2017-2018 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2018) 
    
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2017-2018 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Semester-Based Programs


Return to:  Academic Calendar and Registration Policies for March 2018  

Semester-Based Parts of Term are predefined and include specific course lengths required for programs. Student Success courses are also offered during specified Semester-Based Parts of Term. Information about courses offered during these Parts of Term can be found on the myWalden university portal by selecting the “Review Schedule or Drop Classes” link within the “Student Services” tab.

Students who have questions about registration should contact the Academic Advising Team

2017–2018

Fall Semester—2017  
Term in Weeks First Day of Term Last Day of Term Last Day to ADD Last Day to DROP with Refund Last Day to WITHDRAW with W Term Description
16 05-Sep-17 24-Dec-17 07-Sep-17 11-Sep-17 12-Nov-17 Fall Semester: Part of Term 1
8 05-Sep-17 29-Oct-17 07-Sep-17 11-Sep-17 08-Oct-17 Fall Semester: Part of Term 2
6 05-Sep-17 15-Oct-17 07-Sep-17 11-Sep-17 30-Sep-17 Fall Semester: Part of Term 18
5 05-Sep-17 08-Oct-17 07-Sep-17 11-Sep-17 26-Sep-17 Fall Semester: Part of Term 8
4 05-Sep-17 01-Oct-17 07-Sep-17 11-Sep-17 22-Sep-17 Fall Semester: Part of Term 26
3 05-Sep-17 24-Sep-17 07-Sep-17 11-Sep-17 18-Sep-17 Fall Semester: Part of Term 36
             
8 25-Sep-17 19-Nov-17 27-Sep-17 01-Oct-17 29-Oct-17 Fall Semester: Part of Term 48
             
10 09-Oct-17 17-Dec-17 11-Oct-17 15-Oct-17 21-Nov-17 Fall Semester: Part of Term 30
5 09-Oct-17 12-Nov-17 11-Oct-17 15-Oct-17 30-Oct-17 Fall Semester: Part of Term 10
             
16 30-Oct-17 18-Feb-18 01-Nov-17 05-Nov-17 06-Jan-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 6
8 30-Oct-17 24-Dec-17 01-Nov-17 05-Nov-17 03-Dec-17 Fall Semester: Part of Term 4
4 30-Oct-17 19-Nov-17 01-Nov-17 05-Nov-17 12-Nov-17 Fall Semester: Part of Term 38
3 30-Oct-17 26-Nov-17 01-Nov-17 05-Nov-17 16-Nov-17 Fall Semester: Part of Term 34
2 30-Oct-17 12-Nov-17 01-Nov-17 05-Nov-17 08-Nov-17 Fall Semester: Part of Term 28
             
6 13-Nov-17 24-Dec-17 15-Nov-17 19-Nov-17 09-Dec-17 Fall Semester: Part of Term 32
5 13-Nov-17 17-Dec-17 15-Nov-17 19-Nov-17 04-Dec-17 Fall Semester: Part of Term 12

 

Spring Semester—2018  
Term in Weeks First Day of Term Last Day of Term Last Day to ADD Last Day to DROP with Refund Last Day to WITHDRAW with W Term Description
16 08-Jan-18 29-Apr-18 10-Jan-18 14-Jan-18 17-Mar-18 Spring Semester: Part of Term 1
8 08-Jan-18 04-Mar-18 10-Jan-18 14-Jan-18 11-Feb-18 Spring Semester: Part of Term 2
6 08-Jan-18 18-Feb-18 10-Jan-18 14-Jan-18 03-Feb-18 Spring Semester: Part of Term 18
5 08-Jan-18 11-Feb-18 10-Jan-18 14-Jan-18 29-Jan-18 Spring Semester: Part of Term 8
4 08-Jan-18 04-Feb-18 10-Jan-18 14-Jan-18 25-Jan-18 Spring Semester: Part of Term 26
3 08-Jan-18 28-Jan-18 10-Jan-18 14-Jan-18 21-Jan-18 Spring Semester: Part of Term 36
             
10 12-Feb-18 22-Apr-18 14-Feb-18 18-Feb-18 26-Mar-18 Spring Semester: Part of Term 30
5 12-Feb-18 18-Mar-18 14-Feb-18 18-Feb-18 05-Mar-18 Spring Semester: Part of Term 10
             
16 05-Mar-18 24-Jun-18 07-Mar-18 11-Mar-18 12-May-18 Spring Semester: Part of Term 6
8 05-Mar-18 29-Apr-18 07-Mar-18 11-Mar-18 08-Apr-18 Spring Semester: Part of Term 4
4 05-Mar-18 01-Apr-18 07-Mar-18 11-Mar-18 22-Mar-18 Spring Semester: Part of Term 34
3 05-Mar-18 25-Mar-18 07-Mar-18 11-Mar-18 18-Mar-18 Spring Semester: Part of Term 38
2 05-Mar-18 18-Mar-18 07-Mar-18 11-Mar-18 14-Mar-18 Spring Semester: Part of Term 28
             
6 19-Mar-18 29-Apr-18 21-Mar-18 25-Mar-18 14-Apr-18

Spring Semester: Part of Term 32

5 19-Mar-18 22-Apr-18 21-Mar-18 25-Mar-18 09-Apr-18 Spring Semester: Part of Term 12
             
3 07-May-18 27-May-18 09-May-18 13-May-18 15-May-18 Spring Semester: Part of Term 38

 

Summer Semester—2018  
Term in Weeks First Day of Term Last Day of Term Last Day to ADD Last Day to DROP with Refund Last Day to WITHDRAW with W Term Description
16 07-May-18 26-Aug-18 09-May-18 13-May-18 14-Jul-18 Summer Semester: Part of Term 1
8 07-May-18 01-Jul-18 09-May-18 13-May-18 10-Jun-18 Summer Semester: Part of Term 2
6 07-May-18 17-Jun-18 09-May-18 13-May-18 02-Jun-18 Summer Semester: Part of Term 18
5 07-May-18 10-Jun-18 09-May-18 13-May-18 28-May-18 Summer Semester: Part of Term 8
4 07-May-18 03-Jun-18 09-May-18 13-May-18 24-May-18 Summer Semester: Part of Term 26
3 07-May-18 27-May-18 09-May-18 13-May-18 20-May-18 Summer Semester: Part of Term 36
             
10 11-Jun-18 19-Aug-18 13-Jun-18 17-Jun-18 23-Jul-18 Summer Semester: Part of Term 30
5 11-Jun-18 15-Jul-18 13-Jun-18 17-Jun-18 02-Jul-18 Summer Semester: Part of Term 10
             
16 02-Jul-18 21-Oct-18 04-Jul-18 08-Jul-18 08-Sep-18 Summer Semester: Part of Term 6
8 02-Jul-18 26-Aug-18 04-Jul-18 08-Jul-18 05-Aug-18 Summer Semester: Part of Term 4
4 02-Jul-18 29-Jul-18 04-Jul-18 08-Jul-18 19-Jul-18 Summer Semester: Part of Term 34
3 02-Jul-18 22-Jul-18 04-Jul-18 08-Jul-18 15-Jul-18 Summer Semester: Part of Term 38
2 02-Jul-18 15-Jul-18 04-Jul-18 08-Jul-18 11-Jul-18 Summer Semester: Part of Term 28
             
6 16-Jul-18 26-Aug-18 18-Jul-18 22-Jul-18 11-Aug-18 Summer Semester: Part of Term 32
5 16-Jul-18 19-Aug-18 18-Jul-18 22-Jul-18 06-Aug-18 SummerSemester: Part of Term 12

2018–2019

Fall Semester—2018
Term in Weeks First Day of Term Last Day of Term Last Day to ADD Last Day to DROP with Refund Last Day to WITHDRAW with W Term Description
16 4-Sep-18 23-Dec-18 6-Sep-18 10-Sep-18 11-Nov-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 1
8 4-Sep-18 28-Oct-18 6-Sep-18 10-Sep-18 8-Oct-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 2
6 4-Sep-18 14-Oct-18 6-Sep-18 10-Sep-18 30-Sep-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 8
5 4-Sep-18 7-Oct-18 6-Sep-18 10-Sep-18 25-Sep-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 18
4 4-Sep-18 30-Sep-18 6-Sep-18 10-Sep-18 21-Sep-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 26
3 4-Sep-18 23-Sep-18 6-Sep-18 10-Sep-18 17-Sep-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 36
             
6 17-Sep-18 28-Oct-18 19-Sep-18 23-Sep-18 13-Oct-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 50
             
8 24-Sep-18 18-Nov-18 26-Sep-18 30-Sep-18 28-Oct-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 48
             
10 8-Oct-18 16-Dec-18 10-Oct-18 14-Oct-18 19-Nov-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 30
5 8-Oct-18 11-Nov-18 10-Oct-18 14-Oct-18 29-Oct-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 10
             
16 29-Oct-18 17-Feb-19 31-Oct-18 4-Nov-18 2-Dec-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 6
8 29-Oct-18 23-Dec-18 31-Oct-18 4-Nov-18 19-Nov-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 4
4 29-Oct-18 25-Nov-18 31-Oct-18 4-Nov-18 15-Nov-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 34
3 29-Oct-18 18-Nov-18 31-Oct-18 4-Nov-18 11-Nov-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 38
             
8 12-Nov-18 23-Dec-18 14-Nov-18 19-Nov-18 8-Dec-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 42
6 12-Nov-18 16-Dec-18 14-Nov-18 19-Nov-18 3-Dec-18 Fall Semester: Part of Term 35

 

Spring Semester—2019
Term in Weeks First Day of Term Last Day of Term Last Day to ADD Last Day to DROP with Refund Last Day to WITHDRAW with W Term Description
16 7-Jan-19 28-Apr-19 9-Jan-19 13-Jan-19 16-Mar-19 Spring Semester: Part of Term 1
8 7-Jan-19 3-Mar-19 9-Jan-19 13-Jan-19 10-Feb-19 Spring Semester: Part of Term 2
6 7-Jan-19 17-Feb-19 9-Jan-19 13-Jan-19 2-Feb-19 Spring Semester: Part of Term 18
5 7-Jan-19 10-Feb-19 9-Jan-19 13-Jan-19 28-Jan-19 Spring Semester: Part of Term 8
4 7-Jan-19 3-Feb-19 9-Jan-19 13-Jan-19 24-Jan-19 Spring Semester: Part of Term 26
3 7-Jan-19 27-Jan-19 9-Jan-19 13-Jan-19 20-Jan-19 Spring Semester: Part of Term 36
             
6 22-Jan-19 3-Mar-19 24-Jan-19 28-Jan-19 17-Feb-19 Spring Semester: Part of Term 50
             
10 11-Feb-19 21-Apr-19 13-Feb-19 17-Feb-19 25-Mar-19 Spring Semester: Part of Term 30
5 11-Feb-19 17-Mar-19 13-Feb-19 17-Feb-19 4-Mar-19 Spring Semester: Part of Term 4
               
16 4-Mar-19 23-Jun-19 6-Mar-19 10-Mar-19 11-May-19 Spring Semester: Part of Term 6
8 4-Mar-19 28-Apr-19 6-Mar-19 10-Mar-19 7-Apr-19 Spring Semester: Part of Term 4
4 4-Mar-19 31-Apr-19 6-Mar-19 10-Mar-19 21-Mar-19 Spring Semester: Part of Term 28
3 4-Mar-19 24-Apr-19 6-Mar-19 10-Mar-19 17-Mar-19 Spring Semester: Part of Term 21
             
6 18-Mar-19 28-Apr-19 20-Mar-19 24-Mar-19 13-Apr-19 Spring Semester: Part of Term 32
5 18-Mar-19 21-Apr-19 20-Mar-19 24-Mar-19 8-Apr-19 Spring Semester: Part of Term 12

 

Summer Semester—2019
Term in Weeks First Day of Term Last Day of Term Last Day to ADD Last Day to DROP with Refund Last Day to WITHDRAW with W Term Description
16 6-May-19 25-Aug-19 8-May-19 12-May-19 13-Jul-19 Summer Semester: Part of Term 1
8 6-May-19 30-Jun-19 8-May-19 12-May-19 9-Jun-19 Summer Semester: Part of Term 2
6 6-May-19 16-Jun-19 8-May-19 12-May-19 1-Jun-19 Summer Semester: Part of Term 18
5 6-May-19 9-Jun-19 8-May-19 12-May-19 27-May-19 Summer Semester: Part of Term 8
4 6-May-19 2-Jun-19 8-May-19 12-May-19 23-May-19 Summer Semester: Part of Term 26
3 6-May-19 26-May-19 8-May-19 12-May-19 19-May-19 Summer Semester: Part of Term 36
               
6 20-May-19 30-Jun-19 22-May-19 26-May-19 15-Jun-19 Summer Semester: Part of Term 50
             
10 10-Jun-19 18-Aug-19 12-Jun-19 16-Jun-19 22-Jul-19 Summer Semester: Part of Term 30
8 10-Jun-19 4-Aug-19 12-Jun-19 16-Jun-19 14-Jul-19 Summer Semester: Part of Term 46
5 10-Jun-19 14-Jul-19 12-Jun-19 16-Jun-19 1-Jul-19 Summer Semester: Part of Term 10
             
16 1-Jul-19 20-Oct-19 3-Jul-19 7-Jul-19 7-Sep-19 Summer Semester: Part of Term 6
8 1-Jul-19 25-Aug-19 3-Jul-19 7-Jul-19 4-Aug-19 Summer Semester: Part of Term 4
4 1-Jul-19 28-Jul-19 3-Jul-19 7-Jul-19 18-Jul-19 Summer Semester: Part of Term 34
3 1-Jul-19 21-Jul-19 3-Jul-19 7-Jul-19 14-Jul-19 Summer Semester: Part of Term 38
             
5 15-Jul-19 18-Aug-19 17-Jul-19 21-Jul-19 5-Aug-19 Summer Semester: Part of Term 12