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

Important Dates - SPRING 2021

December 2020

  • December 16 - Last day to drop a full-term course without it appearing on the student’s transcript. Check the online catalog for dates relating to part-of-term courses
  • December 16 - Last day to change grading option for full-term courses (pass/fail to letter grade or letter grade to pass/fail; credit to audit or audit to credit). Check the online catalog for dates relating to part-of-term courses
  • December 22 - Payment deadline of registration fees and/or housing and dining fees - if total amount is not paid as indicated on the account statement, a late payment fee of 1.50 percent of the amount past due will be assessed
  • December 22 - Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive a 50 percent refund for full-term courses. Check the online catalog for dates relating to part-of-term courses
  • December 25 - Academic Holiday


January 2021

  • January 1 - Friday -- Academic Holiday
  • January 8 - Last day to withdraw from the University or reduce course load for full-term courses. Check the online catalog for dates relating to part-of-term courses. Students can withdraw or reduce course load after this date only for “urgent non-academic reasons.”
  • January 18 - Monday -- Academic Holiday (Martin Luther King Birthday)
  • January 19-22 - Registration for new program graduate students
  • January 20-22 - Registration for new post-baccalaureate students
  • January 20 - International Student new student orientation
  • January 21 - New student orientation and Registration for new freshmen and transfer students who have been cleared for admission but did not priority register including registration for Evening and Weekend
  • January 22 - New student orientation and Registration for readmission and non-degree students including registration for Evening and Weekend
  • January 22 – 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
  • January 24 - Last day a student may officially drop a course or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of fees
  • January 25 - First day of classes
  • January 25–29 - Late registration for returning students who did not priority register and new applicants cleared late for admission. A late fee is assessed students who register late.
  • January 29 - Last day to add a class for the 2021 Spring Semester
  • January 29 - Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive an 80 percent refund
  • January 29 - Last day for students in the Employee Educational Program who registered and/or changed schedules after December 16 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2021 Spring Semester registration and tuition waiver


February 2021

  • February 1 - Deadline for international applications to be submitted to the Graduate School for the 2021 Fall Semester
  • February 12 - Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript
  • February 12 - Last day to change grading option (pass/fail to letter grade or letter grade to pass/fail; credit to audit or audit to credit)
  • February 19 - Last day to officially withdraw from the University or reduce course load and receive a 50 percent refund
  • February 20 - Last day for doctoral candidates for a May 2021 degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • February 22 - Deadline for submission of application and all required documents to the Office of University Registrar for change of residency status for 2021 Spring Semester


March 2021

  • March 15-29 - Midterm Grading window is open. The mid-term grading window will close at midnight on March 29.
  • March 22 - Midterm of 2021 Spring Semester
  • March 22 - April 16 - Students are prohibited from changing academic majors
  • March 26 – Academic Holiday
  • March 29-April 18 - Monday through Sunday -- Priority registration and add/drop for the 2021 Fall Semester and the 2021 Summer Session

April 2021

  • April 1 - Last day for filing an application for a May 2021 or August 2021 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
  • April 9 - 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.”
  • April 16 - Last day for candidates for a May 2021 degree to submit a request to schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • April 16 - Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2021 Summer Session
  • April 19-May 16 – 2021 Summer Session registration and add/drop continue for students enrolled in the 2021 Spring Semester
  • April 30 - Last day for candidates for a May 2021 degree to sit for a final examination


May 2021

  • May 3-17 - Final Grading window is open. The final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is 5:00 p.m., May 17.
  • May 5 – Last day of classes
  • May 6-7 – Reading Days – classes do NOT meet.
  • May 7 - Last day candidates for May 2021 degree to submit thesis/dissertation for formal review to The Graduate School
  • May 10-13 - Final Examinations
  • May 14 - Last day for candidates for a May 2021 degree to submit final revised thesis/dissertation (EDT) for acceptance by the Graduate School for those students who first submitted May 7
  • May 14 - End of 2021 Spring Semester
  • May 17 - Final deadline for submission of grades online in the grading portal is 5 p.m.