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2011-2012 Academic Calendar

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A printable pdf version of the 2011-2012 Academic Calendar

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University Holidays

Classes are not in session on the following holidays:

EARLY FALL START 2011 AUTUMN 2011 WINTER 2012 SPRING 2012 SUMMER 2012
Full-term A-term B-term
September 5, Labor Day November 11, Veterans Day January 2, New Year's Day May 28, Memorial Day July 4, Independence Day July 4, Independence Day  
  November 24-25, Thanksgiving January 16, Martin Luther King Day        
    February 20, Presidents Day        

Religious Holidays and Observances

Use these dates for planning purposes

Application Deadlines

 
AUTUMN 2011
WINTER 2012
SPRING 2012
SUMMER 2012
Full-term
A-term
B-term
Admission Application for Freshmen December 15, 2010 September 1, 2011 Not open for admission December 1, 2011 December 1, 2011 December 1, 2011
Admission Application for Transfer Students and Postbaccalaureate Students February 15, 2011 September 1, 2011 Not open for admission February 15, 2012 February 15, 2012 February 15, 2012
Evening Degree Program Transfer or Postbaccalaureate Students July 15, 2011 October 31, 2011 January 31, 2012 May 15, 2012 May 15, 2012 May 15, 2012
Admission Application for Returning Students. July 1, 2011 November 1, 2011 February 1, 2012 June 1, 2012 June 1, 2012 June 1, 2012
Admission Application for Summer Only Students.       June 1, 2012
Apply in person after this date
June 1, 2012 Apply in person after this date June 1, 2012 Apply in person after this date
Admission Application for International Undergraduate Students (Freshmen) December 15, 2010 Not available Not available December 1, 2011 December 1, 2011 December 1, 2011
Admission Application for International Undergraduate Students (Transfer and Postbaccalaureate) February 15, 2011 Not available Not available February 15, 2012 February 15, 2012 February 15, 2012
Graduating Senior Priority - Applications due May 4 November 2 February 15 April 11 April 11 April 11
UW faculty/staff and Washington State employees Tuition Exemption Forms due Tuition exemption forms due 2 weeks before the beginning of the quarter
Applications for credit by examination October 7 January 13 April 6 June 29 June 29 June 29
Applications for baccalaureate degrees and certificates October 14 January 20 April 13 July 6 July 6 July 6
Application for Washington State residence status October 27 February 1 April 24 July 17 July 17 July 17
 
AUTUMN 2011
WINTER 2012
SPRING 2012
SUMMER 2012
Full-term
A-term
B-term

NA=Not Applicable

Dates of Instruction

 
AUTUMN 2011
WINTER 2012
SPRING 2012
SUMMER 2012
Full-term
A-term
B-term
Instruction Begins
WAC 478-132-030
September 28 January 3 March 26 June 18 June 18 July 19
Last Day of Instruction December 9 March 9 June 1 August 17 July 18 August 17
Final Examination Week December 12-16 March 12-16 June 4-8 Typically the
last class day
Typically the
last class day
Typically the
last class day
Commencement     Seattle, June 9
Tacoma, June 8
Bothell, June 10
     
Quarter Breaks Winter Break
December 18-January 1
Spring Break
March 18-25
Summer Break
June 10-17
Autumn Break
August 19-September 23
 
AUTUMN 2011
WINTER 2012
SPRING 2012
SUMMER 2012
Full-term
A-term
B-term

Registration Deadlines

 
AUTUMN 2011
WINTER 2012
SPRING 2012
SUMMER 2012
Full-term
A-term
B-term
Registration Period I Priority Registration May 6-June 19 November 4-November 27 February 17-March 4 April 16-May 23 April 16-May 23 April 16-May 23
Registration Period II June 20-September 27 November 28-January 2 March 5-25 May 24-June 17 May 24-June 17 May 24-June 17
Late Registration Fee begins ($25) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] September 28 January 3 March 26 June 18 June 18 July 19
Registration Period III September 28-October 4 January 3-9 March 26-April 1 June 18-24 June 18-24 June 18-July 25
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program - UW Faculty/Staff September 30 January 5 March 28 June 20 June 20 June 20
Registration for UW Access Program September 30 January 5 March 28 June 20 June 20 June 20
Registration for Tuition Exemption Program - Wash. State employees October 1 January 6 March 29 June 21 June 21 June 21
Late Registration Fee begins ($75) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] October 12 January 17 April 9 July 2 July 2 July 26
 
AUTUMN 2011
WINTER 2012
SPRING 2012
SUMMER 2012
Full-term
A-term
B-term

Adding/Dropping Courses or Complete Withdrawal

 
AUTUMN 2011
WINTER 2012
SPRING 2012
SUMMER 2012
Full-term
A-term
B-term
Last day to add, drop or change a course in the Registration Office without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeiture October 4 January 9 March 30 June 22 June 22 July 25
Last day to withdraw at the Registration Office without owing tuition or fees October 4 January 9 March 30 June 22 June 22 July 25
Last day to add, drop or change a course through MyUW without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeiture October 4 January 9 April 1 June 24 June 24 July 25
All courses require entry codes to add beginning October 5 January 10 April 2 June 25 June 25 June 25
Unrestricted drop period $20 fee October 5-October 11 January 10-16 April 2-8 June 25-July 1 NA NA
Late Add Period - $20 fee and Entry Codes required to add all courses beginning October 5 January 10 April 2 June 25 June 25 NA
Last day to change to or from audit grade option. A $20 fee may be charged October 11 January 13 April 6 June 29 June 29 July 25
Late Course Drop Period Use of Annual Drop Required and a $20 Fee is Assessed October 12-November 13 January 17-February 20 April 9-May 13 July 2-August 5 June 25-July 8 July 26-August 8
Last day to add a course through MyUW October 18 January 23 April 15 July 8 July 8 July 25
Last day to change to or from S/NS grade option. $20 fee November 13 February 20 May 13 August 5 July 8 August 8
Last day to withdraw (dropping all classes) December 9 March 9 June 1 August 10 July 11 August 10
Last day to change variable credits (must be done in Registration Office, 225 Schmitz Hall) December 9 March 9 June 1 August 10 July 11 August 10
Last day for graduate students to pay on-leave fee December 9 March 9 June 1 NA NA NA
 
AUTUMN 2011
WINTER 2012
SPRING 2012
SUMMER 2012
Full-term
A-term
B-term

NA=Not Applicable

Tuition/Fee Assessment Deadlines

 
AUTUMN 2011
WINTER 2012
SPRING 2012
SUMMER 2012
Full-term
A-term
B-term
First day tuition & fee balance is available on MyUW September 26 December 30 March 23 June 15 June 15 June 15
$25 Late Registration Fee begins September 28 January 3 March 26 June 18 June 18 July 19
Student Insurance deadline. Cancellation of coverage is not allowed after this date. October 14 January 20 April 13 July 6 July 6 July 6
Unrestricted drop period $20 fee October 5-October 11 January 10-16 April 2-8 June 25-July 1 NA NA
$20 Change of registration fee begins to add, drop or change a course, including changes to and from S/NS grade option. Additional tuition or tuition forfeiture may also be charged October 5 January 10 April 2 June 25 June 25 July 26
One-half tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter October 5-27 January 10-February 1 April 2-24 June 25-July 8 June 25-July 8 July 26-August 8
$75 Late Registration Fee begins October 12 January 17 April 9 July 2 July 2 July 26
Tuition payment deadline for all registered students October 14 January 20 April 13 July 6 July 6 July 6
Late Payment Period begins (requires a Late-payment Fee) October 17 January 23 April 16 July 9 July 9 July 9
Full tuition due if withdrawing for the quarter beginning October 28 February 2 April 25 July 9 July 9 August 9
 
AUTUMN 2011
WINTER 2012
SPRING 2012
SUMMER 2012
Full-term
A-term
B-term

Grade Deadlines

 
AUTUMN 2011
WINTER 2012
SPRING 2012
SUMMER 2012
Full-term
A-term
B-term
W grade and week designation for dropped courses begins (week designation not included summer quarter) October 12 January 16 April 9 July 2 June 25 July 26
Grades due from faculty at 5:00 p.m. via GradeBook/GradePage December 20 March 20 June 12 August 21 August 21 August 21
First day grades are posted to transcript and GPAs are available on MyUW December 21 March 21 June 13 August 22 August 22 August 22
Cancellation for Low Scholarship for the next quarter January 4 March 28 *June 20 September 26 September 28 September 28
 
AUTUMN 2011
WINTER 2012
SPRING 2012
SUMMER 2012
Full-term
A-term
B-term

* Autumn registration for students dropped spring will be canceled on August 23, 2012.