Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Autumn Term 2020
DateDay of the WeekDeadline
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.
September 2WednesdayClasses begin. Autumn Term.
September 3ThursdayLast day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be held during Autumn 2020 term.
September 7MondayLabor Day. College Holiday.
September 10ThursdayLast 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 15TuesdayLast day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for the autumn term.
September 18FridayFall semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
October 2FridayLast 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 2FridayLast day to change points in variable point courses.
October 9FridayLast day to submit all required materials for October 21st award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D. students)
October 16FridayLast 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 16FridayLast 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 16FridayPsychology Certification Exam
October 21WednesdayAward of October degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
November 1SundayDeadline to apply for February 2021 Master's Degree or Advanced Certificate.
November 3TuesdayElection Day. College Holiday.
November 25WednesdayClasses meet on a Tuesday schedule.
November 26ThursdayThanksgiving Holidays.
November 27FridayThanksgiving Holidays.
December 1TuesdayGraduation application for May 2021 opens.
December 7MondayRegistration for the Spring term for continuing students via web registration begins.
December 14MondayRegistration for the Spring term for new students via web registration begins.
December 21MondayAutumn Term ends.
January 10SundayLast day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be considered an Autumn 2020 term defense.
Spring Term 2021
DateDay of the WeekDeadline
December 7MondayRegistration for the Spring term for continuing students via web registration begins.
December 14MondayRegistration for the Spring term for new students via web registration begins.
January 11MondayClasses begin. Spring Term.
January 14ThursdayLast day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be given February 12 and February 19.
January 18MondayMartin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed. College Holiday.
January 21ThursdayLast 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 24SundayLast day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for the spring term.
January 29FridayLast day to submit all required materials for February 12 award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D. students)
February 5FridayLast 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 5FridayLast day to make the final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for the award of the February 2021 degree.
February 5FridaySpring semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
February 10WednesdayAward of February degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
February 11ThursdayLast 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 12FridayDoctoral 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 19FridayDoctoral 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 1MondayFirst day of spring holidays.
March 7SundayLast day of spring holidays.
March 29MondayRegistration for summer 2021 term and autumn 2021 term for continuing students begins.
*Last Updated: 9/22/2020
April 5MondayLast day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May 2021 award of the degree.
April 9FridayLast day to make the first deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for the May 2021 award of the degree.
April 9FridayLast 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 9FridayLast day to submit all required materials for May 19th award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D. students)
April 19MondayRegistration for summer 2021 term and autumn 2021 term begins for new students.
*Last Updated: 9/22/2020
April 26MondayEnd of Spring Term.
May 2SundayLast day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be considered a Spring 2021 term defense.
May 19WednesdayConferring of degrees at Columbia University.
Summer Term 2021
DateDay of the WeekDeadline
March 29MondayRegistration for summer 2021 term and autumn 2021 term for continuing students begins.
*Last Updated: 9/22/2020
April 19MondayRegistration for summer 2021 term and autumn 2021 term begins for new students.
*Last Updated: 9/22/2020
May 3MondaySession A courses begin.
May 31MondayMemorial Day Observed. College Holiday.
June 14MondayEnd of Summer Session A courses.
June 28MondaySession B courses begin.
July 5MondayIndependence Day observed. College Holiday.
August 6FridayEnd of Summer Session B courses.
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