2023-2024 Academic Catalog & Handbooks 
    
    May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog & Handbooks

Calendar for 2023-2024



 

Fall Academic Period 2023
Monday, August 14-Thursday, December 7

Late Registration/Academic Advisement for Fall Academic Period 2023: August 7 - 10.
Fall Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: December 11.

Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes Ending Date of Classes
 Term I (Traditional)  Monday, August 14  Thursday, December 7
 Term II (1st 8 Week Classes Ground & Online)  Monday, August 14  Thursday, October 5
 Term III (2nd 8 Week Classes Ground & Online)  Monday, October 9  Thursday, December 7

Fall Academic Period Notes:

  1. Institutional Workshop:  August 7-10.
  2. Holidays: Labor Day (September 4); Thanksgiving (November 20-24); University closed (November 22-24); Christmas (December 15, 18-22, & 25-29); New Year’s Day (January 1).
  3. Fall Break (Classes not in session for -Term I):  October 4-6.
  4. Registration for Spring academic period begins:  October 30.
  5. ACT Residual TBA.
  6. Evening students should consult the class schedule for class dates.
  7. Evening students should consult the registrar’s office and business office concerning drop/add dates and withdrawal from classes.
  8. Final exams for Term I only (December 4-7).

Days the University offices are closed: September 4, November 22-24, December 15; 18-22, 25-29, 2023; & January 1, 2024 .

 

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

Term I

  • Courses dropped after August 25 will receive no refund of tuition. Courses added after August 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 before August 24 and evening courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be added or changed to audit without permission before August 18 and evening courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty by October 31 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 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

2023 Fall Academic Period

August 14 - December 7
Fall/Spring Loans

30 Day Hold First Time Freshman

Fall/Spring Loans

Fall Only Second

Disbursement Loans

Term I (Traditional) August 14-December 7

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Term II (8 Week Classes Ground & Online) August 14-October 5 Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Thursday, October 5, 2023
Term III (2nd 8 Week Classes Ground & Online) October 9 -December 7 Thursday, October 19, 2023 Thursday, November 9, 2023 Thursday, November 16, 2023

 

2023 Fall Academic Period Examination Schedule
December 4 - 7, 2023
Term I

CLASS TIME

Exam Time

Monday

December 4

Exam Time

Tuesday

December 5

Exam Time

Wednesday

December 6

Exam Time

Thursday

December 7

8:00 a.m. TTH       8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. MW     8:00 a.m.  
9:30 a.m. TTH   9:30 a.m.    
9:30 a.m. MW 9:30 a.m.      
11:00 a.m. TTH       11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. MW     11:00 a.m.  
12:30 p.m. TTH   12:30 p.m.    
12:30 p.m. MW 12:30 p.m.      
2:00 p.m. TTH       2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. MW     2:00 p.m.  
3:30 p.m. TTH   3:30 p.m.    
3:30 p.m. MW 3:30 p.m.      

 

Evening classes will give final examinations on the class night during exam week (December 4-7). 

Online classes will give final examinations during exam week (December 4-7) as scheduled by faculty.                                                                                                                

Faculty should follow the exam schedule UNLESS permission is granted by the Dean and the VPAA.  Students should expect to take exams when they are scheduled. 

If you see that you cannot, you may submit a Change to Examination Schedule Request to the Academic Affairs Office by October 25 for consideration.

   Final Grades due to Registrar’s Office by 2:00 p.m. December 11

 

Spring Academic Period 2024
Monday, January 8 -Thursday, May 2

Late Registration/Academic Advisement for Spring Academic Period 2024: January 2-4.
Spring Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: May 6. 

Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes Ending Date of Classes
 Term I (Traditional)  Monday, January 8  Thursday, May 2
 Term II (1st 8 Week Classes)  Monday, January 8  Thursday, February 29
 Term III (2nd 8 Week Classes)  Monday, March 11  Thursday, May 2
 Term IV (5 Week NU Classes)  Monday, January 8  Friday, February 9
 Term V (5 Week NU Classes)  Wednesday, February 14  Friday, March 22
 Term VI (6 Week NU Classes)  Monday, March 25  Thursday, May 2

Spring Academic Period Notes:

  1. Holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15), UM Holiday’s (February 12 & 13) and Good Friday holiday (March 29).
  2. Last day to apply for Spring Graduation: February 3.
  3. Spring Break (March 4-8) (All Students).
  4. ACT Residual TBA.
  5. Registration for Summer & Fall 2024 academic period begins: March 25.
  6. Graduation:  May 4
  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: April 29-30 & May 1-2 for Term I only.

Days the University offices are closed: January 15, February 12 & 13, and March 29, 2024.  

  

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

Term I

  • Courses dropped after January 22 will receive no refund of tuition. Courses added after January 22 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 19 and evening courses may be added before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be added or changed to audit without permission before January 13 and evening courses may be changed to audit before the 2nd class meeting.
  • Day courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before March 26 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.

Terms IV, V and VI

  • Courses dropped after the third day of the term will receive no refund of tuition

 

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

 

Academic Calendar Disbursement Dates

2024 Spring Academic Period

January 8- May 2
Fall/Spring Loans

30 Day Hold First Time Freshman

Fall/Spring Loans

Spring Only Second

Disbursement Loans

Term I (Traditional) January 8-May 2 Thursday, January 25, 2024 Thursday, February 8, 2024 Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Term II (8 Week Classes Ground & Online) January 10-March 2 Thursday, January 25, 2024 Thursday, February 8, 2024 Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Term III (2nd 8 Week Classes Ground & Online) March 13-May 4 Thursday, March 28, 2024 Tuesday, April 16, 2024 Tuesday, April 30, 2024

 

2024 Spring Academic Period Examination Schedule
April 29 - May 2, 2024
Term I

CLASS TIME

Exam Time

Monday

April 29

Exam Time

Tuesday

April 30

Exam Time

Wednesday

May 1

Exam Time

Thursday

May 2

8:00 a.m. TTH       8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. MW     8:00 a.m.  
9:30 a.m. TTH   9:30 a.m.    
9:30 a.m. MW 9:30 a.m.      
11:00 a.m. TTH       11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. MW     11:00 a.m.  
12:30 p.m. TTH   12:30 p.m.    
12:30 p.m. MW 12:30 p.m.      
2:00 p.m. TTH       2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. MW     2:00 p.m.  
3:30 p.m. TTH   3:30 p.m.    
3:30 p.m. MW 3:30 p.m.      

Evening classes will give final examinations on the class night during exam week

(April 29- May 2). 

Online classes will give final examinations during exam week (April 29-May 2) as

scheduled by faculty.                                                                                                                 

Faculty should follow the exam schedule UNLESS permission is granted by the Dean                        

and the VPAA.  Students should expect to take exams when they are scheduled.

If you see that you cannot, you may submit a Change to Examination Schedule Request to the Academic Affairs Office by March 20 for consideration.

Final Grades due to Registrar’s Office by 2:00 May 6

Summer Academic Period 2024
Monday, May 6-Monday, July 29

Summer Academic Period Ends with Final Grades to Registrar: July 31. 

 Teaching Terms Beginning Date of Classes Ending Date of Classes
 Summer Term I (4 weeks)  Monday, May 6  Thursday, May 30
 Summer Term II (4 weeks)  Monday, June 3  Thursday, June 27
 Summer Term III (4 weeks)  Monday, July 1  Thursday, July 25
 Summer Term IV (8 weeks)  Monday, June 3  Thursday, July 25
 Summer Term V (Full Term)  Monday, May 6  Monday, July 29
 Summer Term VI (6 weeks)  Monday, May 6  Monday, June 17
 Summer Term VII (6 weeks)  Tuesday, June 18  Monday, July 29

 Summer Academic Period Notes:

  1. Holidays: Memorial Day (May 27), Independence Day observed (July 4).
  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 27 and July 4, 2024.

 

Added and/or Dropped Courses and Withdrawal from the University

 Summer Term I (4 weeks)

  • Courses dropped after May 8 will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added by May 10 without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit by May 10.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before May 18.

Summer Term II (4 weeks)

  • Courses dropped after June 5 will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added by June 7 without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit by June 7.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before June 15.

Summer Term III (4 weeks)

  • Courses dropped after July 3 will receive no refund of tuition.
  • Courses may be added by July 5 without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit by July 5.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before July 13.

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 5.

Summer Term V (Full Term)

  • Courses dropped after May 17 will receive no tuition refund.
  • Courses may be added by May 10 without permission.
  • Courses may be changed to audit by May 10.
  • Courses may be dropped without the “F” penalty before June 29.

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 May 31.

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 13.

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

 

Academic Calendar with Disbursement Dates

2024 Summer Academic Period

May 6 - July 29

     
Summer I (4 weeks) May 6-May 30 Thursday, May 16, 2024 Tuesday, June 4, 2024 Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Summer Term II (4 weeks)  June 3-June 27 Tuesday, June 18, 2024 Thursday, June 27, 2024 Thursday, June 27, 2024
Summer Term III (4 weeks) July 1-July 29 Tuesday, July 16, 2024 Tuesday, July 29, 2024 Tuesday, July 29, 2024
Summer Term IV (8 weeks) June 3-July 25 Tuesday, June 18, 2024 Tuesday, July 9, 2024 Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Summer Term V (Full Term) May 6-Aug 1 Thursday, May 16, 2024 Tuesday, June 4, 2024 Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Summer Term VI (6 weeks) May 6-June 17 Thursday, May 16, 2024 Tuesday, June 4, 2024 Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Summer Term VII (6 weeks) June 24-Aug 1 Thursday, June 27, 2024 Tuesday, July 29, 2024 Tuesday, July 29, 2024