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Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

Spring 2021 at a Glance

  • Classes Begin: January 11, 2021 (Classes will be delivered remotely the first week)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day (no classes): January 18, 2021
  • Presidents’ Day (no classes): February 15, 2021
  • Spring Break (no classes): April 12-16, 2021 (Classes will be delivered remotely after the break ends)
  • Classes End: April 30, 2021
  • Finals Week: May 3-7, 2021
  • Commencement: May 8, 2021

Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

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Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

SessionTuition and Fee Payment DeadlineStart Date*Last Date to Register or Waitlist Without Permission NumberDrop Fee BeginsLast Date to Register or Drop w/o a W (Refund)**Last Date to Drop or Completely Withdraw with a W (No Refund)Last Date of Course InstructionGrades Due***
RegularJan 9Jan 11Jan 15Jan 17Jan 25Mar 19Apr 30
(Final Exams May 3-7)
May 11
1st 5-weekJan 9Jan 11Jan 12Jan 15Jan 13Feb 2Feb 12Feb 16
2nd 5-weekFeb 13Feb 16Feb 17Feb 20Feb 18Mar 10Mar 19Mar 23
3rd 5-weekMar 19Mar 22Mar 23Mar 26Mar 24Apr 20Apr 30May 11
1st 7-weekJan 9Jan 11Jan 13Jan 15Jan 14Feb 10Feb 26Mar 2
2nd 7-weekMar 6Mar 8Mar 10Mar 12Mar 11Mar 31Apr 30May 11
1st 10-weekJan 9Jan 11Jan 13Jan 16Jan 20Feb 25Mar 19Mar 23
2nd 10-weekFeb 13Feb 16Feb 18Feb 21Feb 24Mar 26Apr 30May 11
*Complete withdrawals on or after this date are subject to a nonrefundable $40.00 processing fee.
**Last date to add with permission number, last date to drop or completely withdraw without a W and receive a refund (less a nonrefundable $40.00 processing fee), last date to change from credit-to-audit or audit-to-credit.
***Grades will not be considered official until the end-of-term processing has been completed.

*Complete withdrawals on or after this date are subject to a nonrefundable $40.00 processing fee.
**Last date to add with permission number, last date to drop or completely withdraw without a W and receive a refund (less a nonrefundable $40.00 processing fee), last date to change from credit-to-audit or audit-to-credit.
***Grades will not be considered official until the end-of-term processing has been completed.

Spring 2021 Session Deadlines

Spring 2021 Session Deadlines

DateDeadline
Tuesday, September 15 (2020)Recommended spring priority application deadline for graduate degree-seeking applicants to have all admission materials received by the Graduate College. In order to receive full consideration for spring admission, all applications must be complete and submitted to the Graduate College prior to the spring application deadline established by the individual graduate program.
Thursday, October 1 (2020)Recommended last day to submit 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for financial aid to be ready for Spring 2021 fee payment deadline.
Thursday, October 1 (2020)Spring scholarship deadline. Last day to have all admission materials received in Admissions for new freshman and transfer students who want to be considered for scholarships for Spring 2021. The 2020-2021 FAFSA must be filed by this date to be considered for need-based scholarships.
Monday, October 5 (2020)Spring 2021 on-campus housing application available at noon for residence halls.
Thursday, October 15 (2020)Priority date for international student application materials to be received by International Admissions for spring semester consideration.
Monday, November 2 (2020)Registration for continuing students begins for Spring 2021 (by appointment).
Monday, November 9 (2020) Last day to submit Application for Admission to Candidacy form to the Graduate College for graduate degrees and certificates to be awarded in May 2021.
Sunday, November 15 (2020)Standard application deadline for undergraduate, degree-seeking applicants to have all admission materials received by Admissions. Applicants who miss this application deadline will be considered for degree-seeking status on a space-available basis. Students who are not eligible for degree-seeking admission may be considered for nondegree-seeking status and are ineligible for financial aid.
Tuesday, December 1 (2020)Deadline for first-time, degree-seeking, domestic undergraduate students who plan to enroll to submit online Intent to Enroll form and accompanying $100.00 enrollment confirmation.
Wednesday, December 16 (2020)Registration for Non-Degree and Open Enrollment begins.
Monday, December 28 (2020)Recommended date to finalize student course schedules for Spring 2021 for financial aid purposes.
Monday, December 28 (2020)Recommended last day to submit a Graduate Admission Application to the Graduate College for Spring 2021 admission consideration.
Monday, January 4University, college, and department activities for faculty begin this week.
Monday, January 11Course instruction begins. (Classes will be delivered remotely the first week)
Friday, January 15Weekend courses begin.
Friday, January 15Last day faculty may submit drops for nonattendance during the first week of the semester to the Registrar’s Office.
Friday, January 15Deadline to apply for graduation for graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates to be awarded in May 2021. Students apply for graduation on myBoiseState. Late applications will be accepted but a late fee will be assessed.
Monday, January 18Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day (No classes. University offices closed.)
Monday, January 25Last day for students living on campus to change residential meal plans.
Monday, January 25First financial aid Pell recalculation date. Pell Grant eligibility for financial aid determined by number of credits registered on this date.
Monday, January 25Last day to add graduate dissertation, thesis, project, or portfolio credit.
Monday, January 25Last day to submit Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet with documentation to Registrar’s Office to declare Idaho residency for Spring 2021 consideration.
Monday, February 15Presidents’ Day (No classes. University offices closed.)
Friday, February 19Last day to add undergraduate internship and independent study.
Friday, February 19Last day to add graduate assessment (master's preliminary examination, doctoral preliminary examination, thesis proposal, dissertation proposal, master's comprehensive examination, doctoral comprehensive examination), directed research, independent study, internship/practicum, or reading and conference.
Friday, March 12Recommended last day for final oral dissertation, thesis, or project defense for graduate degrees to be awarded in May 2021.
Friday, March 19Last day for students who received a thesis or dissertation enrollment waiver to submit final version of thesis or dissertation to the Graduate College.
Friday, March 19Last day to submit advisor-approved version of dissertation or thesis with signed Final Reading Approval, Access Agreement for a Thesis or Dissertation or Embargo Request for a Thesis or Dissertation, and Thesis/Dissertation Checklist to the Graduate College for graduate degrees to be awarded in May 2021.
Wednesday, March 24Second financial aid Pell recalculation date. Pell Grant eligibility for students enrolled in sessions starting after January 25, 2021 determined by number of credits registered on this date.
Monday–Friday, April 12-16Spring Break (No Classes. University offices open April 12-16.) (Classes will be delivered remotely after the break ends)
Friday, April 30Course instruction ends.
Friday, April 30Last day to submit final version of dissertation or thesis to the Graduate College for graduate degrees to be awarded in May 2021.
Sunday, May 2Weekend courses end.
Monday–Friday, May 3–7Final semester examinations for the Regular session. Exam schedule listed on the Registrar’s Office website.
Friday, May 7Last day to submit an advisor-approved copy of thesis or dissertation, along with signed Final Reading Approval, Access Agreement for a Thesis or Dissertation or Embargo Request for a Thesis or Dissertation, and Thesis/Dissertation Checklist forms, to the Graduate College to receive a thesis or dissertation enrollment waiver for the subsequent semester.
Saturday, May 8Residence halls, suites, and townhomes close at noon.
Saturday, May 8Commencement
Tuesday, May 11Grade reports due on myBoiseState.