Undergraduate Program Area

Important Dates

Application deadlines for the bachelor's degree program and the SPS academic calendar, including quarter dates and registration deadlines, are detailed below. 

Application Deadlines

  • Fall quarter: August 1
  • Winter quarter: November 1
  • Spring quarter: February 1
  • Summer quarter: May 1


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Quarter Dates

Academic Calendar


Fall 2016
JULY 5 Registration for Fall 2016 opens
AUGUST 19 Last day to submit incomplete work for Spring 2016
29 Registration for Fall 2016 ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT
  30 Late registration for Fall 2016 begins; $75 late registration fee applies
SEPTEMBER 20 Fall 2016 quarter begins
25 Last day to add a Fall 2016 course, change to P/NP and audit, and change sections in CAESAR
30 Last day to add a Fall 2016 course, change to P/NP and audit, and change sections with Change of Registration Form
OCTOBER 28 Last day to submit incomplete work for Summer 2016
  28 Last day to drop a Fall 2016 course without academic penalty (withdrawals after this date will result in a “W” grade posted to the transcript. Requests for withdrawal can be initiated until the final day of the term.)
NOVEMBER 4 Last day to submit Graduation Application for December graduation
  14 Registration for Winter 2017 opens at 8:30 a.m. CDT
  23 Thanksgiving break begins 6:00 pm CDT; no classes through November 26
28 Classes resume
DECEMBER 10 Last day of Fall 2016 quarter
  11 Registration for Winter 2017 ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT
  12 Grades for Fall 2016 due from instructors by 3:00 p.m. CDT
  12 Late registration for Winter 2017 begins; $75 late registration fee applies
  13 Grades for Fall 2016 available through CAESAR
Winter 2017
JANUARY 3 Winter 2017 quarter begins
  8 Last day to add a Winter 2017 course, change to P/NP and audit, and change sections in CAESAR
  13 Last day to add a Winter 2017 course, change to P/NP and audit, and change sections with Change of Registration Form
  16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes in session
FEBRUARY  3 Last day to submit Graduation Application for March graduation
  10 Last day to drop a Winter 2017 course without academic penalty (withdrawals after this date will result in a “W” grade posted to the transcript. Requests for withdrawal can be initiated until the final day of the term.)
  17 Last day to submit incomplete work for Fall 2016
  20 Registration for Spring 2017 opens at 8:30 a.m. CDT
Spring 2017
MARCH 5 Registration for Spring 2017 ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT
  6 Late registration for Spring 2017 begins; $75 late registration fee applies
  18 Last day of Winter 2017 quarter
  18 Spring break begins
  20 Grades for Winter 2017 due from instructors by 3:00 p.m. CDT
  21 Grades for Winter 2017 available through CAESAR
27 Spring 2017 quarter begins
 APRIL 2 Last day to add a Spring 2017 course, change to P/NP and audit, and change sections in CAESAR
  7 Last day to add a Spring 2017 course, change to P/NP and audit, and change sections with Change of Registration Form
  10 Summer Session 2017 registration opens
14 Last day to submit Graduation Application for June graduation
MAY 5 Last day to drop a Spring 2017 course without academic penalty (withdrawals after this date will result in a “W” grade posted to the transcript. Requests for withdrawal can be initiated until the final day of the term.)
  19 Last day to submit incomplete work for Winter 2017
  29 Memorial Day; no classes in session
JUNE 10 Last day of Spring 2017 quarter
  12 Grades for Spring 2017 due from instructors by 3:00 p.m. CDT
  13 Grades for Spring 2017 available through CAESAR
Summer 2017
16 Northwestern Commencement / School of Professional Studies Convocation
19 Summer Session 2017 begins; late registration for Summer 2017 begins
  23 Late registration for Summer 2017 ends
JULY 3 Last day to submit Graduation Application for August graduation
4 Independence Day; no classes in session
AUGUST
26 Summer Session 2017 ends