*Please keep in mind that the university can only estimate some holidays at the time of the academic calendar development. Actual Islamic holidays are based on lunar sightings and dates are determined much closer to the actual event - sometimes the night before the event. Please plan accordingly. 

Readmission applications for students that were on leave of absence to return in the 2019 fall semester due no later 02/June/2019 (02:00 pm deadline). Applications Must be submitted to the admissions office and the student must not have any stops on their account.

Summer 2019 There is no payment plan in the summer session. Fees are due before the start of the summer session. UG Students are allowed a maximum of seven credits (good standing and GPA minimum required). MBA students can take one class in the summer session. No university financial aid in summer session. Check with your scholarship provider for funding for summer session (US Embassy scholars are eligible to take courses in the summer session, funded by the Embassy Scholarship)

06/June (Thursday) 9:00am Registration for 2019 Summer. No course overrides permitted in the summer registration period. Registration closes on 10/June at 1:00pm. Registrar BEFORE 11:00am so advisor can approve your schedule.  

09/June (Sunday) Start of summer session

10/June (Monday) End of add/drop (12 noon deadline). Any classes withdrawn after that time will appear as a "W" on the transcript. Register BEFORE 11:00am on Monday so your advisor can review your schedule. 

19/June (Wednesday) Census date (not a holiday)

26/June (Wednesday) Mid-term assessment due

30/June (Sunday) Withdraw deadline (4:00pm deadline)

16/July (Tuesday) Last day of classes

17/July (Wednesday) Reading Day - no classes

18/July (Thursday) Final Exams - Final Exams are held in the same room as regularly scheduled class

21/July (Sunday) Final grades due to Registrar's Office

31/July (Wednesday) Final summer grades available to students on PowerCampus

06 and 07/August - Placement Exams for 2019 Fall semester - starting at 09:00 am - there is no late seating

Fall 2019 Semester classes start 27/August/2019 (New Student Orientation dates below) in-service Teaching Sessions begins, 20/August/2019 at 08:00 am and ends on 26/August/2019.

Readmission applications for students that were on leave of absence to return in the 2019 fall semester due no later 02/June/2019 (02:00 pm deadline). Applications Must be submitted to the admissions office and the student must not have any stops on their account.

10 August (Saturday) Day of Arafat (Holiday* - subject to change) 

11 August (Sunday) Eid al-Qurban (Holiday*) University will observe the holiday date(s) as announced by the Afghan Government.

12 Aug (Monday) Eid al-Qurban Day Two

13 Aug (Tuesday) Eid al-Qurban Day Three

17 August - 19/August - New Faculty Orientation

19 Aug (Monday) Independence Day (National Day) Holiday

20 August - Faculty In-Service Week Workshops begin (Start date for classes is scheduled for 27/August/2019)

15-30  August 2019 - Fall 2019 Late Registration reopens. Submit schedule changes no later than noon on the 30/August in order for advisor to review schedules. Only registered students can adjust their schedules during registration reopen period. Select your schedule early to get the classes you need to graduate! All students must be registered for classes BEFORE the start of the semester.

24 August (Saturday) 9:00 am MBA Writing Assessment

Tuition deposit due for all returning students (4:00pm deadline)

22 and 24 August - Placement Exams for 2019 fall semester - starting at 09:00 am - there is no late seating. For Incoming New Students.

25-26 August (Sunday and Monday) - Undergraduate New Student Orientation

27 August (Tuesday) Classes begin -  UG and MBA Student

28-29 August (Wednesday and Thursday) - Academy New Student Orientation

30 August (at noon) Add/drop ends. All requests must be made no later than 12:00 noon. After that time, no adds. Withdraw period begin in the afternoon. 

31 August (Saturday) (at noon) / Grade change deadline for Spring and Summer 2019 sessions (12:00 noon deadline - paperwork must be submitted by faculty member only - no late paperwork accepted)

01 September (Sunday) Classes begin -  Academy Students

09 September (Monday) Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day (national holiday*) - The university is closed

10 September (Tuesday) Ashura / Segura (national holiday*) - The university is closed

28 September (Saturday) VOTE! Election Day (Subject to change) Remember to vote on 28/September/2019 - Participate in the future of Afghanistan! Date subject to change. (The university will be closed if the elections are held on this day.)

29 September (Sunday) / Census Date / Enrollment Count Day (not a holiday).

30 September (Monday) First Tuition Payment Due 4:00pm (payments should be made through online wire transfer)

15 October (Tuesday) / Review of Fall 2018/Spring 2019 graduation requirements completed. No updated applications accepted for graduation after 4:00pm.

16 October (Wednesday) / Mid-term grading open. Closes on 27/October (Sunday).

18 October-25 October Fall 2019 Break - no classes.

26 October (Saturday) Classes resume. Administrative offices reopen on Sunday.

27 October (Sunday) - all mid-term grades due for Academy, UG, MA and MBA due by 4:00pm

31 October (Thursday)/ Deadline for Incomplete grade(s) paperwork from Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 semesters to be completed. Paperwork due before 4:00pm.

31 October (Thursday) / Deadline to withdraw from course(s) – MBA, UG and Academy. Paperwork must be submitted before 4:00pm. A "W" grade will be posted to the transcript but is not included in the GPA calculation

31/October (Thursday) Second payment installment deadline (4:00pm deadline). Payments can be done through wire transfer

31 October (Thursday) / Early Spring 2020 course schedule available online.

09 November (Saturday) The Prophet’s Birthday (holiday*)

16 November (Saturday) / Spring 2020 registration begins for all MBA students and undergraduate seniors – priority registration based on number of completed credits (9:00am)

Seniors (completed 90 credits or more) can adjust their schedules starting at 9:00 am on 16/November/2019

Juniors (completed 60 credits or more) can adjust their schedules starting at 9:00 am on 18/November/2019

Sophomores (completed 30 credits or more) can adjust their schedules starting at 9:00 am on 20/November/2019

All (UG and MBA) students who completed less than 30 credits can adjust their schedules starting at 9:00 am on 22/November/2019

Registration will remain open from your starting date until 30/December/2019 at 4:00pm.

21 November (Thursday) – 13 December (Friday) / Student Evaluations are open. Students will be on stop list until they complete their online course evaluations.

21 November (Thursday) President’s Awards for Spring 2019 starting at 4:00pm.

28/November (Thursday) Third and final payment installment deadline (4:00pm deadline) / tuition payments should be done through online wire transfer. 

11 December (Wednesday) Last day of lecture classes before finals

12 December (Thursday) Reading Day - no classes

14 December (Saturday) Semester Final Examinations begin

19 December (Thursday): Last day of final exams

22 December (Sunday): All grades are due from faculty members, UG, MA, MBA, and Academy. Grades to be posted into PowerCampus.

30 December (Monday): Spring 2020 early registration closes at 4:00pm

31 December (Tuesday) Final grades available to students through PowerCampus Self-Service
 
Spring 2020 Semester - Classes and final exams at the end of the Spring Semester are held during Ramazan - please plan carefully - classes and exams can be scheduled into Iftar on some days. Evening classes during Ramazan will be later than normal. If you cannot take late night classes please consider registering for the daytime offerings. 
The Spring 2020 classes start 27/January/2020 (New Student Orientation on 22 & 23/January/2020). In-service Teaching Sessions begins, Sunday, 19/January/2020 at 8:00am and ends on Sunday, 26/January/2020.

Readmission applications for 2020 spring semester due later 01/December/2019 (4:00pm deadline). Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Office and the student must not have any stops on their account.

19/January/2020 - Spring 2020 registration reopens. Submit schedule changes no later than noon on the 02/February in order for advisor to review schedules. Only registered students can adjust their schedules during registration reopen period. Select your schedule early to get the classes you need to graduate! All students must be registered for classes BEFORE the start of the semester.

26/January (Sunday) Tuition deposit due for all returning students (4:00pm deadline)

27/January (Monday) Classes begin - Academy, UG, and MBA

30/January (Thursday at noon) / Grade change deadline for fall 2019 session (12:00 noon deadline - paperwork must be submitted by faculty member only - no late paperwork accepted)

02/February (Sunday at noon) Add/drop ends. All requests must be made no later than 12:00 noon on the 02/February. After that time no adds. Withdraw period begin in the afternoon.

15/February (Saturday) / Former Socialist Russian troops defeated and exit day from Afghanistan - actual holiday observance may be on a different date.

26/February (Wednesday) / Census Date / Enrollment Count Day (not a holiday).

27/February (Thursday) / First Tuition Payment Due 4:00pm (payments should be made through online wire transfer)

27/February (Thursday) / Review of Fall 2019/Spring 2019 graduation requirements completed. No updated applications accepted for graduation after 4:00pm.

01/March (Sunday) / Mid-term grading open.  Closes on 31/March (Tuesday).

05/March (Thursday) / President's Honor Award Ceremony (3:30pm)

15/March (Sunday) - 22/March (Sunday) / Spring Break - no classes. Classes resume on Monday, March 23 (Tentative)

21/March (Saturday) / Nowruz - Holiday - campus closed

23/March (Monday) Classes and office resume normal hours after Nowruz holiday

25/March (Wednesday) - all mid-term grades due for Academy, UG, MA and MBA due by 4:00pm

31/March (Tuesday)/ Deadline for Incomplete grade(s) paperwork from fall 2019 semesters to be completed. Paperwork due before 4:00pm. No late paperwork accepted.

31/March (Tuesday) / Deadline to withdraw from course(s) – MBA, UG and Academy. Paperwork must be submitted before 4:00pm. A "W" grade will be posted to the transcript but is not included in the GPA calculation

31/March (Tuesday) - Second payment installment deadline (4:00pm deadline). Payments can be done through wire transfer

01/April (Wednesday) - Summer 2020 course schedule available online

06/April (Monday) 9:00am - Summer registration begins!

14/April (Tuesday) - Summer registration ends at noon. Make sure to submit any schedule requests no later than noon so your advisor can approve your schedule before the deadline.

20 April (Monday) - Fall 2020 registration begins - registration day based on number of completed credits

20/April (Monday) - Seniors (completed 90 credits or more) and MBA can register for 2020 fall semester starting at 9:00am

21/April (Tuesday) - Juniors (completed 60 credits or more) can adjust their schedules starting at 9:00am

22/April (Wednesday) - Sophomores (completed 30 credits or more) can adjust their schedules starting at 9:00am

23/April (Thursday) - All students who completed less than 30 credits can adjust their schedules starting at 9:00am

Registration will remain open from your starting date until Monday, 04/May/2020 at noon. Submit your schedule early so your advisor can approve it in a timely manner.

24/April (Friday) Start of Ramazan (actual date may be different – AUAF will observe any national holiday declared for the start of Ramazan) Class timings may change slightly - announcement to be sent out in early April. 

28/April (Tuesday) Afghan Victory Day (Holiday)

30/April (Thursday) / Third and final payment installment deadline (4:00pm deadline) / tuition payments should be done through online wire transfer

04/May (Monday) - 2020 Fall priority registration ends

12/May (Tuesday) - Last day of lecture classes before finals

13/May (Wednesday) - Reading Day

14/May (Thursday) - Final Examinations

20/May (Wednesday) - Last day of final exams

21/May (Thursday) - Campus closed for graduation preparations

22/May (Friday) - Graduation! Congratulations to all of our AUAF graduates!

22/May (Friday) - All grades are due from faculty members, UG, MA, MBA, Academy. Grades to be posted into PowerCampus.

24/May - Eid al-Fitr (campus closed)

25/May Monday Eid al-Fitr Holiday

26/May Tuesday Eid al-Fitr Holiday

30/May (Thursday) Final Spring 2020 grades available to students on PowerCampus

Readmission applications for 2020 Fall semester due later 01/June/2020 (2:00pm deadline). Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Office and the student must not have any stops on their account.

Summer 2020 There is no payment plan in the summer session. Fees are due before the start of the summer session. UG Students are allowed a maximum of seven credits. MBA students can take one class in the summer session. No university financial aid in summer session. Check with your scholarship provider for funding for summer session (US Embassy scholars are eligible to take courses in the summer session, funded by the Embassy Scholarship). Summer schedule will be posted in early January 2020. 

Potential 2019 holidays for the rest of the calendar year (subject to change - AUAF follows all national holidays observed by the ministries):

30 Jul Thursday - Day of Arafat

31 Jul Friday - Eid al-Qurban

01 Aug Saturday - Eid al-Qurban Day Two

02 Aug Sunday - Eid al-Qurban Day Three

19 Aug Wednesday - Independence Day (National Day)

29 Aug Saturday - Ashura

09 Sep Wednesday - Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day

29 Oct Thursday - The Prophet's Birthday


Prior AUAF Academic Calendars (From fall 2006 and forward)

AUAF Honorary Diploma Recipients

 

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