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Academic Calendar 2019-2020

*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


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


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 students in Washington DC. 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 school is 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 school is 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 Johns Hopkins SAIS Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 21 JHU Commencement Ceremony in Baltimore and conferral date for spring degree completion
Friday, May 29 Deadline to request a Leave of Absence for Fall 2020


Monday, May 25 MIEF summer term begins for students in 2019-2020 cohort
Monday, June 1-Tuesday, July 14 Summer Programs 
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—school 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


Academic Calendar 2020-2021

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 the 2020-2021 cohort

Monday, July 27-Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Pre-Term Program

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Fall 2020 semester begins

Monday, August 31, 2020

Conferral date for summer degree completion

Monday, September 7, 2020

Labor Day—SAIS is closed

Sunday, November 22-Sunday, November 29, 2020

Fall Break/Thanksgiving Week

Monday, December 7, 2020

Fall 2020 classes end

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Conferral date for fall degree completion

Monday, January 11-Friday, January 22, 2021

MIEF intersession

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Spring 2021 semester begins

Sunday, March 21-Sunday, March 28, 2021

Spring break

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Spring 2021 classes end

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

SAIS graduation ceremony

Thursday, May 27, 2021

JHU graduation ceremony in Baltimore and conferral date for spring degree completion

Monday, May 31-Monday, June 28, 2021

MIEF summer term for students in 2020-2021 cohort

Monday, May 31-Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Summer Programs in Washington, DC

Friday, July 2, 2021

Independence Day Observed—SAIS is closed

Monday, July 12-Friday, August 20, 2021

MIEF Summer term for 2021-2022 cohort

Monday, July 26-Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Pre-Term Program 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Conferral date for summer degree completion


Monday, August 10 Part-time/non-degree application/registration deadline for Fall 2020
Friday-Sunday, August 21-23 Online economics waiver exams: micro, macro, trade, monetary, and statistics
Thursday and Friday, August 27-28 Orientation for new MA, MIPP, and PhD students
Friday, August 28 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.

Payment for Fall 2020 tuition and fees is due at 5:00pm for MA, MIPP, certificate, DIA, and PhD students
Saturday, August 29 Fall 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, August 31-Friday, September 11 Online Drop/Add for non-language courses. Drop/Add ends at noon on Friday, September 11, 2020
Tuesday-Friday, September 1-4 Language Placement/Proficiency Exams
Friday, September 4 6:00pm DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR ROUND TWO OF BIDDING FOR THE FALL TERM
Friday, September 4-Monday, September 21 Online language Drop/Add
Monday, September 7 Labor Day—SAIS is closed
Tuesday, September 8 Language classes begin
Friday, September 11 Last day to change a first-half-term course from credit to audit

Payment for Fall 2020 tuition and fees is due at 5:00pm for all non-degree students
Monday, September 14-Monday, September 21 Exceptional Drop/Add in person in the Registrar’s Office for non-language courses w/ faculty consent
Monday, September 21 Last day to change a full-semester course from credit to audit
Tuesday, September 22-Friday, November 6 Course withdrawal period—a ‘W’ will appear on a student’s transcript when a non-language or language course is dropped during this perio
Monday, October 12 Last day of classes for first 7-week courses
Tuesday, October 13-Monday, October 19 Final Exams for first 7-week courses
Tuesday, October 20 Second 7-week classes begin
Friday, October 30 Deadline to drop a 7-week course that began week of October 20
Friday, November 6 Deadline to request Leave of Absence for Spring 2021
Saturday, November 7 Optional Snow Day make up for any classes cancelled if SAIS closed for inclement weather
Sunday, November 22-Sunday, November 29 Fall Break/Thanksgiving Week
Monday-Friday, November 30-December 4 Language Proficiency Exams
Monday, December 7 Last day of fall semester classes
Tuesday, December 8 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 9 Reading day

Final exams for all microeconomics and international trade courses, 9:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, December 10 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 11 Reading day

Final exams for all macroeconomics (9:00a.m.- noon) and monetary theory (1:00-4:00p.m.) courses
Saturday, December 12 Optional Snow Day make up for any classes cancelled if SAIS closed for inclement weather
Monday-Friday, December 14-18 Final exams; consult the final exam schedule
Tuesday, December 29 Fall semester final grades due
Wednesday, December 30 Conferral date for fall degree completion


Monday, December 7, 2020 Online registration for Spring 2021 opens
Monday, January 11 MIEF intersession begins

MIEF tuition and fees due for Spring and Summer
Friday-Sunday, January 15-17 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.
Thursday-Friday, January 21-22 Orientation for new MA, MIPP, and PhD students
Friday, January 22

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.

Payment for Spring 2021 tuition and fees is due at 5:00pm for MA, MIPP, certificate, DIA, and PhD students

Saturday, January 23 Spring 2021 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 25-Friday, February 5 Online Drop/Add for non-language courses; online Drop/Add will close at noon on Friday, February 5
Tuesday-Friday, January 26-29 Language Placement/Proficiency Exams
Friday, January 29 6:00pm DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR ROUND TWO OF BIDDING FOR THE SPRING TERM
Tuesday, February 2 Language classes begin
Monday, February 1-Friday, February 12 Online Language Drop/Add
Friday, February 5 Last day to change a first-half-term course from credit to audit

Payment for Spring 2021 tuition and fees is due at 5:00pm for all non-degree students
Monday, February 8-Monday, February 15 Exceptional Drop/Add in person in the Registrar’s Office for non-language courses with faculty consent
Monday, February 15 Last day to change a full-term course from credit to audit

Presidents’ Day—classes will be held
Tuesday, February 16-Friday, April 9 Course 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 20 Optional Snow Day make up for any classes cancelled if SAIS closed for inclement weather
Friday, March 5 First 7-week classes end
Monday-Friday, March 8-12 Final exams for first 7-week classes
Monday, March 15 7-week classes begin
Sunday, March 21-Sunday, March 28 Spring break
Saturday, March 27 Optional Snow Day make up for any classes cancelled if SAIS closed for inclement weather
Friday, April 2 Deadline to drop a 7-week course that began week of March 15

Last day to change a second-half-term course from credit to audit
Friday, April 9 Last day to withdraw from a full-semester course with a grade of “W” Last day to change a course from audit to credit

Last day to change a second-half-term course from credit to audit
Monday, April 26-Friday, April 30 Language Proficiency Exams
Saturday, May 1 Last day of Spring semester classes
Monday, May 3 Reading day

Oral exams to qualify for Honors
Tuesday, May 4 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 5 Reading day

Oral exams to qualify for Honors

Final exams for all microeconomics and international trade courses, 9:00am-noon
Thursday, May 6 Reading day

Core Exams: CP: 9:00am-noon; Evol of Intl Sys: 1:00-4:00pm European & Eurasian Studies Comp II

Oral exams to qualify for Honors
Friday, May 7 Reading day

Final exams for all macroeconomics (9:00a.m.- noon) and monetary theory (1:00-4:00p.m.) courses
Monday-Friday, May 10-14 Final exams; consult the final exam schedule
Friday-Sunday, May 14-16 Online economics waiver exams: micro, macro, trade, monetary, and statistics
Friday, May 21 Spring semester final grades due
Wednesday, May 26 Johns Hopkins SAIS graduation ceremony
Thursday, May 27 JHU graduation ceremony in Baltimore and conferral date for spring degree completion
Friday, May 28 Deadline to request a Leave of Absence for Fall 2021


Friday-Sunday, May 14-16 Online economics waiver exams: micro, macro, trade, monetary, and statistics
Monday, May 24 MIEF summer term begins for students in 2020- 2021 cohort
Monday, May 31-Tuesday, July 13 Summer Programs in Washington, DC
Saturday-Sunday, June 5-6 Online economics waiver exams: micro, macro, trade, monetary, and statistics
Friday, June 18 MIEF summer term ends for students in 2020- 2021 cohort
Friday, July 2 Independence Day Observed—SAIS is closed
Monday, July 5 Course registration opens online for Fall 2021
Wednesday, July 7 Tuition due for Summer and Fall for MIEF students
Friday, July 9 MIEF Orientation
Monday, July 12-Friday, August 20 MIEF Summer term for 2021-2022 cohort
Monday, July 26-Tuesday, August 24 Pre-Term Program
Monday-Friday, August 23-27 MIEF Summer final exams
Tuesday, August 31 Conferral date for summer degree completion