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Athabasca University

Academic Schedule

The School of Computing and Information Systems has two program intakes per year

The SCIS graduate office must receive all application materials by March 1 for admission to the program for Fall semester, and by October 1 for consideration to the program for the Winter semester. SCIS will accept non program applications for all three semesters.

The School of Computing and Information Systems has three terms during the academic year for group study registrations:

Fall Term13 weeksSeptember to December
Winter Term13 weeksJanuary to April
Spring Term13 weeksMay to August

For Individualized study registrations:

Individualized study courses begin on the first day of every month. For more information on registering in a course please see our Registration page.

Spring 2017

May 1First day of Spring Grouped Study Session courses.
May 22Victoria Day, University closed.
June 1Last day for early withdrawals from Spring Grouped Study Session courses. No record of course will appear on transcript. Partial Refund.
June 8-19Athabasca University Convocation
June 23Online course registration for Fall Grouped Study Session opens.
July 1Canada Day, University closed
July 30Last day of Spring Grouped Study Session courses.
August 7Civic Holiday. University closed.
August 4Online course registration for Fall Grouped Study Session closes.

 Fall 2017

September 4Labour Day, University closed.
September 11First day of Fall Grouped Study Session courses.
October 1Deadline for receipt of all application documents for admission to the program for Winter 2018 Session.
October 9Thanksgiving, University closed.
October 11Last day for early withdrawals from Fall Grouped Study Session courses. No record of the course will appear on the transcript. Partial refund.
October 15Online course registraton for Winter Grouped Study Session opens.
October 20Winter 2018 admissions decisions are made and student notifications are sent. Online admissions open.
October 31Deadline for admissions and fees for Winter 2018.
November 13University closed, Day in Lieu
November 15Online course registration for Winter Grouped StudySession closes.
December 10Last day of Fall Grouped Study Session courses.
December 23 - Jan 3Christmas Break, University will close at 4:30pm Friday, December 22, 2017 and will reopen at 8:30am Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Winter 2018

January 8First day of Winter Grouped Study Session courses.
February 8Last day for early withdrawals from Winter Grouped Study Session courses. No record of the course will appear on the transcript. Partial refund.
February 15Online course registration for Spring Grouped Study Session opens.
February 19Family Day, University closed.
March 1Deadline for receipt of all application documents for admission to the program for Fall 2018 Session.
March 20 Fall 2018 admissions decisions are made and student notifications are sent. Online admissions open.
March 30-April 2Easter Break, University Closed
March 31Deadline for admissions and fees for Fall 2018.
April 1Online course registration for Spring Grouped Study Session closes.
April 8Last day of Winter Grouped Study Session courses.

Spring 2018

April 30First day of Spring Grouped Study Session courses.
May 21Victoria Day, University closed.
May 30Last day for early withdrawals from Spring Grouped Study Session courses. No record of course will appear on transcript. Partial Refund.
June 7-9Athabasca University Convocation
June 23Online course registration for Fall Grouped Study Session opens.
July 2University closed, Day in Lieu
July 29Last day of Spring Grouped Study Session courses.
August 6Civic Holiday. University closed.
August 4Online course registration for Fall Grouped Study Session closes.

Updated June 13, 2017 by FST Technical Staff

Updated June 13 2017 by PBC ITM Administrative Staff

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