Academic Calendar - Abu Dhabi

Fall, Cycles A & B 2016 (September 8 – January 26)

September 4 – 18
Registration for Fall, Cycle A, and Cycle B. Advising and registration period for current students and new applicants.

September 18
Fall and Cycle A classes begin.

September 18 – 22
Cycle A late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

September 18 – 29
Fall late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

Sep. 23 – Nov. 5
Cycle A withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Oct. 13. Beginning Oct. 14, the W or WF grade may be assigned. Student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

Sep. 30 – Dec. 10
Fall withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Nov. 3. Beginning Nov. 4, the W or WF grade may be assigned. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

September 23
Last day to apply for December 2016 graduation.

October 27
Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Cycle D 2016.

November 6 – 10
Cycle A final exams.

November 10
End of Cycle A. Instructors submit final grades.

November 13
Cycle B classes begin.

November 13 – 17
Cycle B late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

Nov. 18 – Jan. 21
Cycle B withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Dec. 8. Beginning Dec. 9, the W or WF grade may be assigned. Student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

December 11 – 15
Fall final exams.

December 15
End of Fall semester. Instructors submit final grades.

Dec. 18 – Jan. 8
Midyear vacation (three weeks).

December 23
Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Spring and Summer 2016.

January 8
Cycle B classes resume.

January 22 – 26
Cycle B final exams.

January 26
End of Cycle B. Instructors submit final grades.

Spring, Cycles C & D 2017 (January 15 – June 1)

January 9 – 12
Registration for Spring. Advising and registration period for current students and new applicants.

January 15
Spring classes begin.

January 15 – 26
Spring late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

January 22 – 26
Registration for Cycle C. Advising and registration period for current students and new applicants.

Jan. 27 – Apr. 22
Spring withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Mar. 2. Beginning Mar. 3, the W or WF grade may be assigned. Student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

January 29
Cycle C classes begin.

Jan. 29 – Feb. 2
Cycle C late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

Feb. 3 – Mar. 18
Cycle C withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Feb. 23. Beginning Feb. 24, the W or WF grade may be assigned. Student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

February 17
Last day to apply for May 2017 graduation.

March 15
Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Cycle A 2016.

March 19 – 23
Cycle C final exams.

March 19 – 23
Registration for Cycle D. Advising and registration period for current students and new applicants.

March 23
End of Cycle C. Instructors submit final grades.

Mar. 26 – Apr. 9
Spring break (two weeks).

April 10
Cycle D classes begin. Spring classes resume.

April 10 – 13
Cycle D late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

Apr. 14 – May 27
Cycle D withdrawal period.  The W grade is assigned through May 4. Beginning May 5, the W or WF grade may be assigned. Student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

April 23 – 27
Spring final exams.

April 27
End of Spring semester. Instructors submit final grades.

May 18
Last day to satisfy incomplete grades earned in Cycle B 2016.

May 28 – Jun. 1
Cycle D final exams.

June 1
End of Cycle D. Instructors submit final grades.

Summer 2017 (May 7 – July 20)

Apr. 30 – May 1
Registration for Summer Session I (for Undergraduate students). Advising and registration period for current students and new applicants.

May 7
Summer Session I classes begin.

May 7 – 11
Summer Session I late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

May 12 – Jun. 15
Summer Session I withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Jun. 15. Beginning Jun. 16, the W or WF grade may be assigned. Student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

May 28 – Jun. 1
Registration for Summer Session II (for Graduate students). Advising and registration period for current students and new applicants.

June 4
Summer Session II classes begin.

June 4 – 8
Summer Session II late registration and program changes. 100% refund on courses dropped.

Jun. 9 – Jul. 15
Summer Session II withdrawal period. The W grade is assigned through Jun. 29. Beginning Jun. 30, the W or WF grade may be assigned. Student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form. No refunds allowed, student and instructor signatures required on withdrawal form.

July 16 – 20
Summer Sessions I and II final exams.

July 20
End of Summer Sessions I and II. Instructors submit final grades.

August 31
Last day to satisfy incomplete grades for Fall 2016.