Important Dates and Academic Calendar

Application deadlines for post-baccalaureate programs and the SPS academic calendar, including quarter dates and registration deadlines, are detailed below.

Students seeking information about the refund schedule for the School of Professional Studies should view the Refund Schedule at the Northwestern Student Finance website, as well as the Withdrawal Calculator.

 

Application Deadlines

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

View admission procedures and policies

 

Quarter Dates


2022-23

Academic Calendar

2022-23

LAST UPDATED: July 11, 2022

Summer / Fall 2022


JULY 18 Registration for Fall 2022 opens at 8:30 a.m. CDT
AUGUST 27 Summer Session 2022 ends
SEPTEMBER 2 Summer degrees conferred
13 Late registration for Fall 2022 begins 12:00 a.m. CDT; $75 late registration fee applies
19 Students who drop a course after this date will not receive a 100% refund for tuition
20 Fall 2022 quarter begins
26 Last day to add a Fall 2022 course and change sections in CAESAR
OCTOBER 28 Last day to drop a Fall 2022 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 Friday before finals week.)
NOVEMBER 4 Last day to submit incomplete work for Summer 2022
4 Last day to submit Graduation Application for December graduation
11 Last day to change a Fall 2022 course to P/NP via CAESAR for courses eligible to be taken as P/NP
  14 Registration for Winter 2023 begins at 8:30 a.m. CST
  23 Thanksgiving vacation begins; no classes through November 27.
  28 Fall 2022 classes resume
DECEMBER  10 Fall 2022 quarter ends
12 Grades for Fall 2022 due from instructors by 3:00 p.m. CST
  13 Grades for Fall 2022 available through CAESAR
16 Fall degrees conferred
25 Registration for Winter 2023 ends at 11:59 p.m. CST
26 Late registration for Winter 2023 begins; $75 late registration fee applies

Winter 2023


JANUARY 2 Students who drop a course after this date will not receive a 100% refund for tuition
3 Winter 2023 quarter begins
  9 Last day to add a Winter 2023 course and change sections in CAESAR
  16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes in session
FEBRUARY 3 Last day to submit Graduation Application for March graduation
  3 Last day to submit incomplete work for Fall 2022
10 Last day to drop a Winter 2023 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 Friday before finals week.)
20 Registration for Spring 2023 opens at 8:30 a.m. CDT
24 Last day to change a Winter 2023 course to P/NP via CAESAR for courses eligible to be taken as P/NP
MARCH 12 Registration for Spring 2023 ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT
13 Late registration for Spring 2023 begins; $75 late registration fee applies
18 Winter 2023 quarter ends; spring break begins
20 Grades for Winter 2023 due from instructors by 3:00 p.m. CDT
21 Grades for Winter 2023 available through CAESAR
24 Winter degrees conferred

Spring 2023


MARCH 26 Students who drop a course after this date will not receive a 100% refund for tuition
27 Spring 2023 quarter begins
31 Last day to add a Spring 2023 course and change sections in CAESAR
APRIL 7 Last day to submit Graduation Application for June graduation
10 Summer Session 2023 registration opens 
MAY 5 Last day to submit incomplete work for Winter 2023
5 Last day to drop a Spring 2023 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 Friday before finals week.)
19 Last day to change a Spring 2023 course to P/NP via CAESAR for courses eligible to be taken as P/NP
  29 Memorial Day; no classes in session
JUNE 10 Spring 2023 quarter ends
11 SPS Convocation
12 2023 Commencement
13 Grades for Spring 2023 due from instructors by 3:00 p.m. CDT
  14 Grades for Spring 2023 available through CAESAR

Summer 2023


JUNE 16 Spring degrees conferred
19 Juneteenth observed; no classes in session.
19 Students who drop a course after this date will not receive a 100% refund for tuition
  20 Summer Session 2023 begins; late registration for Summer 2023 begins
  26 Late registration for Summer 2023 ends. Last day to add a Summer 2023 course and change sections in CAESAR.
 JULY
4 Independence Day; no classes in session
14 Last day to submit Graduation Application for August graduation
17 Registration for Fall 2023 opens at 8:30 a.m. CDT
AUGUST
26 Summer Session 2023 ends
SEPTEMBER
1 Summer degrees conferred
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