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2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Deadlines By Session — Fall 2016

SessionFee Payment DeadlineStart Date*Last Date to Waitlist or Add Without Permission NumberDrop Fee BeginsLast Date For Refund & Last Date to Register/Add or Drop w/o a W**Last Date To Drop With a W Or Completely WithdrawLast Day of ClassesGrades Due***
Regular****Aug 18Aug 22Aug 26Aug 28Sept 2Oct 28Dec 9Dec 20
1st 5 wkAug 18Aug 22Aug 23Aug 26Aug 24Sept 13Sept 23Sept 27
2nd 5 wkAug 18Sept 26Sept 27Sept 30Sept 28Oct 18Oct 28Nov 1
3rd 5 wkAug 18Oct 31Nov 1Nov 4Nov 2Nov 28Dec 9Dec 20
1st 8 wkAug 18Aug 22Aug 24Aug 27Aug 26Sept 27Oct 14Oct 18
2nd 8 wk*****Aug 18Oct 17Oct 19Oct 22Oct 21Nov 28Dec 9Dec 20
1st 10 wkAug 18Aug 22Aug 24Aug 27Aug 30Oct 6Oct 28Nov 1
2nd 10 wkAug 18Sept 26Sept 28Oct 1Oct 4Nov 10Dec 9Dec 20
12 wk Mtn HomeAug 18Aug 22Aug 25Aug 28Aug 31Oct 14Nov 11Nov 15

Notes

*Complete withdrawals on or after this date are subject to a $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 $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.
****The final exams for this session are December 12–16. See Final Examination Schedule listed on the Registrar’s Office website for exact dates and times.
*****This session is eight calendar weeks long with seven weeks of in-class instruction due to the Thanksgiving Week Break.

MonthDayDeadline
December7, Mon (2015)2016-2017 academic year on-campus housing application available at noon for residence halls, suites, and townhomes.
December15, Tue (2015)Priority date for nonresident scholarships, all admission materials for new and transfer students must be received in Admissions.
January1, FriThe 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be submitted beginning today.
February15, Mon2016-2017 FAFSA filing priority date for new freshmen and transfer students. Eligible students must apply by this date to maximize the amount of aid you receive. The priority filing date is not a deadline, so you may still submit the FAFSA even if the priority filing date has passed.
February15, MonScholarship deadline. Last day to have all admission materials received in Admissions for new freshman and transfer students to be considered for scholarships for the 2016-2017 year. Last day for the Boise State Scholarship Application (online) to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. The Boise State Scholarship website contains a list of additional scholarships that require a separate application.
March15, Tue2016-2017 FAFSA filing priority date for continuing students. Eligible students must apply by this date to maximize the amount of aid you receive. The priority filing date is not a deadline, so you may still submit the FAFSA even if the priority filing date has passed.
March28, MonRegistration for continuing students begins for Fall 2016 (by appointment).
May15, SunPriority date for undergraduate, degree-seeking applicants to have all admission materials received by Admissions. Applicants who miss this priority date 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.
May15, SunPriority date for international student application materials to be received by Admissions for fall semester consideration.
June1, WedPriority date to submit all financial aid documents to maintain 2016-2017 work-study, supplemental grants (SEOG) and Perkins loans.  Funding for these programs is limited; these awards may be cancelled if documents are not submitted by this date..
June24, FriLast day to submit Application for Admission to Candidacy form to Graduate Admission and Degree Services for graduate degrees to be awarded in December 2016.
July1, FriFirst day students can begin using 2016-2017 work-study awards.
July25, MonFirst installment of payment plan due for residence halls, suites, and townhomes residents (on-campus housing only).
August8, MonRecommended date to finalize student course schedules for Fall 2016 for financial aid purposes.
August15, MonUniversity, college, and department activities for faculty begin this week.
August19, FriResidence halls, suites, and townhomes resident check-in begins at 8 a.m. (in 1½ hour shifts).
August19, FriConvocation.
August22, MonCourse instruction begins.
August26, FriWeekend courses begin.
August26, FriLast day faculty may submit drops for nonattendance during the first week of the semester to the Registrar’s Office.
August26, FriLast day to apply for graduation for graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates to be awarded in December 2016. Late applications will be accepted but a late fee will be assessed. Students apply for graduation on myBoiseState.
September2, FriLast day to submit Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet with documentation to Registrar’s Office to declare Idaho residency for Fall 2016 consideration.
September2, FriFall financial aid census date. Eligibility for financial aid determined by number of credits registered on this date.
September2, FriLast day for students living on campus to change residential meal plans.
September2, FriLast day to add graduate dissertation, thesis, project, or portfolio credit.
September5, MonLabor Day (No classes. University offices closed.)
September30, FriLast day to add undergraduate internship and independent study.
September30, FriLast 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.
October10, MonColumbus Day (Classes in session. University offices open.)
October14, FriRecommended last day for final oral dissertation, thesis, or project defense for graduate degrees to be awarded in December 2016.
November4, FriLast day to submit advisor-approved version of dissertation or thesis with signed Final Reading Approval and Access Agreement for a Thesis or Dissertation to the Thesis and Dissertation Office for graduate degrees to be awarded in December 2016.
November11, FriVeterans Day (Classes in session. University offices open.)
November21-27, M-SuThanksgiving holiday (No classes. University offices closed November 24-25.)
December9, FriLast day to submit final version of dissertation or thesis to the Thesis and Dissertation Office for graduate degrees to be awarded in December 2016.
December9, FriCourse instruction ends.
December11, SunWeekend courses end.
December12-16, M-FFinal semester examinations for the Regular session. Exam schedule listed on Registrar’s Office website.
December17, SatCommencement.
December17, SatWinter break on-campus housing begins for residents with current housing assignment.
December20, TueGrade reports due on myBoiseState.
December26-30, M-FHoliday Break (University offices closed).
January2, MonNew Year’s Day (Observed. University Office closed.)

Deadlines By Session — Spring 2017

SessionFee Payment DeadlineStart Date*Last Date to Waitlist or Add Without Permission NumberDrop Fee BeginsLast Date for Refund & Last Date to Register/Add or Drop Without a W**Last Date To Drop With a W Or Completely WithdrawLast Date Of Classroom InstructionGrades Due***
RegularJan 5Jan 9Jan 13Jan 15Jan 23Mar 17Apr 28****May 9
1st 5 wkJan 5Jan 9Jan 10Jan 13Jan 11Jan 31Feb 10Feb 14
2nd 5 wkJan 5Feb 13Feb 14Feb 17Feb 15Mar 7Mar 17Mar 21
3rd 5 wkJan 5Mar 27Mar 28Mar 31Mar 29Apr 18Apr 28May 9
1st 8 wkJan 5Jan 9Jan 11Jan 14Jan 13Feb 14Mar 3Mar 7
2nd 8 wk*****Jan 5Mar 6Mar 8Mar 11Mar 10Apr 11Apr 28May 9
1st 10 wkJan 5Jan 9Jan 11Jan 14Jan 18Feb 23Mar 17Mar 21
2nd 10 wkJan 5Feb 13Feb 15Feb 18Feb 22Mar 30Apr 28May 9
12 wk Mtn HomeJan 5Jan 9Jan 12Jan 15Jan 19Mar 3Apr 7Apr 11

Notes

*Complete withdrawals on or after this date are subject to a $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 $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.
****The final exams for this session are May 1–5. See Final Examination Schedule listed on the Registrar’s Office website for exact dates and times.
*****This session is eight calendar weeks long with seven weeks of in-class instruction due to the weeklong Spring Break.

MonthDayDeadline
October1, Sat (2016)Recommended last day to submit 2016-2017 FAFSA/FAFSA renewal for Spring 2017 financial aid (if you have not already done so) in order to have aid available to pay spring semester fees.
October1, Sat (2016)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 2017. The 2016-2017 FAFSA must be filed by this date to be considered for need-based scholarships.
October3 Mon (2016)Spring 2017 on-campus housing application available at noon for residence halls, suites and townhomes.
October7, Fri (2016)Last day to submit Application for Admission to Candidacy form to Graduate Admission and Degree Services for graduate degrees to be awarded in May 2017.
October15, Sat (2016)Priority date for international student application materials to be received by Admissions for spring semester consideration.
October31, Mon (2016)Registration for continuing students begins for Spring 2017 (by appointment).
November15, Tue (2016)Priority date for undergraduate, degree-seeking applicants to have all admission materials received by Admissions. Applicants who miss this priority date 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.
December13, Tue (2016)Open registration for Spring 2017 begins.
December26, Mon (2016)Recommended date to finalize student course schedules for Spring 2017 for financial aid purposes.
January3, TueUniversity, college, and department activities for faculty begin this week.
January7, SatResidence halls, suites, and townhomes check-in for new residents begins at noon.
January9, MonCourse instruction begins.
January13, FriWeekend courses begin.
January13, FriLast day faculty may submit drops for nonattendance during the first week of the semester to the Registrar’s Office.
January13, FriLast day to apply for graduation for graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates to be awarded in May 2017. Late applications will be accepted but a late fee will be assessed. Students apply for graduation on myBoiseState.
January16, MonDr. Martin Luther King, Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day. (No classes. University offices closed).
January23, MonLast day for students living on campus to change residential meal plans.
January23, MonSpring financial aid census date. Eligibility for financial aid determined by number of credits registered on this date.
January23, MonLast day to add graduate dissertation, thesis, project, or portfolio credit.
January23, MonLast day to submit Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet with documentation to Registrar’s Office to declare Idaho residency for Spring 2017 consideration.
February17, FriLast day to add undergraduate internship and independent study.
February17, FriLast 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.
February20 MonPresidents’ Day (No classes. University offices closed).
March3, FriRecommended last day for final oral dissertation, thesis, or project defense for graduate degrees to be awarded in May 2017.
March17, FriLast day to submit advisor-approved version of dissertation or thesis with signed Final Reading Approval and Access Agreement for a Thesis or Dissertation to the Thesis and Dissertation Office for graduate degrees to be awarded in May 2017.
March20-26, M-SuSpring Break. (No Classes. University offices open March 20-24.)
April28, FriCourse instruction ends.
April28, FriLast day to submit final version of dissertation or thesis to the Thesis and Dissertation Office for graduate degrees to be awarded in May 2017.
April30, SunWeekend courses end.
May1-5, M-FFinal semester examinations for the Regular session. Exam schedule listed on the Registrar’s Office website.
May6, SatResidence halls, suites, and townhomes (9-month agreement) close at noon.
May6, SatCommencement.
May9, TueGrade reports due on myBoiseState.

Deadlines By Session — Summer 2017

SessionFee Payment DeadlineStart Date*Last Date to Waitlist or Add Without Permission NumberDrop Fee BeginsLast Date for Refund & Last Date to Register/Add or Drop Without a W**[/tooltipLast Date To Drop With a W Or Completely WithdrawLast Date Of Classroom InstructionGrades Due***
1st 3 wkMay 4May 8May 8May 12May 9May 19May 28May 30
2nd 3 wkJuly 21July 24July 24July 28July 25Aug 4Aug 13Aug 15
1st 5 wkMay 25May 30May 31June 3June 1June 21July 2July 5
2nd 5 wkJune 29July 3July 5July 8July 6July 25Aug 6Aug 8
1st 7 wkMay 4May 8May 10May 12May 11June 7June 25June 27
2nd 7 wkJune 22June 26June 28June 30June 29July 26Aug 13Aug 15
10 wkMay 25May 30June 1June 4June 7July 14Aug 6Aug 8
14 wkMay 4May 8May 12May 14May 18July 11Aug 13Aug 15

Notes

*Complete withdrawals on or after this date are subject to a $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 $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.

MonthDayDeadline
February17, FriLast day to submit Application for Admission to Candidacy form to Graduate Admission and Degree Services for graduate degrees to be awarded in August 2017.
February21, TueRegistration begins for Summer 2017.
February27, MonSummer 2017 on-campus housing application available at noon.
March10, FriRecommended last day to submit 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for consideration for financial aid for Summer 2017.
May15, MonPriority date for undergraduate, degree-seeking applicants to have all admission materials received by Admissions. Applicants who miss this priority date 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.
May29, MonMemorial Day (No classes. University offices closed.)
June2, FriLast day to apply for graduation for graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates to be awarded in August 2017. Late applications will be accepted but a late fee will be assessed. Students apply for graduation on myBoiseState.
June7, WedSummer financial aid census date. Eligibility for financial aid determined by number of credits registered on this date.
June16 , FriRecommended last day for final oral dissertation, thesis, or project defense for graduate degrees to be awarded in August 2017.
June17, SatLast day for students to work using 2016-2017 work-study awards.
June26, MonLast day to add undergraduate independent study and internship.
June26, MonLast 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.
July4, TueIndependence Day. (No classes. University offices closed.)
July7, FriLast day to submit advisor-approved version of dissertation or thesis with signed Final Reading Approval and Access Agreement for a Thesis or Dissertation to the Thesis and Dissertation Office for graduate degrees to be awarded in August 2017.
August4, FriLast day to submit final copies of dissertation or thesis to the Thesis and Dissertation Office for graduate degrees to be awarded in August 2017.
August11, FriSummer housing ends. Residents transition to fall housing assignments.
August15, TueGrade reports due on myBoiseState.