Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

Spring 2021 Registration Timeline. All dates are listed in detail below.

October
October 5, 2020 Personal registration information available in the SDSU WebPortal.
October 5, 2020 Spring 2021 basic tuition and fee payments accepted.
November
November 2, 2020 Spring 2021 registration begins.
January
January 18 Holiday—Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Faculty/staff holiday. Campus closed.
January 19 First day of spring semester.
January 19 Last day to pay Basic Tuition and Fees without a late fee.
January 19 Last day for nonresident (foreign and out-of-state) students to pay deferred tuition and not incur service charges.
January 19 Last day to officially withdraw for the spring 2021 semester and receive a full refund.
January 20 First Day of Classes. Faculty can begin to add students from class section wait lists. If a seat becomes available, students on the wait list will be added automatically. Faculty can select the number of students to be added to each course section through the class rosters available in the SDSU WebPortal.
January 20 Basic Tuition and Fee payments accepted with a late fee.
January 20 Beginning on the First Day of Class, refunds for withdrawals will be prorated based on the percentage of the term completed.
January 26 Last day of wait list auto-enrollment. Faculty control adding seats from the wait list after this date.
January 27–February 2 On the sixth day of classes through 10th day of classes, faculty must monitor their class rosters and determine if students may be added to the wait list to meet the enrollment needs for the class. Students will not be automatically enrolled unless faculty add the seats from their wait lists, even if a seat becomes available.
January 29 Last day for faculty to drop students from classes. (11:59 p.m. deadline)
February
February 2 Schedule adjustment deadline. Last day for students to add, drop, or change grading basis (7:59 p.m. deadline). Last day for faculty to add from their wait list.
February 2 Last day to officially withdraw from the university without penalty fee for spring semester 2021.
February 2 Last day for payment of fees for registration (3:30 p.m. deadline).
February 2 Last day to opt-out of Immediate Access for online course materials.
February 2 Last day to file petition for concurrent master's degree credit for spring semester 2021.
February 2 Last day to file application for bachelor's degree or advanced degree for May and August 2021 graduation. For more information visit the Apply to Graduate web page.
February 5 Applications available for December 2021 graduation with a bachelor's degree or advanced degree in your SDSU WebPortal. For more information visit the Apply to Graduate web page.
February 16 Census.
March
March 1 Summer 2021 registration begins.
March 23 Last day to officially withdraw from all classes for spring 2021 and receive a prorated refund (withdrawal after February 2 requires special approval and a penalty fee is assessed).
March 26 Thesis Submission Deadline: Final Day, by 3:45 p.m., for submitting thesis with the processing fee to Montezuma Publishing for thesis review to have the best likelihood for graduation in Spring 2021.
March 28 Last day of classes before spring recess.
March 29–April 2 Spring recess.
March 31 Holiday—Cesar Chavez Day. Faculty/staff holiday. Campus closed.
April
April 5 Classes resume.
May
May 6 Last day of classes before final examinations.
May 6 Last day for reporting results on comprehensive examinations to the Division of Graduate Affairs by department or college.
May 7–13 Final examinations.
May 13 Commencement, Imperial Valley Campus. More information is available on the SDSU Imperial Valley Commencement 2021 web page.
May 13 Thesis Publication Deadline: Thesis review process, including publishing, must be completed by 3:45 p.m. on this date at Montezuma Publishing to meet graduation requirement. Students missing the final deadline will be evaluated for graduation in the upcoming semester.
May 14–16 Commencement, main campus. Visit the Commencement website for more information.
May 21 Last day for submission of incomplete and RP grade removals (excluding thesis) for May 2021 graduation with an advanced degree.
May 21 Avoid Re-enrollment in 799B: Final day, by 3:45 p.m., to submit thesis with processing fee to Montezuma Publishing without having to enroll in thesis 799B the following semester.
May 21 Grades due from instructors. (11 p.m. deadline.)
May 21 Last day of spring semester.

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