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SAIS Washington DC
2019-2020 Academic Calendar

Key Dates

*subject to change

Monday, June 3-Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Summer Programs in Washington, DC
Thursday, July 4, 2019 Independence Day—SAIS is closed
Monday July 15-Friday, August 23, 2019 MIEF Summer term for the 2019-2020 cohort
Monday, July 29-Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Pre-Term Program
Friday, August 23, 2019 Conferral date for summer degree completion
Saturday, August 31, 2019 Fall 2019 semester begins
Monday, September 2, 2019 Labor Day—SAIS is closed
Sunday, November 24-Sunday, December 1, 2019 Fall Break/Thanksgiving Week
Monday, December 9, 2019 Fall 2019 classes end
Friday, December 27, 2019 Conferral date for fall degree completion
Tuesday, January 14-Friday, January 24, 2020 MIEF intersession
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Spring 2020 semester begins
Sunday, March 15-Sunday, March 22, 2020 Spring Break
Saturday, May 2, 2020 Spring 2020 classes end
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 SAIS graduation ceremony
Thursday, May 21, 2020 JHU graduation ceremony in Baltimore and conferral date for spring degree completion
Monday, May 25-Monday, June 22, 2020 MIEF summer term for students in 2019-2020 cohort
Monday, June 1-Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Summer Programs in Washington, DC
Friday, July 3, 2020 Independence Day Observed—SAIS is closed
Monday, July 13-Friday, August 21, 2020 MIEF Summer term for 2020-2021 cohort
Monday, July 27-Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Pre-Term Program
Friday, August 21, 2020 Conferral date for summer degree completion

Summer 2019

Monday, May 27 MIEF summer term begins for students in 2018-2019 cohort
Monday, June 3-Tuesday, July 16 Summer Programs in Washington, DC
Sunday, May 19-Tuesday, May 21 Online economics waiver exams: micro, macro, trade, monetary, and statistics
Friday, June 21 MIEF summer term ends for students in 2018-2019 cohort
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day—SAIS is closed
Monday, July 8 Course registration opens online for Fall 2019
Wednesday, July 10 Tuition due for Summer and Fall for MIEF students
Friday, July 12 MIEF Orientation
Monday, July 15-Friday, August 23 MIEF Summer term for 2019-2020 cohort
Monday, July 29-Tuesday, August 27 Pre-Term Program
Monday-Friday, August 26-30 MIEF Summer final exams
Friday, August 23 Conferral date for summer degree completion

Fall 2019

Monday, August 12 Part-time/non-degree application/registration deadline for Fall 2019
Monday, August 26-Wednesday, August 28 Online economics waiver exams: micro, macro, trade, monetary, and statistics
Thursday and Friday, August 29-30 Orientation for new MA, MIPP, and PhD students
Friday, August 30 6:00pm deadline for registration for all non-language courses—ALL STUDENTS MUST BE REGISTERED TO PARTICIPATE IN BIDDING. ROUND ONE OF BIDDING OCCURS THE WEEKEND BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN.
Saturday, August 31 Fall 2019 semester begins

Core Exams:
AFP: 9:00am-noon; Theories of IR: 1:00-4:00pm
CP: 9:00am-noon; Evol of Intl Sys: 1:00-4:00pm
European & Eurasian Studies Comps I, II, and III

Monday, September 2 Labor Day—SAIS is closed
Tuesday, September 3-Friday, September 13 Online Drop/Add for non-language courses. Drop/Add ends at noon on Friday, September 13, 2019
Tuesday-Friday, September 3-6 Language Placement/Proficiency Exams
Friday, September 6 Payment for Fall 2019 tuition and fees is due at 5:00pm for MA, MIPP, non-degree, certificate, and PhD students
Monday, September 9 8:00pm DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR ROUND TWO OF BIDDING FOR THE FALL TERM
Tuesday, September 10 Language classes begin
Tuesday, September 10-Monday, September 23 Online Language Drop/Add
Friday, September 13 Last day to change a first-half-term course from credit to audit
Monday, September 16-Monday, September 23 Exceptional Drop/Add in person in the Registrar's Office for non-language courses w/ faculty consent
Monday, September 23 Last day to change a full-semester course from credit to audit
Tuesday, September 24-Friday, November 8 Course withdrawal period—a ‘W’ will appear on a student’s transcript when a non-language or language course is dropped during this period
Monday, October 14 Last day of classes for first 7-week courses
Tuesday, October 15-Monday, October 21 Final Exams for first 7-week courses
Tuesday, October 22 Second 7-week classes begin
Monday, October 28 Deadline to submit incomplete grades for Spring 2019 without grade restriction
Friday, November 1 Deadline to drop a 7-week course that began week of October 22
Deadline to request Leave of Absence for Spring 2020
Last day to change a second-half-term course from credit to audit
Friday, November 8 Last day to withdraw from a full-semester course with a grade of "W"
Last day to change a class from audit to credit
Saturday, November 9 Optional Snow Day make up for any classes cancelled if SAIS closed for inclement weather
Sunday, November 24-Sunday, December 1 Fall Break/Thanksgiving Week
Monday-Friday, December 2-6 Language Proficiency Exams
Monday, December 9 Last day of fall semester classes
Incomplete grades from spring semester become failures
Tuesday, December 10 Reading day
Oral exams to qualify for Honors
Core Exams:
AFP: 9:00am-noon; Theories of IR: 1:00-4:00pm European & Eurasian Studies Comps II and III
Wednesday, December 11 Reading day
Final exams for all microeconomics and international trade courses, 9:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, December 12 Reading day
Oral exams to qualify for Honors
Core Exams:
CP: 9:00am-noon; Evol of Intl Sys: 1:00-4:00pm
European & Eurasian Studies Comp I
Friday, December 13 Reading day
Final exams for all macroeconomics (9:00a.m.-noon) and monetary theory (1:00-4:00p.m.) courses
Saturday, December 14 Optional Snow Day make up for any classes cancelled if SAIS closed for inclement weather
Monday-Friday, December 16-20 Final exams; consult the final exam schedule
Friday, December 27 Fall semester final grades due
Friday, December 27 Conferral date for fall degree completion

Spring 2020

Monday, December 9, 2019 Online registration for Spring 2020 opens
Tuesday, January 21-Thursday, January 23 Online economics waiver exams: micro, macro, trade, monetary, and statistics open to all first-year DC students. This is the last opportunity for first-year students to attempt the waiver exams.
Tuesday, January 14 MIEF intersession begins
MIEF tuition and fees due for Spring and Summer
Thursday-Friday, January 23-24 Orientation for new MA, MIPP, and PhD students
Friday, January 24 MIEF intersession ends
6:00pm deadline for registration for all non-language courses—ALL STUDENTS MUST BE REGISTERED TO PARTICIPATE IN BIDDING. ROUND ONE OF BIDDING OCCURS THE WEEKEND BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN.
Saturday, January 25 Spring 2020 semester begins
Core Exams:
AFP: 9:00am-noon; Theories of IR: 1:00-4:00pm
CP: 9:00am-noon; Evol of Intl Sys: 1:00-4:00pm
European & Eurasian Studies Comps I, II, and III
Monday, January 27-Friday, February 7 Online Drop/Add for non-language courses; online Drop/Add will close at noon on Friday, February 7
Tuesday-Friday, January 28-31 Language Placement/Proficiency Exams
Friday, January 31 6:00pm DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR ROUND TWO OF BIDDING FOR THE SPRING TERM
Payment for Spring 2020 tuition and fees is due at 5:00pm for MA, MIPP, non-degree, certificate, and PhD students
Tuesday, February 4 Language classes begin
Tuesday, February 4-Friday, February 14 Online Language Drop/Add
Friday, February 7 Last day to change a first-half-term course from credit to audit
Monday, February 10-Monday, February 17 Exceptional Drop/Add in person in the Registrar’s Office for non-language courses with faculty consent
Monday, February 17 Last day to change a full-term course from credit to audit Presidents’ Day—classes will be held
Tuesday, February 18-Friday, April 10 ourse withdrawal period—a ‘W’ will appear on a student’s transcript when a non-language or language course is dropped during this period
Saturday, February 22 Optional Snow Day make up for any classes cancelled if SAIS closed for inclement weather
Friday, March 6 First 7-week classes end
Monday-Friday, March 9-13 Final exams for first 7-week classes
Sunday, March 15-Sunday, March 22 Spring break
Monday, March 23 7-week classes begin
Friday, March 27 Deadline to submit incomplete grades for Fall 2019 without grade restriction
Saturday, March 28 Optional Snow Day make up for any classes cancelled if SAIS closed for inclement weather
Friday, April 3 Deadline to drop a 7-week course that began week of March 23
Last day to change a second-half-term course from credit to audit
Friday, April 10 Last day to withdraw from a full-semester course with a grade of "W"
Last day to change a class from audit to credit
Monday, April 27-Friday, May 1 Language Proficiency Exams
Friday, May 1 Incomplete grades from fall semester become failures
Saturday, May 2 Last day of Spring semester classes
Monday, May 4 Reading day
Oral exams to qualify for Honors
Tuesday, May 5 Reading day
Core Exams:
AFP: 9:00am-noon; Theories of IR: 1:00-4:00pm
European & Eurasian Studies Comps I and III
Oral exams to qualify for Honors
Wednesday, May 6 Reading day
Final exams for all microeconomics and international trade courses, 9:00am-noon
Oral exams to qualify for Honors
Thursday, May 7 Reading day
Core Exams:
CP: 9:00am-noon; Evol of Intl Sys: 1:00-4:00pmEuropean & Eurasian Studies Comp II
Oral exams to qualify for Honors
Friday, May 8 Reading day
Final exams for all macroeconomics (9:00a.m.-noon) and monetary theory (1:00-4:00p.m.) courses
Monday-Friday, May 11-15 Final exams; consult the final exam schedule
Tuesday, May 19 Spring semester final grades due
Wednesday, May 20 SAIS graduation ceremony
Thursday, May 21 JHU graduation ceremony in Baltimore and conferral date for spring degree completion
Friday, May 29 Deadline to request a Leave of Absence for Fall 2020



Summer 2020

Monday, May 25 MIEF summer term begins for students in 2019-2020 cohort
Monday, June 1-Tuesday, July 14 Summer Programs in Washington, DC
Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7 Online economics waiver exams: micro, macro, trade, monetary, and statistics
Friday, June 19 MIEF summer term ends for students in 2019-2020 cohort
Friday, July 3 Independence Day Observed—SAIS is closed
Monday, July 6 Course registration opens online for Fall 2020
Wednesday, July 8 Tuition due for Summer and Fall for MIEF students
Friday, July 10 MIEF Orientation
Monday, July 13-Friday, August 21 MIEF Summer term for 2020-2021 cohort
Monday, July 27-Tuesday, August 25 Pre-Term Program
Monday-Friday, August 24-28 MIEF Summer final exams
Friday, August 21 Conferral date for summer degree completion