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Academic Calendar

2020 school year

January
  • 1. 1 (Wed)

    New Year’s Day

  • 1. 2 (Thur)

    Deadline for thesis evaluation for master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2020)

  • 1. 6 (Mon)

    Deadline to drop for Winter 2019 classes

  • 1. 9 (Thur) ~ 1. 10 (Fri)

    Period to submit final thesis for master’s degree (for those expecting to graduate in February 2020)

  • 1. 13 (Mon) ~ 1. 17 (Fri)

    Spring 2020 registration / tuition payment for matriculating graduate students

    Course registration for Spring 2020 classes

    Spring 2020 course registration for matriculating graduate students

    Spring 2020 course registration for returning students

  • 1. 20 (Mon) ~ 1. 24 (Fri)

    Course evaluation for Winter 2019 classes

  • 1. 24 (Fri) ~ 1. 27 (Mon)

    Lunar New Year’s Day

  • 1. 28 (Tue)

    Substitute Holiday of the 2020 Foundation Day of KAIST

  • 1. 31 (Fri)

    End of Winter 2019 classes

February
  • 2. 3 (Mon) ~ 2. 7 (Fri)

    Application for academic reinstatement (returning), changing major, and full-time / part-time status registration for Spring 2020

  • 2. 5 (Wed)

    Deadline to post grades for Winter 2019

  • 2. 16 (Sun)

    KAIST Foundation Anniversary

  • 2. 17 (Mon) ~ 2. 21 (Fri)

    Spring 2020 tuition payment for current enrollees and returning students

  • 2. 21 (Fri)

    (Postponed) KAIST Commencement 2020

    Completion date for doctoral degree in February 2020

  • 2.29 (Sat)

    Completion date for bachelor’s/master’s degree in February 2020

March
  • 3. 1 (Sun)

    Samiljeol, Independence Movement Day

  • 3. 9 (Mon) ~ 3. 27 (Fri)

    Period to add / drop Spring 2020 classes

  • 3. 16 (Mon)

    Beginning of Spring 2020 classes

  • 3. 16 (Mon) ~ 3. 18 (Wed)

    Registration period for Spring 2020 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students

  • 3. 16 (Mon) ~ 3. 27 (Fri)

    Period to declare minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students

    Period to register / drop interdisciplinary majors for graduate students

    Period to apply for Honor Program for undergraduate students

  • 3. 16 (Mon) ~ 4. 10 (Fri)

    Period to drop minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students

    Period to apply for early graduation for undergraduate students

  • 3. 19 (Thur) ~ 3. 23 (Mon)

    Spring 2020 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students

  • 3. 27 (Fri)

    Deadline to add / drop Spring 2020 classes

  • 3. 28 (Sat) ~ 5. 1 (Fri)

    Period to drop for Spring 2020 classes for undergraduate students (who matriculated in 2009 or after and 2006 or before) and graduate students (who matriculated in 2009 or after)

  • 3. 28 (Sat) ~ 5. 15 (Fri)

    Period to drop for Spring 2020 classes for undergraduate students (who matriculated in 2007, 2008) and graduate students (who matriculated in 2008 or before)

April
  • 1. 1 (Wed)

    New Year’s Day

  • 4. 10 (Fri)

    Deadline to drop minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students

    Deadline to apply for early graduation for undergraduate students

  • 4. 15 (Wed)

    The legislative election for the 21st National Assembly

  • 4. 27 (Mon) ~ 5. 1 (Fri)

    Mid-course evaluation for Spring 2020 classes

  • 4. 29 (Wed)

    Deadline to submit dissertation defense for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2020)

  • 4. 30 (Thur)

    Buddha’s Birthday

May
  • 5. 1 (Wed) ~ 5. 7 (Tue)

    Week for lab. leaders’ meetings with department heads

  • 5. 4 (Mon) ~ 5. 8 (Fri)

    Spring 2020 mid-term exams

  • 5. 5 (Tue)

    Children’s Day

  • 5. 12 (Tue)

    Spring 2020 mid-term exams

  • 5. 22 (Fri)

    Deadline to submit course description / plans regarding liberal arts, basic courses and major classes for Fall 2020

    Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans for Summer 2020)

    Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans regarding major classes for Spring 2021

  • 5. 29 (Fri)

    Deadline to request dissertation defense evaluation (for doctoral students expecting to graduate in August 2020)

    Deadline for dissertation defense evaluation for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2019)

June
  • 6. 2 (Tue) ~ 6. 4 (Thur)

    Student Festival (No practice sessions)

  • 6. 6 (Sat)

    Memorial Day

  • 6. 8 (Mon) ~ 6. 11 (Thur)

    Registration for Summer 2020 classes

  • 6. 15 (Fri)

    Deadline for dissertation defense evaluation for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2020)

  • 6. 15 (Mon) ~ 6. 26 (Fri)

    Course evaluation for Spring 2020 classes

    Period for department registration for undergraduate students

  • 6. 19 (Fri)

    Deadline for thesis evaluation for undergraduate and master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2020)

    Deadline to post final dissertation evaluation results for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2020)

  • 6. 25 (Thur) ~ 6. 26 (Fri)

    Period to submit final dissertation for doctoral degree (for those expecting to graduate in August 2020)

  • 6. 26 (Fri)

    Deadline to post final thesis evaluation results for undergraduate and master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2020)

    Deadline to submit thesis proposal for master’s degree (for those students who matriculated in Fall 2019)

  • 6. 29 (Mon) ~ 7. 3 (Fri)

    Spring 2020 final exams

July
  • 7. 1 (Wed) ~ 7. 8 (Wed)

    Period to add / drop for Summer (week 1~7) & 1st half of Summer semester (week 1-3)

  • 7. 2 (Thur) ~ 7. 3 (Fri)

    Period to submit final thesis for master’s degree (for those expecting to graduate in August 2020)

  • 7. 3 (Fri)

    End of Spring 2020 classes

  • 7. 6 (Mon)

    Beginning of Summer 2020 classes

    Summner (week 1-7) & 1st half of Summer semester (week 1-3) begins

  • 7. 8 (Wed)

    Deadline to post grades for Spring 2020

  • 7. 9 (Thur) ~ 7. 17 (Fri)

    Period to drop for Summer (week 1~7) & 1st half of Summer semester (week 1-3)

  • 7. 22 (Wed) ~ 7. 29 (Wed)

    Period to add / drop for 2nd half of Summer semester (week 4~7)

  • 7. 24 (Fri)

    1st half of Summer semester (week 1-3) ends

  • 7. 27 (Mon)

    2nd half of Summer semester (week 4-7) begins

  • 7. 30 (Thur) ~ 8. 7 (Fri)

    Period to drop for 2nd half of Summer semester (week 4~7)

August
  • 8. 3 (Mon) ~ 8. 7 (Fri)

    Fall 2020 registration / tuition payment for matriculating graduate students

  • 8. 7 (Fri) ~ 8. 14 (Fri)

    Fall 2020 application for academic reinstatement (returning), changing major, and full-time / part-time status registration for Fall 2020

    Course evaluation for Summer 2020 classes

    Fall 2020 course registration for matriculating graduate students, returning students

  • 8. 14 (Fri)

    Completion date for doctoral degree in August 2020

  • 8. 15 (Sat)

    National Liberation Day

  • 8. 21 (Fri)

    Summner (week 1-7) & 2nd half of Summer semester (week 4-7) ends

    End of Summer 2020 classes

  • 8. 24 (Mon) ~ 8. 28 (Fri)

    Fall 2020 tuition payment for current enrollees and returning students

  • 8. 24 (Mon) ~ 9. 7 (Mon)

    Period to add / drop Fall 2020 classes

  • 8. 27 (Thur) ~ 8. 28 (Fri)

    Orientation for matriculating international undergraduate/graduate students

  • 8. 25 (Tue)

    Deadline to post grades for Summer 2020

  • 8. 30 (Sun)

    Completion date for bachelor’s/master’s degree in August 2020

  • 8. 31 (Mon)

    Beginning of Fall 2020 classes

  • 8. 31 (Mon) ~ 9. 2 (Wed)

    Registration period for Fall 2020 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students

  • 8. 31 (Mon) ~ 9. 11 (Fri)

    Period to register / drop interdisciplinary majors for graduate students

    Period to declare minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students

    Period to apply for Honor Program for undergraduate students

  • 8. 31 (Mon) ~ 9. 25 (Fri)

    Period to drop minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students

    Period to apply for early graduation for undergraduate students

September
  • 9. 3 (Thur) ~ 9. 7 (Mon)

    Fall 2020 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students

  • 9. 4 (Fri) ~ 9. 5 (Sat)

    KAMF (KAIST Art & Music Festival)

  • 9. 7 (Mon)

    Deadline to add / drop Fall 2020 classes

  • 9. 8 (Tue) ~ 10. 16 (Fri)

    Period to drop for Fall 2020 classes for undergraduate students (who matriculated in 2009 or after and 2006 or before) and graduate students (who matriculated in 2009 or after)

  • 9. 8 (Tue) ~ 10. 30 (Fri)

    Period to drop for Fall 2020 classes for undergraduate students (who matriculated in 2007, 2008) and graduate students (who matriculated in 2008 or before)

  • 9. 18 (Fri) ~ 9. 19 (Sat)

    KAIST-POSTECH Science War (No practice sessions)

  • 9. 25 (Fri)

    Deadline to drop minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students

    Deadline to apply for early graduation for undergraduate students

  • 9. 30 (Wed) ~ 10. 2 (Fri)

    Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving Day

October
  • 10. 1 (Thur) ~ 10. 7 (Wed)

    Week for undergraduate students’ meetings with advisers

  • 10. 3 (Sat)

    National Foundation Day of Korea

  • 10. 9 (Fri)

    Hangul Proclamation Day

  • 10. 12 (Mon) ~ 10. 16 (Fri)

    Mid-course evaluation for Fall 2020 classes

  • 10. 19 (Mon) ~ 10. 23 (Fri)

    Fall 2020 mid-term exams

  • 10. 30 (Fri)

    Deadline to submit dissertation defense for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2021)

November
  • 11. 1 (Fri) ~ 11. 7 (Thur)

    Week for lab. leaders’ meetings with department heads

  • 11. 6 (Fri)

    Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans regarding liberal arts, basic courses and major classes for Spring 2021

    Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans for Winter 2020

    Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans regarding major classes for Fall 2021

  • 11. 10 (Tue) ~ 11. 11 (Wed)

    KAIST Student Culture Festival

  • 11. 23 (Mon) ~ 11. 26 (Thur)

    Registration for Winter 2020 classes

  • 11. 30 (Mon) ~ 12. 11 (Fri)

    Period for department registration for undergraduate students

    Course evaluation for Fall 2020 classes

  • 11. 30 (Mon)

    Deadline to request dissertation defense evaluation (for doctoral students expecting to graduate in February 2021)

    Deadline to submit thesis defense for undergraduate and master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2021)

December
  • 12. 14 (Mon) ~ 12. 18 (Fri)

    Fall 2020 final exams

  • 12. 15 (Tue)

    Deadline for dissertation defense evaluation for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2021)

  • 12. 16 (Wed) ~ 12. 23 (Wed)

    Period to add / drop Winter 2020 classes

  • 12. 18 (Fri)

    Deadline to post final dissertation evaluation results for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2021)

    End of Fall 2020 classes

  • 12. 21 (Mon)

    Beginning of Winter 2020 classes

  • 12. 24 (Thur) ~ 1. 4 (Mon)

    Period to drop Winter 2020 classes

  • 12. 25 (Fri)

    Christmas Day

  • 12. 28 (Mon)

    Deadline to post grades for Fall 2020

  • 12. 28 (Mon) ~ 12. 29 (Tue)

    Period to submit final dissertation for doctoral degree (for those expecting to graduate in February 2021)

  • 12. 31 (Thur)

    Deadline for thesis evaluation for undergraduate and master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2021)

    Deadline to submit thesis proposal for master’s degree (for those students who matriculated in Spring 2020)

2021 school year

January
  • 1. 1 (Fri)

    New Year’s Day

  • 1. 4 (Mon)

    Deadline to drop for Winter 2020 classes

    Deadline for thesis evaluation for undergraduate and master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2021)

  • 1. 11 (Mon) ~ 1. 15 (Fri)

    Course registration for Spring 2021 classes

    Spring 2021 course registration for matriculating graduate students

    Spring 2021 course registration for returning students

  • 1. 11 (Mon) ~ 1. 12 (Tue)

    Period to submit final thesis for master’s degree (for those expecting to graduate in February 2021)

  • 1. 18 (Mon) ~ 1. 22 (Fri)

    Course evaluation for Winter 2020 classes

  • 1. 29 (Fri)

    End of Winter 2020 classes

February
  • 2. 1 (Mon) ~ 2. 5 (Fri)

    Application for academic reinstatement (returning), changing major, and full-time / part-time status registration for Spring 2021

    Spring 2021 registration / tuition payment for matriculating graduate students

  • 2. 3 (Wed)

    Deadline to post grades for Winter 2020

  • 2. 11 (Thur) ~ 2. 13 (Sat)

    Lunar New Year’s Day

  • 2. 16 (Tue)

    KAIST Foundation Anniversary

  • 2. 19 (Fri)

    KAIST Commencement 2021

    Completion date for doctoral degree in February 2021

  • 2. 22 (Mon) ~ 2. 26 (Fri)

    Spring 2021 tuition payment for current enrollees and returning students

  • 2. 22 (Mon) ~ 3. 8 (Mon)

    Period to add / drop Spring 2021 classes

  • 2. 24 (Wed) ~ 2. 26 (Fri)

    Orientation for matriculating undergraduate students

  • 2. 24 (Wed)

    KAIST Undergraduate Matriculation Ceremony 2021

  • 2. 28 (Sun)

    Completion date for bachelor’s/master’s degree in February 2021

  • 3. 1 (Mon)

    Samiljeol, Independence Movement Day

  • 3. 2 (Tue)

    Beginning of Spring 2021 classes

* Dates are subject to change.