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2017-2018 Academic Calendars

Fall 2017 Academic Calendar and Session Deadlines

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 or Completely Withdraw with a W
No Refund
Last Date of Course InstructionGrades Due***
RegularAug 17Aug 21Aug 25Aug 27Sept 1Oct 27 Dec 8 (Final Exams Dec 11–15)Dec 19
1st 5-weekAug 17Aug 21Aug 22Aug 25Aug 23Sept 12Sept 22Sept 26
2nd 5-weekAug 17Sept 25Sept 26Sept 29Sept 27Oct 17Oct 27Oct 31
3rd 5-weekAug 17Oct 30Oct 31Nov 3Nov 1Nov 27Dec 8Dec 19
1st 8-weekAug 17Aug 21Aug 23Aug 26Aug 25Sept 26Oct 13Oct 17
2nd 8-week****Aug 17Oct 16Oct 18Oct 21Oct 20Nov 27Dec 8Dec 19
1st 10-weekAug 17Aug 21Aug 23Aug 26Aug 29Oct 5Oct 27Oct 31
2nd 10-weekAug 17Sept 25Sept 27Sept 30Oct 3Nov 9Dec 8Dec 19
*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.
****This session is eight calendar weeks long with seven weeks of in-class instruction due to the Thanksgiving Week Break.

DateDeadline
Saturday, October 1 (2016)The 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be submitted beginning today.
Monday, December 5 (2016)2017-2018 academic year on-campus housing application available at noon for residence halls, suites, and townhomes.
Thursday, December 15 (2016)Priority date for nonresident scholarships, all admission materials for new and transfer students must be received in Admissions.
Wednesday, February 152017-2018 FAFSA filing priority date for continuing students, 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.
Wednesday, February 15Scholarship Priority Date to have all admission materials received in Admissions for new freshman and transfer students to be considered for scholarships for the 2017-2018 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.
Monday, March 27Registration for continuing students begins for Fall 2017 (by appointment)
Monday, May 15Priority 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.
Monday, May 15Priority date for international student application materials to be received by Admissions for fall semester consideration.
Thursday, June 1Priority date to submit all financial aid documents to maintain 2017-2018 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.
Friday, June 30Last day to submit Application for Admission to Candidacy form to the Graduate College for graduate degrees to be awarded in December 2017.
Saturday, July 1First day students can begin using 2017-2018 work-study awards.
Tuesday, July 25First installment of payment plan due for residence halls, suites, and townhomes residents (on-campus housing only).
Monday, August 7Recommended date to finalize student course schedules for Fall 2017 for financial aid purposes.
Monday, August 14University, college, and department activities for faculty begin this week.
Friday, August 18Residence halls, suites, and townhomes resident check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. (in 1.5 hour shifts).
Friday, August 18Convocation.
Monday, August 21Course instruction begins.
Friday, August 25Weekend courses begin.
Friday, August 25Last day faculty may submit drops for nonattendance during the first week of the semester to the Registrar’s Office.
Friday, August 25Last day to apply for graduation for graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates to be awarded in December 2017. Late applications will be accepted but a late fee will be assessed. Students apply for graduation on myBoiseState.
Friday, September 1Last day to submit Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet with documentation to Registrar’s Office to declare Idaho residency for Fall 2017 consideration.
Friday, September 1Fall financial aid census date. Eligibility for financial aid determined by number of credits registered on this date.
Friday, September 1Last day for students living on campus to change residential meal plans.
Friday, September 1Last day to add graduate dissertation, thesis, project, or portfolio credit.
Monday, September 4Labor Day (No classes. University offices closed.)
Friday, September 29Last day to add undergraduate internship and independent study.
Friday, September 29Last 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.
Monday, October 9Columbus Day (Classes in session. University offices open.)
Friday, October 13Recommended last day for final oral dissertation, thesis, or project defense for graduate degrees to be awarded in December 2017.
Friday, November 3Last 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 Graduate College for degrees to be awarded in December 2017.
Saturday, November 11Veterans Day
Monday–Sunday, November 20–26Thanksgiving holiday (No classes. University offices closed November 23–24.)
Friday, December 8Last day to submit final version of dissertation or thesis to the Graduate College for graduate degrees to be awarded in December 2017.
Friday, December 8Course instruction ends.
Sunday, December 10Weekend courses end.
Monday–Friday, December 11–15Final semester examinations for the Regular session. Exam schedule listed on Registrar’s Office website.
Saturday, December 16Commencement.
Saturday, December 16Winter break on-campus housing begins for residents with current housing assignment.
Tuesday, December 19Grade reports due on myBoiseState.
Monday–Friday, December 25–29Holiday Break (University offices closed).
Monday, January 1New Year’s Day (Observed. University offices closed.)

Spring 2018 Academic Calendar and Session Deadlines

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 or Completely Withdraw with a W.
No Refund
Last Date of Course InstructionGrades Due***
RegularJan 4Jan 8Jan 12Jan 14Jan 22Mar 16Apr 27 (Final Exams Apr 30–May 4)May 8
1st 5 weekJan 4Jan 8Jan 9Jan 12Jan 10Jan 30Feb 9Feb 13
2nd 5 weekJan 4Feb 12Feb 13Feb 16Feb 14Mar 6Mar 16Mar 20
3rd 5 weekJan 4Apr 2Apr 3Apr 6Apr 4Apr 24May 4May 8
1st 8 weekJan 4Jan 8Jan 10Jan 13Jan 12Feb 13Mar 2Mar 6
2nd 8 weekJan 4Mar 5Mar 7Mar 10Mar 9Apr 10Apr 27May 8
1st 10 weekJan 4Jan 8Jan 10Jan 13Jan 17Feb 22Mar 16Mar 20
2nd 10 weekJan 4Feb 12Feb 14Feb 17Feb 21Apr 2Apr 27May 8
*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.
****This session is eight calendar weeks long with seven weeks of in-class instruction due to the weeklong Spring Break.

DateDeadline
Sunday, October 1 (2017)Recommended last day to submit 2017-2018 FAFSA/FAFSA renewal for Spring 2018 financial aid (if you have not already done so) in order to have aid available to pay spring semester fees.
Sunday, October 1 (2017)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 2018. The 2017-2018 FAFSA must be filed by this date to be considered for need-based scholarships.
Monday, October 2 (2017)Spring 2018 on-campus housing application available at noon for residence halls, suites and townhomes.
Friday, October 6 (2017)Last day to submit Application for Admission to Candidacy form to the Graduate College for graduate degrees to be awarded in May 2018.
Sunday, October 15 (2017)Priority date for international student application materials to be received by Admissions for spring semester consideration.
Monday, October 30 (2017)Registration for continuing students begins for Spring 2018 (by appointment).
Wednesday, November 15 (2017)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.
Tuesday, December 12 (2017)Open registration begins.
Tuesday, December 26 (2017)Recommended date to finalize student course schedules for Spring 2018 for financial aid purposes.
Tuesday, January 2University, college, and department activities for faculty begin this week.
Saturday, January 6Residence halls, suites, and townhomes check-in for new residents begins at noon.
Monday, January 8Course instruction begins.
Friday, January 12Weekend courses begin.
Friday, January 12Last day faculty may submit drops for nonattendance during the first week of the semester to the Registrar’s Office.
Friday, January 12Last day to apply for graduation for graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates to be awarded in May 2018. Late applications will be accepted but a late fee will be assessed. Students apply for graduation on myBoiseState.
Monday, January 15Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day. (No classes. University offices closed).
Monday, January 22Last day for students living on campus to change residential meal plans.
Monday, January 22Spring financial aid census date. Eligibility for financial aid determined by number of credits registered on this date.
Monday, January 22Last day to add graduate dissertation, thesis, project, or portfolio credit.
Monday, January 22Last day to submit Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet with documentation to Registrar’s Office to declare Idaho residency for Spring 2018 consideration.
Friday, February 16Last day to add undergraduate internship and independent study.
Friday, February 16Last 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.
Monday, February 19Presidents’ Day (No classes. University offices closed).
Friday, March 2Recommended last day for final oral dissertation, thesis, or project defense for graduate degrees to be awarded in May 2018.
Friday, March 16Last 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 Graduate College for degrees to be awarded in May 2018.
Monday–Friday, March 26–30Spring Break. (No Classes. University offices open March 26–30.)
Friday, April 27Course instruction ends.
Friday, April 27Last day to submit final version of dissertation or thesis to the Graduate College for graduate degrees to be awarded in May 2018.
Sunday, April 29Weekend courses end.
Monday, April 30–Friday, May 4Final semester examinations for the Regular session. Exam schedule listed on the Registrar’s Office website.
Saturday, May 5Residence halls, suites, and townhomes close at noon.
Saturday, May 5Commencement.
Tuesday, May 8Grade reports due on myBoiseState.

Summer 2018 Academic Calendar and Session Deadlines

SessionFee 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***
1st 3-weekMay 3May 6May 7May 11May 8May 18May 26May 29
2nd 3-weekJuly 19July 22July 23July 27July 24Aug 3Aug 11Aug 14
1st 5-weekMay 24May 27May 30June 2May 31June 20June 30July 3
2nd 5-weekJune 28July 1July 3July 7July 5July 24Aug 4Aug 7
1st 7-weekMay 3May 6May 9May 11May 10June 6June 23June 26
2nd 7-weekJune 21June 24June 27June 29June 28July 25Aug 11Aug 14
10-weekMay 24May 27May 31June 3June 6July 13Aug 4Aug 7
14-weekMay 3May 6May 11May 13May 17July 10Aug 11Aug 14
*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.

DateDeadline
Tuesday, February 20Registration begins for Summer 2018.
Tuesday, February 27Last day to submit Application for Admission to Candidacy or Proposed Plan of Study for a Graduate Certificate form to the Graduate College for graduate degrees and certificates to be awarded August 2018.
Thursday, March 1Recommended last day to submit 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for consideration for financial aid for Summer 2018.
Tuesday, May 15Priority 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.
Monday, May 28Memorial Day (No classes. University offices closed.)
Friday, June 1Last day to apply for graduation for graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates to be awarded in August 2018. Late applications will be accepted but a late fee will be assessed. Students apply for graduation on myBoiseState.
Wednesday, June 6Summer financial aid census date. Eligibility for financial aid determined by number of credits registered on this date.
Friday, June 15Recommended last day for final oral dissertation, thesis, or project defense for graduate degrees to be awarded in August 2018.
Saturday, June 16Last day for students to work using 2017-2018 work-study awards.
Monday, June 25Last day to add undergraduate independent study and internship.
Monday, June 25Last 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.
Wednesday, July 4Independence Day. (No classes. University offices closed.)
Friday, July 6Last day to submit final copies of dissertation or thesis to the Graduate College for students who submitted their Final Reading Approval and Access Agreement for Thesis or Dissertation forms prior to the completion of the previous semester and received an enrollment waiver.
Friday, July 6Last 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 Graduate College for graduate degrees to be awarded in August 2018.
Friday, August 3Last day to submit final copies of dissertation or thesis to the Graduate College for graduate degrees to be awarded in August 2018.
Friday, August 3Last day to submit an advisor-approved copy of thesis or dissertation, along with signed Final Reading Approval and Access Agreement for Thesis or Dissertation forms, to the Graduate College to receive a thesis or dissertation enrollment waiver for the subsequent semester.
Saturday, August 11Summer housing ends. Residents transition to fall housing assignments.
Tuesday, August 14Grade reports due on myBoiseState.