Important Dates for Students

Full Term

(16 Week Term)

January 18-May 12

Mini-Semester 1

(First Eight Week Term)

January 18-March 10

Mini-Semester 2

(Second Eight Week Term)

March 13-May 12

Classes Begin January 18 January 18 March 13
Late Registration ($25.00 Late Fee Assessed) January 18-January 27 January 18-January 23 March 13-March 16
Last Day to Add Courses (Without Instructor Signature) January 19 January 19 March 14
Last Day to Add Courses (With Instructor Signature) January 27 January 23 March 16
Degree Application Deadline January 27 January 27 January 27
Residency Tuition Application Deadline February 1 February 1 February 1
Last Day to Drop a Course without a “W” (100% refund) February 3 January 27 March 29
Early Performance Grades Available (100 & 200 level courses) February 24 Does not apply to Mini-Semesters Does not apply to Mini-semesters
Last Day to Withdraw from a Single Course with a “W” March 17 February 15 April 19
Last Day to Withdraw from the University April 21 February 28 May 2
Last Day of Classes May 12 March 10 May 12
Final Grades Available May 17 May 17 May 17

University Holidays

  Spring Break March 20-24
  Spring Holiday April 14

Residency

The last day to submit a Residency Tuition Application is listed above. For further information concerning residency, please visit Residency for Tuition Purposes.

Degree Application

Students completing degree requirements for the Fall semester must apply online at MyNMSU by date listed above. A $25 late fee will be assessed for any application received after that date. Please visit Commencement for more information on degree application deadlines.

Full Ten-Week Term

May 24-August 3

First Five-Week Term (SU1)

May 24-June 28

Second Eight-Week Term (SU2)

June 29-August 3

Eight Week Term (SU3)

May 24-July 19

Classes Begin May 24 May 24 June 29 May 24
Late Registration ($25.00 Late Fee Assessed) May 24-May 31 May 24-May 26 June 29-July 3 May 24-May 30
Last Day to Add Courses (Without Instructor Signature) May 25 May 25 June 30 May 25
Last Day to Add Courses (With Instructor Signature) May 31 May 26 July 3 May 30
Degree Application Deadline
Residency Tuition Application Deadline
Last Day to Drop a Course without a “W” (100% refund) June 9 May 31 July 6 June 5
Early Performance Grades Available (100 & 200 level courses) Does not apply to the Summer semesters Does not apply to Summer/Mini-semesters Does not apply to Summer/Mini-semesters Does not apply to the Summer semesters
Last Day to Withdraw from a Single Course with a “W” July 3 June 13 July 19 June 23
Last Day to Withdraw from the University July 20 June 21 July 27 July 7
Last Day of Classes August 3 June 28 August 3 July 19
Final Grades Available August 8 August 8 August 8 August 8

University Holidays

Memorial Day Holiday May 29
Independence Day Holiday July 4

Full Term

(16 Week Term)

Mini-Semester 1

(First Eight Week Term)

Mini-Semester 2

(Second Eight Week Term)

Classes Begin August 16 August 16 October 10
Late Registration ($25.00 Late Fee Assessed) August 16 – August 25 August 16 – August 21 October 10 – October 13
Last Day to Add Courses (Without Instructor Signature) August 17 August 17 October 11
Last Day to Add Courses (With Instructor Signature) August 25 August 21 October 13
Degree Application Deadline (without a late fee) August 25 August 25 August 25
Residency Tuition Application Deadline August 30 August 30 August 30
Last Day to Drop a Course without a “W” (100% refund) September 1 August 25 October 19
Early Performance Grades Available(100 & 200 level courses) September 26  Does not apply to Mini-Semesters Does not apply to Mini-Semesters
Last Day to Withdraw from a Single Course with a “W” October 16 September 14 November 8
Last Day to Withdraw from the University November 10 September 27 November 28
Last Day of Classes December 8 October 9 December 8
Final Grades Available December 13 December 13 December 13

University Holidays

  Labor Day September 4
  Thanksgiving Holiday November 20 – 24

Residency

The last day to submit a Residency Tuition Application is listed above. For further information concerning residency, please visit Residency for Tuition Purposes.

Degree Application

Students completing degree requirements for the Fall semester must apply online at MyNMSU by date listed above. A $25 late fee will be assessed for any application received after that date. Please visit Commencement for more information on degree application deadlines.

Schedule Changes

Add/drop forms with instructions for making schedule changes are available at your Dean’s Office or Advising Center.

Any schedule changes may affect your financial obligation to the University. Please visit University Accounts Receivable  for more information.

Students may drop their courses via the web up until the “Last Day Drop/Delete a Course.” After the drop/delete date has passed the official withdrawal procedures must be completed at your Deans’ Office, Advising Center, or the Registrar’s Office.

Note: Students who do not officially withdraw from a course or from the University and fail to attend classes may receive failing grades and will be liable for all tuition and fees. Students may be required to repay a portion or all financial aid received.