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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Students are expected to stay abreast with important University and CEHD specific dates and deadlines.

Failure to adhere to important dates and deadlines could result in missed opportunities, penalties, and delayed action. Students should plan accordingly to submit academic actions, such as appeals and exceptions, applications and forms, and incomplete assignments in advance of stated deadlines in order to allow sufficient time for processing.

An abbreviated list of important dates and deadlines are presented below. A more expansive list of important dates and deadlines are available on the Office of the University Registrar website.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Summer 2024
Important dates for Summer 2024 (pdf)
Summer 2024 Important Dates and Deadlines
12 Week SessionSession A (5 Week)Session B (8 Week)Session C (5 Week)Session D (10 Week)Session E (7.5 Week)Session F (5 Week) ONLINE
Schedule of Classes available in Patriot WebFeb. 6Feb. 6Feb. 6Feb. 6Feb. 6Feb. 6Feb. 6
Undergraduate Course Repeat Requests due to SAAApril 29April 29May 14June 10April 29April 29June 24
Individualized Sections due to SAAMay 6May 6May 21June 17May 6May 6July 1
Time Conflict Requests due to SAAMay 6May 6May 21June 17May 6May 6July 1
First Day of ClassesMay 13May 13May 28June 24May 13May 13July 8
Last Day to AddMay 20May 15May 30June 26May 13May 15July 10
Memorial Day (University Closed)May 27May 27May 27N/AMay 27May 27N/A
Last Day to Drop (100% Refund)May 28May 20June 12July 2May 27May 17July 15
Last Day to Drop (50% Refund)June 3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Unrestricted Withdrawal PeriodJune 4 - June 10May 21 - May 27June 13 - June 20July 3 - July 9May 28 - June 3May 18 - May 31July 16 - July 22
B/AM Transition Forms due to SAAJune 15June 15June 15June 15June 15June 15June 15
Juneteenth (University Closed)June 19June 19June 19June 19June 19June 19June 19
Selective Withdrawal Period (Undergraduates Only)June 11 - July 1May 28 - June 2June 21 - July 9July 10 - July 16June 4 - June 17June 1 - June 7July 23 - July 29
Independence Day ObservanceN/AJuly 4July 4July 4July 4July 4N/A
Dissertation / Thesis DeadlineJuly 26July 26July 26July 26July 26July 26July 26
Last Day of ClassJuly 31June 17July 24July 30July 17July 5Aug. 9
Examination PeriodAug. 1 - Aug. 3June 20 - June 22July 25 - July 27July 31 - Aug. 1July 18 - July 20July 8 - July 9Aug. 9
Degree ConferralAug. 17Aug. 17Aug. 17Aug. 17Aug. 17Aug. 17Aug. 17
Degree Conferral Grace Period EndsSept. 27Sept. 27Sept. 27Sept. 27Sept. 27Sept. 27Sept. 27
Spring 2024
Important dates for Spring 2024 (pdf)
Spring 2024 Important Dates and Deadlines
Schedule of Classes available in Patriot WebOctober 3
Individualized Section Forms Due to SAAJanuary 9
Re-enrollment Applications Due to SAA (Graduate and Non-Degree)January 9
Time Conflict Requests, Course Audits & Reserve Grad Credit Forms (Undergraduate) Due to SAAJanuary 9
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (University Closed)January 15
First Day of Classes/Payment Due DateJanuary 16
Last Day to Add ClassesJanuary 23
Last Day to Drop Classes (Full Tuition Refund)January 30
Last Day to Drop Classes (50% Tuition Refund)/Last Day to Purchase Tuition InsuranceFebruary 6
Unrestricted Withdrawal Period (No Tuition Refund)February 7 – February 20
Mid-term Evaluation Period (100-200 Level Classes)February 12 – March 15
Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Transitions for Spring 2024 Graduates due to SAAFebruary 15
Selective Withdrawal Period (Undergraduate Only/No Tuition Refund)February 21 – March 25
Spring Recess (No Classes)March 4 – March 10
Incomplete Work from Fall 2023 Due to InstructorMarch 22
Incomplete Extension Requests Due to SAAMarch 22
Incomplete Grade Changes from Fall 2023 Due to RegistrarMarch 29
Summer 2024 Study Elsewhere Requests Due to SAAApril 26
Dissertation/Thesis DeadlineApril 26
Grade Appeals for Fall 2023 Due to SAAApril 26
Last Day of ClassesApril 29
Reading Days (No Regular Classes or Exams Held)April 30 and May 5
Exam PeriodMay 1 – May 8
Incomplete Grade Contracts Due to the Academic Program OfficeMay 3
Spring Commencement CeremonyMay 9
Degree Conferral DateMay 10
CEHD Degree CelebrationMay 11
Spring 2024 Degree Conferral Grace Period EndsJune 21
Fall 2023
Important dates for Fall 2023 (pdf)