Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Academics

Academic Calendar 2014-2015 / Schedule of Academic Dates and Deadlines

Fall Term 2014

Monday, August 18
New student Orientation Week begins.

Thursday, August 21
Matriculation ceremony.

Friday, August 22
Fall Term Online Course Selection (OCS) begins. Oral Performance Assessment for international students in Ph.D. programs.

Monday, August 25
Teaching at Yale Day: Orientation for all new teaching fellows.

Wednesday, August 27
Fall Term classes begin, 8:20 am.

Friday, August 29
Friday classes do not meet; Monday classes meet instead.

Monday, September 1
Labor Day; classes do not meet.

Friday, September 5
Final day to apply for a Fall Term personal leave of absence.

The entire Fall Term tuition charge or continuous registration fee (CRF) will be canceled for students who withdraw from the Graduate School on or before this date or who are granted a leave of absence effective on or before this date.

Wednesday, September 10
Fall Term Online Course Selection (OCS) ends.

Final day for registration. A fee of $50 is assessed for course schedules accepted after this date.

Monday, September 15
Due date to notify department of intention to submit dissertation for award of the Ph.D. in December.

Friday, September 19
One-half of the Fall Term full-tuition charge will be canceled for students who withdraw from the Graduate School on or before this date or who are granted a medical leave of absence effective on or before this date. The CRF is not prorated.

Wednesday, October 1
Due date for dissertations to be considered by the Degree Committees for award of the Ph.D. in December.

Final date for the faculty to submit grades to replace grades of Temporary Incomplete (TI) awarded during the previous academic year.

Final day to file petitions for degrees to be awarded in December.

Friday, October 18 / Midterm
One-quarter of the Fall Term full-tuition charge will be canceled for students who withdraw from the Graduate School on or before this date or who are granted a medical leave of absence effective on or before this date. The CRF is not prorated.

Teaching appointments will not appear on the transcripts of students who withdraw from the assignment on or before this date.

Tuesday, October 21
October Recess begins.

Monday, October 27
Classes resume.

Final day to change enrollment in a Fall Term course from Credit to Audit or from Audit to Credit.

Final day to withdraw from a Fall Term course.

Friday, October 31
Readers’ Reports are due for dissertations to be considered by the Degree Committees for award of the Ph.D. in December.

Thursday, November 6
Departmental recommendations are due for candidates for December degrees.

Final day to withdraw a degree petition for degrees to be awarded in December.

Thursday, November 13
Oral Proficiency Assessment for international students in all GSAS degree programs.

Friday, November 21
November Recess begins, 5:20 pm.

Monday, December 1
Classes resume, 8:20 am.

Final day to submit petitions for extended registration and Dissertation Completion status for the Spring Term.

Thursday, December 11
Classes end, 5:20 pm.

Friday, December 12
Final Examinations begin.

Wednesday, December 17
Examinations end; Winter Recess begins.

 

Spring Term 2015

Friday, January 2
Final grades for Fall Term courses due.

Thursday, January 8
Spring Term Online Course Selection (OCS) begins.

Monday, January 12
Spring Term classes begin, 8:20 am.
Registration begins.

Teaching at Yale Day: Orientation for all new teaching fellows.

Friday, January 16
Friday classes do not meet; Monday classes meet instead.

Monday, January 19
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day;
classes do not meet.

Wednesday, January 21
Final day to apply for a spring-term personal leave of absence.

The entire Spring Term tuition charge or CRF will be canceled for students who withdraw from the Graduate School on or before this date or who are granted a leave of absence effective on or before this date.

Friday, January 23
Registration ends. Spring Term Online Course Selection (OCS) ends.

Final day for registration.

A fee of $50 is assessed for course schedules accepted after this date.

Thursday, February 5
One-half of the Spring Term full-tuition charge will be canceled for students who withdraw from the Graduate School on or before this date or who are granted a medical leave of absence effective on or before this date. The CRF is not prorated.

Monday, March 2
Due date to notify department of intention to submit dissertation for award of the Ph.D. in May.

Friday, March 6 / Midterm
Spring Recess begins, 5:20 pm.

One-quarter of the Spring Term full-tuition charge will be canceled for students who withdraw from the Graduate School on or before this date or who are granted a medical leave of absence effective on or before this date. The CRF is not prorated.

Teaching appointments will not appear on the transcripts of students who withdraw from the assignment on or before this date.

Monday, March 16
Due date for dissertations to be considered by the Committees for award of the Ph.D. in May.

Final day to file petitions for degrees to be awarded in May.

Monday, March 23
Classes resume, 8:20 am.

Friday, April 3
Final day to change enrollment in a Spring Term course from Credit to Audit or from Audit to Credit.

Final day to withdraw from a Spring Term course.

Monday, April 13
Readers’ Reports are due for dissertations to be considered by the Degree Committees for award of the Ph.D. in May.

Oral Proficiency Assessment for international students in all GSAS degree programs.

Monday, April 20
Final day to withdraw a degree petition for degrees to be awarded in May.

Thursday, April 23
Departmental recommendations are due for candidates for May degrees.

Thursday, April 30
Classes end, 5:20 pm.

Friday, May 1
Final Examinations begin.

Final day to submit Dissertation Progress Reports.

Final day to submit petitions for extended registration and Dissertation Completion status for the subsequent academic year.

Wednesday, May 6
Final Examinations end.

Friday, May 8
Final grades for Spring Term courses are due for candidates for terminal M.A. and M.S. degrees to be awarded at Commencement.

Sunday, May 17
Graduate School Convocation.

Monday, May 18
University Commencement.

Monday, June 1
Final grades for Spring Term courses and full-year courses are due.

SPRING TERM 2015 Jan. 2 F Final grades for Fall Term courses due. Jan. 8 TH Spring-term Online Course Selection (OCS) begins. Jan. 12 M Spring-term classes begin, 8:20 a.m. Registration begins. Teaching at Yale Day: Orientation for all new Teaching Fellows. Jan. 16 F Friday classes do not meet. Monday classes meet instead. Jan. 19 M Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Classes do not meet. Jan. 21 W Final day to apply for a spring-term personal leave of absence The entire spring-term tuition charge or CRF will be canceled for students who withdraw from the Graduate School on or before this date or who are granted a leave of absence effective on or before this date. Jan. 23 F Registration ends. Spring-term Online Course Selection (OCS) ends. Final day for registration. A fee of $50 is assessed for course schedules accepted after this date. Feb. 5 TH One-half of the spring-term full-tuition charge will be canceled for students who withdraw from the Graduate School on or before this date or who are granted a medical leave of absence effective on or before this date. The CRF is not prorated. Mar. 2 M Due date to notify department of intention to submit dissertation for award of the Ph.D. in May. Mar. 6 F Midterm Spring recess begins, 5:20 p.m. One-quarter of the spring-term full-tuition charge will be canceled for students who withdraw from the Graduate School on or before this date or who are granted a medical leave of absence effective on or before this date. The CRF is not prorated. Teaching appointments will not appear on the transcripts of students who withdraw from the assignment on or before this date. Mar. 16 M Due date for dissertations to be considered by the Degree Committees for award of the Ph.D. in May. Final day to file petitions for degrees to be awarded in May. Mar. 23 M Classes resume, 8:20 a.m. Apr. 3 F Final day to change enrollment in a spring-term course from Credit to Audit or from Audit to Credit. Final day to withdraw from a spring-term course. Apr. 13 M Readers’ Reports are due for dissertations to be considered by the Degree Committees for award of the Ph.D. in May. Oral Proficiency Assessment for international students in all GSAS degree programs. Apr. 20 M Final day to withdraw a degree petition for degrees to be awarded in May. Apr. 23 TH Departmental recommendations are due for candidates for May degrees. Apr. 30 TH Classes end, 5:20 p.m. May 1 F Final examinations begin. Final day to submit Dissertation Progress Reports. Final day to submit petitions for extended registration and Dissertation Completion status for the subsequent academic year. May 6 W Final examinations end. May 8 F Final grades for spring-term courses are due for candidates for terminal M.A. and M.S. degrees to be awarded at Commencement. May 17 SU Graduate School Convocation. May 18 M University Commencement. June 1 M Final grades for spring-term courses and full-year courses are due.