2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    
    Oct 24, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks

Calendar for 2019-2020



 

Fall Academic Period 2019
Monday, August 19-Friday, December 12

Late Registration/Academic Advisement for Fall Academic Period 2019: August 12 - 15.
Fall Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: December 16.

Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes Ending Date of Classes
 Term I (Traditional)  Monday, August 19  Thursday, December 12
 Term II (8 Week Classes Ground & Online)  Monday, August 19  Thursday, October 10
 Term III (2nd 8 Week Classes Ground & Online)  Monday, October 14  Thursday, December 12

Fall Academic Period Notes:

  1. Institutional Workshop:  August 12-15.
  2. Holidays: Labor Day (September 2); Thanksgiving (November 25-29 - Students; ABSN Students will meet November 25 & 26); University closed 27-29); Christmas (December 20, 23-27, & 30-31); New Year’s Day (January 1).
  3. Fall Break (Classes not in session for Term I):  October 9-11.
  4. Last day to apply for Fall Graduation:  September 13.
  5. Registration for Spring academic periods begins:  October 24.
  6. ACT Residual November 9.
  7. Fall Graduation December 14.
  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:  December 9-12 for Term I only.

Days the University offices are closed: September 2, November 27-29, December 20; 23-27, & 30-31, 2019, and January 1, 2020.

 

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

Term I

  • Courses dropped after August 30 will receive no refund of tuition. Courses added after August 31 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 August 29 and evening courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be added or changed to audit without permission before August 23 and evening courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty by November 5 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

2019

August 12-December 12

2019

Fall/Spring Loans

2019

30 Day Hold First Time Freshman

Fall/Spring Loans

2019

Fall Only Second

Disbursement Loans

Term I (Traditional)

August 19-December 12

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Term II (APS Online/Ground) August 19-October 11

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Term III (APS Online/Ground) October 14-December 12 Thursday, October 24, 2019 Thursday, November 14, 2019 Thursday, December 3, 2019

 

Spring Academic Period 2020
Monday, January 13-Thursday, May 7

Late Registration/Academic Advisement for Spring Academic Period 2020: January 9-10.
Spring Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: May 11. 

Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes Ending Date of Classes
 Term I (Traditional)  Monday, January 13  Thursday, May 7
 Term II (8 Week Classes)  Monday, January 13  Thursday, March 5
 Term III (8 Week Online Classes)  Monday, March 16  Thursday, May 7

Spring Academic Period Notes:

  1. Holidays: New Year’s Day (January 1), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 20), UM Holiday’s (February 24 & 25) and Good Friday holiday (April 10).
  2. Last day to apply for Spring Graduation: February 7.
  3. Spring Break (March 9-13 - All Students).
  4. ACT Residual March 9.
  5. Registration for Summer continues & Fall academic period begins: March 26.
  6. 53rd Graduation:  May 9
  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 4-7 for Term I only.

Days the University offices are closed: January 1 & 20, February 24 & 25, and April 10, 2019.  

  

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

Term I

  • Courses dropped after January 27 will receive no refund of tuition. Courses added after January 27 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 by January 23 and evening courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be added or changed to audit without permission by January 16 and evening courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty by April 7 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

2020

January 13-May 7

2020

Fall/Spring Loans

2020

30 Day Hold First Time Freshman

Fall/Spring Loans

2020

Spring Only Second

Disbursement Loans

Term I (Traditional) January 13-May 7 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Thursday, February 13, 2020 Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Term II (APS Online/Ground) January 13-March 6 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Thursday, February 13, 2020 Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Term III (APS Online/Ground) March 16-May 7 Thursday, March 31, 2020 Thursday, April 16, 2020 Thursday, April 30, 2020

 

Summer Academic Period 2020
Monday, May 11-Monday, August 3

Summer Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: August 5. 

 Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes Ending Date of Classes
 Summer Term I (4 weeks)  Monday, May 11  Thursday, June 4
 Summer Term II (4 weeks)  Monday, June 8  Thursday, July 2
 Summer Term III (4 weeks)  Monday, July 6  Thursday, July 30
 Summer Term IV (8 weeks)  Monday, June 8  Thursday, July 30
 Summer Term V (Full Term)  Monday, May 11  Monday, August 3
 Summer Term VI (6 weeks)  Monday, May 11  Monday, June 22
 Summer Term VII (6 weeks)  Tuesday, June 23  Monday, August 3

 Summer Academic Period Notes:

  1. Holidays: Memorial Day (May 25), Independence Day observed (July 3).
  2. Classes are in session unless the University is closed.
  3. ACT Residual July 27.
  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 25 and July 3, 2019.

 

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

 Summer Term I (4 weeks)

  • Courses dropped after May 13 will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added by May 13 without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit by May 13.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty by May 26.

Summer Term II (4 weeks)

  • Courses dropped after June 10 will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added by June 10 without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit by June 10.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty by June 23.

Summer Term III (4 weeks)

  • Courses dropped after July 8 will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added by July 8 without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit by July 8.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty by July 21.

Summer Term IV (8 weeks)

  • Courses dropped by the 8th calendar day will receive no tuition/fee 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 July 9.

Summer Term V (Full Term)

  • Courses dropped by May 29 will receive no tuition refund.
  • Courses may be added by May 24 without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit by May 24.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty by July 1.

Summer Term VI (6 weeks)

  • Courses dropped after the 2nd 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 June 4.

Summer Term VII (6 weeks)

  • Courses dropped after the 2nd 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 July 16.

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

 

Academic Calendar with Financial Aid Disbursement Dates

Summer Academic Period

2020

May 11 - August 3

2020

Summer Loans

2020

30 Day Hold First Time

Freshman Summer Loans

2020

Summer Only Second

Disbursement Loans

Full Summer Term May 11 - August 3 Thursday, May 21, 2020 Thursday, June 11, 2020 Thursday, June 11, 2020
May Term May 11 - June 4 Thursday, May 21, 2020 Thursday, June 11, 2020 Thursday, June 11, 2020
Summer 1 June 8- July 3 Thursday, June 11, 2020 Thursday, July 2, 2020 Thursday, July 2, 2020
Summer 2 July 6 - July 31 Thursday, July 16, 2020 Thursday, July 30, 2020 Thursday, July 30, 2020
Summer 3 May 11 - June 5 Thursday, May 21, 2020 Thursday, June 11, 2020 Thursday, June 11, 2020
Summer 4 June 23 - July 30 Thursday, July 2, 2020 Thursday, July 30, 2020 Thursday, July 30, 2020