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Academic Calendar 2019 - 2020

Autumn Term 2019
Date Day of the Week Deadline
April 29MondayRegistration for summer term and autumn term for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 6MondayRegistration for summer term and autumn term begins for new students.
August 29ThursdayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the autumn term.
September 2MondayLabor Day. University holiday.
September 3TuesdayIn-person registration for autumn term. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advisors available from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
September 3TuesdayDue date for advisors to indicate completion of integrative project or formal essay completion on degree audit system for October degree candidates.
September 3TuesdayNew student orientation program.
September 4WednesdayClasses begin. Autumn term.
September 4WednesdayRegistration 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.
September 5ThursdayRegistration 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.
September 5ThursdayLast day to file application for October Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
September 6FridayRegistration 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.
September 12ThursdayLast day to file notification of intention to defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertations during the autumn term.
September 17TuesdayLast day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for the autumn term.
September 18WednesdayRequests for late registration under exceptional circumstances on or after this date require Registrar's approval and payment of late registration fee.
September 20FridayFall semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
September 27FridayLast day to submit Master of Philosophy paperwork with the Office of Doctoral Studies for consideration for the October 2019 Master of Philosophy degree.
September 30MondayLast day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
October 1TuesdayLast day to change points in variable point courses.
October 4FridayLast day to submit all required materials for October award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) 
October 11FridayDoctoral 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.
October 11FridayLast day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for October award of degree.
October 11FridayLast day to complete the final deposit of the Ph.D. dissertation with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the October award of the degree.
October 16WednesdayAward of October degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
October 17ThursdayMidterm date, autumn term.
October 18FridayDoctoral 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.
November 1FridayLast day to file or to renew an application for Master's degrees and certificates to be awarded in February. (After this date, application may be filed only until November 16 upon payment of $25 late fee.)
November 27WednesdayNo classes. Offices open.
November 28ThursdayThanksgiving holidays.
November 29FridayThanksgiving holidays.
December 20FridayAutumn term ends. Grades due from faculty one week after last class session or 48 hours after last class session for graduating students.
December 21SaturdayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for autumn term students not returning for spring term.
Spring Term 2020
Date Day of the Week Deadline
December 2MondayRegistration for the spring term for continuing students via web registration begins.
December 9MondayRegistration for the spring term for new students via web registration begins.
January 2ThursdayDue date for advisors to indicate completion of integrative project or formal essay completion on degree audit system for February degree candidates.
January 19SundayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the spring term.
January 20MondayMartin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed. University Holiday.
January 21TuesdayIn-person registration for spring term.  Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Advisors available from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
January 21TuesdayNew student orientation program.
January 22WednesdayClasses begin. Spring term.
January 22WednesdayRegistration and add/drop 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.
January 23ThursdayRegistration and add/drop 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.
January 23ThursdayLast day to file application for February Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
January 24FridayRegistration and add/drop 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.
January 24FridaySpring semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
January 24FridayLast day to submit Master of Philosophy paperwork with the Office of Doctoral Studies for consideration for the February 2020 Master of Philosophy degree/
January 30ThursdayLast day to file notification of intention to defend Ph.D. and Ed.D. dissertation during spring term.
January 31FridayLast day to submit all required materials for February award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) 
February 3MondayLast day to file or to renew an application for Master's degrees and certificates to be awarded in May. (After this date, application may be filed only until February 15 upon payment of $25 late fee.)
February 4TuesdayLast day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for spring term.
February 5WednesdayRequests for late registration on or after this date require registrar's approval and payment of late registration fee.
February 7FridayLast 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.
February 7FridayLast day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for February award of degree.
February 12WednesdayAward of February degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
February 14FridayDoctoral 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.
February 15Saturday(New spring students only). Last day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
February 18TuesdayLast day to change points in variable-point courses.
February 21FridayDoctoral 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.
March 5ThursdayMidterm date, spring term.
March 15SundayFirst day of spring holidays.
March 20FridayNo offices open.
March 22SundayLast day of spring holidays.
April 20MondayLast day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May award of the degree.
April 24FridayLast day to make first deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for May award of degree.
April 24FridayLast 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.)
May 1FridayLast day to submit Master of Philosophy paperwork with the Office of Doctoral Studies for consideration for the May 2020 Master of Philosophy degree. 
May 1FridayDue date for advisors to indicate completion of integrative project or formal essay completion on degree audit system for May degree candidates.
May 8FridayLast day to submit all required materials for May award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) 
May 12TuesdayEnd of spring term. Grades due from faculty one week after last class session or 48 hours after last class session for graduating students.
May 13WednesdayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for spring term for students not remaining for summer session A. Extensions granted for students participating in Commencement.
May 18MondayTeachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 19TuesdayTeachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 20WednesdayConferring of degrees at Columbia University.
May 22FridayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for spring term for students not remaining for summer session A and who are participating in Commencement.
Summer Term 2020
Date Day of the Week Deadline
April 27MondayRegistration for summer term and autumn term for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 4MondayRegistration for summer term and autumn term begins for new students.
May 18MondaySummer Welcome Session for new Summer A and B students
May 18MondayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for summer session A.
May 21ThursdaySession A courses begin.
May 22FridaySummer A payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
May 22FridayLast day to file application for June Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
May 25MondayMemorial Day Observed. College holiday.
May 26TuesdayLate 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.
May 27WednesdayLate 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.
May 27WednesdayLast day to add or drop Session A courses.
June 10WednesdayLast day to add/drop points in summer A and full summer variable-point courses.
June 12FridayDoctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.), 9 a.m.. to 12 Noon and 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
July 1WednesdayEnd of Summer Session A courses. Grades due from faculty one week after last class session or 48 hours after last class session for graduating students.
July 2ThursdayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for summer session B.
July 2ThursdayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for summer session B.
July 3FridayIndependence Day observed. College holiday.
July 6MondayIn-person registration for Session B courses. Hours: 12 noon to 6 p.m.
July 6MondaySession B courses begin.
July 7TuesdayLate 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.
July 10FridaySummer B payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
July 13MondayLast day to add or drop Session B courses.
July 20MondayLast day to add/drop points in summer B variable-point courses.
August 3MondayLast day to file or to renew an application for Master's degrees and certificates to be awarded in October. (After this date, application may be filed only until August 17 upon payment of a $25 late fee.)
August 14FridayEnd of Summer Session B courses. Grades due from faculty one week after last class session or 48 hours after last class session for graduating students.
August 15SaturdayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for the autumn term.