2020-2021

Academic Calendar 2020 - 2021

Autumn Term 2020
Date Day of the Week Deadline Add to Google Calendar
April 27 Monday Registration for Summer Term and Autumn Term for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 4 Monday Registration for Summer Term and Autumn Term begins for new students.
September 2 Wednesday Classes begin. Autumn Term.
September 3 Thursday Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be held during Autumn 2020 term.
September 7 Monday Labor Day. College Holiday.
September 10 Thursday Last day to file notification in the Office of Doctoral Studies of Intention to Defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertation during the Autumn term 2020.
September 15 Tuesday Last day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for the autumn term.
September 18 Friday Fall semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
October 2 Friday Last day to make final deposit and not be required to register for an additional term of Dissertation Advisement for candidates who defended in Spring or Summer 2020 and who have not yet made final deposit.
October 2 Friday Last day to change points in variable point courses.
October 9 Friday Last day to submit all required materials for October 21st award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D. students)
October 16 Friday Last day to complete the final deposit Ed.D. dissertation which have been corrected in accordance with Office of Doctoral Studies' evaluation for October award of degree.
October 16 Friday Last day to deposit Ph.D. dissertation with the Office of Doctoral Studies and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the October award of degree.
October 16 Friday Psychology Certification Exam
October 21 Wednesday Award of October degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
November 1 Sunday Deadline to apply for February 2021 Master's Degree or Advanced Certificate.
November 3 Tuesday Election Day. College Holiday.
November 25 Wednesday Classes meet on a Tuesday schedule.
November 26 Thursday Thanksgiving Holidays.
November 27 Friday Thanksgiving Holidays.
December 1 Tuesday Graduation application for May 2021 opens.
December 7 Monday Registration for the Spring term for continuing students via web registration begins.
December 14 Monday Registration for the Spring term for new students via web registration begins.
December 21 Monday Autumn Term ends.
January 10 Sunday Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be considered an Autumn 2020 term defense.
Spring Term 2021
Date Day of the Week Deadline Add to Google Calendar
December 7 Monday Registration for the Spring term for continuing students via web registration begins.
December 14 Monday Registration for the Spring term for new students via web registration begins.
January 11 Monday Classes begin. Spring Term.
January 14 Thursday Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be given February 12 and February 19.
January 18 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed. College Holiday.
January 21 Thursday Last day to file notification in the Office of Doctoral Studies of Intention to Defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertation during the Spring term 2021.
January 24 Sunday Last day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for the spring term.
January 29 Friday Last day to submit all required materials for February 12 award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D. students)
February 5 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 2021 degree.
February 5 Friday Last day to make the final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for the award of the February 2021 degree.
February 5 Friday Spring semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
February 10 Wednesday Award of February degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
February 11 Thursday Last day to make final deposit and not be required to register for an additional term of Dissertation Advisement for candidates who defended in Autumn 2020 and who have not yet made final deposit.
February 12 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 19 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 1 Monday First day of spring holidays.
March 7 Sunday Last day of spring holidays.
April 5 Monday Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May 2021 award of the degree.
April 9 Friday Last day to make the first deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for the May 2021 award of the degree.
April 9 Friday Last day to complete the final deposit of the Ph.D. dissertation with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the May 2021 award of the degree (Deposit must be completed by 4:00 pm)
April 9 Friday Last day to submit all required materials for May 19th award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D. students)
April 26 Monday End of Spring Term.
May 19 Wednesday Conferring of degrees at Columbia University.
May 2 Sunday Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be considered a Spring 2021 term defense.
Summer Term 2021
Date Day of the Week Deadline Add to Google Calendar
May 3 Monday Session A courses begin.
May 31 Monday Memorial Day Observed. College Holiday.
June 14 Monday End of Summer Session A courses.
July 5 Monday Independence Day observed. College Holiday.
June 28 Monday Session B courses begin.
August 6 Friday End of Summer Session B courses.
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