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Important Dates

Academic Schedule

Date Master of Education Schedule Doctor of Education Schedule
2017
January 9 First day of winter session courses First day of winter session courses
January 31   Deadline for applications (new Cohort)
February 9 Last day for early withdrawal from winter session courses. No record of the course will appear on the transcript.  
February 10 First day for program students to register in spring/summer session courses.  
February 20 Family Day (Alberta holiday) - University Closed
February 28   Program Fees Due (all Cohorts)
March 1 Last day for receipt of application materials for admission to the program starting in September.  
March 1-31   EdD new Cohort selections announced
March   Applicants have two weeks, from the date of email notification, to complete admission and pay the first program fee.

Email notification will be sent.
April 1   Registration for EDDE 801 open
April 7 Last day of winter session courses. Last day of winter session courses.
April 14-17 (inclusive) Easter Break - University Closed
April 24 First day of spring/summer session courses.  
May 1 All final grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar for June convocation. Last day for EDDE 801 course registration (new Cohort)

All final grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar for June Convocation
May 22 Victoria Day - University Closed
May 23   Welcome session for new Cohort
6:00pm, Adobe Connect

Email notification will be sent.
May 25 Last day for early withdrawal from spring/summer session courses. No record of the course will appear on your transcript.  
June 8, 9, 10 Athabasca University Convocation
June 17   First day for program students to register in fall session courses.

Email notification will be sent.
July 3 Stat (in lieu of Canada Day) - University Closed
July 21 Last day for spring/summer session courses.  
August 7 Heritage Day - University Closed
August 20-25   EdD Orientation (new Cohort)
August 31   Program Fees Due (except for new Cohort)
September 4 Labour Day - University Closed
September 5 First day of fall session courses  
September 6   First day of fall session courses (EDDE 801 already started)
October 9 Thanksgiving Day - University Closed
October 14   First day of course registration for Winter courses.

Email notification will be sent.
October 15 Application Deadline for MEd, diploma, and certificate programs with registrations starting in January 2018  
November 13 Stat (in lieu of Remembrance Day) - University Closed
December 1 Last day of fall session courses  
December 2   Last day of fall session courses
December 23 - January 2 Holiday - The CDE will close at 4:30 p.m. on December 22, 2016 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on January 2, 2018
Date Master of Education Schedule Doctor of Education Schedule
2018
January 8 First day of winter session courses  
February 19 Family Day (Alberta holiday) - University Closed
March 1 Application Deadline for MEd, diploma, and certificate programs with registrations starting in September 2018  
March 30 - April 2 (inclusive Easter Break - University Closed
April 6 Last day of winter session courses  
April 23 First day of spring/summer session courses  
May 21 Victoria Day - University Closed
July 2 Stat (in lieu of Canada Day) - University Closed
August 6 Civic Holiday - University Closed
September 3 Labour Day - University Closed
September 10 First day of fall session courses  
October 8 Thanksgiving Day - University Closed
October 15 Application Deadline for MEd, diploma, and certificate programs with registrations starting in January 2018  
November 12 Stat (in lieu of Remembrance Day) - University Closed
December 7 Last day of fall session courses  
December 25 - January 1 Holiday - The CDE will close at 3:30 p.m. on December 24, 2016 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on January 2, 2018

Updated July 31 2017 by CDE

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