Wilkes University

Education Calendars and Schedules

SUMMER SEMESTER – 2021  

Summer Semester I -Master's Level         (7 weeks)

April 26 - June 13

Summer Semester I - Doctoral Level       (6 weeks) May 10 - June 20
Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE) May 1 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Summer Semester - Master's & Doctoral Levels                                                     (12 weeks) May 10 - August 1
Summer Semester II - Master's Level         (7 weeks) June 14 - August 1
Summer Semester II - Doctoral Level       (6 weeks) July 5 - August 15
Dissertation Proposal Defense Deadline July 30 (to make September IRB meeting)

 

Dissertation Defense Deadline July 30 (to defend for September   graduation) 

ED 615 – Professional Seminar in Educational Leadership (Residency – Fall Course)

August 10 – 13 (Tuesday – Friday)

ED 629 – Strategic Thinking and Planning (Residency 2 – Summer Course)

August 10 – 13 (Tuesday – Friday)
ED 697 – Dissertation Proposal Seminar (Residency 3 - Summer Course) August 10 – 13 (Tuesday – Friday)
Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE) August 21 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Summer Commencement Sunday, September 12th - 1:00pm
   
FALL SEMESTER – 2021  
Fall Semester I - Master's Level               (7 weeks) September 7 - October 24
Fall Semester - Master's & Doctoral Levels                                                     (12 weeks) September 13 – December 5
Fall Recess October 14 – October 17 (Thursday-Sunday)
Fall Semester II - Master's Level              (7 weeks) October 25 – December 12
Thanksgiving Recess – No classes

November 24 – November 28
(Wednesday-Sunday)

Online Classes End December 5 (Sunday)
Dissertation Proposal Defense Deadline December 3 (Friday)
Dissertation Defense Deadline December 3 (Friday)
Doctoral Qualifying   Examination (DQE) Dec 11 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
   
SPRING SEMESTER – 2022  

Spring Semester I - Master's Level              (7 weeks)        

January 10 – February 27
Spring Semester - Master's & Doctoral Levels                                                      (13 weeks) January 18 – April 10
Spring Break – No classes March 5 - March 13

Spring Semester II - Master's Level             (7 weeks)         

February 28  – April 17
Dissertation Defense Deadline April 8 (Friday)  No dissertation defenses are scheduled over spring break
Dissertation Proposal Defense Deadline April 8 (Friday) No proposal defenses are scheduled over spring break
Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE) May 7 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Spring Commencement May 21 (Saturday)   TBA

Defense Scheduling:Defenses are scheduled from the beginning of each semester through the deadlines noted above. Defenses are not scheduled  between semesters or during breaks. Appropriate scheduling forms and the complete, final defensible document must be received with the form to defend at least two weeks prior to the requested defense dates.

IRB Meetings:Occur monthly: January-May & September-December.
Calendar Changes: The Dept. reserves the right to change this calendar without notice. Refer to the final semester schedule for actual course dates.      Grade Information:Grades are due from instructors within 72 hours of the class's completion date. When grades are "rolled" or processed, they become available for viewing on the Student Services tab of the MyWilkes portal.


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