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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 Term 13 weeks September to December
Winter Term 13 weeks January to April
Spring Term 13 weeks May 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 2018

September 3 Labour Day, University closed.
September 10 First day of Fall Grouped Study Session courses.
October 1 Deadline for receipt of all application documents for admission to the program for Winter 2019 Session.
October 8 Thanksgiving, University closed.
October 10 Last day for early withdrawals from Fall Grouped Study Session courses. No record of the course will appear on the transcript. Partial refund.
October 15 Online course registraton for Winter Grouped Study Session opens.
October 20 Winter 2019 admissions decisions are made and student notifications are sent. Online admissions open.
October 31 Deadline for admissions and fees for Winter 2019.
November 12 University closed, Day in Lieu
November 15 Online course registration for Winter Grouped StudySession closes.
December 9 Last day of Fall Grouped Study Session courses.
December 24 - Jan 2 Christmas Break, University will close at 3:00pm, Monday Dec 24, 2018 and will reopen at 8:30am Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Winter 2019

January 7 First day of Winter Grouped Study Session courses.
February 7 Last day for early withdrawals from Winter Grouped Study Session courses. No record of the course will appear on the transcript. Partial refund.
February 15 Online course registration for Spring Grouped Study Session opens.
February 18 Family Day, University closed.
March 1 Deadline for receipt of all application documents for admission to the program for Fall 2019 Session.
March 20 Fall 2019 admissions decisions are made and student notifications are sent. Online admissions open.
March 31 Deadline for admissions and fees for Fall 2019.
April 1 Online course registration for Spring Grouped Study Session closes.
April 7 Last day of Winter Grouped Study Session courses.
April 19-22 Easter Break, University Closed

Spring 2019

April 29 First day of Spring Grouped Study Session courses.
May 20 Victoria Day, University closed.
May 29 Last day for early withdrawals from Spring Grouped Study Session courses. No record of course will appear on transcript. Partial Refund.
June 7-8 Athabasca University Convocation
June 24 Online course registration for Fall Grouped Study Session opens.
July 1 University closed, Canada Day
June 28 Last day for late withdrawals from Spring Grouped Study Session courses. Transcripts will reflect a withdrawal in good standing. No Refund.
July 28 Last day of Spring Grouped Study Session courses.
August 5 University closed, Civic Holiday
August 2 Online course registration for Fall Grouped Study Session closes.

Updated September 11 2018 by PBC IS Technical Staff

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