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Academics

Academic Calendar 2013-2014

AUTUMN TERM 2013 (September 4 - December 20)

April 
2013
29 Monday.  Registration for the Summer Term 2013 and Autumn Term 2013 for continuing students  via web registration begins.
May
2013
20

Monday.  Opening day of Registration for the Autumn Term 2013 for new students via web.

Registration is a continuous process through the end of add/drop on September 17.  Students should contact their departments for program specific procedures and timelines.

August 
2013
28 Wednesday. Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students  attending  the Autumn Term.
September 
2013
2 Monday. Labor Day. University Holiday.
  3 Monday. Labor Day. University Holiday.
  3

Tuesday. In-person registration for Autumn Term.  Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Advisors available from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  4 Wednesday. Classes begin. Autumn Term 2013
  4-6 Wednesday-Friday. Registration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Wednesday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday. Advisors and/or their representatives available from 3 to 5 p.m.
  5 Thursday. Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination  (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be given October 25 and November 1.
  12 Thursday.  Last day to file notification in Office of Doctoral Studies of intention to defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertations during the Autumn Term 2013.
  13 Friday. Last day to file, in the Registrar's Office, Master's essays for October 16 degree award.  
  17 Tuesday. Last day to add and drop courses for the Autumn 2013 term, file a Certificate of Equivalency, and enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Program and the Columbia Student Medical Insurance.
  18 Wednesday. Requests for late registration under exceptional circumstances on or after this date require Registrar's approval and payment of $100 late registration fee.
  30 Monday. Last day to deposit Ed.D. dissertation and abstracts, which have been corrected in accordance with Dissertation Secretary's evaluation for October 16 award of degree.
October 
2013
1 Tuesday. Last day to change points in variable point courses.
  11 Friday. Last day to complete the final deposit of the Ph.D. dissertation with  the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the October 16 award of the degree.
  16 Wednesday. Award of October degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
  17 Thursday.  Midterm date, Autumn Term 2013.
  25 Friday. Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students not majoring  in an area of psychology, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.
November
2013
1 Friday. Last day to file or to renew an application, in the Registrar's Office, for Master's degrees and certificates to be awarded in February.  (After this date, application may be filed only until November 15 upon payment of $25 late fee.)
  1 Friday. Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students  majoring  in an area of psychology, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.
  27 Wednesday.  No Classes. Offices open.
  28-29 Thursday - Friday. Thanksgiving Holidays.
December
2013
9 Monday. Registration for the Spring term for continuing students via web registration begins.
  20  Friday. Autumn Term 2013 ends.
  21  Saturday.  Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Autumn Term students not returning for Spring Term 2014.

SPRING TERM 2014 (January 22-May 13)

January
2014
13 Monday.  Last day to submit, to the Registrar's Office, formal master's essays for theFebruary 12 award of the degree.
  19 Sunday.  Beginning of occupancy in the Teachers College residence halls for the Spring Term.
  20 Monday.  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed. University Holiday.
  21 Tuesday.  New Student Orientation Program. 
  21 Tuesday.  In-person Registration for Spring Term 2014.  Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Advisors available from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  22 Wednesday. Classes begin. Spring Term  2014.
  22-24 Wednesday-Friday. Late registration and change period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Advisors available from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  23 Thursday. Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination  (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be given February 14 and February 21.
  30 Thurday. Last day to file notification in Office of Doctoral Studies of intention to defend Ph.D. and Ed.D. dissertation during Spring Term 2014.
  31 Friday. Last day to deposit Ed.D. dissertation and abstracts, which have been corrected in accordance with Dissertation Secretary's evaluation fee for February 12 award of degree.
February
2014
3 Monday. Last day to file or to renew an application, in Registrar's Office, for Master's degrees 2014 and certificates to be awarded in May. (After this date, application may be filed only until February 17 upon  payment of $25 late fee.)
  4 Tuesday. Last day to add and drop courses for Spring Term 2014, file a Certificate ofEquivalency, and enroll in, upgrade and waive the Columbia Health Program and Columbia Student Medical Insurance.
  5 Wednesday. Requests for late registration on or after this date require registrar's approval and payment of $100 late registration fee.
  7 Friday. Last day to complete the final deposit of the Ph.D. dissertation with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the award of the February degree.
  12 Wednesday. Award of February degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
  14 Friday. Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students not majoring in an area of   psychology, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.
  18   Tuesday. Last day to change points in variable-point courses.
  21 Friday. Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students majoring in an area of pscyhology, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.
March 
2014
11 Tuesday. Midterm date, Spring Term 2014.
  16-23 Sunday-Sunday. Spring Holidays.
April 
2014
1 Tuesday. Last day to file, in the Registrar's Office,  Master's essays for May 21 degree award.
  28  Monday. Registration for the Summer Term 2014 and Autumn Term 2014 for continuing students via web registration begins.
  28 Monday.  Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D.//Ph.D.) for the May 21 award of the degree.
May 
2014
2 Friday.  Last day to deposit Ed.D. dissertation for the May 21 award of the degree.
  13 Tuesday. End of Spring Term 2014.
  14 Wednesday. Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Spring Term 2014 for students not remaining for Summer Session A. Extensions granted for students participating in Commencement.
  16 Friday. Last day to complete the final deposit of the Ph.D. dissertation with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the award of the May degree.  (Deposit must be completed by 4:00 p.m.)
  20  Tuesday. Teachers College Master's degrees Convocations.
  21 Wednesday. Conferring of degrees at Columbia University 10:30 a.m.; Teachers College Doctoral degrees Convocation,  2:00 p.m.
  22 Thursday. Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Spring Term 2014 for students not remaining for Summer Session A and who are participating in Commencement.

Academic Calendar - Summer 2014

SUMMER TERM 2014

Note: Monday classes in Summer Session A must meet 15 minutes longer to make up the time missed for the Memorial Day holiday.

SESSION A (MAY 22 – JULY 2)

April
2014
28 Monday. Registration for Summer Term 2014 and Autumn Term 2014 for continuing students via web registration begins.
May
2014
14 Wednesday. Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Spring Term students not remaining for the Summer Sessions. Extensions will be granted for students participating in Commencement.
  18 Sunday. Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Summer Session A.
  19 Monday  In-person Registration for Session A courses (Session B courses may be included). Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Registration for Summer 2014 begins for new students.
  19 Monday.  Opening day of Registration for the Autumn Term 2014 for new students via the web. Registration is a continuous process through the end of add/drop on September 16. Students should contact their departments for program specific procedures and timelines.
  20 Tuesday.  Teachers College Master’s Degrees Convocations.
  21 Wednesday. Commencement.  Conferring of degrees, 10:30 a.m.  Teachers College Doctoral Convocation, 2:00 p.m.
  22 Thursday. Session A courses begin.
  22 Thursday.  Registration and changes in registration.  Hours: 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.  Advisors and/or their representatives available from 3 to 5 p.m.
  23 Friday. No Registration.
  26 Monday. Memorial Day Observed. University Holiday
  27-28 Tuesday-Wednesday. Late Registration and changes in registration for Session A (changes in Session B courses are also accepted). Hours: 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Advisors and/or their representatives available from 3 to 5 p.m.
  28 Wednesday. Last day to add or drop Session A courses
  29 Thursday. Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination  (Ed.D./Ph.D.), to be given June 13, 2014.
June
2014
11 Wednesday. Last day to add/drop points in variable-point courses.
  13 Friday. Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.), 9 a.m.. to 12 Noon and 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
July
2014
2

Wednesday. End of Summer Session A courses.

  3

Thursday. Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for Summer Session B.

SESSION B (JULY 8 - AUGUST 18)

July
2014
6 Sunday.  Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence hall for Summer Session B.
  7 Monday. In-person Registration for Session B courses.  Hours: 12 noon to 6 p.m.
  8 Tuesday. Classes in Session B courses begin.
  8-9 Tuesday - Wednesday. Late Registration and changes in registration for Session B courses.                                  Hours: 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Advisors and/or their representatives available from 3 to 5 p.m.      
  14 Monday. Last day to add or drop Session B courses.
  21 Monday. Last day to add/drop points in variable-point courses.
August
2014
1 Friday. Last day to file or to renew an application, in the Registrar's Office, for Master's degrees and certificates to be awarded in October. (After this date, application may be filed only until August 15 upon payment of a $25 late fee.)
  18 Monday.  End of Summer Session B courses.
  19 Tuesday. Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not                                      remaining for the Autumn Term 2014.