School of Education Academic Calendar
The School of Education 2020-2021 academic calendar is divided into four segments: Fall, Intersession, Spring, and Summer.
The USF academic calendar may be referred to by key numbers, such as the following appearing on student registration forms:
- 20F = Fall 2019
- 21I = Intersession 2020
- 21S = Spring 2020
- 21M = Summer 2020
Please note that fall classes begin on Monday at the School of Education, though the University calendar indicates Tuesday as the first day of classes.
Since most of the students enrolled in the School of Education are full-time working professionals, the majority of class meetings are scheduled weekday evenings and on Saturdays. Generally, master’s and credential level courses meet once a week on a designated day and time.
Branch Campus Schedules
The branch campus schedules are created before the cohort begins and are based on strict State licensing requirements designating appropriate seat times for class units. Altering class meeting dates and/or times is not allowed.
Between the fall and spring semesters, a three-week intersession is conducted at the Hilltop campus.
For the summer session, Department Chairpersons will contact faculty regarding course availability.
Teaching Weekend Schedule
The SOE uses a Teaching Weekend Schedule for all doctoral level classes and many master's level classes. This schedule is designed for working adults to attend graduate school and obtain advanced degrees by taking classes on weekends. Course schedules for all semesters are established well in advance of the scheduled dates.
Courses following the Teaching Weekend Schedule are noted in the schedule of classes each semester. Teaching Weekend classes will meet only on those Friday and Saturday dates (Friday evenings, Saturday mornings and Saturday afternoons) listed.
The census date of the University represents a calendar date in each term when the general enrollment statistics of the University are established. The USF census date indicates the last day to drop a course. Classes dropped after the census date remain on academic records and appear with a "W" (withdrawal) symbol on transcripts. In order to receive a reversal of tuition charges, a student must officially drop the course(s) by 5:00 p.m. on census date.
The fall and spring census dates are specified in the USF academic calendar.
Withdraw after census date
Beginning with Fall 2019 semester, students who withdraw or take a leave of absence from the University on or after the first day of the semester must comply with the official USF Withdraw or Leave of Absence policy in order to be eligible for a refund. The date paperwork is received by the Registrar's Office will be used as the official date of withdrawal or leave of absence. The pro-rated charges will be deducted from paid amount prior to a refund being issued. Students who have not paid will be subject to pro-rated charges. They will owe a percentage of tuition and housing fees corresponding to the official date of withdrawal or leave of absence from the University.
Visit the Billing and Tuition Refunds page for more information.