2020-2021 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    
    Oct 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks

Calendar for 2020-2021



 

Fall Academic Period 2020
Monday, August 17-Friday, December 3

Late Registration/Academic Advisement for Fall Academic Period 2020: August 10 - 13.
Fall Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: December 7.

Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes Ending Date of Classes
 Term I (Traditional)  Monday, August 17  Thursday, December 3
 Term II (7 Week Classes Ground & Online)  Monday, August 17  Saturday, October 3
 Term III (2nd 7 Week Classes Ground & Online)  Monday, October 5  Saturday, November 21

Fall Academic Period Notes:

  1. Institutional Workshop:  August 10-12.
  2. Holidays: Labor Day (September 7); Thanksgiving (November 25-27) All Students will meet November 23 & 24; University closed 25-27); Christmas (December 18, 21-25, & 28-31); New Year’s Day (January 1).
  3. No Fall Break (Classes are in session for -Term I October 7-8).
  4. Last day to apply for Fall Graduation:  September 11.
  5. Registration for Spring academic periods begins:  October 22.
  6. ACT Residual TBA.
  7. Fall Graduation December 5.
  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 be given the last day of classes. Online only final exams: November 30, December 1-3 for Term I only.

Days the University offices are closed: September 7, November 25-27, December 18; 21-25, & 28-31, 2020, and January 1, 2021.

 

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

Term I

  • Courses dropped after August 28 will receive no refund of tuition. Courses added after August 28 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 27 and evening courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be added or changed to audit without permission before August 21 and evening courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty by October 27 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 Disbursement Dates

2020 Fall Academic Period

August 17 - December 3
Fall/Spring Loans

30 Day Hold First Time Freshman

Fall/Spring Loans

Fall Only Second

Disbursement Loans

Term I (Traditional) August 17 - December 3

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Term II (7 Week Classes Ground & Online) August 17- October 3 Thursday, August 27, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Term III (2nd 7 Week Classes Ground & Online) October 5-November 21 Thursday, October 22, 2020 Thursday, November 10, 2020 Tuesday, November 17, 2020

 

Spring Academic Period 2021
Monday, January 11-Thursday, May 6

Late Registration/Academic Advisement for Spring Academic Period 2021: January 4-7.
Spring Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: May 10. 

Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes Ending Date of Classes
 Term I (Traditional)  Monday, January 11  Thursday, May 6
 Term II (8 Week Classes)  Monday, January 11  Thursday, March 4
 Term III (8 Week Online Classes)  Monday, March 15  Thursday, May 6

Spring Academic Period Notes:

  1. Holidays: New Year’s Day (January 1), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 18), UM Holiday’s (February 15 & 16) and Good Friday holiday (April 2).
  2. Last day to apply for Spring Graduation: February 5.
  3. Spring Break (March 8 -12 - All Students).
  4. ACT Residual TBA.
  5. Registration for Summer & Fall academic period begins: March 25.
  6. 53rd Graduation:  May 8
  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: May 3-6 for Term I only.

Days the University offices are closed: January 1 & 18, February 15 & 16, and April 2, 2021.  

  

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

Term I

  • Courses dropped after January 25 will receive no refund of tuition. Courses added after January 25 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 21 and evening courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be added or changed to audit without permission by January 14 and evening courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty by March 30 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 Disbursement Dates

2021 Spring Academic Period

January 11 - May 6
Fall/Spring Loans

30 Day Hold First Time Freshman

Fall/Spring Loans

Spring Only Second

Disbursement Loans

Term I (Traditional) January 11-May 6 Thursday, January 28, 2021 Thursday, February 11, 2021 Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Term II (8 Week Classes Ground & Online) January 11-March 4 Thursday, January 28, 2021 Thursday, February 11, 2021 Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Term III (2nd 8 Week Classes Ground & Online) March 15-May 6 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Thursday, April 29, 2021

 

Summer Academic Period 2021
Monday, May 10-Monday, August 2

Summer Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: August 4. 

 Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes Ending Date of Classes
 Summer Term I (4 weeks)  Monday, May 10  Thursday, June 3
 Summer Term II (4 weeks)  Monday, June 7  Thursday, July 1
 Summer Term III (4 weeks)  Monday, July 6  Thursday, July 29
 Summer Term IV (8 weeks)  Monday, June 7  Thursday, July 29
 Summer Term V (Full Term)  Monday, May 10  Monday, August 2
 Summer Term VI (6 weeks)  Monday, May 10  Monday, June 21
 Summer Term VII (6 weeks)  Tuesday, June 22  Monday, August 2

 Summer Academic Period Notes:

  1. Holidays: Memorial Day (May 31), Independence Day observed (July 5).
  2. Classes are in session unless the University is closed.
  3. ACT Residual TBA.
  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 31 and July 5, 2021.

 

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

 Summer Term I (4 weeks)

  • Courses dropped after May 12 will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added by May 12 without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit by May 12.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty by May 21.

Summer Term II (4 weeks)

  • Courses dropped after June 9 will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added by June 9 without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit by June 9.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty by June 18.

Summer Term III (4 weeks)

  • Courses dropped after July 7 will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added by July 7 without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit by July 7.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty by July 17.

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 28 will receive no tuition refund.
  • Courses may be added by May 14 without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit by May 14.
  • 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 Disbursement Dates

Summer Academic Period

May 10 - August 2

     
Summer I (4 weeks) May 10-June 3 Thursday, May 20, 2021 Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Summer Term II (4 weeks) June 7-July 1 Thursday, June 17, 2021 Thursday, July 1, 2021 Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Summer Term III (4 weeks) July 6-July 29 Thursday, July 15, 2021 Thursday, July 29, 2021 Thursday, July 29, 2021
Summer Term IV (8 weeks) June 7-July 29 Thursday, June 17, 2021 Thursday, July 1, 2021 Thursday, July 1, 2021
Summer Term V (Full Term) May 10-August 2 Thursday, May 20, 2021 Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Summer Term VI (6 weeks) May 10-June 21 Thursday, May 20, 2021 Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Summer Term VII (6 weeks) June 22-August 2 Thursday, July 1, 2021 Thursday, July 29, 2021 Thursday, July 29, 2021