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Academic Calendar

Please visit to view the academic calendar. Additional dates and deadlines are available in the "Semester Information" link on this page. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's Office at ext. 1381.

Application for Graduation

The application deadline for December and January Graduation is Monday, August 3, 2015. Once received, these applications will be reviewed by the appropriate academic dean's office or graduate department. This process will require approximately 8 weeks after the due date for applications. For more information, please visit

Last Day to Change UG Major

Undergraduate students may declare or change a major any time except for during scheduling, which includes schedule clean-up and the two weeks prior to scheduling. For the fall semester, changes will be accepted until Monday, October 5th. Any changes submitted after this date will not be processed until scheduling is complete.  The following programs are currently identified as high-demand: Biology, Pre-K-4 and 4-8 Education programs, Communications/Journalism, Criminal Justice and Psychology. Students who wish to declare a major in a high-demand program must submit their request within the first three weeks of the semester (by September 14) in order to be considered. The deadline for students interested in declaring a major in Education is two weeks into the semester.  Students declaring other majors should submit requests during this period to allow them to be processed before scheduling for the next semester.

Last Day to Withdraw with "W" Grade

After schedule adjustment, all students, except first-semester freshmen, may withdraw from classes with "W" grades through myShip.  First-semester freshmen must contact their dean’s office to explore their options for withdrawing from a class.  Students will be able to withdraw from all but their final class.   All undergraduate students must personally visit their academic dean's office to process a withdrawal from their final class.  All graduate students must contact the Registrar's Office to process a withdrawal from their final class. 

To withdraw from a class, please follow these instructions:  

  1. Log in to myShip portal.
  2. Click on My Academics from the Student drop down menu.
  3. Click on Add or Drop Classes link under the RegistrationTools heading.
  4. If prompted, select current registration term.
  5. Click on the Action drop-down menu for the CRN (course reference number) from which you want to withdraw.
  6. Select Course Withdrawal Through Web.
  7. Select Submit Changes to submit your withdrawal.
  8. If your submission was successful, status for course should indicate Course Withdrawal through WEB on (date you submitted withdrawal).

The deadline to withdraw from a class or the University and receive a "W" grade is as follows for each part of term (POT):

POT 1 (Full Term)     Course Dates Aug 24-Dec 11       Withdrawal Deadline - Nov 2
POT 2                     Course Dates Sept 7-Dec 6          Withdrawal Deadline - Nov 5
POT 3                     Course Dates Aug 17-Oct 11        Withdrawal Deadline - Sept 22
POT 4                     Course Dates Oct 12-Dec 13        Withdrawal Deadline - Nov 20
POT 5                     Course Dates Aug 31-Oct 11        Withdrawal Deadline - Sept 25
POT 6                     Course Dates Oct 12-Nov 22        Withdrawal Deadline - Nov 6
POT 7                     Course Dates Aug 24-Oct 18        Withdrawal Deadline - Sept 29
POT 8                     Course Dates Oct 19-Dec 13        Withdrawal Deadline - Nov 24
POT 9                     Course Dates Sept 12-Dec 6        Withdrawal Deadline - Nov 12

NOTE OF CAUTION:  Before withdrawing from a class, careful thought should be given to the possible consequences.  Withdrawals may have a negative impact on your progress toward graduation, your eligibility for financial aid, and your health insurance coverage.  If you are unsure or have any concerns, you should consult with your academic advisor with questions about your progress toward graduation, the financial aid office with questions about any financial aid you may have, and your health care provider for any potential changes to health coverage.  

Students are responsible for any class(es) appearing on their schedule.

NOTE: After the schedule adjustment period, NO REFUNDS will be given for any withdrawn courses. Charges will not be reduced for classes withdrawn with a "W" grade. 

Spring Graduate Scheduling

Graduate scheduling for spring 2016 opens October 19th. If you experience any difficulties, please contact the registrar's office for assistance.  To schedule, log into MyShip at Please visit for additional information on preparing to schedule.

Spring Undergraduate Scheduling

Undergraduate scheduling for spring 2016 opens October 26. To view your registration days and schedule your spring classes, log into MyShip at 

Please visit for additional information on preparing to schedule. Scheduling will end Monday, November 16th. Schedule clean-up for spring will be held November 30-December 11.  

Incoming freshmen and transfer students for the spring semester will be scheduled prior to the start of the semester. Schedules will be available online before the semester begins. 

Winter Scheduling

Scheduling for Winter Term 2015 begins as follows:

  • Graduate - October 19
  • Undergraduate - October 26 (or your start time)
  • Undergraduate Non-Degree - November 17

To view your registration days and schedule winter classes, log into the myShip portal and select "Winter 2015".  For additional information, please visit