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2020 Academic calendar

01

January

01월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
01-01(Wed) New Year's Day
01-02(Thu) Deadline for thesis evaluation for master's students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2020)
01-06(Mon) Deadline to drop for Winter 2019 classes
01-09(Thu) ~ 01-10(Fri) Period to submit final thesis for master's degree (for those expecting to graduate in February 2020)
01-13(Mon) ~ 01-17(Fri) Spring 2020 registration / tuition payment for matriculating graduate students
01-13(Mon) ~ 01-17(Fri) Course registration for Spring 2020 classes
01-13(Mon) ~ 01-17(Fri) Spring 2020 course registration for returning students
01-13(Mon) ~ 01-17(Fri) Spring 2020 course registration for matriculating graduate students
01-20(Mon) ~ 01-24(Fri) Course evaluation for Winter 2019 classes
01-24(Fri) ~ 01-27(Mon) Lunar New Year's Day
01-28(Tue) Substitute Holiday of the 2020 Foundation Day of KAIST
01-31(Fri) End of Winter 2019 classes

02

February

02월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
02-03(Mon) ~ 02-07(Fri) Application for academic reinstatement (returning), changing major, and full-time / part-time status registration for Spring 2020
02-05(Wed) Deadline to post grades for Winter 2019
02-16(Sun) KAIST Foundation Anniversary
02-17(Mon) ~ 02-21(Fri) Spring 2020 tuition payment for current enrollees and returning students

03

March

03월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
03-01(Sun) Samiljeol, Independence Movement Day
03-09(Mon) ~ 03-27(Fri) Period to add / drop Spring 2020 classes
03-16(Mon) Beginning of Spring 2020 classes
03-16(Mon) ~ 03-18(Wed) Registration period for Spring 2020 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
03-16(Mon) ~ 03-27(Fri) Period to register / drop interdisciplinary majors for graduate students
03-16(Mon) ~ 03-27(Fri) Period to apply for Honor Program for undergraduate students
03-16(Mon) ~ 03-27(Fri) Period to declare minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students
03-16(Mon) ~ 04-10(Fri) Period to drop minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students
03-16(Mon) ~ 04-10(Fri) Period to apply for early graduation for undergraduate students
03-19(Thu) ~ 03-23(Mon) Spring 2020 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
03-23(Mon) Deadline to add / drop Spring 2020 classes
03-28(Sat) ~ 05-01(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)
03-28(Sat) ~ 05-15(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)

04

April

04월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
04-01(Wed) ~ 04-07(Tue) Week for undergraduate students' meetings with advisers
04-10(Fri) Deadline to drop minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students
04-10(Fri) Deadline to apply for early graduation for undergraduate students
04-15(Wed) The legislative election for the 21st National Assembly
04-27(Mon) ~ 05-01(Fri) Mid-course evaluation for Spring 2020 classes
04-29(Wed) Deadline to submit dissertation defense for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2020)
04-30(Thu) Buddha's Birthday

05

May

05월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
05-01(Fri) ~ 05-07(Thu) Week for lab. leaders' meetings with department heads
05-04(Mon) ~ 05-08(Fri) Spring 2020 mid-term exams
05-05(Tue) Children's Day
05-12(Tue) Spring 2020 mid-term exams
05-22(Fri) Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans regarding major classes for Spring 2021
05-22(Fri) Deadline to submit course description / plans regarding liberal arts, basic courses and major classes for Fall 2020
05-22(Fri) Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans for Summer 2020
05-29(Fri) Deadline to request dissertation defense evaluation (for doctoral students expecting to graduate in August 2020)
05-29(Fri) Deadline to submit thesis defense for undergraduate and master's students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2020)

06

June

06월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
06-06(Sat) Memorial Day
06-08(Mon) ~ 06-11(Thu) Registration for Summer 2020 classes
06-15(Mon) Deadline for dissertation defense evaluation for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2020)
06-15(Mon) ~ 06-26(Fri) Period for department registration for undergraduate students
06-15(Mon) ~ 06-26(Fri) Course evaluation for Spring 2020 classes
06-19(Fri) Deadline for thesis evaluation for undergraduate and master's students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2020)
06-19(Fri) Deadline to post final dissertation evaluation results for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2020)
06-25(Thu) ~ 06-26(Fri) Period to submit final dissertation for doctoral degree (for those expecting to graduate in August 2020)
06-26(Fri) Deadline to post final thesis evaluation results for undergraduate and master's students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2020)
06-26(Fri) Deadline to submit thesis proposal for master's degree (for those students who matriculated in Fall 2019)
06-29(Mon) ~ 07-03(Fri) Spring 2020 final exams
06-29(Mon) ~ 07-03(Fri) Spring 2020 final exams

07

July

07월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
07-01(Wed) ~ 07-08(Wed) Period to add / drop for Summer (week 1~7) & 1st half of Summer semester (week 1-3)
07-02(Thu) ~ 07-03(Fri) Period to submit final thesis for master's degree (for those expecting to graduate in August 2020)
07-03(Fri) End of Spring 2020 classes
07-06(Mon) Beginning of Summer 2020 classes
07-06(Mon) Summner (week 1-7) & 1st half of Summer semester (week 1-3) begins
07-09(Thu) Deadline to post grades for Spring 2020
07-09(Thu) ~ 07-17(Fri) Period to drop for Summer (week 1~7) & 1st half of Summer semester (week 1-3)
07-22(Wed) ~ 07-29(Wed) Period to add / drop for 2nd half of Summer semester (week 4~7)
07-24(Fri) 1st half of Summer semester (week 1-3) ends
07-27(Mon) 2nd half of Summer semester (week 4-7) begins
07-30(Thu) ~ 08-07(Fri) Period to drop for 2nd half of Summer semester (week 4~7)

08

August

08월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
08-03(Mon) ~ 08-07(Fri) Fall 2020 registration / tuition payment for matriculating graduate students
08-03(Mon) ~ 08-07(Fri) Fall 2020 application for academic reinstatement (returning), changing major, and full-time / part-time status registration for Fall 2020
08-07(Fri) ~ 08-14(Fri) Course evaluation for Summer 2020 classes
08-10(Mon) ~ 08-14(Fri) Course registration for Fall 2020 classes
08-10(Mon) ~ 08-14(Fri) Fall 2020 course registration for matriculating graduate students, returning students
08-14(Fri) Completion date for doctoral degree in August 2020
08-15(Sat) National Liberation Day
08-17(Mon) Temporary Holiday
08-21(Fri) Summner (week 1-7) & 2nd half of Summer semester (week 4-7) ends
08-21(Fri) End of Summer 2020 classes
08-24(Mon) ~ 08-28(Fri) Fall 2020 tuition payment for current enrollees and returning students
08-24(Mon) ~ 08-28(Fri) Fall 2020 tuition payment for current enrollees and returning students
08-24(Mon) ~ 09-07(Mon) Period to add / drop Fall 2020 classes
08-25(Tue) Deadline to post grades for Summer 2020
08-27(Thu) ~ 08-28(Fri) Orientation for matriculating international undergraduate/graduate students
08-28(Fri) KAIST Commencement 2020
08-30(Sun) Completion date for bachelor's/master's degree in August 2020
08-31(Mon) Beginning of Fall 2020 classes
08-31(Mon) ~ 09-02(Wed) Registration period for Fall 2020 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
08-31(Mon) ~ 09-11(Fri) Period to register / drop interdisciplinary majors for graduate students
08-31(Mon) ~ 09-11(Fri) Period to declare minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students
08-31(Mon) ~ 09-11(Fri) Period to apply for Honor Program for undergraduate students
08-31(Mon) ~ 09-25(Fri) Period to drop minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students
08-31(Mon) ~ 09-25(Fri) Period to apply for early graduation for undergraduate students

09

September

09월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
09-03(Thu) ~ 09-07(Mon) Fall 2020 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
09-07(Mon) Deadline to add / drop Fall 2020 classes
09-08(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)
09-08(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)
09-18(Fri) ~ 09-19(Sat) KAIST-POSTECH Science War (No practice sessions)
09-25(Fri) Deadline to drop minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students
09-25(Fri) Deadline to apply for early graduation for undergraduate students
09-30(Wed) ~ 10-02(Fri) Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving Day

10

October

10월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
10-01(Thu) ~ 10-07(Wed) Week for undergraduate students' meetings with advisers
10-03(Sat) National Foundation Day of Korea
10-09(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)

11

November

11월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
11-01(Sun) ~ 11-07(Sat) Week for lab. leaders' meetings with department heads
11-06(Fri) Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans regarding liberal arts, basic courses and major classes for Spring 2021
11-06(Fri) Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans for Winter 2020
11-06(Fri) Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans regarding major classes for Fall 2021
11-23(Mon) ~ 11-26(Thu) Registration for Winter 2020 classes
11-30(Mon) Deadline to submit thesis defense for undergraduate and master's students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2021)
11-30(Mon) Deadline to request dissertation defense evaluation (for doctoral students expecting to graduate in February 2021)
11-30(Mon) ~ 12-11(Fri) Course evaluation for Fall 2020 classes
11-30(Mon) ~ 12-11(Fri) Period for department registration for undergraduate students

12

December

12월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
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)
12-18(Fri) End of Fall 2020 classes
12-21(Mon) Beginning of Winter 2020 classes
12-24(Thu) ~ 01-04(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(Thu) Deadline to submit thesis proposal for master's degree (for those students who matriculated in Spring 2020)
12-31(Thu) Deadline for thesis evaluation for undergraduate and master's students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2021)