IEP Semester Dates

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

IEP courses will meet online for the Spring 2021 semester.

Summary of Upcoming Semesters

TermOrientationFirst Day of ClassLast Day of Exams
Summer 2020*May 7May 11July 16
Fall 2020August 3-7August 10November 13
Spring 2021January 13-15January 19April 29
Summer 2021*TBATBATBA

Note: This academic calendar is subject to periodic review and revision. Please email iep@ncsu.edu if you have any questions about the schedule as it is posted.

*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
August28FridayOfficial Enrollment Date
August31MondayNo classes
September1TuesdayNo classes
October2FridayDrop/Revision Deadline: Last day to request a withdrawal
November13FridayLast day of IEP classes
November16-17Mon. - Tues. Exams
November20FridayFinal Grades Posted
November23-24Mon. - Tues.Semester Performance Review
November26-27Thurs. - Fri.Thanksgiving Break; University Closed

2021 Spring

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January13-15Wed. - Fri.New Student Orientation
January13WednesdayPlacement Test
January15FridayTuition and fees due
January18MondayMartin Luther King, Jr. Day; University Closed
January19TuesdayFirst day of classes
February1MondayOfficial Enrollment Date
February9TuesdayWellness Day; No Classes
March5FridayWellness Day; No Classes
March17WednesdayDrop/Revision Deadline: Last day to request a withdrawal
March24WednesdayWellness Day; No Classes
April15ThursdayWellness Day; No Classes
April27TuesdayLast day of IEP classes
April28-29Wed. - Thur.Final Exams
May4TuesdayFinal Grades Posted
May5-7Wed. - 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.