Wilkes University

Education Calendars and Schedules

SUMMER SEMESTER – 2020  
Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE) May 2 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Summer Semester I (6 weeks) May 11 – June 21
Summer Semester (12 weeks) May 11 - August 2
Summer Semester II (7 weeks) July 6 – August 16
Dissertation Proposal Defense Deadline July 31 (to make September IRB meeting)

 

Dissertation Defense Deadline July 31 (to defend for September   graduation) 

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

August 11 – 14 (Tuesday – Friday)

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

August 11 – 14 (Tuesday – Friday)
ED 697 – Dissertation Proposal Seminar August 11 – 14 (Tuesday – Friday)
Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE) August 22 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Summer Commencement Sunday, September 13th - 1:00pm
   
FALL SEMESTER – 2020  
Fall Semester (7 weeks) September 8 - October 25
Fall Semester (14 weeks) September 14 – December 6
Fall Recess October 15 – October 18 (Thursday-Sunday)
Fall Semester (7 weeks) October 26 – December 13
Thanksgiving Recess – no   classes

November 25 – November 29
(Wednesday-Sunday)

Online Classes End December 6 (Sunday)
Dissertation Proposal Defense Deadline December 4 (Friday)
Dissertation Defense Deadline December 4 (Friday)
Doctoral Qualifying   Examination (DQE) Dec 12 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
   
SPRING SEMESTER – 2021  
Spring Semester (7 weeks) January 19 – February 28
Spring Semester (13 weeks) January  19 – April 18
Spring Break – no classes March 6 - March 14
Spring Semester (7 weeks) March 1 – April 18
Dissertation Defense Deadline April 16 (Friday)  No dissertation defenses are scheduled over spring break
Dissertation Proposal Defense Deadline April 16 (Friday) No proposal defenses are scheduled over spring break
Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE) May 1 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Spring Commencement May 22 (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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