Calendars

The dates listed below are for Summer 2021.

Note that most courses are offered during Sessions A and B. For further guidance, see the Key to Course Listings.

Session Dates

 

Main Sessions Dates

Session A

Reading & Exam Period

May 3-June 18

June 15-June 18

Session B

Reading & Exam Period

June 28- August 16

August 9-August 16

Summer Full Term

Reading & Exam Period

May 3-August 16

August 9-August 16

 

Holidays and Special Dates
Memorial Day Holiday

No classes on May 31; University closed.

Summer Break

No classes June 21-June 25.

Independence Day Holiday

No classes on July 5; University closed.

 

Registration Dates

These dates are for Visiting Students. All matriculated students should confirm dates and deadlines with their home advisor.

Main Session Registration Dates

Session A

March 8-April 30

Session B

March 8-June 25

Summer Full Term

March 8-April 30

Late Registration

Late registration, which is the same for all students, takes place during the Change of Program period of each session. For some courses, permission from the instructor may be required. A $50.00 fee will be charged during the late registration period. A $100.00 fee will be charged after the late registration period.

Main Session Late Registration Dates

Session A

May 3-May 7

Session B

June 28-July 2

Summer Full Term

May 3-May7

Registration Instructions
Visiting Students
Upon acceptance, registration instructions will be sent to you via your admissions email.   
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Columbia and Barnard Students You do not need to apply for Summer courses; you may simply register. See Details >
Adult & Professional Students
Upon acceptance, registration instructions will be sent to you via your admissions email.   
See Details >
Add/Drop and Withdrawal

Drop with Refund Deadlines

The last day to drop an individual course or withdraw for a full refund is the final day of the Change of Program Period, listed below.*

Main Sessions Change of Program Period*

Summer A

May 3 - May 7

Summer B

June 28 - July 2

Summer Full Term

May 3 - May 7

* Last day to drop a course or withdraw for full refund. You must drop any courses by the end of your registration appointment window. This is the last day for students to receive a full refund if they withdraw from the Summer Sessions by dropping all of their courses in a given session. Students may be eligible for a partial refund after this date. There is no refund for individual courses dropped after this date.


Drop or Pass/Fail Deadlines

The last day to drop or withdraw from an individual course (with no refund) or select Pass/Fail, listed below.

The ability to withdraw from individual courses may vary by school. All matriculated students should confirm individual policies with their home advisor. SPS Students may not withdraw from individual courses. SPS students may only drop individual courses (with no refund) by the date listed below or should withdraw from the full session via the withdrawal procedures below.

Last Day to Drop or Withdraw from an Individual Course or Change to Pass/Fail

Session A


Last day to drop a class without a mark on transcript (Columbia College, Barnard, and General Studies)
May 17

Last day to withdraw from a class and receive a W on transcript (Columbia College, Barnard, and General Studies)
June 7

Last day to drop a class (SPS, SOA)
June 7

Last day to declare P/D/F for a class
June 7

Session B


Last day to drop a class without a mark on transcript (Columbia College, Barnard, and General Studies)
July 12

Last day to withdraw from a class and receive a W on transcript (Columbia College, Barnard, and General Studies)
July 30

Last day to drop a class (SPS, SOA)
July 30

Last day to declare P/D/F for a class
July 30

Session X (Summer Full Term)


Last day to drop a class without a mark on transcript (Columbia College, Barnard, and General Studies)
June 8

Last day to withdraw from a class and receive a W on transcript (Columbia College, Barnard, and General Studies)
July 30

Last day to drop a class (SPS, SOA)
July 22

Last day to declare P/D/F for a class
July 22

 

Add/Drop and Withdrawal Instructions
Visiting Students See Details >
Columbia and Barnard Students See Details >
Adult & Professional Students See Details >

 

For summer faculty: Grades must be submitted within seven days after the end of your course in each session.