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Academic Calendar 2019-2020 

*subject to revision, as needed - last update April 18, 2019

Tue. June 11 Deadline to register for Economics Waiver Exams scheduled on June 25 and 26
Waiver exams are available for Intermediate Micro- and Macroeconomics, International Trade and Monetary Theory, and Statistics
  • Exams can be taken online anywhere and anytime during these two days. Inquiries should be directed to
Mon. July 1 Pre-Term Registration deadline and payment of the deposit
Tue. July 30 Deadline to register for Economic Waiver Exams scheduled on Aug. 13 and 14
Mon. Aug. 12 Deadline for all pre-term Microeconomics students to take Calculus test online
Deadline for all other students attending pre-term to take Pre-Calculus test online
Test can be found at: Blackboard/Community/My Organizations. Plan to take it by midnight CET on Aug. 12.
Mon. Aug. 12 – Fri. Aug. 16 Arrival and Orientation for Pre-Term

Mon. Aug. 19 Pre-Term Orientation and Welcome Reception
Deadline to pay pre-term fees
Deadline for MAGR students to pay 1st tuition installment
Mon. Aug. 19 - Fri. Sep. 13 Preterm for MA, MAIA, MIPP, Diploma
  • Intermediate Microeconomics, Statistics, Intensive English and Italian, Survival Italian and Math Review (see also detailed pre-term schedule)

Summer Program for MAGR

  • Fundamentals of Microeconomics and Int’l Trade Theory, Statistics, Math Review
Tue. Aug. 27 Deadline to Register for Economics Waiver Exams scheduled on Sept. 10 and 11
Mon. Sep. 9 Registration for non-language classes available in SIS
  • US students with federal loans should register to prove student status

Registration for language classes available on the BCWeb
Academic Advising begins

  • all students will receive an email regarding registration and advising procedures
  • language course advising takes place at Language Center on Via Zanolini, 15

Pre-calculus test: deadline for completion for students not attending pre-term (Blackboard/Community) Tue. Sep. 10 Language placement tests become

Tue. Sep. 10 Language placement tests become available on Blackboard (link will be provided)
Fri. Sep. 13 End of Pre-Term courses

  • Orientation includes information sessions and advising. A detailed schedule will be provided in due course
Wed. Sept. 18 English Proficiency Exam from 9:30am to 1:00pm
  • ALL non-native English speakers are required to take this exam at this time; bi-lingual students may request an exemption (form available on the BCWeb)
Fri. Sep. 20 Deadline for:
  • non-language course registration (in SIS)
  • language course registration (on the BCWeb)
  • payment of 1st semester tuition fee in Business Office (except MAGR)
Mon. Sep. 23 First day of class for 1st semester – non-language (including MAGR)
  • non-language drop/add available online on SIS

Deadline to complete online portion of language placement test (on Blackboard)

Page 2 of 2 Tue. Sep. 24 Language placement tests: last chance to take speaking portion of the test from 10:30am MA Core and EES Comprehensive exams from 11:00am to 2:00 or 3:00pm.
Wed. Sep. 25 Language proficiency exams (reading and writing)
Fri. Sep. 27 Language proficiency exams (listening and speaking)
Tue. Oct. 1 Language classes begin
Mon. Oct. 7 at 9 a.m. Deadline to change course registration (language and non-language courses)
  • Non-language course drop/add on SIS
  • Language course drop/add on BCWeb
Sat. Oct. 12 Career Day
Tue. Nov. 20 Deadline to Register for Economics Waiver Exams on Dec. 4 and 5
Fri. Dec. 6 Deadline for preliminary non-language course registration for the spring in SIS
Tue. Dec. 17 & Wed. Dec. 18 Final exams for language courses
Fri. Dec. 20 Last day of fall classes
Sat. Dec. 21 – Sun. Jan. 5 Winter Break (two weeks)
Mon. Jan. 6 – Fri. Jan. 17 Final exams for the fall semester
Mon. Jan. 6 Language course registration for the spring semester available on BC Web
Language placement tests available on Blackboard
Tue. Jan. 7 English proficiency exam (reading and writing)
Tue. Jan. 14 Deadline to Register for Economic Waiver Exams on Jan. 28 and 29
Thur. Jan. 16 Deadline for language course registration (on the BCWeb)
Fri. Jan. 17 Deadline to complete the online portion of the language placement tests (on Blackboard)
Sat. Jan. 18 – Sun. Jan. 26 Semester Recess
Fri. Jan. 24 Grades for the fall semester due
Sat. Jan. 25 Vienna Ball - tentative

Mon. Jan. 27 First day of non-language classes for 2nd semester (including MAGR)
  • non-language course drop/add available online in SIS
  • language course drop/add on the BC Web
Tue. Jan. 28 Last chance to take the speaking portion of the language placement tests
Wed. Jan. 29 Language proficiency exams (reading and writing) from 10:30am
Fri. Jan. 31 Language proficiency exams (listening and speaking) from 10:30am
Deadline for payment of 2nd semester tuition fee; 2nd payment for MAGR in the Business Office
Tue. Feb. 4 Language classes begin
Mon. Feb. 10 Deadline to change course registration: 9:00am
Sun. Mar. 15 – Sun. Mar. 22 Spring Break
Mon. Mar. 23 Classes resume
Sat. Apr. 11 – Mon. Apr. 13 Easter break
Tue. Apr. 28 - Wed. Apr. 29 Final exams for language courses
Fri. May 1 – Sun. May 3 Alumni Weekend – no language classes on Friday, May 1 – to be confirmed
Mon. May 4 Last day of non-language classes
Tue. May 5 - Wed. May 6 Language proficiency exams (reading and writing; listening and speaking)
Tue. May 5 – Sun May 10 Reading days and special exams including Core/Comp from previous semester
Mon. May 11 – Fri. May 22 Final exams for the spring semester
Sat. May 23 Graduation and Closing Ceremony
Fri. May 29 Spring semester grades due and end of the Spring term
Deadline to request Leave of Absence for Fall 2020

Mon. May 25 – Fri. Aug. 14 MAGR capstone project
Fri. Aug. 21 Conferral date for MAGR summer degree completion
Fri. Aug. 28 Deadline for MAGR graduation requirements