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2012 - 2013

University Calendar

The annual calendar at BYU includes two semesters and two terms. Fall semester 2012 begins the last Monday in August and ends before the Christmas holidays. Winter semester is from early January to late April. Spring and summer terms begin April 30 and June 24 respectively. Registering for spring and summer terms allows students to accelerate their progress in many degree programs.

Fall Semester 2012
T Dec 1, 2011 Departmental application deadlines for fall semester 2012 entry to graduate study may be as early as December 1, 2011. For specific program and department deadlines and requirements, refer to the department listing in the 2012–2013 BYU Graduate Catalog or check with the department.
W Feb 1, 2012 Last day new freshmen may submit undergraduate applications for spring term 2012, summer term 2012, or fall semester 2012 admission, academic scholarships, and talent awards
W Feb 1 Last day international students (new freshman, transfer, and former) may submit admission applications for spring term 2012, summer term 2012, or fall semester 2012
W Feb 1 Last day transfer and former BYU students (including international students) may submit undergraduate admission applications for spring term 2012, summer term 2012, or fall semester 2012
Th Mar 1 Last day continuing students can apply for Spring/Summer scholarships
Th Mar 1 Last day continuing undergraduate students and former students admitted spring term, summer term, or fall semester 2012 may apply for scholarships for fall semester 2012 or winter semester 2013
F Mar 2 All enrolled continuing undergraduate, graduate, intern, or Study Abroad students' Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsements are due to avoid registration delays for fall semester 2012
M Mar 26 Priority registration begins
M Aug 20 First day summer term 2012 grades are available
M Aug 20 Tuition due in full. Ability to add additional courses for Fall 2012 will be restricted due to non-payment
M, T, W Aug 20–22 Annual University Conference
Th, F, Sa Aug 23–25 New Student Orientation
Su Aug 26 Last day to officially discontinue enrollment without a withdraw date posted on the transcript
M Aug 27 Classes begin
M Sep 3 Labor Day holiday
M Sep 10 Last day to add classes
M Sep 10 Last day to drop classes without incurring a pro-rata tuition charge
M Sep 10 Last day to drop a class without a W (official withdrawal) appearing on the transcript
M Sep 10 Last day for new and continuing students to submit Student Health Plan enrollment or certification of other coverage through the MyBYU Web site
M Sep 10 Final tuition deadline. Current class enrollment will be dropped for non-payment. Late payments will not be accepted.
Sa Sep 15 Last day for undergraduates to apply and pay fee for December 2012 graduation
M Oct 1 Last day new freshmen, transfer, and former BYU students (including international students) may submit undergraduate admission/scholarship applications for winter semester 2013
M Oct 1 Last day to withdraw from a first block class for academic reasons
M Oct 1 Last day to officially discontinue from first block classes for nonacademic emergencies
T Oct 16 Last day of first block classes
W Oct 17 Second block classes begin
W Oct 24 Last day to add second block classes
W Oct 24 Last day to drop a second block class without a W (official withdrawal) appearing on the transcript
F Oct 26 Last day graduate students may apply for a December 2012 diploma
Th Nov 1 Full payment due on BYU short-term loans for fall semester 2012
M Nov 5 Last day to withdraw from a semester class for academic reasons
F Nov 16 Last day graduate students in dissertation, thesis, or selected project programs may schedule a final oral examination (defense of their work) and submit copies of their work to their graduate committee for a December 2012 diploma. Note: Ample time should be allowed to make corrections in dissertations, theses, or selected projects after the final oral examination and before the deadline for submitting the ETD.
F Nov 16 Last day undergraduates may submit to the Registrar's Office all incompletes, T grades, special exams, GE challenges, military credit, official transcripts of work completed at other schools, and any other information pertaining to December 2012 graduation
T Nov 20 Last day to withdraw from a second block class for academic reasons
T Nov 20 Last day to officially discontinue from the university or withdraw from all classes for nonacademic emergencies
T Nov 20 Last day Independent Study final exams may be submitted for December 2012 graduation
T Nov 20 Friday class instruction—no Tuesday classes
W Nov 21 No classes held
Th, F Nov 22–23 Thanksgiving holiday
F Nov 30 Last day graduate students in dissertation, thesis, or selected project programs may have a final oral examination (defense of their work) for a December 2012 diploma. Note: Ample time should be allowed to make corrections in dissertations, theses, or selected projects after the final oral examination and before the deadline for submitting the ETD.
Th Dec 6 Last day of class instruction
F Dec 7 Exam preparation day
F Dec 7 Last day graduate students may submit their dissertation, thesis, or selected project along with ADV Form 8d for signature to the dean of their college for a December 2012 diploma
M–F Dec 10–14 Final exams
F Dec 14 Graduation (no exercises)
F Dec 14 Last day graduate students may submit the ETD of their dissertation, thesis, or selected project so that the status shows Office Review, and take ADV Form 8d to Graduate Studies (105 FPH); complete remaining degree requirements; pay fees; and submit exam results and any I and T, etc., grade changes to the Registrar's Office for a December 2012 diploma (including any prerequisite Independent Study)
M, T Dec 24, 25 Christmas Holiday
W Dec 26 Fall semester 2012 grades due
F Dec 28 Fall semester 2012 grades available
M, T Dec 31, Jan 1 New Year's Day Holiday



Winter Semester 2013
W Feb 1, 2012 Departmental application deadlines for winter semester 2013 entry to graduate study may be as early as February 1, 2012. For specific program and department deadlines and requirements, refer to the department listing in the 2012–2013 BYU Graduate Catalog or check with the department
W Feb 1, 2012 Last day continuing undergraduate students may apply for scholarships for winter semester 2013
M Oct 1 Last day new freshmen, transfer, and former BYU students (including international students) may submit undergraduate admission/scholarship applications for winter semester 2013
Th Nov 15 Last day for undergraduates to apply and pay fee for April 2013 graduation
M Dec 31 Tuition due in full. Ability to add additional courses for winter 2013 will be restricted due to non-payment
Sa Jan 5, 2013 New Student Orientation
Su Jan 6 Last day to officially discontinue enrollment without a withdraw date posted on the transcript
M Jan 7 Classes begin
F Jan 18 Last day to add classes
F Jan 18 Last day to drop classes without incurring a pro-rata tuition charge
F Jan 18 Last day to drop a class without a W (official withdrawal) appearing on the transcript
F Jan 18 Final tuition deadline. Current class enrollment will be dropped for non-payment. Late payments will not be accepted.
F Jan 18 Last day for new students to submit Student Health Plan enrollment or certification of other coverage through the MyBYU Web site
M Jan 21 Martin Luther King Day holiday
F Jan 25 Last day graduate students may apply for April 2013 graduation
F Feb 1 Last day new freshmen may submit undergraduate applications for spring term 2013, summer term 2013, or fall semester 2013 admission, academic scholarships, and talent awards
F Feb 1 Last day international students (new freshman, transfer, and former) may submit admission/scholarship applications for spring term 2013, summer term 2013, or fall semester 2013
F Feb 1 Last day transfer and former BYU students—including international students—may submit undergraduate admission/scholarship applications for spring term 2013, summer term 2013, or fall semester 2013
F Feb 1 All enrolled continuing undergraduate, graduate, intern, or Study Abroad students' Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsements are due to avoid registration delays for fall semester 2013
M Feb 11 Last day to withdraw from a first block class for academic reasons
M Feb 11 Last day to officially discontinue from a first block class for nonacademic emergencies
F Feb 15 Last day for undergraduates to apply and pay fee for June 2013 graduation
M Feb 18 Presidents' Day holiday
T Feb 19 Monday class instruction—no Tuesday classes
F Feb 22 Last day graduate students in dissertation, thesis, or selected project programs may schedule a final oral examination (defense of their work) and submit copies of their work to their graduate committee for April 2013 graduation. Note: Ample time should be allowed to make corrections in dissertations, theses, or selected projects after the final oral examination and before the deadline for submitting the ETD.
W Feb 27 Last day of first block classes
Th Feb 28 Second block classes begin
F Mar 1 Full payment due on BYU short-term loans for winter semester 2013
F Mar 1 Last day continuing students can apply for Spring/Summer scholarships
F Mar 1 Last day continuing undergraduate students and former students admitted spring term, summer term, or fall semester 2013 may apply for scholarships for fall semester 2013 and winter semester 2014
Th Mar 7 Last day to add second block classes
Th Mar 7 Last day to drop a second block class without a W (official withdrawal) appearing on the transcript
F Mar 8 Last day graduate students in dissertation, thesis, or selected project programs may have a final oral examination (defense of their work) for April 2013 graduation. Note: Ample time should be allowed to make corrections in dissertations, theses, or selected projects after the final oral examination and before the deadline for submitted the ETD
F Mar 15 Last day graduate students may submit their dissertation, thesis, or selected project along with ADV Form 8d for signature to the dean of their college for April 2013 graduation
F Mar 15 Due date for Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement for academic year Fall 2013–Summer 2014
T Mar 19 Last day to withdraw from a semester class for academic reasons
F Mar 22 Last day graduate students may submit the ETD of their dissertation, thesis, or selected project so that the status shows Office Review and take ADV Form 8d to Graduate Studies (105 FPH); complete remaining degree requirements; pay fees; and submit exam results and any I and T, etc., grade changes to the Registrar's Office for April 2013 graduation (including any prerequisite Independent Study)
F Mar 29 Last day undergraduates may submit to the Registrar's Office all incompletes, T grades, special exams, GE challenges, military credit, official transcripts of work completed at other schools, and any other information pertaining to April 2013 graduation
W Apr 3 Last day to withdraw from a second block class for academic reasons
W Apr 3 Last day to officially discontinue from the university or withdraw from all classes for nonacademic emergencies
F Apr 5 Last day undergraduate Independent Study final exams may be submitted for April 2013 graduation
T Apr 16 Last day of class instruction
W, Th Apr 17–18 Exam preparation days
F, Sa, M–W Apr 19–20, 22–24 Final exams
Th Apr 25 Graduation—university commencement
F Apr 26 Graduation—college convocations
W May 1 Winter semester 2013 grades due
F May 3 Winter semester 2013 grades available



Spring Term 2013
F Sept 14, 2012 Departmental application deadlines for spring term 2013 entry to graduate study may be as early as September 15, 2012. For specific program and department deadlines and requirements, refer to the department listing in the 2012–2013 BYU Graduate Catalog or check with the department
F Feb 1, 2013 Last day new freshmen may submit undergraduate applications for spring term 2013, summer term 2013, or fall semester 2013 admission, academic scholarships, and talent awards
F Feb 1 Last day international students (new freshman, transfer, and former) may submit admission applications for spring term 2013, summer term 2013, or fall semester 2013
F Feb 1 Registration opens
F Feb 1 Last day transfer and former BYU students—including international students—may submit undergraduate admission applications for spring term 2013, summer term 2013, or fall semester 2013
F Feb 15 Last day for undergraduates to apply and pay fee for June 2013 graduation
F Mar 1 Last day continuing undergraduate students may submit scholarship applications for spring or summer terms 2013
F Mar 1 Last day former students admitted spring term or summer term 2013 may apply for spring term and summer term 2013 scholarships
F Mar 1 Last day former students may apply for fall semester 2013 or winter semester 2014 scholarships
F Mar 1 All enrolled continuing undergraduate, graduate, intern, or Study Abroad students' Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsements are due to avoid registration delays for fall semester 2013
M Apr 15 Last day for undergraduates to apply and pay fee for August 2013 graduation
T Apr 23 Tuition due in full. Ability to add additional courses for spring 2013 will be restricted due to non-payment
M Apr 29 Last day to discontinue enrollment without a withdraw date posted on the transcript
T Apr 30 Classes begin
F May 3 Last day graduate students may apply for June 2013 diploma
T May 7 Last day to add classes
T May 7 Last day to drop classes without incurring a pro-rata tuition charge
T May 7 Last day to drop a class without a W (official withdrawal) appearing on the transcript
T May 7 Final tuition deadline. Current class enrollment will be dropped for non-payment. Late payments will not be accepted
T May 7 Last day for new students to submit Student Health Plan enrollment or certification of other coverage through the MyBYU Web site
F May 24 Last day undergraduates may submit to the Registrar's Office all incompletes, T grades, special exams, GE challenges, military credit, official transcripts of work completed at other schools, and any other information pertaining to June 2013 graduation
F May 24 Last day graduate students in dissertation, thesis, or selected project programs may schedule a final oral examination (defense of their work) and submit copies of their work to their graduate committee for June 2013 graduation. Note: Ample time should be allowed to make corrections in dissertations, theses, or selected projects after the final oral examination and before the deadline for submitting the ETD.
F May 24 Last day graduate students may apply for August 2013 graduation
M May 27 Memorial Day holiday
F May 31 Last day undergraduate Independent Study final exams may be submitted for June 2013 graduation
Sa Jun 1 Full payment due on BYU short-term loans for spring term 2013
T Jun 4 Last day to withdraw from a class for academic reasons
T Jun 4 Last day to officially discontinue from the university or withdraw from all classes for nonacademic emergencies
F Jun 7 Last day graduate students in dissertation, thesis, or selected project programs may have a final oral examination (defense of their work) for a June 2013 diploma
F Jun 14 Last day graduate students may submit their dissertation, thesis, or selected project along with ADV Form 8d for signature to the dean of their college for a June 2013 diploma
F Jun 14 Last day graduate students in dissertation, thesis, or selected project programs may schedule a final oral examination (defense of their work) and submit copies of their work to their graduate committee for August 2013 graduation
M Jun 17 Last day of class instruction
T Jun 18 Exam preparation day
W, Th Jun 19–20 Final exams
Th Jun 20 Last day graduate students may submit the ETD of their dissertation, thesis, or selected project so that the status shows Office Review, and take ADV Form 8d to Graduate Studies (105 FPH); complete remaining degree requirements; pay fees; and submit exam results and any I and T etc. grade changes to the Registrar's Office for a June 2013 diploma (including any prerequisite Independent Study)
Th Jun 20 Graduation (no exercises)
F Jun 28 Spring term 2013 grades due
F Jun 28 Last day graduate students in dissertation, thesis, or selected project programs may have a final oral examination (defense of their work) for August 2013 graduation. Note: Ample time should be allowed to make corrections in dissertations, theses, or selected projects after the final oral examination and before the deadline for submitting the ETD
Su Jun 30 Last day federal government will accept Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2012–2013 academic year
M Jul 1 Spring term 2013 grades available



Summer Term 2013
Th Dec 1, 2012 Departmental application deadlines for summer term 2013 entry to graduate study may be as early as December 1, 2012. For specific program and department deadlines and requirements, refer to the department listing in the 2012—2013 BYU Graduate Catalog or check with the department
F Mar 1, 2013 Last day continuing undergraduate students may submit scholarship applications for summer term 2013
F Feb 1 Registration opens
F Feb 1 Last day new freshmen may submit undergraduate applications for summer term 2013 or fall semester 2013 admission, and academic scholarships
F Feb 1 Last day international students (new freshman, transfer, and former) may submit admission applications for summer term 2013 or fall semester 2013
F Feb 1 Last day transfer and former BYU students—including international students—may submit undergraduate admission applications for summer term 2013 or fall semester 2013
F Mar 1 Last day former students admitted for summer term 2013 may apply for summer term 2013 scholarships
F Mar 1 Last day former students may apply for fall semester 2013 or winter semester 2014 scholarships
F Mar 1 All enrolled continuing undergraduate, graduate, intern, or Study Abroad students' Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsements are due to avoid registration delays for fall semester 2013
M Apr 15 Last day for undergraduates to apply and pay fee for August 2013 graduation
F May 24 Last day graduate students may apply for August 2013 graduation
F Jun 14 Last day graduate students in dissertation, thesis, or selected project programs may schedule a final oral examination (defense of their work) and submit copies of their work to their graduate committee for August 2013 graduation. Note: Ample time should be allowed to make corrections in dissertations, theses, or selected projects after the final oral examination and before the deadline for submitting the ETD
M Jun 17 Tuition due in full. Ability to add additional courses for summer 2013 will be restricted due to non-payment
F, Sa Jun 21–22 New Student Orientation
Su Jun 23 Last day to discontinue enrollment without a withdraw date posted on the transcript
M Jun 24 Classes begin
F Jun 28 Last day graduate students in dissertation, thesis, or selected project programs may have a final oral examination (defense of their work) for August 2013 graduation. Note: Ample time should be allowed to make corrections in dissertations, theses, or selected projects after the final oral examination and before the deadline for submitting the ETD
Su Jun 30 Last day federal government will accept Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2012–2013 academic year
M Jul 1 Last day to add classes
M Jul 1 Last day to drop classes without incurring a pro-rata tuition charge
M Jul 1 Last day to drop a class without a W (official withdrawal) appearing on the transcript
M Jul 1 Final tuition deadline. Current class enrollment will be dropped for non-payment. Late payments will not be accepted
M Jul 1 Last day for new students to submit Student Health Plan enrollment or certification of other coverage through the MyBYU Web site
Th Jul 4 Independence Day holiday
F Jul 5 Last day graduate students may submit their dissertation, thesis, or selected project along with ADV Form 8d for signature to the dean of their college for August 2013 graduation
F Jul 12 Last day graduate students may submit the ETD of their dissertation, thesis, or selected project so that the status shows Office Review, and take ADV Form 8d to Graduate Studies (105 FPH); complete remaining degree requirements; pay fees; and submit exam results and any I and T, etc., grade changes to the Registrar's Office for August 2013 graduation (including any prerequisite Independent Study)
F Jul 19 Last day undergraduates may submit to the Registrar's Office all incompletes, T grades, special exams, GE challenges, military credit, official transcripts of work completed at other schools, and any other information pertaining to August 2013 graduation
W Jul 24 Pioneer Day holiday
F Jul 26 Last day undergraduate Independent Study final exams may be submitted for August 2013 graduation
T Jul 30 Last day to withdraw from a class for academic reasons
T Jul 30 Last day to officially discontinue from the university or withdraw from all classes for nonacademic emergencies
Th Aug 1 Full payment due on BYU short-term loans for summer term 2013
M Aug 12 Last day of class instruction
T Aug 13 Exam preparation day
W, Th Aug 14–15 Final exams
Th Aug 15 Graduation—university commencement
F Aug 16 Graduation—college convocations
Th Aug 22 Summer term 2013 grades due
M Aug 26 Summer term 2013 grades available