Academic Calendar - Abu Dhabi

Fall 2018 (September 16 – December 13)

Sep. 2 – 13
Registration for Fall UG semester, Fall GR semester, and Cycle A. Advising & Registration Period for Current Students.

Sep. 16
Fall UG semester, Fall GR semester, and Cycle A classes begin

Sep. 16 – 20
Cycle A late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped

Sep. 16 – 27
Fall UG semester and Fall 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 Oct. 11. Beginning Oct. 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 Nov. 1. Beginning Nov. 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 Nov. 15. Beginning Nov. 16, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

Sep. 21
Last day to apply for December 2018 graduation

Oct. 25
Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Cycle D 2018

Nov. 4 – 8
Cycle A final exams

Nov. 4 – 8
Registration for Cycle B. Advising & Registration Period for Current Students and New Applicants

Nov. 8
End of Cycle A. Instructors submit final grades.

Nov. 11
Cycle B classes begin

Nov. 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 Dec. 6. Beginning Dec. 7, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

Dec. 9 – 13
Fall UG semester final exams

Dec. 13
End of Fall UG semester. Instructors submit final grades.

Dec. 16 – Jan. 5
Midyear Vacation (three weeks)

Dec. 21
Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Spring 2018 and Summer 2018

Jan. 6
Cycle B and Fall GR semester classes resume

Jan. 20 – 24
Cycle B and Fall GR semester final exams

Jan. 24
End of Cycle B and Fall G semester. Instructors submit Final grades.

Spring 2019 (January 13 – April 25)

Jan. 6 – 10
Registration for Spring UG semester. Advising & Registration Period for Current Students and New Applicants.

Jan. 13
Spring UG semester classes begin

Jan. 13 – 24
Spring UG semester late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

Jan. 20 – 24
Registration for Spring GR semester and Cycle C. Advising & Registration Period for Current Students and New Applicants.

Jan. 25 – Apr. 20
Spring UG semester withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Feb. 28. Beginning March 1, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

Jan. 27
Spring GR semester and Cycle C classes begin

Jan. 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 Feb. 21. Beginning Feb. 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 Apr. 11. Beginning Apr. 12, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

Feb. 15
Last day to apply for May 2019 graduation

Mar. 13
Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Cycle A 2018

Mar. 17 – 21
Cycle C Final Exams

Mar. 17 – 21
Registration for Cycle D. Advising & Registration Period for Current Students and New Applicants.

Mar. 21
End of Cycle C. Instructors submit final grades.

Mar. 24 – Apr. 6
Spring Break (two weeks)

Apr. 7
Cycle D classes begin, Spring UG semester and Spring G semester classes resume

Apr. 7 – 11
Cycle D late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

Apr. 12 – 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.

Apr. 21 – 25
Spring UG semester Final Exams

Apr. 25
End of UG Spring 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 G semester. Instructors submit Final grades.

Summer 2019 (May 5 – July 18)

Apr. 28 – May 2
Registration for Summer Session I (for Undergraduate students). Advising & Registration Period for Current Students and New Applicants.

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 – July 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 (for Graduate students). Advising & Registration Period for Current Students and New Applicants.

Jun. 2
Summer Session II classes begin

Jun. 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.

Jul. 14 – Jul. 18
Summer Session I and Summer Session II Final Exams

July 18
End of Summer Session I and Summer Session II. Instructors submit Final grades.

Aug. 30
Last day to satisfy incomplete grades for Fall 2018

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