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
Fall 2019August 12-16August 19December 5
Spring 2020January 2-3January 6April 23
Summer 2020*May 7May 11July 16
Fall 2020August 10-14August 17December 3

*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


2019 Fall

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August12-16Mon. - Fri.New Student Orientation
August12MondayPlacement Test
August16FridayTuition and fees due
August19MondayFirst day of classes
September2MondayLabor Day; University Closed
September3TuesdayClasses resume at 8:00 AM
September4WednesdayOfficial Enrollment Date
October10-11Thurs. - Fri.Fall Break; No Classes
October14MondayClasses resume at 8:00 AM
October18FridayDrop/Revision Deadline: Last day to request a withdrawal
October28-29Mon. - Tues.Level 6 Proficiency Exams
November18-19Mon. - Tues.Level 6 Proficiency Exam Retakes
November22FridayEnd of Semester Celebration
November26TuesdayLast day of IEP classes
November27WednesdayThanksgiving Break; No Classes
November28-29Thurs. - Fri.Thanksgiving Break; University Closed
December2-5Mon. - Thurs.Exams
December10TuesdayFinal Grades Posted
December11-13Wed. - Fri.Semester Performance Review

2020 Spring

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January2-3Thur - FriNew Student Orientation
January2ThursdayPlacement Test
January3FridayTuition and fees due
January6MondayFirst day of classes
January17FridayOfficial Enrollment Date
January20MondayMartin Luther King, Jr. Day; University Closed
January21TuesdayClasses resume at 8:00 AM
March2MondayDrop/Revision Deadline: Last day to request a withdrawal
March9-13Mon. - Fri.Spring Break; No Classes
March16MondayClasses resume at 8:00 AM
MarchTBDTBDProficiency Exams
AprilTBDTBDProficiency Exam Retakes
April17FridayEnd of Semester Celebration
April17FridayLast day of IEP classes
April20-23Mon. - Thurs.Exams
April28TuesdayFinal Grades Posted
April-May29-1Wed. - Fri.Semester Performance Review

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
JuneTBDLevel 6 Proficiency Exams
JulyTBDLevel 6 Proficiency Exam Retakes
July3FridayIndependence Day; University Closed
July6MondayClasses resume at 8:00 AM
July14TuesdayLast day of IEP classes
July15-16Wed. - Thurs.Exams
July17FridayEnd of Semester Lunch
July21TuesdayFinal Grades Posted
July22-24Wed. - Fri. Semester Performance Review

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.

End of Semester Celebration

At the end of every semester, the IEP has a party to celebrate the students’ accomplishments. There are games, awards, dinner, and lots of fun!