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Postbac Premed Academic Calendar 2018-2019

The following Academic Calendar was correct and complete when compiled; however, the University reserves the right to revise or amend it, in whole or in part, at any time. Information on the current status of the University Academic Calendar may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

Note: Deadlines that fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or University Holiday will be moved to the next business day.

Fall Semester | Spring Semester | Summer Term

Fall 2018

August

27-9/2

Monday–Sunday. New Student Orientation Week.

September

3

Monday. Labor Day. University Holiday.

4

Tuesday. Classes begin for the Fall 2018 semester.

4-7, 10-14

Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program online for Fall 2018.

7, 10

Friday, Monday. Spring-term deferred examination dates (by petition and approval only).

14

Friday. Last day to make registration changes (add/drop courses) for the fall semester. Courses officially dropped by this date do not incur tuition charges.

30

Saturday. 

  • Internal Linkage Application Deadline I
  • Last day to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan.

October

9

Tuesday. Last day to drop individual courses without incurring the mark of W (withdrew). Late drops must be approved by a student's advisor. Courses dropped by this deadline are charged at full tuition but do not appear on a student's transcript.

18

Thursday. Midterm date.

November

1

Thursday. Application Deadline for February recipients of the Certificate in Premedical Sciences.
5

Monday. Academic Holiday. University offices are open, but classes are not in session.

6

Tuesday. Election Day. University Holiday. 

12-16

Monday–Friday. Online course registration for Spring 2019.

21

Wednesday. Academic Holiday. University offices are open, but classes are not in session.

22

Thursday. Thanksgiving Day. University Holiday.

23

Friday. University Holiday.

December

1

Saturday. Internal Linkage Program Application Deadline II.

3

Monday. Last day to drop a course for a mark of W (withdrew).
3-7

Monday–Friday. Online course registration for Spring 2019.

10

Monday.

  • Last day of classes for Fall 2018.
  • Last day to apply for an incomplete on written work.
  • Last day to completely withdraw from semester in progress.
15

Saturday. Deadline for completed re-enrollment applications for students who have withdrawn from GS and wish to return for the spring semester.

11-13

TuesdayThursday. Study days.

14-21

Friday–FridayFinal examinations.

21

Friday. Fall 2018 semester ends.

24

Monday. Christmas Eve. University Holiday.

25

Tuesday. Christmas Day. University Holiday.

31

Monday. New Year's Eve. University Holiday.

Spring 2019

January

1

Tuesday. New Year's Day. University Holiday.

14-18

Monday–Friday. Online course registration for Spring 2019.

14-20

Monday–Sunday. New Student Orientation Week.

18

Friday. Notification of nomination for linkage for EC 19.

21

Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. University Holiday.

22

Tuesday.

  • Classes begin for the spring semester.
  • Deadline to accept a linkage nomination for EC 19.

22-25; 28-2/1

Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program online for Spring 2019.

25, 28

Friday, Monday. Fall-term deferred examination dates (by petition and approval only).

24

Thursday. Internal application deadline for general applicants.

February

1

Friday. Last day to make registration changes (add/drop courses) for the spring semester. Courses officially dropped by this date do not incur tuition charges.

14

Thursday.

  • Application deadline for May recipients of the Certificate in Premedical Sciences.
  • Target date for submission of letters of recommendation for EC 20.
15

Friday. Last day to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan.

26

Tuesday. Late course drop deadline. Courses dropped by this deadline are charged at full tuition but do not appear on a student's transcript. Late drops must be approved by a student's advisor.

March

11

Monday. Midterm date.

18-22

Monday–Friday. Spring Break.

April

15-19

Monday–Friday. Online course registration for Fall 2019.

29

Monday. Last day to drop a course for a mark of W (withdrew).

May

1

Tuesday. Deadline for completed re-enrollment applications for students who have withdrawn from GS and wish to return for the summer semester.

6

Monday.

  • Last day of classes for Spring 2019.
  • Last day to apply for an incomplete on written work.
  • Last day to completely withdraw from a semester in progress.

7-9

TuesdayThursday. Study days.

10-17

Friday–Friday. Final examinations.

17

Friday. Spring semester ends.

22

Wednesday. Commencement.

27

Monday. Memorial Day. University Holiday.

Summer 2019

Visit the Columbia Summer website to review summer registration deadlines, add/drop periods, and term dates.

June

10-14

Monday-Friday. Online course registration for Fall 2019.

17-21

Monday-Friday. Online course registration for Fall 2019.

30

Sunday. Recommended deadline to complete Premedical Dossier for EC20.

July

4

Wednesday. Independence Day. University Holiday.

29-8/2

Monday-Friday. Online course registration for Fall 2019.

August

1

Thursday.

  • Application Deadline for October recipients of the Certificate in Premedical Sciences.
  • Final deadline to complete Premedical Dossier for EC20.

5-9

Monday-Friday. Online course registration for Fall 2019.

15

Thursday. Re-enrollment deadline for fall-semester courses.

20-22

Tuesday-Thursday. Online course registration for Fall 2019.

27-29

Tuesday-Thursday. Online course registration for Fall 2019.