Santa Clara University

Graduate School of Engineering

Academic Calendar 2015-2016

FALL QUARTER 2015

August 10-15 Monday-Friday Fall registration period
August 17-September 13 Saturday-Sunday Add/Drop period-no charge if registered
September 7 Monday Labor Day; administrative holiday. Consult instructor.
September 14 Monday Drop/Swap begins; $50 per course
September 14 Monday Late registration; $100 fee if no previous enrollment
September 21 Monday Tuition and fee payment due
September 21 Monday Classes begin
September 23 Wednesday New Student Orientation
September 25 Friday Last day to petition for graduate degrees to be conferred in December 2015
September 25 Friday Last day to change registration or withdraw from classes with a 100 percent refund (Clear registration holds by 5 p.m., Friday)
September 30 Wednesday

Mass of the Holy Spirit, 12PM at the Mission Church. Classes will not meet from11:45-1:15pm. Classes scheduled to begin at 1 pm will begin instead at 1:15pm (some classes may meet, consult with instructor)

October 2 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50 percent refund
October 9 Friday Last day to submit incomplete work to faculty for Spring and Summer 2015
October 9 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 25 percent refund
October 16 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes and not receive a W grade (no tuition refund)
October 16 Friday Last day for faculty to remove Spring 2015 and Summer Session 2015 incompletes
October 19-23 Monday-Friday Winter registration period
November 6 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes with a W grade
November 23-29 Monday-Friday Thanksgiving recess; academic holiday (Please check with instructor to verify that classes will not meet.)
November 26-27 Thursday-Friday Thanksgiving recess; administrative holiday
December 4 Friday Classes end
December 7-11 Monday-Friday Fall quarter final examinations
December 16 Wednesday Fall quarter grades due
December 21 Monday Winter tuition and fee payment deadline
December 24-25 Thursday-Friday Christmas recess; administrative holiday
December 31-January 1 Thursday-Friday New Year’s recess; administrative holiday

WINTER QUARTER 2016

October 19-23 Monday-Friday Winter registration period
October 25-December 28 Monday-Sunday Add/Drop period-no charge if registered
December 21 Monday Tuition and fee payment due
December 28 Monday Drop/Swap begins; $50 per course
December 28 Monday Late registration begins; $100 fee if no previous enrollment
January 4 MondaSundayy Classes begin
January 6 Wednesday New Student Orientation
January 8 Friday Last day to change registration or withdraw from classes with a 100 percent refund (Clear registration holds by 5 p.m., Friday)
January 15 Friday Last Day to petition for graduate degrees to be conferred in March 2016
January 15 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50 percent refund
January 18 Monday Martin Luther King Day; administrative holiday. Consult instructor.
January 22 Friday Last day to submit incomplete fall quarter 2015 work to faculty
January 22 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 25 percent refund
January 25-29 Monday-Friday Spring registration period
January 29 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes and not receive a W grade (no tuition refund)
February 15 Monday Presidents’ Day; administrative holiday. Consult instructor.
February 19 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes with a W grade
March 11 Friday Classes end
March 11 Friday Last day to petition for graduate degrees to be conferred in June 2016
March 14-18 Monday-Friday Winter quarter final examinations
March 21 Monday Spring tuition and fee payment deadline
March 23 Wednesday Winter quarter grades due

SPRING QUARTER 2016

January 25-29 Monday-Friday Spring registration period
Feb 1-March 20 Saturday-Sunday Add/Drop period-no charge if registered
March 21 Monday Tuition and fee payment due
March 21 Monday Drop/Swap begins; $50 per course
March 21 Monday Late registration begins; $100 fee if no previous enrollment
March 25 Friday Good Friday; administrative holiday. Consult instructor.
March 28 Monday Classes begin
March 30 Wednesday New Student Orientation
April 1 Friday Last day to change registration or withdraw from classes with a 100 percent refund (Clear registration holds by 5 p.m., Friday)
April 8 Sunday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50 percent refund
April 11-15 Monday-Friday Summer registration period for current students for all three sessions (Prospective students may still apply to Open University according to the deadlines listed on the Engineering Graduate Program Adimission page)
April 15 Friday Last day to submit incomplete work to faculty for winter 2016
April 15 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 25 percent refund
April 22 Friday Last day for faculty to remove Winter 2016 incompletes)
April 22 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes and not receive a W grade (no tuition refund)
May 13 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes with a W grade
May 21 Saturday Summer tuition and fee payment deadline
May 30 Monday Memorial Day; academic and administrative holiday
June 3 Friday Classes end
June 6-10 Monday-Friday Spring quarter final examinations
June 10 Friday Graduate Commencement
June 15 Wednesday Spring quarter grades due

SUMMER SESSIONS 2016

April 11-15 Monday-Friday Registration period for current students for all three sessions;(Prospective students may still apply to Open University according to the deadlines listed on the Engineering Graduate Program Adimission page)
April 18-June 12 Monday-Sunday Add/Drop period
May 21 Saturday Summer tuition and fee payment deadline
June 13 Monday Late registration; $100 fee if no previous enrollment
June 13 Monday Drop/Swap begins; $50 per course
June 20 Monday Classes begin for Summer Sessions I and II
June 24 Sunday Last day to register for all three sessions
July 1 Sunday Last day to petition for graduate degrees to be conferred in September 2016
July 4 Monday Independence Day observed; academic and administrative holiday
July 22 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes for Session II only
July 22 Friday Classes end for Session II only
July 25-26 Monday, Tuesday Summer Session II final examinations
August 1 Monday Classes begin for Summer Session III
August 26 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes for Session I only
August 26 Friday Classes end for Session I only
August 29-September 2 Monday-Friday Summer Session I final examinations
September 2 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes for Session III only
September 2 Friday Classes end for Session III only
September 5 Monday Labor Day observed; administrative holiday
September 5-6 Monday, Tuesday Summer Session III final examinations

Summer Session Tuition Refund Policy
For 100 percent tuition refund: Students must drop their course(s) online via ecampus by the end of the day (no later than 11:59 p.m.) of the second class meeting.

For 50 percent tuition refund: Students must drop their course(s) online via ecampus by the end of the day (no later than 11:59 p.m.) of the third class meeting.

There will be no further refunds after the day of the third class meeting. All dates are inclusive.

Summer Weekend Courses Refund Policy
Any student who is enrolled in a weekend course that meets for the first time after the deadline to drop with 100 percent tuition refund will have until the Tuesday following the first meeting to drop that course with no penalty.

To avoid the financial penalty, the course must be dropped manually by the assistant director of Engineering Graduate Services either by e-mailing the request to lmarchewka@scu.edu or completing a drop form available in the Engineering Graduate Programs office. Failure to comply with this process will result in an irreversible forfeit of tuition.

All dates are inclusive.
Registration dates are subject to change.
Registration holds must be cleared with the appropriate office by 5 p.m. on Friday when an ecampus deadline to add or drop a class falls on a Sunday.

Weekend Courses Refund Policy
Any student who is enrolled in a weekend course that meets for the first time after the deadline to drop with 100 percent tuition refund will have until the Tuesday following the first meeting to drop that course with no penalty.

To avoid the financial penalty, the course must be dropped manually by the assistant director of Engineering Graduate Services either by e-mailing the request to lmarchewka@scu.edu or completing a drop form available in the Engineering Graduate Programs office. Failure to comply with this process will result in an irreversible forfeit of tuition.

For more information regarding Tuition Refund Policies, please see Financial Information.

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