Key dates and deadlines for the academic year.
2020–2021 Academic Year
|June 29–July 31||English Preparation for Graduate Studies|
|July 27–August 21||Getting Started at MIIS online course for new students|
|August 17–21||Welcome Week (New Student Orientation)|
|August 24||Classes Convene. Tuition Due (1st day)|
|September 4||Deadline to add full-length fall course (10th day). Deadline to ADD and DROP first-half semester fall course. Last day for 100% refund, 50% refund on or after September 8 (until next deadline). Late fees added to all unpaid tuition accounts.|
|September 7||Labor Day Holiday|
|September 21||Last day to drop full-length fall course (20th day). Last day for 50% refund, 10% withdrawal refund on or after September 22 (until next deadline).|
|October 14||First half of semester ends|
|October 15||Second half of semester begins|
|October 26||Last day to withdraw from a full-length fall course (45th day) for a 10% refund. No refunds after this date.|
|October 28||Deadline to ADD and DROP second-half semester fall course.|
|November 21–29||Thanksgiving Recess|
|December 1||Getting Started at MIIS online course opens for spring 2021 new students|
|December 11||Last Day of Classes|
|December 12||Winter Commencement|
|January 4||Fall semester grades due|
|January 4–22||Winter Term Classes.
Spring 2021 IEM and TESOL/TFL new students start classes on January 4.
|January 19–22||Welcome Week for spring 2021 new students|
|January 25||Classes Convene. Tuition due (1st day)|
|February 5||Deadline to add full-length spring course (10th day). Deadline to ADD and DROP first-half semester spring course. Last day for 100% refund, 50% refund on or after February 8th (until next deadline). Late fees added to all unpaid tuition accounts (21st day).|
|February 19||Last day to DROP full-length spring course (20th day). Last day for 50% refund, 10% withdrawal refund on or after February 22 (until next deadline).|
|March 13–21||Spring Break|
|March 23||First half of semester ends|
|March 24||Second half of semester begins|
|April 2||Last day to withdraw from a full-length spring course (45th day) for a 10% refund. No refunds after this date.|
|April 7||Deadline to ADD and DROP second-half semester spring course.|
|May 14||Last Day of Classes|
|May 15||Spring Commencement|
|May 28||Winter/Spring grades due|
Workshops and other brief courses may be added or dropped until 4 p.m. on the last business day one week before they begin. Without an official drop, tuition remains due and the appropriate grade will be assigned.