2019 – 2021 ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Winter Semester 2020
Orientation Day: January 06, 2020
Commencement of Classes: January 07, 2020
Course De-Registration for Tuition Non-Payment: January 21. 2020
Block 1 Exam Period: February 04 – 07, 2020
Block 2 Exam Period: March 10 – 13, 2020
Block 3 Exam Period: April 14 – 17, 2020
End of Semester: April 21, 2020
Registration New Students / PM1 / MD1: January 06, 2020 (12:30PM to 2:00PM)
Retake Examination: January 07, 2020
Registration PM2 / PM3: January 08, 2020 (8:30AM – 12:00PM)
Registration PM4, PM Repeater: January 08, 2020 (1:00PM – 4:00PM)
Registration MD2 / MD3: January 09, 2020 (8:30AM – 12:00PM)
Registration MD4 / MD5: January 09, 2020 (1:00PM – 4:00PM)
Registration MD Repeaters: January 10, 2020 (1:00PM – 4:00PM)
Summer Semester 2020
Orientation Ceremony: May 04, 2020 – 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Orientation Week: May 05 – May 8, 2020
Commencement of Classes: May 05, 2020
White Coat Ceremony: May 09, 2020
Course De-Registration for Tuition Non-Payment: May 26. 2020
Semester Ends: August 18, 2020
Registration PM1 / MD1: May 04, 2020 (11:00AM to 12:00PM)
Registration PM2 / PM3 / PM4: May 05, 2020 (9:00AM – 4:00PM)
Registration MD2 / MD3 / MD4 / MD5: May 06, 2020 (9:00AM – 4:00PM)
Retake Examination: May 07, 2020 (8:30AM – 4:00PM)
All Unregistered Students: May 08, 2020 (9:00AM – 4:00PM)
Late Registration: May 11 – May 14, 2020
*See below for incremental fee structure associated to Late Registration.
Registration Closed: May 14, 2020 (4:00PM)
Fall Semester 2020
Orientation Day: August 31, 2020
Classes Resume: September 01, 2020
Semester Ends: December 15, 2020
Winter semester 2021
Orientation Day: January 04, 2021
Classes Resume: January 05, 2021
Semester Ends: April 20, 2021
Summer semester 2021
Orientation Day: May 03, 2021
Classes Resume: May 04, 2021
Semester Ends: August 17, 2021
Fall Semester 2021
Orientation Day: August 30, 2021
Classes Resume: August 31, 2021
Semester Ends: December 14, 2021
LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY
Students may apply for a maximum Leave of Absence of two semesters during their degree program. This does not include the transition semester between MD5 and MD6 when students are preparing for exams and clerkship rotations. Extended Leave of Absences will be reviewed on a case by case basis and will only be granted under extra-ordinary circumstances, at the sole discretion of the University. Please note that inability to pay your tuition fees is not considered an approved reason for an Extended Leave of Absence. At the end of any approved Leave of Absence period, if a student does not resume their program, they will be automatically withdrawn from the University. If the student wishes to resume at the University after being withdrawn, they will be required to re-apply for re-entry/admission to the University. Students are required to be in good standing financially with the University in order to be able to apply for resumption or re-entry/admission.
Returning Student Guideline:
Undergraduate and Basic Science Students: Students should petition the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs at least 2 weeks prior to the intended date of return for permission to return to study. Students must prove that the circumstances leading to the Leave of Absence has been addressed and they are ready to resume their studies without further interruptions. Once permission is granted by the Dean of Student Affairs, the Student MUST then contact the Officer of the Registrar to begin the resumption process.
Clinical Clerkship Students: Students should inform the Offices of the Dean of Student Affairs and the Dean of Clinical Affairs of their intent to resume their clinical rotations. Written notice should be provided to the Dean of Clinical Affairs no later than 6 weeks prior to the intended return date.
For more detailed information governing the Leave of Absence application process and procedures, please contact the Dean of Student Affairs.
All students are required to be on campus on the semester commencement date specified in the Academic Calendar. Effective January 1, 2020, all students are required to complete registration for each academic semester/term. Registration, will take place in the Office of the Registrar at the Belair Campus.
Notice of the registration dates, late registration dates and fees, and closure of registration will be placed on the University’s website. This information can be updated at the sole discretion of the Office of the Registrar. Students are responsible for checking the University’s website for updates and changes with regards to registration or contacting the Office of the Registrar for further information.
Late Registration Fee:
Effective May 1st, 2020 any student who registers after the regular given registration period by the Office of the Registrar will be subjected to payment of a Late Registration Fee. The late registration period will be determined and posted by the Office of the Registrar.
The late registration fee will be charged as follows
- First business day of late registration: US $100.00
- Second business day of late registration: US $125.00
- Third business day of late registration: US $175.00
- Fourth business day of late registration: US $200.00
Registration after the Late Registration period has ended: US $300.00. Any student seeking to register after the closure of the late registration period must receive approval from the Office of Student Affairs.
Effective January 1, 2020, all students are required to complete Immigration Registration for each academic semester/term. Immigration Registration, will be conducted by the Student Affairs Immigration Department and will take place in the Office of the Registrar at the Belair Campus concurrently with your Registration period specified in the Academic Calendar.
Student Visa Processing Fee: