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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Wondering when the next class begins? Trying to schedule your flight home when the semester is over? Check out American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine’s calendar to answer all of your questions.

These are the important dates and deadlines you need to know.

New Students

New Students (BAS 1)

Fall 2017

• Thursday, August 10 – Students with last names M – P (9AM registration confirmation), Students with last names Q – Z (1PM registration confirmation)

• Friday, August 11 – Students with last names A – F (9AM registration confirmation), Students with last names G – L (1PM registration confirmation)

• Friday, August 11 – Orientation Welcome and Barbecue (4:30PM) MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

• Monday, August 14 and Tuesday, August 15 – Orientation MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

• Wednesday, August 16 – First day of classes

• Wednesday, December 20 – Semester ends

 Spring 2018

• Monday, February 5 – Students with last names M – P (9AM registration confirmation), Students with last names Q – Z (1PM registration confirmation)

• Tuesday, February 6 – Students with last names A – F (9AM registration confirmation), Students with last names G – L (1PM registration confirmation)

• Wednesday, February 7 – Orientation Welcome and Barbecue (4:30PM) MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

• Thursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9 – Orientation MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

• Monday, February 12 – First day of classes

• Saturday, February 17 – AUA Rohrman Triathalon

• Friday, April 13 – White Coat Ceremony

• Friday, June 22 – Semester ends

Fall 2018

• Thursday, August 9 – Students with last names M – P (9AM registration confirmation), Students with last names Q – Z (1PM registration confirmation)

• Friday, August 10 – Students with last names A – F (9AM registration confirmation), Students with last names G – L (1PM registration confirmation)

• Friday, August 10 – Orientation Welcome and Barbecue (4:30PM) MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

• Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14 – Orientation MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

• Wednesday, August 15 – First day of classes

• Wednesday, December 19 – Semester ends

Current Students

Returning Students (BAS 2, 3, and 4):

 Fall 2017

• Monday July 31 – First day of classes

• Monday July 31 – Students in semester 3 with last names M – Z (9AM – Noon registration confirmation)

• Monday July 31 – Students in semesters 2 and 4 with last names M – Z (1PM – 4PM registration confirmation)

• Tuesday, August 1 – Students in semester 3 with last names A – L (9AM-Noon registration confirmation)

• Tuesday, August 1 – Students in semesters 2 and 4 with last names A – L (1PM – 4PM registration confirmation)

• Sunday, December 10 – Semester ends

 Spring 2018

• Monday, January 29 – First day of classes

• Monday, January 29 – Students in semester 3 with last names M – Z (9AM – Noon registration confirmation)

• Monday, January 29 – Students in semesters 2 and 4 with last names M – Z (1PM-4PM registration confirmation)

• Tuesday, January 30 – Students in semester 3 with last names A – L (9AM – Noon registration confirmation)

• Tuesday, January 30 – Students in semesters 2 and 4 with last names A – L (1PM – 4PM registration confirmation)

• Friday, June 8 – Semester ends

Fall 2018

• Monday July 30 – First day of classes

• Monday July 30 – Students in semester 3 with last names M – Z (9AM – Noon registration confirmation)

• Monday July 30 – Students in semesters 2 and 4 with last names M – Z (1PM – 4PM registration confirmation)

• Tuesday, July 31– Students in semester 3 with last names A – L (9AM-Noon registration confirmation)

• Tuesday, July 31– Students in semesters 2 and 4 with last names A – L (1PM – 4PM registration confirmation)

• Sunday, December 9 – Semester ends

Fifth Semester Students

Basic Sciences Integration Course

Fall 2017

• July 7, 2017: Confirmation Check-In for BSIC Fifth Semester students (9AM – 4PM)

• July 10, 2017: Confirmation Check-In for BSIC Fifth Semester students (9AM – 4PM)

• July 10, 2017: First day of classes for BSIC Fifth Semester students

• September 15, 2017: End of BSIC (10 weeks)

• September 16 – October 5, 2017: Study period on island

• October 6, 2017: Mandatory Basic Science Comprehensive Shelf Exam on island

Spring 2018

• January 8, 2018: Confirmation Check-In for BSIC Fifth Semester students (9AM – 4PM)

• January 9, 2018: Orientation / First day of classes for BSIC Fifth Semester students

• March 16, 2018: End of BSIC (10 weeks)

• March 17 – April 5, 2018: Study period on island

• April 6, 2018: Mandatory Basic Science Comprehensive Shelf Exam on island

Fall 2018

• July 9, 2018: Confirmation Check-In for BSIC Fifth Semester students (9AM – 4PM)

• July 10, 2018: First day of classes for BSIC Fifth Semester students

• September 14, 2018: End of BSIC (10 weeks)

• September 15 – October 4, 2018: Study period on island

• October 5, 2018: Mandatory Basic Science Comprehensive Shelf Exam on island

FM1/IM1 Students

Family Medicine 1/Internal Medicine 1 (FM1/IM1)

At this time, FM1/IM1 will be offered every six weeks. These are the dates for 2017:

• January 2 – February 10

• February 13 – March 24

• March 27 – May 5

• May 8 – June 16

• June 19 – July 28

• July 31 – September 8

• September 11 – October 20

• October 23 – December 1

Global MD Students

Fall 2017

• New Students

– Monday, July 31 – First day of classes

– Wednesday, December 20 – Semester ends

• Continuing Students

– Monday, July 17 – First day of classes

– Sunday, December 10 – Semester ends

Spring 2018

• New Students

– Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – First day of classes

– Friday, June 22, 2018 – Semester ends

• Returning Students

– Monday, January 15, 2018 – First day of classes

– Friday, June 8, 2018 – Semester ends

Fall 2018

New Students

– Monday, July 30 – First day of classes

– Wednesday, December 19 – Semester ends

• Continuing Students

– Monday, July 16 – First day of classes

– Sunday, December 9 – Semester ends

Online Registration

Online Registration is mandatory and must be completed within the window of time established and published by University notifications. Students who have not successfully completed online registration by the established deadline will not be permitted to attend the current semester. Students will receive an email notification of the online registration dates approximately four weeks prior to the end of their current semester.

In addition to completing online registration, all students must report to the Registrar’s Office on campus to confirm arrival on island and to receive their Student ID card and semester sticker. To confirm the reserved dates for arrival and orientation, please review the Academic Calendar located on the AUA website.

All basic science students are expected to arrive during the reserved dates on the Academic Calendar. Under rare circumstances, the Dean may approve a student for late arrival. No students will be permitted to arrive on campus after the first week of classes.

Students who are under review by the Promotions Committee or who need to retest are still required to complete online registration and are expected to settle their tuition accounts as billed with the understanding that necessary adjustments will be made to coincide with final promotion decisions.

When completing online registration, a Bursar hold may appear indicating tuition is not yet settled. Please contact the Bursar Department if you believe your account has been settled and request removal of the Bursar hold. Students will not be cleared to complete in person confirmation of registration until their tuition account is settled.

Tuition accounts are considered settled if all past-due balances are paid in full and:

1. New term charges are paid in full, OR

2. A new Tuition Payment Plan enrollment has been completed for new term charges, OR

3. Student has received an award letter confirming approval of Federal Student Aid

New students may direct questions about online registration to: [email protected]

Returning students may direct questions about online registration to [email protected] and any technical issues with the online registration system should be directed to [email protected]

University Holidays

2017

January 2 – New Year’s Day Observed, University closed

April 14  Good Friday, classes not in session

April 17 – Easter Monday, classes not in session

May 1 – Labour Day, classes not in session

June 5  Whit Monday, classes not in session

August 7-8 – Carnival, classes not in session

November 1 – Independence Day, classes not in session

December 9 – National Heroes Day, University closed

December 24-26 – Holiday, University closed

December 31 – New Year’s Eve, University closed

2018

January 1 – New Year’s Day Observed, University closed

March 30  Good Friday, classes not in session

April 2 – Easter Monday, classes not in session

May 7 – Labour Day, classes not in session

May 21  Whit Monday, classes not in session

August 6-7 – Carnival, classes not in session

November 1 – Independence Day, classes not in session

December 10 – National Heroes Day, University closed

December 24-26 – Holiday, University closed

December 31 – New Year’s Eve, University closed