Apr 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

2020-2021 Graduate Academic Calendar


Add/Drop/Withdraw Information


Prior to the start of a course, students may add or drop a class. After classes start, students may add a class only if they have the approval of the instructor or program coordinator; an add/drop form, with the instructor’s signature, must be processed with the Registrar’s Office. Students may drop a course during the first two weeks of class (for summer courses only through the second class meeting), after that they must send an email from their official McDaniel College email address to the Registrar’s Office including name, student ID number, the course title, number and section for the course or courses to drop and a daytime phone number. Notifying the instructor of the class is common courtesy, but is NOT an official drop.

If a student drops a course(s) after the first two weeks of class, a grade of “W” will be posted on the transcript.  A W is not calculated in the student’s GPA.  Students may not drop a class two weeks prior to the class ending without permission of the program coordinator.


Fall Semester 2020

Opening Faculty Meeting and Remards to the College Community Tues., Aug. 18
Graduate (GR) on-campus classes begin Mon., Aug. 24
GR Session I online classes Mon., Aug. 24-Oct. 18
GR Session I off-campus cohort classes Mon., Aug. 24-Oct. 19
Labor Day - no classes Mon., Sept. 7
GR Comprehensive Experience Sat., Oct. 10
Homecoming Sat., Oct. 17
GR Session II online classes Mon., Oct. 19-Thurs., Dec. 17
GR Session II off-campus cohort classes Tues., Oct. 20-Sat., Dec. 12
Spring GR registration begins Sun., Nov. 1
Thanksgiving Wed., Nov. 25-Thurs., Nov. 26
Classes resume Mon., Nov. 30
GR semester ends Thurs., Dec. 17
GR final grades due 48 hrs. after last class

Spring Semester 2021

Graduate (GR) Spring Semester Mon., Jan.11-Thurs., May 13
GR Session I online classes Mon., Jan. 11-Sun., March 7
GR 15-week classes (internship, practicum, & online) Mon., Jan. 25-Thurs., May 13
GR Comprehensive Experience Sat., March 13
GR Session II online classes Mon., March 15-Sun., May 9
Summer and Fall GR registration begins Thurs., April 1
GR semester ends Thurs., May 13
GR final grades due 48 hrs. after last class
Commencement Sat., May 22

Summer Term 2021

Graduate (GR) Summer Session Mon., May 24-Sun., Aug. 8
GR Session I online classes Mon., May 24-Sun., July 18
GR Session II online classes Mon., June 14-Sun., Aug. 8
Independence Day - no classes Mon., July 5
GR Comprehensive Experience Sat., July 10
GR final grades due 48 hrs. after last class