USFSM operates on a semester system. Fall semesters begins in August and spring semester begins in January. The summer semester has three sessions beginning in May and July. Visit the Academic Calendar website for appropriate dates.

FALL SEMESTER, 2015

March 1 Application Deadline Date for international applicants to apply for admission and submit all required credentials and supporting documents http://usfsm.edu/admissions/international-students/
May 1 Freshman Application Deadline
June 1 Application Deadline Date for undergraduate transfers and former students returning to apply for admission
Graduate Admissions:
(Contact graduate program for the most current information about admission deadline)
August 21 Last day to register for Fall 2015 classes without late registration fee penalty
August 24 First day of classes
August 28 Last day to drop and receive full refund of registration fees – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
August 28 Last day to add courses – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
August 28 Last day for late registration – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
August 28 Last day to pay fees
September 7 Labor Day Holiday
September 18 Fall 2015 Graduation Application Deadline
October 31 Last day to withdraw from courses with a “W”; no refund & no academic penalty – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
November 11 Veterans’ Day Holiday
November 26-27 Thanksgiving Holidays
December 4 Last day of classes
December 6 Final Exams (Distance Ed)
December 5-11 Final Exam Week
December 13 Commencement (Sarasota-Manatee)
December 24-25 Christmas Holiday

SPRING SEMESTER, 2016

October 1 Application Deadline Date for international applicants to apply for admission and submit all required credentials and supporting documents http://usfsm.edu/admissions/international-students/
October 1 Application Deadline Date for undergraduate transfers and former students returning to apply for admission
Graduate Admissions:
(Contact graduate program for the most current information about their admission deadline)
November 1 Freshman Application Deadline
December 31-January 1 New Year’s Holiday
January 8 Last day to register for Spring 2014 without late registration fee penalty
January 11 First day of classes
January 15 Last day to drop and receive full refund of registration fees – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
January 15 Last day to add courses – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
January 15 Last day for late registration – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
January 15 Last day to pay fees
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
February 5 Spring 2016 Graduation Application Deadline
March 14-19 Spring Semester Break
March 26 Last day to withdraw from courses with a “W”; no refund & no academic penalty – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
April 29 Last day of classes
April 30-May 6 Spring Final Exams
May 1 Spring Final Exams (Distance Learning)
May 9 Spring Commencement, Sarasota-Manatee

SUMMER TERM, 2016

Session A (First Six-week Session)

March 1 Application Deadline Date for international applicants to apply for admission and submit all required credentials and supporting documents http://usfsm.edu/admissions/international-students/
March 1 Application Deadline Date for undergraduate transfers and former students returning to apply for admission
Graduate Admissions:
(Contact graduate program for the most current information about their admission deadline)
April 1 Freshman Application Deadline
May 13 Last day to register for Summer 2016 session A classes without late registration fee penalty
May 16 Summer A first day of classes
May 20 Last day to drop and receive full refund of registration fees – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
May 20 Last day to add courses
May 20 Last day for late registration
May 20 Last day to pay fees
May 30 Memorial Day Holiday
June 10 Graduation Application Deadline
June 11 Last day to withdraw from courses with a “W”; no refund & no academic penalty – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
June 24 Summer A Last day of classes

Session B (Second Six-week Session)

March 1 Application Deadline Date for international applicants to apply for admission and submit all required credentials and supporting documents http://usfsm.edu/admissions/international-students/
March 1 Application Deadline Date for undergraduate transfers and former students returning to apply for admission(except for international applicants)
Graduate Admissions:
(Contact graduate program for the most current information about their admission deadline)
April 1 Freshman Application Deadline
June 10 Graduation Application Deadline
June 24 Last day to register for Summer 2016 session B classes without late registration fee penalty
June 27 Summer B classes begin
July 4 Independence Day Holiday
July 1 Last day to drop and receive full refund of registration fees – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
July 1 Last day to add courses
July 1 Last day for late registration
July 1 Last day to pay fees
July 23 Last day to withdraw from courses with a “W”; no refund & no academic penalty – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
August 5 Summer B last day of classes

Session C (Ten-week Session)

March 1 Application Deadline Date for international applicants to apply for admission and submit all required credentials and supporting documents http://usfsm.edu/admissions/international-students/
March 1 Application Deadline Date for undergraduate transfers and former students returning to apply for admission (except for international applicants)
Graduate Admissions:
(Contact graduate program for the most current information about their admission deadline)
April 1 Freshman Application Deadline
May 13 Last day to register for Summer 2016 session C classes without late registration fee penalty
May 16 Summer C classes begins
May 20 Last day to drop and receive full refund of registration fees – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
May 20 Last day to add courses
May 20 Last day for late registration
May 20 Last day to pay fees
May 30 Memorial Day Holiday
June 10 Graduation Application Deadline
July 2 Last day to withdraw from courses with a “W”; no refund & no academic penalty – Deadline: 5:00 p.m.
July 4 Independence Day Holiday
July 22 Summer C last day of classes

Dates are subject to change. Please refer to the Registrar’s website for current information.