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Academic Calendar

Postbac Premed Academic Calendar 2015-2016

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 Term | Spring Term | Summer Term

Fall Term 2015

August

31-9/7

Monday, August 31–Monday, September 7. New Student Orientation Week.

25-27

Tuesday–Thursday. Online course registration for Fall 2015.

September

1-3

TuesdayThursday. Online course registration for Fall 2015.

7

Monday. Labor Day. University Holiday.

8

Tuesday. Classes begin for the Fall 2015 semester.

8-11, 14-18

Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program online for Fall 2015.

11, 14

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

18

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

Wednesday. 

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

October

13

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.

22

Thursday. Midterm date.

November

2

Monday. 

  • Academic Holiday. University offices are open, but classes are not in session.
  • Application Deadline for February recipients of the Certificate in Premedical Sciences.

3

Tuesday. Election Day. University Holiday. 

16-20

Monday–Friday. Online course registration for Spring 2016.

19

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

26

Thursday. Thanksgiving Day. University Holiday.

27

Friday. University Holiday.

December

1

Tuesday. Internal Linkage Program Application Deadline II.

7-11

Monday–Friday. Online course registration for Spring 2016.

14

Monday.

  • Last day of classes for Fall 2015.
  • Last day to apply for an incomplete on written work.
  • Last day to completely withdraw from semester in progress.
15

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 Deadline for completed re-enrollment applications for students who have withdrawn from GS and wish to return for the spring semester.

15-16

TuesdayWednesday. Study days.

17-23

ThursdayWednesday. Final examinations.

23

Wednesday. Fall 2015 semester ends.

24-1/15

Thursday, December 24-Friday, January 15. Winter Holiday.

24

Friday. University Holiday.

25

Friday. Christmas Day. University Holiday.

31

Thursday. University Holiday.

Spring Term 2016

January

1

Friday. New Year's Day. University Holiday.

5-8

Tuesday–Friday. Online course registration for Spring 2016.

11-15

Monday–Friday.

  • New Student Orientation Week.
  • Online course registration for Spring 2016.

15

Friday. Notification of nomination for linkage for EC 16.

18

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

19

Tuesday.

  • Classes begin for the spring semester.
  • Deadline to accept a linkage nomination for EC 16.

19-22, 25-29

Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program online for Spring 2016.

22, 25

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

28

Thursday. Internal application deadline for general applicants.

29

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.

February

15

Monday.

  • Application deadline for May recipients of the Certificate in Premedical Sciences.
  • Last day to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan.
23

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.

March

7

Monday. Midterm date.

14-18

Monday–Friday. Spring Break.

24

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

April

18-22

Monday–Friday. Online course registration for Fall 2016.

May

2

Monday.

  • Last day of classes for Spring 2016.
  • Last day to apply for an incomplete on written work.
  • Last day to completely withdraw from a semester in progress.
  • Deadline for completed re-enrollment applications for students who have withdrawn from GS and wish to return for the summer semester.

3-5

TuesdayThursday. Study days.

6-13

Friday–Friday. Final examinations.

13

Friday. Spring 2016 semester ends.

18

Wednesday. Commencement.

30

Monday. Memorial Day. University Holiday.

Summer Term 2016

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

June

13-17

MondayFriday. Online course registration for Fall 2016.

20-24

MondayFriday. Online course registration for Fall 2016.

30

Thursday. Deadline to submit premed dossier materials for EC 17 for assurance that committee letter will be sent by September 1.

July

4

Monday. Independence Day. University Holiday.

25-29

MondayFriday. Online course registration for Fall 2016.

August

1

Monday.

  • Application deadline for October recipients of the Certificate in Premedical Sciences.
  • Final deadline to submit premed dossier materials for EC 17.

1-5

MondayFriday. Online course registration for Fall 2016.

15

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

30-9/1

Tuesday, August 30Thursday, September 1. Online course registration for Fall 2016.