Academic Calendar – Office of Registration & Scheduling Services (2024)

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Academic Calendar*

Spring 2024 Calendar

Classes beginJanuary 16, 2024
End of Add/Drop (classes 12 weeks or longer)January 29, 2024
Presidents Day (no classes)February 19, 2024
Priority Registration for Summer 2024March 1 – 3, 2024
Deadline to apply for Commencement participationMarch 1, 2024
Open registration for Summer 2024 beginsMarch 4, 2024
Spring Break (no classes)March 11 – 17, 2024
Classes resumeMarch 18, 2024
Priority Registration for Fall 2024April 1 – 12, 2024
Deadline to drop for a grade of “W” (classes 12 weeks or longer)April 1, 2024
Patriots Day (classes in session, some offices closed)April 15, 2024
Open registration for Fall 2024 beginsApril 22, 2024
Last day of classesApril 26, 2024
Final ExamsApril 27 – May 3, 2024
CommencementMay 4, 2024
Grade Submission DeadlineMay 13, 2024

Summer 2024 Calendar

Classes Begin – Summer Session I (4-Week & 7-Week) May 13, 2024
Memorial Day (no classes)May 27, 2024
Classes End – Summer Session I (4-Week)June 7, 2024
Juneteenth (no classes)June 19, 2024
Classes End – Summer Session I (7-Week)June 28, 2024
Classes Begin – Summer Session II (4-Week & 7-Week)July 1, 2024
Independence Day (no classes)July 4, 2023
Classes End – Summer Session II (4-Week)July 26, 2024
Application Deadline for August GraduationAugust 16, 2024
Classes End – Summer Session II (7-Week & 14-Week)August 16, 2024
Grade Submission DeadlineAugust 26, 2024

Fall 2024 Calendar

Classes BeginSeptember 3, 2024
End of Add/Drop (classes 12 weeks or longer)September 16, 2024
Fall Break (no classes)October 14 & 15, 2024
Deadline to drop for a grade of “W” (classes 12 weeks or longer)November 5, 2024
Veterans Day (no classes)November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving Break (no classes)November 27 – December 1, 2024
Last day of classesDecember 13, 2024
Final ExamsDecember 14 – 20, 2024

Spring 2025 Calendar

Classes Begin January 21, 2025
Presidents Day (no classes)February 17, 2025
Spring Break (no classes)March 17 – 23, 2025
Classes resumeMarch 24, 2025
Classes End May 2, 2025
Final ExamsMay 3 – 9, 2025
CommencementMay 10, 2025

*Class information is based on full-semester classes. Non-standard dated class information can be found on MaineStreet.

Academic Calendar (PDF Version)

Academic Calendar (PDF Version)

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Summer 2023 Calendar

Classes Begin – Summer Session I (4-Week & 7-Week) May 15, 2023
Memorial Day (no classes)May 29, 2023
Classes End – Summer Session I (4-Week)June 9, 2023
Juneteenth (no classes)June 19, 2023
Classes End – Summer Session I (7-Week)June 30, 2023
Independence Day (no classes)July 4, 2023
Classes Begin – Summer Session II (4-Week & 7-Week)July 3, 2023 July 5, 2023
Classes End – Summer Session II (4-Week)July 28, 2023
Deadline to apply for August GraduationAugust 1, 2023
Classes End – Summer Session II (7-Week & 14-Week)August 18, 2023
Grade Submission DeadlineAugust 28, 2023

Fall 2023 Calendar

Classes BeginAugust 28, 2023
Labor Day (no classes)September 4, 2023
Deadline to drop a class without penalty (classes 12 weeks or longer)September 11, 2023
Fall Break (no classes)October 9 & 10, 2023
Registration for Winter 2023-24 BeginsOctober 16, 2023
Priority registration for Spring 2024November 6 – 17, 2023
Veterans Day observance (no classes)November 10, 2023
Thanksgiving Break (no classes)November 22 – 26, 2023
Open registration for Spring 2024 beginsNovember 27, 2023
Deadline to drop for a grade of “W” (classes 12 weeks or longer)October 31, 2023 November 27, 2023
Last day of classesDecember 8, 2023
Final ExamsDecember 9 – 15, 2023
Deadline to apply for December graduationDecember 15, 2023
Winter Break BeginsDecember 16, 2023
Christmas Day (no classes)December 25, 2023
Grade Submission DeadlineDecember 26. 2023

Winter 2023/2024 Calendar

Registration for Winter Session beginsOctober 16, 2023
Winter Session classes beginDecember 18, 2023
Deadline to drop without penaltyDecember 21, 2023
Christmas Day (no classes)December 25, 2023
New Years Day (no classes)January 1, 2024
Deadline to drop for a grade of “W”January 3, 2024
Last day of Winter Session classesJanuary 12, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)January 15, 2024
Grade submission deadlineJanuary 22, 2024

Spring 2024 Calendar

Classes beginJanuary 16, 2024
End of Add/Drop (classes 12 weeks or longer)January 29, 2024
Presidents Day (no classes)February 19, 2024
Priority Registration for Summer 2024March 1 – 3, 2024
Deadline to apply for Commencement participationMarch 1, 2024
Open registration for Summer 2024 beginsMarch 4, 2024
Spring Break (no classes)March 11 – 17, 2024
Classes resumeMarch 18, 2024
Priority Registration for Fall 2024April 1 – 12, 2024
Deadline to drop for a grade of “W” (classes 12 weeks or longer)April 1, 2024
Patriots Day (classes in session, some offices closed)April 15, 2024
Open registration for Fall 2024 beginsApril 22, 2024
Last day of classesApril 26, 2024
Final ExamsApril 27 – May 3, 2024
CommencementMay 4, 2024
Grade Submission DeadlineMay 13, 2024

Summer 2024 Calendar

Classes Begin – Summer Session I (4-Week & 7-Week) May 13, 2024
Memorial Day (no classes)May 27, 2024
Classes End – Summer Session I (4-Week)June 7, 2024
Juneteenth (no classes)June 19, 2024
Classes End – Summer Session I (7-Week)June 28, 2024
Classes Begin – Summer Session II (4-Week & 7-Week)July 1, 2024
Independence Day (no classes)July 4, 2023
Classes End – Summer Session II (4-Week)July 26, 2024
Application Deadline for August GraduationAugust 16, 2024
Classes End – Summer Session II (7-Week & 14-Week)August 16, 2024
Grade Submission DeadlineAugust 26, 2024
Academic Calendar – Office of Registration & Scheduling Services (2024)

FAQs

Which month does college start in the USA? ›

Across most colleges, the academic year begins with a Fall term, generally around late August or early September.

What are the seasons of school in the US? ›

Most US universities have the tri-semester system - the fall, spring, and summer. Each semester is around four months. This is the first semester of the year, which starts mid-August/Early September and is less often called the autumn semester.

How many semesters are there in American University? ›

Typically, colleges and universities have two semesters (fall and spring) in a required academic year. Each semester is approximately 16 weeks long.

When can I register for classes spring 2024 Rutgers New Brunswick? ›

Minimum and Maximum Credit Hour Limits

Pre-Registration for the Spring 2024 semester begins on Monday, November 6th at 9:00 am and continues through Thursday, November 16th. Registration continues online Monday, November 6th through the Spring add/drop period.

What day do most colleges start? ›

You're right that college start dates can vary, but most colleges in the United States begin their fall semester in late August or early September. A common start date is the week before Labor Day, so you can generally expect classes to kick off around that time.

What month do college applications start? ›

College application deadlines. Regardless of admission type, college applications typically open around August 1 for the following Fall semester. At this time, you'll be able to view the current application materials and most up-to-date requirements.

What country has the shortest school hours? ›

Typically, the Finnish school day starts anywhere from 9 to 9:45 a.m., and students typically spend only about five hours a day in the classroom. What's more, Finnish students typically have little to no homework.

What date does school start and finish in America? ›

The academic year typically runs from August or early September until the end of May or early June, depending on the length of the year and number of the holiday, vacation, and snow days occurring during the year.

Do American school years start in September? ›

Most children enter the public education system around the ages of five or six. Children are assigned into year groups known as grades. The American school year traditionally begins at the end of August or early in September, after a traditional summer vacation or break.

What is the largest school at American University? ›

The largest school at American University, the College of Arts and Sciences features more than 100 degree programs that span the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

What major is American University known for? ›

The most popular majors at American University include: International Relations and Affairs; Business Administration and Management, General; Political Science and Government, General; Public Relations/Image Management; Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Finance, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Public ...

What is the minimum GPA for American University? ›

With a GPA of 3.65, American University requires you to be above average in your high school class. You'll need at least a mix of A's and B's, with more A's than B's. You can compensate for a lower GPA with harder classes, like AP or IB classes.

Where is Rutgers Day in 2024? ›

Mark Your Calendar

Rutgers Day is set for Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the Busch Campus in Piscataway and the College Avenue and Cook/Douglass campuses in New Brunswick. Get ready for the ultimate celebration of everything Rutgers!

Is Rutgers Day free? ›

Taking place on the last Saturday in April (rain or shine), Rutgers Day is a free, annual event open to the public and your chance to get a glimpse of exciting things happening at New Jersey's state university.

What is the acceptance rate for Rutgers University? ›

The acceptance rate at Rutgers is 66.3%.

This means the school is moderately selective. The school expects you to meet their requirements for GPA and SAT/ACT scores, but they're more flexible than other schools.

What month do people start going to college? ›

Most U.S. colleges start their academic calendars in the fall semester, requiring new and returning students to arrive on campus (or online, depending on their course format) between late August and early September.

What month do American schools start? ›

Most children enter the public education system around the ages of five or six. Children are assigned into year groups known as grades. The American school year traditionally begins at the end of August or early in September, after a traditional summer vacation or break.

What are the months for intake in USA? ›

There are three main intakes in USA: Summer, Spring and Fall. Spring intake happens in January, Summer in May, and Fall intake starts in September. The majority number of admissions happen in September, so naturally, the fall intake is considered the primary intake.

What month do you move into college? ›

In the US, Fall term courses usually start the last week of August. Move-in days are typically the weekend beforehand. First year students generally have an orientation week to adjust to college, learn their way around campus, and start establishing friendships. They normally arrive a week ahead of upperclassmen.

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