Registration Dates and Deadlines

As a University of Alberta student, you need to be aware of the deadlines outlined in the Academic Schedule. Deadlines are firm and strictly enforced to ensure fair treatment of all students.

Information about the implications of missing each deadline is included below. Missing a deadline can affect your course registration, your grades, and your fee assessment. Please be sure to meet these deadlines; there is no fees appeal for missing a deadline affecting your fee assessment.


Term deadlines

Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 term deadlines
Registration: Add/Delete
(No academic record)
Fee Payment
(See Note 1)
Fee Refund (50%)
(See Note 2)
Withdrawal (Grade of W)
Fall 13-week classes Sep 15, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Oct 2, 2020 Nov 30, 2020
First half
6-week classes
Sep 15, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Sep 25, 2020 Oct 5, 2020
Second half
6-week classes
Oct 30, 2020  Sep 30, 2020 Nov 20, 2020 Nov 30, 2020
Winter 13-week classes Jan 22, 2021 Jan 29, 2021 Feb 10, 2021 April 9, 2021
First half
6-week classes
Jan 22, 2021 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 29, 2021 Feb 12, 2021
Second half
6-week classes
Mar 19, 2021 Jan 29, 2021 Mar 26, 2021 April 9, 2021
Both Terms (A/B) Sep 15, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 See Note 3 Jan 22, 2021

Notes

  1. Students who have not paid their fees in full by this date, or made satisfactory alternate arrangements, will be assessed late payment penalty charges. To avoid installment charges, all Fall/Winter fees must be paid by the Fall Term Fee Payment Deadline and Spring/Summer fees must be paid by the Spring Term Fee Payment Deadline. Refer to Deadline for Fee Payment for details.
  2. Students withdrawing after this date will be assessed full fees.
  3. If you withdraw from a two-term (A/B part) course from October 3, 2020 to January 22, 2021, you will be assessed full fees for Fall Term. If your Faculty determines that you may have special permission to withdraw from January 23 to February 10, 2021, you will be assessed Fall Term fees and 50% of Winter Term fees. After February 10, 2021, you will be assessed full fees for both terms.

2021 Spring-Summer term dates and deadlines

Not all courses have the same dates and deadlines listed below. View the Non-Standard Spring Deadlines and Non-Standard Summer Deadlines.

Classes begin
Spring Term May 3, 2021
First half May 3, 2021
Second half May 25, 2021
Summer Term July 5, 2021
First half July 5, 2021
Second half July 26, 2021
Spring/Summer terms (13 week A/B, part classes) will be available on website
Registration Add/Delete (no academic record)
Spring Term May 6, 2021
First half May 6, 2021
Second half May 28, 2021
Summer Term July 8, 2021
First half July 8, 2021
Second half July 29, 2021
Spring/Summer terms (13 week A/B, part classes) will be available on website
Fee Refund - 50% (see Note 2)
Spring Term May 18, 2021
First half May 10, 2021
Second half May 31, 2021
Summer Term July 19, 2021
First half July 12, 2021
Second half August 3, 2021
Spring/Summer terms (13 week A/B, part classes) will be available on website
Withdrawal (Grade of W)
Spring Term June 2, 2021
First half May 18, 2021
Second half June 4, 2021
Summer Term August 4, 2021
First half July 19, 2021
Second half August 5, 2021
Spring/Summer terms (13 week A/B, part classes) will be available on website
Classes end
Spring Term June 2, 2021
First half May 18, 2021
Second half June 4, 2021
Summer Term August 11, 2021
First half July 23, 2021
Second half August 11, 2021

Spring/Summer terms (13 week A/B, part classes)

Class end date exceptions may apply, refer to Bear Tracks class schedule for individual class end date.

Examinations
Spring Term (Exam Planner) June 17-18, 2021
Summer Term (Exam Planner) August 12-13, 2021

Notes:

1. Students who have not paid their fees in full by this date, or made satisfactory alternate arrangements, will be assessed late payment penalty charges. To avoid installment charges, all Fall/Winter fees must be paid by the Fall Term Fee Payment Deadline and Spring/Summer fees must be paid by the Spring Term Fee Payment Deadline. Refer to “Deadline for Fee Payments” in the University Calendar for details.

2. Students withdrawing after this date will be assessed full fees.


Avoid instalment charges

If you pay all Fall and Winter Term fees by the Fall Term Fee Payment Deadline or all Spring and Summer Term fees by the Spring deadline, you will avoid a $40 instalment charge.

If you choose to pay by term, your Fall Term fees must be paid by the Fall Term Fee Payment Deadline and your Spring Term fees must be paid by the Spring Term Fee Payment Deadline. Your Winter Term fees, plus the $40 instalment charge, are due by the Winter Term Fee Payment Deadline and your Summer Term fees, plus the $40 instalment charge, are due by the Summer Term Fees Payment Deadline.