2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Aug 20, 2019  
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Calendar for 2016-2017



 

Summer Academic Period 2016
Monday, May 16-Tuesday, August 9

Late Registration/Academic Advisement for Summer Academic Period 2016: Monday, May 16.
Summer Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: August 10.

Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes  Ending Date of Classes
 Term I      (Traditional)  Monday, May 16  Friday, June 10
 Term II     (Traditional)  Monday, June 13  Friday, July 8
 Term III    (Traditional)  Monday, July 11  Thursday, August 4
 Term IV    (APS Online)  Monday, June 6  Friday, July 29
 Term V     (APS Ground)  Monday, June 6  Monday, August 1
 Term VI    (Full Semester)  Monday, May 16  Monday, August 8
 Term VII   (Six Weeks)  Monday, May 16  Monday, June 27
 Term VIII  (Six Weeks)  Monday, June 27  Monday, August 8

 Summer Academic Period Notes:

  1. Holidays: Memorial Day (May 30), Independence Day (July 4).
  2. Classes are in session unless the University is closed.
  3. Registration June 3 and July 8.
  4. ACT Residual July 16.
  5. Students should consult the class schedule for class dates.
  6. Students should consult the registrar’s office and business office concerning drop/add dates and withdrawal from classes.

Days the University offices are closed:  May 30 and July 4, 2016.

 

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

Terms I, II, III

  • Courses dropped after the 3rd class meeting will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added before the 4th class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 4th class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 10th class meeting.

Terms IV and V

  • Courses dropped after the 8th calendar day will incur a drop fee and no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 5th class meeting.

 Terms VI

  • Courses dropped after the 3rd class meeting will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 8th class meeting.

A withdrawal is processed when a student ceases attendance before the end of the academic period.

 Terms VII & VIII

  • Courses dropped after the second class meeting will receive no tuition refund.

Fall Academic Period 2016
Monday, August 22-Friday, December 16

Late Registration/Academic Advisement for Fall Academic Period 2016: August 15 - 19.
Fall Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: December 20.

Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes Ending Date of Classes
 Term I (Traditional)  Monday, August 22  Thursday, December 15
 Term II (APS Online)  Monday, August 22  Friday, October 14
 Term II (APS Ground)  Monday, August 22  Thursday, October 13
 Term III (APS Online)  Monday, October 17  Friday, December 16
 Term III (APS Ground)  Monday, October 17  Thursday, December 15
 Term IV (Traditional)  Monday, September 26   Wednesday, December 7

Fall Academic Period Notes:

  1. Institutional Workshop:  August 15-17.
  2. Holidays: Labor Day (September 5); Thanksgiving (November 21-25-Term I, II & III; University closed 23-25).
  3. Fall Break (Classes not in session for Term I):  October 5-7.
  4. Last day to apply for Fall Graduation:  September 16.
  5. Registration for Spring and Summer academic periods begins:  October 31.
  6. ACT Residual November 5.
  7. Evening students should consult the class schedule for class dates.
  8. Evening students should consult the registrar’s office and business office concerning drop/add dates and withdrawal from classes.
  9. Final Exams:  December 12-15 for Term I only.

Days the University offices are closed: September 5, November 23-25, and December 23; 26-30, 2016.

 

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

Term I

  • Courses dropped after September 2 will receive no refund of tuition. Courses added after September 2 may incur additional tuition and fees. See Business Office.
  • Evening courses dropped after the 3rd class meeting will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Day courses may be added with special permission before September 1 and evening courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be added or changed to audit without permission before August 26 and evening courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before November 8 and evening courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 10th class meeting.


Terms II & III

  • Courses dropped after the eighth day of the term will incur a drop fee and no refund of tuition. 
  • Courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 5th class meeting.

A withdrawal is processed when a student ceases attendance before the end of the academic period. 
 

Academic Calendar with Financial Aid Disbursement Dates

Fall Academic Period

(One 18 Week Term) Traditional

(Two 8 Week Terms) Ground & Online

2016

August 22-December 16

2016

Fall/Spring Loans

2016

First Time Freshman

Fall/Spring Loans

2016

Fall Only Second

Disbursement Loans

Term I (Traditional)

August 22-December 10

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday, September 22, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Term II (APS Online) August 22-October 14

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Term II (APS Ground)

August 22-October 13

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016 Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Term III (APS Online) October 17-December 16 Thursday, October 27, 2016    
Term III (APS Ground) October 17-December 15 Thursday, October 27, 2016    

 

Spring Academic Period 2017
Tuesday, January 17-Friday, May 12

Late Registration/Academic Advisement for Spring Academic Period 2017: January 11-12.
Spring Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: May 16. 

Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes Ending Date of Classes
 Term I (Traditional)  Tuesday, January 17  Wednesday, May 10
 Term II (APS Online)  Tuesday, January 17  Friday, March 10
 Term II (APS Ground)  Tuesday, January 17  Thursday, March 9
 Term III (APS Online)  Monday, March 20  Friday, May 12
 Term III (APS Ground)  Monday, March 20  Thursday, May 11
 Term IV (Traditional)  Tuesday, January 17  Wednesday, March 22

Spring Academic Period Notes:

  1. Holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 16), President’s Day (February 28) and Easter holiday (April 14).
  2. Last day to apply for Spring Graduation: February 3.
  3. Spring Break (March 13-17-Term I, II, & III).
  4. ACT Residual March 18.
  5. Registration for Fall academic period begins: March 27.
  6. 50th Graduation: May 13.
  7. Classes are in session unless the University is closed.
  8. Evening students should consult the class schedule for class dates.
  9. Evening students should consult the registrar’s office and business office concerning drop/add dates and withdrawal from classes.
  10. Final Exams: May 5; May 8-10 for Term I only.

Days the University offices are closed: January 2 & 16, February 28, and April 14, 2017.  

  

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

Term I

  • Courses dropped after January 30 will receive no refund of tuition. Courses added after January 30 may incur additional tuition and fees. See Business Office.
  • Evening courses dropped after the 3rd class meeting will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Day courses may be added with special permission before January 27 and evening courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be added or changed to audit without permission before January 21 and evening courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before April 5 and evening courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 10th class meeting. 

Terms II and III

  • Courses dropped after the eighth day of the term will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 5th class meeting.

 A withdrawal is processed when a student ceases attendance before the end of the academic period.

  

Academic Calendar with Financial Aid Disbursement Dates

Spring Academic Period

(One 18 Week Term) Traditional

(Two 8 Week Terms) Ground & Online

2017

January 16-May 12

2017

Fall/Spring Loans

2017

First Time Freshman

Fall/Spring Loans

2017

Spring Only Second

Disbursement Loans

Term I (Traditional) January 17-May 12 Thursday, January 26, 2017 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Thursday, March 2, 2017
Term II (APS Online) January 16-March 10 Thursday, January 26, 2017   Thursday, March 2, 2017
Term II (APS Ground) January 17-March 9 Thursday, January 26, 2017 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Thursday, March 3, 2017
Term III (APS Online) March 20-May 12 Wednesday, March 30, 2017    
Term III (APS Ground) March 20-May 11 Wednesday, March 30, 2017    

 

Summer Academic Period 2017
Monday, May 15-Tuesday, August 8

Late Registration/Academic Advisement for Summer Academic Period 2017: Monday, May 15.
Summer Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: August 10. 

 Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes Ending Date of Classes
 Term I (Traditional)  Monday, May 15  Thursday, June 8
 Term II (Traditional)  Monday, June 12  Thursday, July 6
 Term III (Traditional)  Monday, July 10  Wednesday, August 2
 Term IV (APS Online/Ground)  Monday, June 5  Thursday, July 27
 Term V (Full Semester)  Monday, May 15  Tuesday, August 8
 Term VI (1st 6 weeks)  Monday, May 15  Monday, June 26
 Term VII (2nd  6 weeks)  Tuesday, June 27  Tuesday, August 8

 Summer Academic Period Notes:

  1. Holidays: Memorial Day (May 29), Independence Day observed (July 4).
  2. Classes are in session unless the University is closed
  3. ACT Residual July 15.
  4. Evening students should consult the class schedule for class dates.
  5. Evening students should consult the registrar’s office and business office concerning drop/add dates and withdrawal from classes.

Days the University offices are closed: May 29 and July 4, 2017.

 

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

 Terms I, II, III

  • Courses dropped after the 3rd class meeting will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added before the 4th class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 4th class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 10th class meeting.

Terms IV

  • Courses dropped after the 8th calendar day will incur a drop fee and no refund of tuition.

Terms V

  • Courses dropped after the 3rd class meeting will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 8th class meeting.

Terms VI & VII

  • Courses dropped after second class meeting will receive no tuition refund.
  • Courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before the 5th class meeting.

A withdrawal is processed when a student ceases attendance before the end of the academic period.