2005-2006 Academic Calendar
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Spring 2006 Academic Calendar

Dates subject to change at any time by official action of UNT.

Admission Deadlines

December 1, 2005 - Last day for all undergraduate students new to UNT to submit undergraduate admission application for regular registration. Any undergraduate applications received after this deadline must be accompanied by all official transcripts and test scores. These students must meet the stated admission requirements and will register during late registration and pay a late registration fee. Individual exceptions to the stated undergraduate admission requirements cannot be considered after this date.

January 9 - No applications for undergraduate admission will be accepted after this date.

November 15, 2005 - Last day for all graduate students new to UNT and all former graduate students (those who have not been enrolled at least once during the 12 consecutive months prior to the semester for which they are seeking admission and/or who have received a degree from UNT since their last enrollment) to submit graduate admission application for regular registration. Graduate applications received after this deadline must be accompanied by all official transcripts. Graduate students who submit applications after this date, if accepted, will register during late registration and pay a late registration fee. All graduate applicants to the Department of Biological Sciences; Department of English; Department of Psychology; Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences; College of Business Administration, Department of Counseling, Development and Higher Education; Department of Technology and Cognition, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; School of Library and Information Sciences and the School of Visual Arts should refer to college/departmental information in the Graduate Catalog for additional admission deadlines.

January 2 - No applications for graduate admission will be accepted after this date.

November 15, 2005 - Last day for graduate students to request change of major in the graduate dean’s office prior to registration.

Important Class Days and Commencement

January 17 - Classes begin.

January 30 - 12th class day.

March 8 - Midsemester.

April 29 - May 5 - Pre-Finals. To help students adequately prepare for their final exams, special rules apply to the 7 days preceding the final week of each fall and spring semester. On the Thursday and Friday of the week immediately preceding final exams, review classes will be held. Also, attendance at these reviews cannot be made mandatory, and there will be no papers, projects, exams, quizzes, or like assignments due on those days. This policy will not be applicable to classes that meet once a week or meet on Thursday and Friday.

Student organizations do not meet, and activities requiring student participation such as field trips; athletic events; or performances by dance, drama, or music ensembles are not scheduled unless approved in advance by the appropriate dean. Themes, reports, notebooks, research problems, or exercises of similar scope are not to be assigned during this period, but students may submit previously assigned work. Only exams covering daily assignments, make-up tests, or laboratory exams may be given. Faculty members shall not give any portion of the final exam during this seven-day period without advance approval from their academic dean.

May 6-12 - Final Examinations.

Date Class Final Exam Time
Saturday, May 6 All Saturday classes 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Departmental exam in COMM 1010 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Departmental exam in MGMT 3720 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Departmental exam in ECON 1100, 1110 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Departmental exam in BCIS 2610, 3610 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Regular class time Evening classes Earliest usual class time this week
Monday, May 8 MWF 10:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
MWF 1:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
MWF 2:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Department exam in MGMT 3330 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Departmental exam make-up in COMM 1010. Students enrolled in COMM 1010 who have a Saturday class or who are enrolled in two or more of the following -- ECON 1100/1110, BCIS 2610/3610 -- will take their exam on Monday, May 8, 5-7 p.m., if necessary. Contact the Department of Communication Studies to schedule your exam. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Departmental exam in PHYS 1710 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9 TR 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
TR 11:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
TR 2:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Departmental exam in DSCI 2710, 3710 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Departmental exam in MATH 1100 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10 MWF 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m
MWF 11:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
MWF 3:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Departmental exam in ACCT 2020-2030 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 11 TR 9:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
TR 12:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
TR 3:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Departmental exam in FINA 3770 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 12 MWF 9:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
MWF 12:00 noon 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
MWF 4:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Faculty members are expected to administer final exams at the designated times during the final week of each long semester and during the specified day of each summer term. Any deviation from the published schedule of final examinations must be approved in advance by the appropriate academic dean. If a final examination is not given in a particular course, the faculty member is expected to use the final exam period for summary, evaluation, or other productive purposes. Students who have three or more final exams scheduled on one day may appeal to their academic dean to reschedule one exam during the final exam period.

May 12 - Term/semester ends.

May 13 - Commencement.

Schedule Changes

January 16-20 - Student-requested schedule changes may be made.

January 20 - Last day for change of schedule other than a drop.

January 31- Beginning this date a student who wishes to drop a course must first receive written consent of the instructor.

February 24 - Last day for change in pass/no pass status.

February 24 - Last day to drop a course or withdraw from the university with a grade of W for courses a student is not passing. After this date a grade of WF may be recorded.

February 27 - Beginning this date instructors may drop students with a grade of WF for nonattendance.

March 28 - Last day for a student to drop a course with consent of the instructor.

April 21 - Last day for an instructor to drop a student with a grade of WF for nonattendance.

April 21 - Last day to withdraw from the semester. Process must be completed by 5 p.m. in the Registrar’s Office.

April 10 - Beginning this date a student who qualifies may request a grade of I, incomplete. (See “Grading System” in the Academics section of the appropriate catalog.)

Fee Payments

November 29 - Payment deadline for early registration.

February 1, March 1, April 1 - Housing payment due.

January 20 - Payment deadline for additional tuition and fees resulting from add/drop.

February 17 - Second installment of tuition due.

March 24 - Final installment of tuition due.

Refunds

Note: If all courses for the semester are dropped, see Schedule of Withdrawal Refunds.

January 30 - Last day for refund for any course dropped.

Schedule of Withdrawal Refunds

January 14 - Last day for 100 percent refund.

January 23 - Last day for 80 percent refund.

January 30 - Last day for 70 percent refund.

February 6 - Last day for 50 percent refund.

February 13 - Last day for 25 percent refund.

February 13 - Last day for any partial refund of tuition upon withdrawal.

Undergraduate Graduation Deadlines

Note: Degree plans should be checked prior to the semester of graduation.

February 6 - Last day to file undergraduate degree application for graduation.

Graduate Graduation Deadlines

Note: See appropriate registration dates. Graduate students must be enrolled in thesis/dissertation the semester the thesis/dissertation is filed in the graduate school.

February 17 - Last day to file graduate degree application for graduation without late fee.

February 24 - Foreign Language Proficiency Examination administered to graduate students. Applicants must make arrangements in the foreign language department office at least one month prior to scheduled exam.

March 10 - Last day to file graduate degree application with late fee. No applications will be accepted after this date.

March 31 - Last day for master’s and doctoral candidates to complete foreign language requirement for degree.

March 31 - Last day for master’s and doctoral degree applicants for graduation to file original defended copy of thesis or dissertation in graduate dean’s office and deliver DMA tapes.

March 31 - Last day for departments to report to the graduate dean’s office the results of final comprehensive examinations for graduating master’s students and remove grades of I in all required courses for graduate degree.

May 5 - Last day for master’s and doctoral degree applicants for graduation to return the final corrected copy of previously filed thesis or dissertation based on the changes required by the graduate reader after the initial submission of the defended paper. Last day to apply for graduation for subsequent semester if filing defended copy of thesis or dissertation this term (deadline below).

May 12 - Last day for graduation applicants completing all requirements for master’s degree with thesis or doctoral degree to file defended copy of thesis or dissertation in graduate dean’s office to avoid registration requirement for subsequent semester. Student must have applied for graduation (deadline immediately above) prior to filing defended copy and must be enrolled in thesis or dissertation hours this term.

Student Development and Residence Halls

January 11 - Halls open. (Check with housing for opening times.)

May 12 - Halls close (check out day).

Orientation and Registration

DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
For final dates and times, see www.unt.edu/orientation AND essc.unt.edu/registrar/schedule.htm.

October-November - Early registration for spring 2006. See Schedule of Classes.

December 9, Friday - Early Eagle Transfer Orientation. For transfer students new to UNT for spring 2006. Pre-orientation sign-up and fee required. See www.unt.edu/orientation.

January 2-8, Monday-Sunday - Schedule revision for all early-registered students who completed payment arrangements by November 29, 2005.

January 9, Monday 8:30 a.m. - Orientation program for all new undergraduate international students, Eagle Student Services Center, Room 255.

January 9, Monday 1:30 p.m. - Orientation program for all new graduate international students, Eagle Student Services Center, Room 255.

January 10, Tuesday 9 a.m. - Orientation required for all undergraduate students new to UNT for spring 2006, Main Auditorium. Those students who do not attend Orientation may not be allowed to enroll. Pre-orientation sign-up and fee required. See www.unt.edu/orientation.

January 9-13, Monday-Friday - Registration for continuing students and for new and former graduate students. (For refund information see Financial Information section of the appropriate catalog.)

January 11, Wednesday 9 a.m. - Orientation required for all undergraduate students new to UNT for spring 2006.

Those students who do not attend Orientation may not be allowed to enroll. Pre-orientation sign-up and fee required. See www.unt.edu/orientation.

January 12, Thursday 4 - 6 p.m. - Orientation for new graduate students in all degree programs and new non-degree students, Lyceum, University Union.

January 14-18, Saturday-Wednesday - Late registration. Fee required. (See Schedule of Classes for details.)

Holidays and Events

January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, - University closed

March 13-19 - Spring Vacation - University closed

April 7 - University Day (North Texas Day)

April 15-16 - Easter - Classes between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. meet on Friday. Classes after 5 p.m. and all Saturday classes are dismissed.

April 21 - Honors Day

May 29 - Memorial Day - University closed