Critical Dates and Deadlines

Semester Start and End Dates

Please consult the Academic Calendar for dates for the most current approved academic calendars or useful resources on the Registrar’s Office page.

Fall 2020

  • Begins August 30, 2020
  • Ends December 9, 2020

Spring 2021

  • Begins January 11, 2021
  • Ends April 21, 2021

Summer 2021

  • Summer A semester 
    • Begins May 10, 2021 
    • Ends June 18, 2021
  • Summer B semester
    • Begins June 28, 2021
    • Ends August 6, 2021
  • Summer C semester
    • Begins May 10, 2021
    • Ends August 6, 2021

Fall 2021

  • Begins August 23, 2021
  • Ends December 8, 2021

Spring 2022

  • Begins January 5, 2022
  • Ends April 20, 2022

Summer 2022

  • Summer A semester
    • Begins May 9, 2022
    • Ends June 17, 2022
  • Summer C semester
    • Begins May 9, 2022
    • Ends August 5, 2022

Registration Deadlines

  • Please consult the Academic Calendar for dates for the most current approved academic calendars or The Registrar’s Office.
  • Students must register for courses by the last business day before the semester starts (at or after assigned registration appointment).
  • Registration not completed by 5PM, on the last business day before the semester starts, will incur a $100 late registration fee. Section numbers will be sent out via an email notification.

Fall Registration

Fall registration starts in late March and runs until the last business day before the semester starts.

Spring Registration

Spring registration starts in late November and runs until the last business day before the semester starts.

Summer Registration

Summer registration starts in late March and runs until the last business day before the semester starts.


Tuition Payments

 When and where to make tuition payments:

  • Tuition payments are due before 3:30 p.m.on the second Friday of the semester .  Tuition paid after 3:30PM this date will incur a $100 late payment fee.  See the UF Bursar website – or check ONE.UF.
  • Payments are considered on time based on the date they are received, not by the postmark date.  See Academic Calendar (click on Academic in the upper right corner for UF deadlines).
  • Tuition and fees are payable online at ONE.UF.

Types of acceptable payments:

Electronic payments:

  • Credit card: MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or Visa; there will be a 2.6% fee for using a credit card
  • Electronic check payment from a US bank: no additional fee charged for this payment type
  • Wire transfer from an international bank: student pays all exchange rates – this can take 7-10 business days; no additional fee for this payment type

Mailed payments:

  • Pay to the order of University of Florida
  • Mail a check or money order to: University Bursar, PO Box 144050, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • On time payments are counted by the receipt date and not the postmark date

IMPORTANT: It is very important that all payments include the student name and UFID number to assure proper payment credits.

For more information please see the University Bursar website.


Drop/Add and Course Withdrawal

 Please consult the Academic Calendar for dates for the drop/add and withdrawal dates for the current approved academic calendars or The Registrar’s Office.