Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2021 - 2022

Autumn Term 2021
Date Day of the Week Deadline Add to Google Calendar
March 29 Monday Registration for summer 2021 term and autumn 2021 term for continuing students begins.
March 29 Monday Registration for summer 2021 term for new students begins.
April 19 Monday Registration for autumn 2021 term begins for new students.
May 1 Saturday Open enrollment for Aetna Health Insurance for new, summer admits only for academic year 2021-2022. Open to new students registered for Summer A/B Courses. Health Insurance coverage dates: May 1, 2021-August 14, 2021
June 30 Wednesday Open enrollment for new summer admits ends.
July 15 Thursday Open enrollment for Aetna Student Health Insurance for all students for academic year 2021-2022 with coverage dates of August 15, 2021 - August 14, 2021. Students can also begin to apply for Aetna Student Health Insurance waivers and exceptions.
August 2 Monday Deadline to apply for October 2021 Master's Degree or Advanced Certificate.
September 1 Wednesday Due date for advisors to indicate completion of integrative project or formal essay completion on degree audit system for October 2021 degree candidates.
September 6 Monday Labor Day. College Holiday.
September 8 Wednesday Classes begin. Autumn Term.
September 8 Wednesday Deadline to submit Measles, Mumps, Rubella Immunization Records and the Meningitis Response form
September 16 Thursday Last day to file an Intention to Defend with the Office of Doctoral Studies for an Autumn 2021 term defense.
September 21 Tuesday Last day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for the Autumn term.
September 24 Friday Autumn semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
September 30 Thursday Open enrollment for Aetna Student Health Insurance closes. Last day to apply for a waiver or an exception with supporting documentation.
October 1 Friday Last day to change points in variable-point courses.
October 8 Friday Last day for the final deposit for defenses held in Spring or Summer 2021 in order to not have to register for Autumn 2021 Dissertation Advisement.
October 8 Friday Last day for PhD students to submit all materials to be cleared for an October 2021 Master of Philosophy degree.
October 8 Friday Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students not majoring in an area of psychology, 9:00a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45p.m. to 4:45p.m.
October 11 Monday Last day for doctoral students to hold a dissertation oral defense for the October 2021 degree.
October 15 Friday Last day to complete the final deposit (Ed.D. and Ph.D.) for the October 2021 degree.
October 15 Friday Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students majoring in an area of psychology, 9:00a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45p.m. to 4:45p.m.
October 20 Wednesday Award of October degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
November 1 Monday Deadline to apply for February 2021 Master's Degree or Advanced Certificate.
November 2 Tuesday Election Day. College Holiday.
November 24 Wednesday No Classes. Offices open.
November 25 Thursday Thanksgiving Holidays.
November 26 Friday Thanksgiving Holidays.
December 23 Thursday Autumn Term ends.
December 27 Monday Final grades due for Autumn 2021 graduating students.
January 7 Friday Remaining final grades for Autumn 2021 due.
January 17 Monday Last day for doctoral candidates to hold the final oral defense to be considered an Autumn 2021 defense.
Spring Term 2022
Date Day of the Week Deadline Add to Google Calendar
December 6 Monday Registration for the Spring term for continuing students via web registration begins.
December 13 Monday Registration for the Spring term for new students via web registration begins.
January 17 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed. College Holiday.
January 18 Tuesday Classes begin. Spring Term.
January 27 Thursday Last day to file an Intention to Defend with the Office of Doctoral Studies for a Spring 2022 defense.
January 28 Friday Last day for PhD students to submit all materials to be cleared for a February 2022 Master of Philosophy degree.
January 31 Monday Last day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for the spring term.
January 31 Monday Last day for doctoral students to hold a dissertation oral defense for the February 2022 degree.
February 1 Tuesday Deadline to apply for May 2021 Master's Degree or Advanced Certificate.
February 1 Tuesday Last day to change points in variable-point courses.
February 4 Friday Spring semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
February 4 Friday Last day to complete the final deposit (Ed.D. and Ph.D.) for the February 2022 degree.
February 9 Wednesday Award of February degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
February 11 Friday Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students not majoring in an area of psychology, 9:00a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45p.m. to 4:45p.m.
February 18 Friday Last day for the final deposit for defenses held in the Autumn 2021 term in order to not have to register for Spring 2022 Dissertation Advisement.
February 18 Friday Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students majoring in an area of psychology, 9:00a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45p.m. to 4:45p.m.
March 13 Sunday First day of spring holidays.
March 20 Sunday Last day of spring holidays.
April 18 Monday Last day for doctoral students to hold a dissertation oral defense for the May 2022 degree.
April 19 Tuesday Last day for doctoral candidates to request special permission to hold a Summer 2022 defense/Last day to submit the Intention to Defend for a Summer 2022 defense.
April 22 Friday Last day to complete the final deposit (Ed.D. and Ph.D.) for the May 2022 degree.
May 6 Friday Last day for PhD students to submit all materials to be cleared for a May 2022 Master of Philosophy degree.
May 9 Monday End of Spring Term.
May 11 Wednesday Final grades due for Spring 2022 graduating students.
May 16 Monday Remaining final grades for Spring 2022 due.
May 18 Wednesday Last day for doctoral candidates to hold the final oral defense to be considered a Spring 2022 defense.
May 18 Wednesday Conferring of degrees at Columbia University.
Summer Term 2022
Date Day of the Week Deadline Add to Google Calendar
April 19 Tuesday Last day for doctoral candidates to request special permission to hold a Summer 2022 defense/Last day to submit the Intention to Defend for a Summer 2022 defense.
April 25 Monday Registration for Summer Term and Autumn Term for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 2 Monday Registration for Summer Term and Autumn Term begins for new students.
May 19 Thursday Session A courses begin.
May 30 Monday Memorial Day Observed. College Holiday.
June 29 Wednesday End of Summer Session A courses.
July 4 Monday Independence Day observed. College Holiday.
July 5 Tuesday Session B courses begin.
August 15 Monday End of Summer Session B courses.
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