Academic Calendar

This handy calendar indicates important dates and deadlines that you need to be aware of for the current and coming semesters.
Spring 2016 Start End
Registration Nov. 2 Jan. 17
Late Registration Jan. 18 Jan. 29
January Intersession Jan. 4 Jan. 23
Add/drop period for 14- and 13-week semesters Jan. 25 Jan. 31
14-week semester (All other AAP Programs) Jan. 25 May 7
13-week semester (Communication/ Museum Studies) Jan. 25 April 30
Withdraw/Audit deadline for 14- and 13-week semesters   April 4
Holidays January 1 (New Year’s Day) January 18 (Martin Luther King Day)   Jan. 1 Jan. 18
Spring Break March 14 March 19
AAP Commencement   TBD

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Summer 2016 Start End
Registration March 21 May 1
Late Registration for 14-Week Semester May 2 May 10
Late Registration for 12-Week Semester May 21 May 30
Late Registration for Summer I May 2 May 10
Late Registration for Summer II June 20 June 28
May Intensive May 9 May 28
Add/Drop Period for 14-Week Semester May 11 May 17
Add/Drop Period for 12-Week Semester May 31 June 6
Add/Drop Period for Summer I May 11 May 17
Add/Drop Period for Summer II June 29 July 5
14-Week Semester May 11 Aug. 9
14-Week Semester final exam, paper, or research project period Aug. 10 Aug. 16
Last Day to Drop 14-Week Semester Courses with 100% Tuition/Tech Fee Refund   May 2
12-Week Semester (missing 1 – Monday session) May 31 Aug. 15
12-Week Semester final exam, paper, or research project period Aug. 16 Aug. 22
Last Day to Drop 12-Week Semester Courses with 100% Tuition/Tech Fee Refund   May 22
Summer I (missing 1 – Monday session) May 11 June 28
Summer I final exam, paper, or research project period June 29 July 5
Last Day to Drop Summer I Courses with 100% Tuition/Tech Fee Refund   May 2
Summer II June 29 Aug. 9
Summer II final exam, paper, or research project period Aug. 10 Aug. 16
Last Day to Drop Summer II Courses with 100% Tuition/Tech Fee Refund   June 20
Withdraw/Audit deadline for 14-Week Semester   July 15
Withdraw/Audit deadline for 12-Week Semester   July 22
Withdraw/Audit deadline for Summer I   June 10
Withdraw/Audit deadline for Summer II   July 29
Holidays
May 30 (Memorial Day)
July 4 (Independence Day)
Please note: No class May 30 or July 4
  May 30
July 4

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Fall 2016 Start End
Registration June 20 Aug. 20
Late Registration for Full Semester Aug. 21 Aug. 28
Late Registration for Fall I Aug. 21 Aug. 28
Late Registration for Fall II Oct. 19 Oct. 24
Add/Drop Period for Full Semester Aug. 29 Sept. 4
Add/Drop Period for Fall I Aug. 29 Sept. 4
Add/Drop Period for Fall II Oct. 25 Oct. 31
Full Semester Aug. 29 Dec. 10
Full Semester final exam, paper, or research project period Dec. 12 Dec. 17
Last Day to Drop Full Semester Courses with 100% Tuition/Tech Fee Refund   Aug. 20
Fall I Aug. 29 Oct. 17
Fall I final exam, paper, or research project period Oct. 18 Oct. 24
Last Day to Drop Fall I Semester Courses with 100% Tuition/Tech Fee Refund   Aug. 20
Fall II (missing 1-Thursday & 1-Saturday session) Oct. 25 Dec. 19
Fall II final exam, paper, or research project period Dec. 20 Dec. 22
Last Day to Drop Fall II Courses with 100% Tuition/Tech Fee Refund   Oct. 16
Withdraw/Audit deadline for Full Semester   Nov. 4
Withdraw/Audit deadline for Fall I   Sept. 30
Withdraw/Audit deadline for Fall II    Dec. 2
Holiday (Labor Day)   Sept. 5
Holidays (Thanksgiving Break) Nov. 24 Nov. 27

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Spring 2017 Start End
Registration Oct. 31 Jan. 1
Late Registration for Full Semester Jan. 2 Jan. 8
Late Registration for Spring I Jan. 2 Jan. 8
Late Registration for Spring II Feb. 27 March 6
January Intersession Jan. 3 Jan. 22
Add/Drop Period for Full Semester Jan. 9 Jan. 15
Add/Drop Period for Spring I Jan. 9 Jan. 15
Add/Drop Period for Spring II March 7 March 13
Full Semester Jan. 9 April 24
Full Semester final exam, paper, or research project period April 25 May 1
Last Day to Drop Full Semester Courses with 100% Tuition/Tech Fee Refund   Dec. 31
Spring I Jan. 9 Feb. 27
Spring I final exam, paper, or research project period Feb. 28 March 6
Last Day to Drop Spring I Courses with 100% Tuition/Tech Fee Refund   Dec. 31
Spring II March 7 May 1
Spring II final exam, paper, or research project period May 2 May 8
Last Day to Drop Spring II Courses with 100% Tuition/Tech Fee Refund   Feb. 26
Withdraw/Audit deadline for Full Semester   March 17
Withdraw/Audit deadline for Spring I   Feb. 3
Withdraw/Audit deadline for Spring II   March 31
Holidays January 2 (New Year’s Day, observed) January 16 (Martin Luther King Day)   Jan. 2 Jan. 16
Spring Break March 20 March 26
AAP Commencement   TBD

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  • Web: isis.jhu.edu
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  • Fax: (202) 452-1970

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