Dates & Deadlines

Procedure

The annual calendar at BYU includes fall, winter, and spring-summer (which includes spring term and summer term). Fall semester 2015 begins August 31st and ends before the Christmas holidays. Winter semester is from early January to late April. Spring-summer begins April 28. Registering for spring-summer allows students to accelerate their progress in many degree programs.

Admissions Dates & Deadlines
Ecclesiastical Endorsement Deadline
Financial Aid & Scholarship Deadlines
Graduate Student Dates & Deadlines
Graduation Dates & Deadlines
Health Plan Dates & Deadlines
Records/Registration Dates & Deadlines
Tuition Dates & Deadlines
University General Dates & Deadlines

Admissions Dates & Deadlines

 FallWinterSpring-Summer

Fall 2015Winter 2016Spring 2016Summer 2016
Admission Application Deadline
Last day new freshman, transfer, and
former students may submit 
admission applications
Feb 1,
2015
Oct 1,
2015
Feb 1,
2016
Feb 1,
2016
International Student Admissions
Last day international students may
submit admission applications
Feb 1,
2015
Oct 1,
2015
Dec 1,
2015
Feb 1,
2016

Additional information 

Ecclesiastical Endorsement Deadline

 FallWinterSpring-Summer
 Fall 2015Winter 2016Spring 2016Summer 2016
Ecclesiastical Endorsement Deadline
All enrolled continuing undergraduate,
graduate, intern, or Study Abroad
students' Continuing Student
Ecclesiastical Endorsements are due
to avoid registration delays
Mar 15Mar 15Mar 15Mar 15

Additional information 

Financial Aid & Scholarship Deadlines

 FallWinterSpring-Summer

Fall 2015Winter 2016Spring 2016Summer 2016

Scholarship Application Deadlines

New Freshmen/International 
Last day new freshmen and 
international 
students may submit 
undergraduate applications for 
academic scholarships and talent 
awards
Feb 1,
2015
Oct 1,
2015
Feb 1,
2016
Feb 1,
2016
Continuing Students 
Last day continuing undergraduate 
students may submit scholarship 
applications
Mar 1,
2015
Mar 1,
2015
Mar 1,
2016
Mar 1,
2016
Transfer Students 
Last day transfer undergraduate 
students may submit scholarship 
applications
Feb 1,
2015
Oct 1,
2015
Feb 1,
2016
Feb 1,
2016
Former Students Last day former 
undergraduate students admitted
spring-summer, or fall semester 2015
may submit scholarship applications
Mar 1,
2015
Oct 1,
2015
Mar 1,
2016
Mar 1,
2016

Financial Aid Deadlines

BYU Short-term Loans Due
Full payment due on BYU short-term
loans
Nov 1Mar 1Jun 1Aug 1
FAFSA Deadline 
Last day federal government will
accept Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) for this
academic year
Jun 30Jun 30Jun 30Jun 30

Additional information 

Graduate Student Dates & Deadlines

 FallWinterSpring-Summer

Fall 2015Winter 2016Spring 2016Summer 2016
Application Deadlines
Departmental application deadlines
for entry to graduate studies may
be as early as this date. For specific
program and department deadlines
and requirements, refer to the
degree programs on the Graduate
Studies website:
graduatestudies.byu.edu
Dec 1,
2014
Feb 1,
2015
Oct 15,
2015
Jan 15,
2016
Apply for Graduation
Last day graduate students may
apply for graduation to receive a
diploma for this semester
Oct 23Jan 29Apr 29May 20
Schedule Thesis/Dissertation
Defense Deadline

Last day graduate students in
dissertation or thesis programs may
schedule a final oral examination
(defense of their work) and submit
copies of their work to their
graduate committee for graduation.
Note: Ample time should be
allowed to make corrections in a
dissertation or thesis after the
final oral examination and before
the deadline for submitting the ETD
Nov 20Feb 19May 13Jun 10
Thesis/Dissertation Defense
Deadline

Last day graduate students in
dissertation or thesis programs may
have a final oral examination
(defense of their work) for
graduation. Note: Ample time
should be allowed to make 
corrections in a dissertation or
thesis after the final oral
examination and before the
deadline for submitting the ETD
Dec 4Mar 4Jun 3Jun 24
Submission to Dean Deadline
Last day graduate students may
submit their dissertation or thesis
along with ADV Form 8d for
signature to the dean of their
college for graduation
Dec 11Mar 11Jun 10Jul 1
Final Submission Deadline
Last day graduate students may
submit the ETD of their dissertation
or thesis so that the status shows
Grad Office Review and take ADV
Form 8d to Graduate Studies
(105 FPH); complete remaining
degree requirements; pay fees; and
submit exam results and any I and
T, etc., grade changes to the
Registrar's Office for graduation
(including any prerequisite
Independent Study)
Dec 18Mar 18Jun 16Jul 8

Additional information 

Graduation Dates & Deadlines


FallWinterSpring-Summer

December 2015April 2016June 2016August 2016
Apply for Graduation
Last day for undergraduates to
apply and pay fee for
graduation
Sep 15Nov 15,
2015
Feb 15Apr 15

Last day undergraduates may
submit to the Registrar's Office
all incompletes,T grades,
special exams, GE challenges,
military credit, official
transcripts of work completed
at other schools, and any
other information pertaining
to graduation

Nov 20Mar 25May 20Jul 15

Last day Independent Study
final exams may be submitted
for graduation

Nov 24Apr 1May 26Jul 21
Graduation – University
Commencement
Dec 18
(no exercises)
Apr 21Jun 16
(no exercises)
Aug 11
Graduation – College
Convocations
Apr 22Aug 12

Additional information 

Health Plan Dates & Deadlines

 FallWinterSpring-Summer

Fall 2015Winter 2016Spring 2016Summer 2016
Health Plan Deadline
Last day for new and continuing
students to submit Student Health
Plan enrollment or certification of
other coverage through the MyBYU
Web site
Sep 8Jan 11May 3Jun 27

Additional information 

Records/Registration Dates & Deadlines

 FallWinterSpring-Summer

Fall
2015
Winter
2016
Spring
2016
Summer
2016
Semester-length
2016
Priority registration beginsMar 23,
2015
Oct 26,
2015
Feb 1Feb 1Feb 1
Discontinue Before Semester
Last day to officially discontinue
enrollment without a withdraw date
posted on the transcript
Aug 30Jan 3Apr 25Jun 19Apr 25
Add/Drop Deadline
Last day to add classes Last day
to drop classes without incurring a
pro-rata tuition charge Last day to
drop a class without a W (official
withdrawal) appearing on the
transcript
Sep 8Jan 11May 3Jun 27May 3
Withdraw Deadline 1st Term
Last day to withdraw from a first
 term class for academic reasons
Oct 5Feb 8May 31N/AN/A
Discontinuance Deadline 1st Term
Last day to officially discontinue
from first term classes for
nonacademic emergencies
Oct 5Feb 8May 31N/AN/A
Add/Drop Deadline 2nd Term
Last day to add second term
 classes Last day to drop a second
term class without a W (official
withdrawal) appearing on the
transcript
Oct 28Mar 3N/AJun 27N/A
Withdraw Deadline
Last day to withdraw from a class
for academic reasons
Nov 9Mar 15N/AJul 22Jun 13
Withdraw Deadline 2nd Term
Last day to withdraw from a second
term class for academic reasons
Nov 24Mar 30N/AJul 22N/A
Discontinuance Deadline
Last day to officially discontinue
from the university or withdraw
from all classes for nonacademic
emergencies
Nov 24Mar 30May 31Jul 28Jun 13
Grade rolls availableDec 10Apr 12Jun 13Aug 8Aug 8
Grades dueDec 30Apr 28Jun 24Aug 19Aug 19
Grades availableJan 4,
2016
May 2Jun 27Aug 22Aug 22

Additional information 

Tuition Dates & Deadlines

 FallWinterSpring-Summer

Fall
2015
Winter
2016
Spring
2016
Summer
2016
Semester-length
2016
Tuition Deadline
Tuition due in full. Ability to add
additional courses will be restricted
due to non-payment
Aug 24Dec 28Apr 19Jun 13Apr 19
Final Tuition Payment Deadline
Final tuition deadline. Current class
enrollment will be dropped for
non-payment. Late payments will not
be accepted.
Sep 8Jan 11May 3Jun 27May 3

Additional information 

University General Dates & Deadlines

 FallWinterSpring-Summer

Fall
2015
Winter
2016
Spring
2016
Summer
2016
Semester-length
2016
Annual University
Conference
Aug 24-26



New Student
Orientation
Aug 27-29Jan 2
Jun 17-18
Classes beginAug 31Jan 4Apr 26Jun 20Apr 26
Last day of first term
classes
Oct 20Feb 24


Second term classes
begin
Oct 21Feb 25


Friday class
instruction – no
 Tuesday classes
Nov 24



No classes heldNov 25



Last day of class
instruction
Dec 10Apr 12Jun 13Aug 8Aug 8
Exam preparation daysDec 11Apr 13-14Jun 14Aug 9Aug 9
Final examsDec 14-18Apr 15-16,
18-20
Jun 15-16Aug 10-11Aug 10-11
Monday class
instruction – no
Tuesday classes

Feb 16


Holidays

Labor Day holidaySep 7



Thanksgiving holidayNov 26-27



Christmas holidayDec 24-25



New Year’s Day
holiday
Dec 31-Jan 1



Martin Luther King Day
holiday

Jan 18


Presidents’ Day
holiday

Feb 15


Memorial Day holiday

May 30

Independence Day
holiday



Jul 4
Pioneer Day holiday


Jul 25

Additional information