2020 – 2021 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Fall Semester 2020

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic All Saints University College of Medicine will be conducting the Fall Semester via online learning in compliance with WHO and CDC guidelines of physical distancing. 

Semester Start Date: September 7, 2020
Retake Examination: September 7, 2020

Orientation Ceremony: September 7, 2020 10:00AM AST

Classes Start: September 8, 2020
White Coat Ceremony: Cancelled Due to COVID-19
Semester Ends: December 18, 2020

Student Registration: September 2, 2020 (9:00AM AST)
Late Registration: September 14 – 18, 2020
Registration Closed: September 18, 2020 (4:00PM AST)

Block Exam Periods:
Block 1: October 5 – 9, 2020
​​​​​​​Block 2: November 9 – 13, 2020

Fall 2020 Orientation

Orientation Week Schedule:
Meet the Counsellor:  

September 8, 2020 – 3:30PM AST
Meet My Advisor: 

September 8th – 11th
All New and returning students will have their first meeting of the semester with their respective Academic Advisor. This is an opportunity to get to know your Advisor and discuss an early approach to a successful semester. 

Join a Student Club:​​​​​​​

September 9th, 2020
Student can engage with members of various student clubs/organizations such as the SUG, AMSA and Sports Club. Learn about the various activities and exciting opportunities to participate in online and on campus when classes resume on ground.

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the end of any approved Leave of Absence period, if a student does not resume their program, they will be automatically withdrawn from the University. If the student wishes to resume at the University after being withdrawn, they will be required to re-apply for re-entry/admission to the University.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.

REGISTRATION

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.

VISA REGISTRATION

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:

Effective March 1st 2020, any student submitting a passport for a Student Visa endorsement with less than 14 days validity of the current Student Visa will be charged a non-refundable Student Visa Processing Fee of US $100.
Students requiring a Student Visa Endorsement are asked to speak with the Immigration Liaison, Mr. Kelvin Malcolm to initiate the process.  Students are required to complete an immigration form and submit their passport to the Office of Immigration at the Belair Campus of All Saints University, SVG for processing of Student Visa Endorsement Application.  Students are not allowed to deposit or uplift passport on behalf of another student.

UPCOMING SEMESTERS

Winter semester 2021

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic All Saints University College of Medicine will be conducting the Winter Semester via online learning in compliance with WHO and CDC guidelines of physical distancing. ​​​​​​​

Orientation Day: January 11, 2021
White Coat Ceremony: Cancelled due to COVID
Classes Start: January 12, 2021

Student Registration: January 4 – 15, 2021
Late Registration: January 18 – 22, 2021
Late Registration Closed: January 22, 2021 (4:00PM AST)

National Heroes Day: March 14, 2021
Good Friday: April 2, 2021
Easter Monday: April 5, 2021

Semester Ends
: April 23, 2021​​​​​​​
Semester Break: April 24 – May 9, 2021

Internal Examination Dates:

Block 1: February 8 – 12, 2021
Block 2: March 15 – 19, 2021
Block 3: April 19 – 23, 2021

External Examination Dates:

CBSE NBME: TBA
CCSE NBME: TBA

Summer semester 2021

Orientation Day: May 10, 2021
White Coat Ceremony: May 10, 2021
Classes Start: May 11, 2021

Student Registration: May 5 – 14, 2021
Late Registration: May 17, 2021
Late Registration Closed: May 21, 2021

Labour Day: May 1, 2021
White Monday: May 24, 2021
Carnival Monday: July 5, 2021
Carnival Tuesday: July 6, 2021
Emancipation Day: August 19, 2021

Semester Ends: August 20, 2021​​​​​​​
Semester Break: August 21 – September 5, 2021

Internal Examination Dates:

Block 1: TBA
Block 2: TBA
Block 3: TBA

External Examination Dates:

CBSE NBME: TBA
CCSE NBME: TBA

Fall semester 2021

Orientation Day: September 6, 2021
White Coat Ceremony: September 6, 2021
Classes Start: September 7, 2021

Student Registration: August 30 – September 10, 2021
Late Registration: September 13, 2021
Late Registration Closed: September 17, 2021

Independence Day: October 27, 2021

Semester Ends: December 17, 2021​​​​​​​
Semester Break: December 18 – January 9, 2021

Internal Examination Dates:

Block 1: TBA
Block 2: TBA
Block 3: TBA

​​​​​​​External Examination Dates:

CBSE NBME: TBA
CCSE NBME: TBA