Academic Calendar – Abu Dhabi

Fall 2018 (September 16 – December 13)


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September 2 – 13

Registration for Fall UG semester, Fall GR semester, and Cycle A.


September 16

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


September 16 – 20

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


September 16 – 27

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


Sep. 21 – Nov. 3

Cycle A withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through October 11. Beginning October 12, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


Sep. 28 – Dec. 8

Fall UG semester withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through November 1. Beginning November 2, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


Sep. 28 – Jan. 19

Fall GR semester withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through November 15. Beginning November 16, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


September 21

Last day to apply for December 2018 graduation.


October 25

Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Cycle D 2018.


November 4 – 8

Cycle A final exams.


November 4 – 8

Registration for Cycle B.


November 8

End of Cycle A. Instructors submit final grades.


November 11

Cycle B classes begin.


November 11 – 15

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


Nov. 16 – Jan. 19

Cycle B withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through December 6. Beginning December 7, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


December 9 – 13

Fall UG semester final exams.


December 13

End of Fall UG semester. Instructors submit final grades.


Dec. 16 – Jan. 5

Midyear Vacation (three weeks).


December 21

Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Spring and Summer 2018.


January 6

Cycle B and Fall GR semester classes resume.


January 20 – 24

Cycle B and Fall GR semester final exams.


January 24

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


Spring 2019 (January 13 – April 25)


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January 6 – 10

Registration for Spring UG semester.


January 13

Spring UG semester classes begin.


January 13 – 24

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


January 20 – 24

Registration for Spring GR semester and Cycle C.


Jan. 25 – Apr. 20

Spring UG semester withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through February 28. Beginning March 1, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


January 27

Spring GR semester and Cycle C classes begin.


January 27 – 31

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


Jan. 27 – Feb. 7

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


Feb. 1 – Mar. 16

Cycle C withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through February 21. Beginning February 22, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


Feb. 8 – May 25

Spring GR semester withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through April 11. Beginning April 12, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


February 15

Last day to apply for May 2019 graduation.


March 13

Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Cycle A 2018.


March 17 – 21

Cycle C final exams.


March 17 – 21

Registration for Cycle D.


March 21

End of Cycle C. Instructors submit final grades.


March 24

Cycle D classes begin.


March 24 – 28

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


Mar. 29 – May 25

Cycle D withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through May 3. Beginning May 4, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


Mar. 31 – Apr. 13

Spring Break (two weeks).


April 14

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


April 21 – 25

Spring UG semester final exams.


April 25

End of Spring UG semester. Instructors submit final grades.


May 16

Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Cycle B 2018.


May 26 – 30

Cycle D and Spring GR semester final exams.


May 30

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


Summer 2019 (May 5 – July 18)


Apr. 28 – May 2

Registration for Summer Session I (undergraduate students).


May 5

Summer Session I classes begin.


May 5 – 9

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


May 10 – Jul. 13

Summer Session I withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through June 13. Beginning June 14, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


May 26 – 30

Registration for Summer Session II (graduate students).


June 2

Summer Session II classes begin.


June 2 – 11

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


Jun. 12 – Jul. 13

Summer Session II withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through June 29. Beginning June 30, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.


July 14 – 18

Summer Session I and II final exams.


July 18

End of Summer Session I and II. Instructors submit final grades.


August 30

Last day to satisfy incomplete grades for Fall 2018.