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Dates & Deadlines

Dropping a class after the drop deadline will result in a 'W' on the transcript and applicable tuition charges.

April 7, 2014
Fall advance registration begins.

April 15, 2014
Deadline to withdraw or change course credit option for an 8W2 class.

April 15, 2014
Fall 2014 graduation applications due to first major advisors.

April 18, 2014
Last day to submit work for Fall 2013 Incomplete grades.

May 1, 2014
Classes end.

May 2, 2014
Last day for faculty to submit Fall 2013 removal of Incomplete grades.

May 2-8, 2014
Final Exams.

May 8, 2014
Deadline for completion of coursework for May graduates.

May 9-10, 2014

May 13, 2014
Regular semester and 8W2 final grades due by 3 p.m.

May 19, 2014
Summer sessions begin

Dropping a class after the drop deadline will result in a 'W' on the transcript and applicable tuition charges.

Basic Fall Deadlines

(Comprehensive Information)


Open enrollment for graduate and doctoral students:  April 7 – September 2

Open enrollment for undergraduate students:
April 15 – May 23

August 4 - September 2

Non degree-seeking students enrollment:

August 18 – September 2




Session Code

Add/Drop Deadline

(see notes)

Add w/ Dept. Permission Deadline

Course Adjustment Deadline

(see notes)

Classes End

Final Exams


August 25


Sept. 2

Sept. 11

Oct. 23

Dec. 5

Dec. 6-12

First Block

August 25


Sept. 2

Sept. 11

Sept. 23

Oct. 10

Last Class

Second Block

October 13


Oct. 20

Oct. 29

Nov. 13

Dec. 5

Dec. 6-12

Last Day to withdraw from University with cancellation of tuition charges and refund:  Sept. 12
(Student must be withdrawing from ALL classes via this form to be eligible for refund) 



An override saves a seat for a student, but the student must still register for the course on MyMadison by the appropriate deadline.

Last day to obtain permission to do a late add.  Student must secure Departmental permission by 5 p.m. today.  Students will not be permitted to add a class after this deadline.

Withdrawing from a class after the drop deadline, results in a “W” grade on your transcript and corresponding tuition charges, if applicable.

Course withdrawals or credit option changes will not be permitted after the course adjustment deadline; this includes declaring a repeat.



Special Events:

Family Weekend:  October 10 – 12

Homecoming:  October 31 - November 1

Thanksgiving Vacation:  November 24 – 28

Commencement:  December 13, 10 a.m.


Spring 2014 advance registration period begins:  October 27