Calendars

The dates listed below are for Summer 2021.

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

Session Dates

 

Main Sessions Dates

Session A

May 3-June 18

Session B

June 28- August 16

Summer Full Term

May 3-August 16

 

Holidays and Special Dates
Memorial Day Holiday

No classes on May 31; University closed.

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/Summer Full Term

March 8-April 30

Session B

March 8-June 25

Late Registration

Late registration, which is the same for all students, takes place on the second, third, fourth, and fifth days 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 4-May7

Session B

June 29-July 2

Summer Full Term

May 4-May14

Registration Instructions
Visiting Students Upon acceptance, your registration form is accessible through your admissions email. See Details >
Columbia and Barnard Students You do not need to apply for Summer courses; you may simply register. See Details >
Adult & Professional Students Upon acceptance, your registration form is accessible through 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 14 - Deadline to drop a Summer A course without financial penalty (for General Studies students); Drop Deadline for SIPA
  • May 17 - Deadline to drop a Summer A course.
  • June 7 - Last day to withdraw from a Summer A class for Columbia College, General Studies

Summer B

  • July 2 - Deadline to drop a Summer B course without financial penalty (for General Studies students
  • July 12 - Deadline to drop a Summer B course
  • July 30 - Deadline to withdraw from a Summer B course

Summer Full Term

  • May 17 - Deadline to drop a Summer (full term) course without financial penalty (for General Studies students).
  • June 1 - Deadline to drop a Summer (full term) course for Columbia College, General Studies.
  • July 15 - Deadline to withdraw from a Summer (full term) course for Columbia College; deadline to drop a course for SEAS
  • July 30 - Deadline to withdraw from Summer (full term courses) (General Studies)

* Last day to drop a course or withdraw for full refund. By 4:00 PM. 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 an individual course (with no refund) or select Pass/Fail, listed below.*

Main Sessions Last Day to Drop a Course or Change to Pass/Fail**

Session A

June 15

Session B

July 30

Summer Full Term

July 15

** Last day to drop a course. By 4:00 PM. No refund. This date is also the last day to change to the pass/fail grading option.

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.