Important Dates are made available by the University Registrar at https://www.uky.edu/registrar/fall-2020-semester

Important Dates - FALL 2020

August

  • August 26 - Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program who registered and/or changed schedules after August 5 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2020 Fall Semester registration and tuition waiver

September

  • September 8 - Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript
  • September 8 - Last day to change grading option (pass/fail to letter grade or letter grade to pass/fail; credit to audit or audit to credit)
  • September 10 - Last day for doctoral candidates for a December degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final examination in The Graduate School
  • September 14 - Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive a 50 percent refund
  • September 15 - Payment deadline of registration fees and/or housing and dining fees -- if total amount due is not paid as indicated on the account statement, a late payment fee of 1.5 percent of the amount past due will be assessed
  • September 17 - Deadline for submission of application and all required documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admission and University Registrar for change of residency status for 2020 Fall Semester

October

  • October 8 - Deadline for submission of application and all required documents to the Office of Admissions for undergraduate applicants planning to attend November “see blue” U Orientation (including registration for spring classes)
  • October 8-19 - Midterm Grading window is open. The midterm grading window will close at midnight on October 19.
  • October 12 - Midterm of 2020 Fall Semester
  • October 12-November 6 - Students are prohibited from changing academic majors
  • October 19-November 6 - Priority registration for the 2021 Spring Semester
  • October 26 - Last day to withdraw from the University or reduce course load. Students can withdraw or reduce course load after this date only for “urgent non-academic reasons.”

November

  • November 1 - Last day to file an application for a Dec. 2020 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
  • November 3 - Presidential Election -- Academic Holiday
  • November 5 - Last day candidates for a December 2020 degree can submit a request to schedule a Graduate School final examination
  • November 9-January 12 - Add/Drop for registered students for the 2021 Spring Semester. Late window to register for Spring 2021 for students enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester.
  • November 13 - 2021 Spring Semester “see blue” U Orientation (new/ readmitted undergraduate students)
  • November 18-24 - Dead Week
  • November 19 - Last day candidates for a December 2020 degree can sit for a final examination
  • November 23-December 8 - Final Grading window. Deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is 5:00 p.m., December 8.
  • November 24 - Last day candidates for December 2020 degree to submit thesis/dissertation (ETD) for formal review by the Graduate School
  • November 24 - Last day of classes
  • November 25-28 - Thanksgiving -- Academic Holidays
  • November 30 - Reading Day -- Classes do NOT meet
  • November 30 - Deadline for applying for Graduate School admission (2021 Spring Semester)
  • November 30 - Last day for students in the Employee Program registered through Dec. 9 to submit EEP form to HR to confirm 2021 Spring Semester registration and tuition waiver

December

  • December 1 - Early action deadline for freshmen applying for admission for the 2021 Fall Semester
  • December 1-4 - Final Examinations
  • December 4 - Last day for candidates for a Dec. 2020 degree to have thesis/dissertation (EDT) accepted by the Graduate School for those students who first submitted on November 24
  • December 4 - End of 2020 Fall Semester
  • December 8 - Final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is 5:00 p.m.