Academic Calendar – Abu Dhabi

Fall 2019 (September 8 – December 12)


September 1 – 5

Registration for Fall UG semester, Fall GR semester, and Cycle A. Advising and registration period for current students.


September 8

Fall UG and GR semester, and Cycle A classes begin.


September 8 – 12

Fall UG and GR semester, and Cycle A late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.


September 20

Last day to apply for December 2019 graduation.


October 24

Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Cycle D 2019.


October 26

Last day to withdraw from a Cycle A class. No refunds allowed; student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


October 27 – 31

Cycle A final exams.


October 27 – 31

Registration for Cycle B.


October 31

End of Cycle A. Instructors submit final grades.


November 1

Cycle B classes begin.


November 3 – 7

Cycle B late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.


December 1 – 5

Study Break.


December 7

Last day to withdraw from a Fall UG class. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


December 8 – 12

Fall UG semester final exams.


December 12

End of Fall UG semester. Instructors submit final grades.


Dec. 15 – Jan. 4

Midyear Vacation (three weeks).


December 21

Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Spring and Summer 2019.


January 5

Cycle B and Fall GR semester classes resume.


January 19 – 23

Cycle B and Fall GR semester final exams.


January 23

End of Cycle B and Fall GR semester. Instructors submit final grades.


Spring 2020 (January 12 – April 23)


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January 5 – 9

Registration for Spring UG semester.


January 12

Spring UG semester classes begin.


January 12 – 16

Spring UG semester late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.


January 19 – 23

Registration for Spring GR semester and Cycle C. Advising and registration period for current students.


January 26

Spring GR semester and Cycle C classes begin.


January 26 – 30

Spring GR semester and Cycle C late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.


February 14

Last day to apply for May 2020 graduation.


March 12

Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Cycle A 2019.


March 14

Last day to withdraw from a Cycle C class. No refunds allowed; student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


March 15 – 19

Cycle C final exams.


March 15 – 19

Registration for Cycle D. Advising and registration period for current students.


March 19

End of Cycle C. Instructors submit final grades.


March 22

Cycle D classes begin.


March 22 – 26

Cycle D late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.


Mar. 29 – Apr. 11

Spring Break (two weeks).


April 12

Cycle D, Spring UG, and Spring GR semester classes resume.


April 18

Last day to withdraw from a Spring UG class. No refunds allowed; student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


April 19 – 23

Spring UG semester final exams.


April 23

End of Spring UG semester. Instructors submit final grades.


May 14

Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Cycle B 2019.


May 30

Last day to withdraw from a Spring GR or Cycle D class. No refunds allowed; student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


May 31 – Jun. 4

Cycle D and Spring GR semester final exams.


June 4

End of Cycle D and Spring GR semester. Instructors submit final grades.


Summer 2020 (May 3 – July 16)


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April 26 – 30

Registration for Summer Session (undergraduate students). Advising and registration period for current students.


May 3

Summer Session classes begin.


May 3 – 7

Summer Session late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.


July 11

Last day to withdraw from a Summer Session class. No refunds allowed; student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


July 12 – 16

Summer Session final exams.


July 16

End of Summer Session. Instructors submit final grades.


August 28

Last day to satisfy incomplete grades for Fall 2019.


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