Academic Calendar 2020-21

Fall Semester 2020

  • August Term Courses August 10–21
    • Not open to degree-seeking students entering the program for the first time in fall 2020
  • Drop and Grading Basis Change
    • Deadline for August Term Courses August 10, 11:59 p.m.
  • Candler Orientation Activities for All New Students August 19–21
  • Last Day to Request a Course Withdrawal
    for August Term August 21, 11:59 p.m.
  • First Class Day for Regular Fall Courses August 24
  • Fall Convocation August 27
  • Add/Drop/Swap Deadline for Regular Fall Courses August 31, 11:59 p.m.
  • Grading Basis Change Deadline September 7, 11:59 p.m.
  • Degree Application Deadline for December 2020 Graduates September 11
  • Date of Record September 16
  • Spring 2021 Preregistration Advising Period TBD
  • Spring 2021 Preregistration TBD
  • Election Day (No classes) November 3
  • Spring 2021 Add/Drop/Swap Begins TBD
  • Last Class Day November 24
  • Thanksgiving Break (No Classes) November 25–27
  • Available for online final class meetings (if needed)
    and/or review sessionsNovember 30-December 4
  • Finals Period December 7-11
  • Grades dueDecember 15
  • Spring 2021 Cross-registration Application Deadline December 1
  • Last Day to Request a Course Withdrawal TBD
  • Last Day to Request a Course Incomplete from the Instructor TBD
  • Reading Period TBD
  • Exam Period TBD
  • Last Day to Request an Exceptional
    Incomplete from the Academic Dean TBD

Spring Semester 2021

  • January Term Courses January 4–8
  • Drop and Grading Basis Change
    • Deadline for January Courses January 4, 11:59 p.m.
  • New Student Orientation TBD
  • Last Day to Request a Course
    • Withdrawal for January Term January 8, 11:59 p.m.
  • First Class Day for Regular
    • Spring Courses January 11
  • Spring Convocation January 12
  • Incomplete Work for Fall 2020 Due TBD
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
    • (No Classes) January 18
  • Add/Drop/Swap Deadline for
    • Regular Spring Courses January 18, 11:59 p.m.
  • Grading Basis Change Deadline
    • for Regular Spring Courses January 25, 11:59 p.m.
  • Date of Record February 3
  • Degree Application Deadline
    • for May 2021 Graduates February 5
  • Summer 2021 Registration Opens February 5
  • Spring Break (No Classes) March 8–12
  • Fall 2021 Preregistration
    • Advising Period March 15–31
  • Summer 2021 Cross-registration
    • Application Deadline April 1
  • Fall 2021 Preregistration March 15-31
  • Honors Day Convocation April 11
  • Good Friday Holiday (No Classes) April 2
  • Fall 2021 Preregistration April 13-18
  • Honors Day Convocation TBD
  • Last Class Day April 26
  • Last Day to Request a Course
    • Withdrawal April 26
  • Last Day to Request a Course Incomplete from the Instructor April 26
  • Reading Period April 27–29
  • Fall 2021 Add/Drop/Swap Begins May 3
  • Exam Period April 30–May 5
  • Last Day to Request an Exceptional
    • Incomplete from the Academic Dean May 5
  • Candler Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony May 8
  • Commencement May 10

Summer Semester 2021

  • Registration Opens February 5
  • Term Begins May 17
  • Memorial Day Holiday (No Classes) May 31
  • Incomplete Work for Spring 2021 Due TBD
  • Degree Application Deadline for August 2021 Graduates TBD
  • Independence Day Holiday (No Classes) July 5
  • Fall 2021 Cross-registration Application Deadline August 1
  • End of Term August 6
  • Date of Record August 10
  • Registration ClosesFirst Day of Individual Course
    • Refer to the Course Schedule
  • Add/Drop/Swap Deadline First Day of Individual Course
    • Refer to the Course Schedule
  • Grading Basis Change DeadlineFirst Day of Individual Course
    • Refer to the Course Schedule
  • Last Day to Request a Course WithdrawalLast Day of Individual Course
    • Refer to the Course Schedule
  • Last Day to Request a Course Incomplete
  • from the InstructorLast Day of Individual Course
    • Refer to the Course Schedule

Application Deadlines

  • MDiv applicants
    • November 1 (early consideration for fall admission and scholarship review);
    • January 15 (priority consideration for fall scholarships);
    • July 1 (final deadline for fall admission and scholarship review)
  • MRL applicants
    • January 15 (priority consideration for fall scholarships);
    • July 1 (final deadline for fall admission and scholarship review);
    • December 1 (final deadline for spring admission and scholarship review)
  • MRPL applicants
    • July 1 (final deadline for fall admission);
    • December 1 (final deadline for spring admission)
  • MTS applicants
    • January 15 (priority consideration for fall admission and scholarships);
    • July 1 (final deadline for fall admission and scholarship review)
  • ThM applicants
    • February 15 (priority consideration for fall admission and scholarships);
    • July 1 (final deadline for fall admission and scholarship review)
  • DMin applicants
    • March 1 (priority consideration for fall admission and scholarships);
    • June 1 (final deadline for fall admission and scholarship review)
  • Special Student applicants
    • August 1 (final deadline for fall admission);
    • December 1 (final deadline for spring admission);
    • May 1 (final deadline for summer admission)

For financial aid deadlines, please see the financial information section. This catalog is subject to change without notice or obligation. To access our full events calendar online, visit www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html.