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2021 Academic calendar

01

January

01월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
01-01(Fri) New Year's Day
01-04(Mon) Deadline to drop for Winter 2020 classes
01-04(Mon) Deadline to post final thesis evaluation results for master's students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2021)
01-11(Mon) ~ 01-12(Tue) Period to submit final thesis for master's degree (for those expecting to graduate in February 2021)
01-11(Mon) ~ 01-15(Fri) Spring 2021 course registration for matriculating graduate students
01-11(Mon) ~ 01-15(Fri) Spring 2021 course registration for returning students
01-11(Mon) ~ 01-15(Fri) Course registration for Spring 2021 classes
01-18(Mon) ~ 01-22(Fri) Course evaluation for Winter 2020 classes
01-29(Fri) End of Winter 2020 classes

02

February

02월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
02-01(Mon) ~ 02-05(Fri) Application for academic reinstatement (returning), changing major, and full-time / part-time status registration for Spring 2021
02-01(Mon) ~ 02-05(Fri) Spring 2021 registration / tuition payment for matriculating graduate students
02-02(Tue) Deadline to enter grades for Winter 2020
02-11(Thu) ~ 02-13(Sat) Lunar New Year's Day
02-16(Tue) KAIST Foundation Anniversary
02-19(Fri) KAIST Commencement 2021
02-19(Fri) Completion date for doctoral degree in February 2021
02-22(Mon) ~ 02-26(Fri) Spring 2021 tuition payment for current enrollees and returning students
02-22(Mon) ~ 03-08(Mon) Period to add / drop Spring 2021 classes
02-24(Wed) KAIST Undergraduate Matriculation Ceremony 2021
02-24(Wed) ~ 02-26(Fri) Orientation for matriculating undergraduate students
02-28(Sun) Completion date for bachelor's/master's degree in February 2021

03

March

03월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
03-01(Mon) Samiljeol, Independence Movement Day
03-01(Mon) Beginning of Spring 2021 classes
03-01(Mon) ~ 03-03(Wed) Registration period for Spring 2021 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
03-01(Mon) ~ 03-12(Fri) Period to declare minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students
03-01(Mon) ~ 03-12(Fri) Period to apply for Honor Program for undergraduate students
03-01(Mon) ~ 03-12(Fri) Period to register / drop interdisciplinary majors for graduate students
03-01(Mon) ~ 03-26(Fri) Period to apply for early graduation for undergraduate students
03-01(Mon) ~ 03-26(Fri) Period to drop minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students
03-04(Thu) ~ 03-08(Mon) Spring 2021 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
03-08(Mon) Deadline to add / drop Spring 2021 classes
03-09(Tue) ~ 04-16(Fri) Period to drop for Spring 2021 classes for undergraduate students (who matriculated in 2009 or after and 2006 or before) and graduate students (who matriculated in 2009 or after)
03-09(Tue) ~ 04-30(Fri) Period to drop for Spring 2021 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(Thu) ~ 04-07(Wed) Week for undergraduate students' meetings with advisers
04-12(Mon) ~ 04-16(Fri) Mid-course evaluation for Spring 2021 classes
04-19(Mon) ~ 04-23(Fri) Spring 2021 mid-term exams
04-30(Fri) Deadline to submit dissertation defense for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2021)

05

May

05월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
05-01(Sat) ~ 05-07(Fri) Week for lab. leaders' meetings with department heads
05-05(Wed) Children's Day
05-07(Fri) Deadline to submit course description / plans regarding liberal arts, basic courses and major classes for Fall 2021
05-07(Fri) Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans for Summer 2021
05-07(Fri) Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans regarding major classes for Spring 2022
05-11(Tue) ~ 05-13(Thu) Student Festival (No practice sessions)
05-19(Wed) Buddha's Birthday
05-24(Mon) ~ 05-27(Thu) Registration for Summer 2021 classes
05-28(Fri) Deadline to submit thesis defense for undergraduate and master's students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2021)
05-31(Mon) Deadline to request dissertation defense evaluation (for doctoral students expecting to graduate in August 2021)
05-31(Mon) ~ 06-11(Fri) Period for department registration for undergraduate students
05-31(Mon) ~ 06-11(Fri) Course evaluation for Spring 2021 classes

06

June

06월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
06-06(Sun) Memorial Day
06-14(Mon) ~ 06-18(Fri) Spring 2021 final exams
06-15(Tue) Deadline for dissertation defense evaluation for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2021)
06-18(Fri) Deadline for thesis evaluation for undergraduate and master's students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2021)
06-18(Fri) End of Spring 2021 classes
06-21(Mon) Deadline to post final dissertation evaluation results for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2021)
06-23(Wed) ~ 06-30(Wed) Period to add / drop for Summer (week 1-8) & 1st half of Summer semester (week 1-4)
06-24(Thu) Deadline to enter grades for Spring 2021
06-25(Fri) Deadline to post final thesis evaluation results for undergraduate and master's students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2021)
06-25(Fri) Deadline to submit thesis proposal for master's degree (for those students who matriculated in Fall 2020)
06-28(Mon) Beginning of Summer 2021 classes
06-28(Mon) Summner (week 1-8) & 1st half of Summer semester (week 1-4) begins
06-28(Mon) ~ 06-29(Tue) Period to submit final dissertation for doctoral degree (for those expecting to graduate in August 2021)

07

July

07월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
07-01(Thu) ~ 07-02(Fri) Period to submit final thesis for master's degree (for those expecting to graduate in August 2021)
07-01(Thu) ~ 07-09(Fri) Period to drop for Summer (week 1-8) & 1st half of Summer semester (week 1-4)
07-21(Wed) ~ 07-28(Wed) Period to add / drop for 2nd half of Summer semester (week 5-8)
07-23(Fri) 1st half of Summer semester (week 1-4) ends
07-26(Mon) 2nd half of Summer semester (week 5-8) begins
07-29(Thu) ~ 08-06(Fri) Period to drop for 2nd half of Summer semester (week 5-8)

08

August

08월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
08-02(Mon) ~ 08-06(Fri) Fall 2021 registration / tuition payment for matriculating graduate students
08-02(Mon) ~ 08-06(Fri) Fall 2021 application for academic reinstatement (returning), changing major, and full-time / part-time status registration
08-06(Fri) ~ 08-13(Fri) Course evaluation for Summer 2021 classes
08-09(Mon) ~ 08-13(Fri) Course registration for Fall 2021 classes
08-09(Mon) ~ 08-13(Fri) Fall 2021 course registration for matriculating graduate students, returning students
08-15(Sun) National Liberation Day
08-20(Fri) Completion date for doctoral degree in August 2021
08-20(Fri) Summer (week 1-8) & 2nd half of Summer semester (week 5-8) ends
08-20(Fri) End of Summer 2021 classes
08-23(Mon) ~ 08-27(Fri) Fall 2021 tuition payment for current enrollees and returning students
08-23(Mon) ~ 09-06(Mon) Period to add / drop Fall 2021 classes
08-24(Tue) Deadline to enter grades for Summer 2021
08-26(Thu) ~ 08-27(Fri) Orientation for matriculating international undergraduate/graduate students
08-29(Sun) Completion date for bachelor's/master's degree in August 2021
08-30(Mon) Beginning of Fall 2021 classes
08-30(Mon) ~ 09-01(Wed) Registration period for Fall 2021 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
08-30(Mon) ~ 09-10(Fri) Period to register / drop interdisciplinary majors for graduate students
08-30(Mon) ~ 09-10(Fri) Period to declare minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students
08-30(Mon) ~ 09-10(Fri) Period to apply for Honor Program for undergraduate students
08-30(Mon) ~ 09-24(Fri) Period to drop minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students
08-30(Mon) ~ 09-24(Fri) Period to apply for early graduation for undergraduate students

09

September

09월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
09-02(Thu) ~ 09-06(Mon) Fall 2021 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
09-06(Mon) Deadline to add / drop Fall 2021 classes
09-07(Tue) ~ 10-15(Fri) Period to drop for Fall 2021 classes for undergraduate students (who matriculated in 2009 or after and 2006 or before) and graduate students (who matriculated in 2009 or after)
09-07(Tue) ~ 10-29(Fri) Period to drop for Fall 2021 classes for undergraduate students (who matriculated in 2007, 2008) and graduate students (who matriculated in 2008 or before)
09-10(Fri) ~ 09-11(Sat) KAMF (KAIST Art & Music Festival)
09-20(Mon) ~ 09-22(Wed) Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving Day
09-24(Fri) Deadline to drop minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students
09-24(Fri) Deadline to apply for early graduation for undergraduate students
09-24(Fri) ~ 09-25(Sat) KAIST-POSTECH Science War (No practice sessions)

10

October

10월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
10-01(Fri) ~ 10-07(Thu) Week for undergraduate students' meetings with advisers
10-03(Sun) National Foundation Day of Korea
10-09(Sat) Hangul Proclamation Day
10-11(Mon) ~ 10-15(Fri) Mid-course evaluation for Fall 2021 classes
10-18(Mon) ~ 10-22(Fri) Fall 2021 mid-term exams
10-29(Fri) Deadline to submit dissertation defense for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2022)

11

November

11월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
11-01(Mon) ~ 11-07(Sun) Week for lab. leaders' meetings with department heads
11-05(Fri) Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans regarding liberal arts, basic courses and major classes for Spring 2022
11-05(Fri) Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans for Winter 2021
11-05(Fri) Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans regarding major classes for Fall 2022
11-09(Tue) ~ 11-10(Wed) KAIST Student Culture Festival
11-22(Mon) ~ 11-25(Thu) Registration for Winter 2021 classes
11-29(Mon) ~ 12-10(Fri) Period for department registration for undergraduate students
11-29(Mon) ~ 12-10(Fri) Course evaluation for Fall 2021 classes
11-30(Tue) Deadline to request dissertation defense evaluation (for doctoral students expecting to graduate in February 2022)
11-30(Tue) Deadline to submit thesis defense for undergraduate and master's students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2022)

12

December

12월 학사 일정입니다.
S M T W T F S
Detail schedule
12-13(Mon) ~ 12-17(Fri) Fall 2021 final exams
12-15(Wed) Deadline for dissertation defense evaluation for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2022)
12-15(Wed) ~ 12-22(Wed) Period to add / drop Winter 2021 classes
12-17(Fri) End of Fall 2021 classes
12-20(Mon) Deadline to post final dissertation evaluation results for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2022)
12-20(Mon) Beginning of Winter 2021 classes
12-23(Thu) Deadline to enter grades for Fall 2021
12-23(Thu) ~ 12-31(Fri) Period to drop Winter 2021 classes
12-25(Sat) Christmas Day
12-28(Tue) ~ 12-29(Wed) Period to submit final dissertation for doctoral degree (for those expecting to graduate in February 2022)
12-31(Fri) Deadline for thesis evaluation for undergraduate and master's students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2022)
12-31(Fri) Deadline to submit thesis proposal for master's degree (for those students who matriculated in Spring 2021)