IEP Semester Dates

The IEP offers two 15-week semesters in the fall and spring and one 10-week session in the summer*.

Summary of Upcoming Semesters

TermOrientationFirst Day of ClassLast Day of Exams
Spring 2020January 2-3January 6April 23
Summer 2020*May 7May 11July 16
Fall 2020August 3-7August 10November 13
Spring 2021TBATBATBA
Summer 2021*TBATBATBA

Note: Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, NC State has not announced the 2021 academic calendar. Please continue to check back for additional updates and details.

*The summer session is generally recommended for returning students only due to its shortened schedule and intensive nature. Level 4 is typically not offered during the summer due to low demand. Email iep@ncsu.edu for more information if you are interested in beginning the IEP during our summer session.

The IEP semester dates are for the following students:

  • English language students
  • Undergraduate conditionally admitted students
  • Pathway Program students (core IEP classes only. The credit classes follow the university’s academic calendar.)
  • Graduate conditionally admitted students
  • Part-time students

Application Dates

Pathway Program English Language Study

2020 Summer

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May7ThursdayNew Student Orientation and Placement Test
May8FridayTuition and fees due
May11MondayFirst day of classes
May15FridayOfficial Enrollment Date
May25MondayMemorial Day; University Closed
May26TuesdayClasses resume at 8:00 AM
June16TuesdayDrop/Revision Deadline: Last day to request a withdrawal
June19FridayLevel 6 Proficiency Exams
July8WednesdayLevel 6 Proficiency Exam Retakes
July3FridayIndependence Day; University Closed
July6MondayClasses resume at 8:00 AM
July14TuesdayLast day of IEP classes
July15-16Wed. - Thurs.Exams
July21TuesdayFinal Grades Posted
July22-24Wed. - Fri. Semester Performance Review

2020 Fall

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July6-15Mon. - Wed.Placement Test
August3-7 (TBA)Mon. - Fri.New Student Orientation
August7FridayTuition and fees due
August10MondayFirst day of classes
August21FridayOfficial Enrollment Date
September30WednesdayDrop/Revision Deadline: Last day to request a withdrawal
November11WednesdayLast day of IEP classes
November12-13Thurs. - Fri.Exams
November17TuesdayFinal Grades Posted
November18-20Wed. - Fri.Semester Performance Review
November26-27Thurs. - Fri.Thanksgiving Break; University Closed

2021 Spring

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The Spring 2021 academic calendar will be posted at a later date. Please check back for updates.


Calendar Terms

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Official Enrollment Date

The last day for a student to withdraw without being counted as having attempted his/her current level of study. After this date, the student’s attempt at his/her current level will count as one of the three opportunities to complete a level in the IEP.

If a student wishes to withdraw, they should first read the IEP Withdrawal Procedures in the Current Student Portal. It is important to note that there are dates during the semester where the financial and visa implications of withdrawing change.

Drop/Revision Deadline: Last Day to Request a Withdrawal

Withdrawals after this date are granted only when exceptional circumstances exist. If a student wishes to withdraw, they should first read the IEP Withdrawal Procedures in the Current Student Portal. It is important to note that there are dates during the semester where the financial and visa implications of withdrawing change.