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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.

Fall 2016

September 5Labour Day, University closed.
September 12First day of Fall Grouped Study Session courses.
October 1Deadline for receipt of all application documents for admission to the program for Winter 2017 Session.
October 10Thanksgiving, University closed.
October 12Last 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 2017 admissions decisions are made and student notifications are sent. Online admissions open.
October 31Deadline for admissions and fees for Winter 2017.
November 11Remembrance Day, University closed.
November 12Last day for late withdrawals from Fall Grouped Study Session courses. Transcripts will reflect a withdrawal in good standing. No Refund.
November 15Online course registration for Winter Grouped StudySession closes.
December 11Last day of Fall Grouped Study Session courses.
December 24 - Jan 3Christmas Break, University closed.

Winter 2017

January 9First day of Winter Grouped Study Session courses.
February 7Last 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 20Family Day, University closed.
March 1Deadline for receipt of all application documents for admission to the program for Fall 2017 Session.
March 10Last day for late withdrawals from Winter Grouped Study Session courses. Transcripts will reflect a withdrawal in good standing. No Refund.
March 20 Fall 2017 admissions decisions are made and student notifications are sent. Online admissions open.
March 31Deadline for admissions and fees for Fall 2017.
April 1Online course registration for Spring Grouped Study Session closes.
April 9Last day of Winter Grouped Study Session courses.
April 14 - 17Easter Break, University Closed

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
June 30Last day for late withdrawals from Spring Grouped Study Session courses. Transcripts will reflect a withdrawal in good standing. No Refund.
July 30Last day of Spring Grouped Study Session courses.
August 7Civic Holiday. University closed.
August 4Online course registration for Fall Grouped Study Session closes.

Updated October 13 2016 by PBC IS Technical Staff

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