Our Academic Calendar is an important source of information, and we work hard to make sure it’s useful to you. That being said, we know that some of the college lingo we use in the calendar can be confusing. We are, of course, always ready to answer questions. But we also have tried to explain everything in simple terms here.
If you want more definitions, we have a complete glossary of academic speak in the College Catalog.
If you still have questions, call 865.694.6400.
This is the deadline to apply to attend Pellissippi State for the current semester.
Summer 2021: May 26
Fall 2021: August 13
Spring 2022: January 7
The registration period is the time during which you can register for classes for the upcoming semester. Friendly tip: register sooner rather than later to ensure you get the classes you want, when you want them.
Summer 2021: Begins April 5
Fall 2021: Begins April 15
Spring 2022: Begins October 20
This deadline is the final date by which to complete your FAFSA and other financial aid requirements.
Missing the deadline won’t delay your acceptance into college, your ability to register for classes or even your ability to qualify for financial aid — but missing a deadline can mean that your financial aid disbursements are delayed, and it could possibly prevent you from charging at the bookstore.Summer 2021: April 17
This is the deadline to pay all your fees and confirm your schedule. Typically, there are several schedule confirmation and fee deadline dates, which sometimes are called “expunge dates.” Each deadline is a hard deadline for students who have registered for classes and completed financial aid as of that date. In other words, each new expunge date affects only those students who have registered for classes since the last expunge date. If you’ve already paid all your fees and confirmed your schedule, you don’t have to worry about expunge dates after the first one.
The first confirmation and fee deadline is an early date for those who registered for classes early. The final date is the last deadline, and if you miss it, your schedule will be deleted.
Summer 2021: May 11 & June 14
Fall 2021: August 11 & August 31
Spring 2022: January 10 & January 25
Depending on your financial aid, you may be able to charge textbooks to your student account, which is quite handy. However, the bookstore will only charge purchases during a certain period. If you miss the charge period, you’ll have to cover the costs of your books and other supplies out of pocket.
Summer 2021: May 25-June 4
Fall 2021: August 10-31
Spring 2022: January 4-28
State employees who qualify for education waivers have special dates to register for classes.Summer 2021: May 13
This is the date that classes begin for students and faculty each semester.
Summer 2021: June 1
Fall 2021: August 23
Spring 2022: January 18
If you want to withdraw from a class — and you are totally aware of the possible financial aid repercussions of doing so — these dates tell you what percentage of your tuition you can expect to have reimbursed to you. In other words, we will reimburse you for the percentage of class you haven’t taken … but only on or before certain dates. On the 100% refund date, you can be reimbursed the full cost of the class you didn’t take … then 75%, then 25%. If you withdraw after the 25% date, you are not reimbursed for the portion of the class you did not complete.
May 28 — 100%
June 7 — 75%
June 14 — 25%
August 20 — 100%
September 3 — 75%
September 17 — 25%
January 14 — 100%
January 31 — 75%
Februrary 11 — 25%
This is the deadline to add classes to your schedule, you overachiever. This is also the deadline to change a credit class to an audit class, which means that you attend the class but you do not earn a grade.
Summer 2021: June 2
Fall 2021: August 25
Spring 2022: January 20
A “W” grade stands for “Withdrawal.” You earn this grade if you officially withdraw from a class — but not if you simply stop attending class. As of this date, you can withdraw and not earn a “W,” but be sure you know the possible Loading... and financial aid consequences of dropping a class.
Summer 2021: June 14
Fall 2021: September 5
Spring 2022: January 31
A “W” grade stands for “Withdrawal.” You earn this grade if you officially withdraw from a class — but not if you simply stop attending class. A “W” grade does count toward your attempted hours (which might affect your financial aid) but is not computed in your GPA. As of this date, you can withdraw and earn a “W.” Be sure you know the possible academic and financial aid consequences of withdrawal.
Summer 2021: July 8
Fall 2021: October 29
Spring 2022: March 25
Some students may qualify for special waivers or discounts — like if you are, or if you are the child of, a state employee — and this is the deadline to submit the paperwork for those discounts or waivers to the Cashier.
Summer 2021: June 7
Fall 2021: September 3
Spring 2022: January 31
On this date, we begin releasing any non-loan financial aid refunds for which you qualify. Loan disbursement dates are available on the Financial Aid website.
Summer 2021: June 18
Fall 2021: September 13
Spring 2022: February 8
If this is your last semester before graduation, this deadline is the last day you can apply to participate in the Commencement ceremony. If you miss the deadline, you can still graduate and earn your diploma, but you may not be able to walk across the stage at the ceremony and your name will not appear in the Commencement program.
P.S. If you apply for graduation during the summer semester, you qualify for the fall semester Commencement ceremony, which is held in December.
Summer 2021: June 25
Fall 2021: November 16
Spring 2022: April 8
This is the last day that classes meet for students and faculty each semester.
Summer 2021: July 27
Fall 2021: December 4
Spring 2022: April 30