Academic Calendar

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 4 Monday Deadline for final Master's Project/Examination/Thesis approval on Degree Audit for February 2021 degree conferral
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)
January 29 Friday Spring semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
January 29 Friday Last day to change points in variable point courses.
February 1 Monday Deadline to apply for May 2021 Master's degrees or Advanced Certificates.
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 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.
March 29 Monday Registration for summer 2021 term and autumn 2021 term for continuing students begins.
April 5 Monday Registration for summer 2021 term for new students begins.
April 19 Monday Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May 2021 award of the degree.
April 19 Monday Registration for autumn 2021 term begins for new students.
April 23 Friday Last day to make the first deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for the May 2021 award of the degree.
April 23 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 26 Monday End of Spring Term.
April 30 Friday Deadline for final Master's Project/Examination/Thesis approval on Degree Audit for May 2021 degree conferral
May 7 Friday Last day to submit all required materials for May 19th award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D. students)
May 19 Wednesday Conferring of degrees at Columbia University.
Summer 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.
April 5 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
May 3 Monday Session A courses begin.
May 7 Friday Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.)
May 7 Friday Summer A semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
May 10 Monday Last day to add or drop Session A courses.
May 24 Monday Last day to add/drop points in Summer A and full summer variable-point courses.
May 31 Monday Memorial Day Observed. College Holiday.
June 4 Friday Last day to make the final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for the June 2021 award of the degree.
June 4 Friday Last day to complete the final deposit of the Ph.D. dissertation with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the June 2021 award of the degree (Deposit must be completed by 4:00 pm)
June 14 Monday End of Summer Session A courses.
June 18 Friday Last day to submit all required materials for June 30th award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D. students)
June 28 Monday Session B courses begin.
June 30 Wednesday Award of June doctoral degrees. No ceremony.
June 30 Wednesday Open enrollment for new summer admits ends.
July 2 Friday Summer B semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
July 5 Monday Independence Day observed. College Holiday.
July 6 Tuesday Last day to add or drop Session B courses.
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.
July 20 Tuesday Last day to add/drop points in summer B variable-point courses.
August 2 Monday Deadline to apply for October 2021 Master's Degree or Advanced Certificate.
August 6 Friday End of Summer Session B courses.
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.
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