – 22
Cycle C final exams.

March 18 – 22
Registration for Cycle D. Advising and registration period for current students and new applicants.

March 22
End of Cycle C. Instructors submit final grades.

Mar. 25 – Apr. 8
Spring break (two weeks).

April 8
Cycle D classes begin. Spring UG and GR classes resume.

April 8 – 12
Cycle D late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

Apr. 13 – May 26
Cycle D withdrawal period.  The W grade is assigned through May 3. Beginning May 4, the W or WF grade may be assigned. Student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

April 22 – 26
Spring UG final exams.

April 26
End of Spring UG semester. Instructors submit final grades.

May 18
Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Cycle B 2017.

May 27 – May 31
Spring GR and Cycle D final exams.

May 31
End of Spring GR and Cycle D. Instructors submit final grades.

Summer 2018 (May 6 – July 19)

Apr. 29 – May 3
Registration for Summer Session I (for Undergraduate students). Advising and registration period for current students and new applicants.

May 6
Summer Session I classes begin.

May 6 – 10
Summer Session I late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

May 11 – Jun. 14
Summer Session I withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Jun. 14. Beginning Jun. 15, the W or WF grade may be assigned. Student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

May 27 – May 31
Registration for Summer Session II (for Graduate students). Advising and registration period for current students and new applicants.

June 3
Summer Session II classes begin.

June 3 – 7
Summer Session II late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

Jun. 8 – Jul. 14
Summer Session II withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Jun. 28. Beginning Jun. 29, the W or WF grade may be assigned. Student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

July 15 – 19
Summer Sessions I and II final exams.

July 19
End of Summer Sessions I and II. Instructors submit final grades.

August 31
Last day to satisfy incomplete grades for Fall 2017.