Instructional Calendar

The School of Continuing Education’s (SCE) instructional calendar year extends from July 1 to June 31 in conformity with the academic year of the University. The calendar is based on a trimester schedule consisting of twelve weeks in the fall, spring and summer. Within and between the trimester, six-week, three-week and four-week terms are offered for a total of seven to eight terms per year.

SCE's instructional calendar is set one year in advance in accordance with the University’s calendar. The SCE calendar takes into account the required number of class sessions for each course in each of the seven or more terms it offers annually. Islamic holidays may differ slightly from those projected a year earlier. In that case, SCE will use its discretion to adjust the holiday dates and announce them to the learners as soon as the lunar calendar or Dar Al Iftaa confirm the religious holiday.

As for national holidays, they will conform to the previously announced instructional calendar. Unexpected and unscheduled new holidays will be treated on a case by case basis and an announcement will be released at the time stating the appropriate action. This is because last-minute adjustments in class schedules may be difficult to make if a new national holiday is announced suddenly.

2020-2021 Calendar

  • Six week (1) term (Monday, July 13 – Thursday, September 3, 2020)

    Month

    Date

    Day

    Event

    July

    13

    Mon

    Online Classes begin

    July

    8

    Wed

    Online Registration Deadline

    July

    20

    Mon

    Online Drop deadline

    July

    23

    Thu

    Revolution Day (H)

    July

    30 – 3 Aug

    Thu - Mon

    Eid El Adha (H)*

    August

    4

    Tue

    Online Withdrawal Deadline 

    August

    20

    Thu

    Islamic New Year (H)*

    August

    25

    Tue

    Last day of classes ST pattern

    August

    26

    Wed

    Last day of classes UW pattern

    August

    28

    Fri

    Last day of classes F pattern

    August

    29

    Sat

    Last day of classes S pattern

    September

    3

    Thu

    Last day of classes MR pattern

    Four-Week Term (Tuesday, August 4 - Tuesday, September 1, 2020)

    Month

    Date

    Day

    Event

    August

    4

    Tue

    Online Classes begin

    July

    27

    Mon

    Online Registration Deadline

    August

    10

    Mon

    Online Drop deadline

    August

    13

    Thu

    Online Deadline for withdrawal

    August

    20

    Thu

    Islamic New Year (H)*

    August

    31

    Mon

    Last day of classes SMW pattern

    September

    1

    Tue

    Last day of Classes UTR pattern

  • 12  week term (Tuesday, September 15 – Thursday, December 17, 2020)

    Month

    Date

    Day

    Event

    September

    15

    Tue

    Classes begin

    September

    10

    Thu

    In Class/Online Registration Deadline

    September

    22

    Tue

    In Class/Online drop deadline

    October

    26

    Mon

    In Class/Online withdrawal deadline

    October

    8

    Thu

    Armed Forces Day (H)

    October

    29

    Thu

    El Mawled El Nabawy (H)*

    November

    26

    Thu

    Thanksgiving (H)

    December

    2

    Wed

    Last day of Classes W pattern

    December

    4

    Fri

    Last day of Classes F pattern

    December

    5

    Sat

    Last day of Classes S pattern

    December

    6

    Sun

    Last day of Classes U pattern

    December

    7

    Mon

    Last day of Classes M pattern

    December

    8

    Tue

    Last day of Classes T pattern

    December

    17

    Thu

    Last day of Classes R pattern

    Six-Week (1) Term (Tuesday, September 15 – Tuesday, October 27, 2020)

    Month

     

    Day

    Event

    September

    15

    Tue

    Classes begin

    September

    10

     Thu

    In Class/Online Registration Deadline

    September

    22

     Tue

    In Class/Online drop deadline

    October

    7

    Wed

    In Class/Online withdrawal deadline

    October

    8

    Thu

    Armed Forces Day (H)

    October

    23

    Fri

    Last day of classes F pattern

    October

    24

    Sat

    Last day of classes S pattern

    October

    25

    Sun

    Last day of classes UW pattern

    October

    26

    Mon

    Last day of classes MR pattern

    October

    27

    Tue

    Last day of classes ST pattern

    Six-Week (2) Term (Thursday, November 5 - Thursday, December 17, 2020 )

    Month

    Date

    Day

    Event

    November

    5

    Thu

    Classes begin

    November

    2

    Mon

    In Class/Online Registration Deadline

    November

    12

    Thu

    In Class/Online drop deadline

    November

    25

    Wed

    In Class/Online withdrawal deadline

    November

    26

    Thu

    Thanksgiving (H)

    December

    11

    Fri

    Last day of classes F pattern

    December

    12

    Sat

    Last day of classes S pattern

    December

    15

    Tue

    Last day of classes ST pattern

    December

    16

    Wed

    Last day of classes UW pattern

    December

    17

    Thu

    Last day of classes MR pattern

     

  • 4  Weeks  Term (Tuesday, December 22, 2020 –Sunday, January 24, 2021)

    Month

    Date

    Day

    Event

    December

    22

    Tue

    Classes begin - Online

    December

    17

    Thu

    Registration Deadline – Online / Face to Face 

    December

    30

    Wed

    Drop Deadline - Online - 100% Refund

    December

    21

    Mon

    Drop Deadline - Face to Face - 100% Refund

    December

    30 

    wed

    Add/Change Schedule Deadline – Face to Face

    January

    3

    Sun

    Withdrawal Deadline - Online / Face to Face

    January

    18

    Mon

    Last day of Classes SMW pattern

    January

    24

    Sun

    Last day of Classes UTR pattern

    December

    24 & 25

    Thu & Fri

    Western Christmas (H)

    January

    1

    Fri

    New Year’s Day (H)

    January

    7

    Thu

    Eastern Christmas (H)

    January

    19

    Tue

    Epiphany Feast (H)

    12 Weeks Term (Sunday, January 31 – Sunday, May 9, 2021)

    Month

     

    Day

    Event

    January

    31

    Sun

    Classes begin - Online / Face to Face

    January

    25

    Mon

    Registration Deadline – Online / Face to Face

    February

    8

    Mon

    Drop Deadline - Online - 100% Refund

    January

    27

    Wed

    Drop Deadline - Face to Face - 100% Refund

    February

    8

    Mon

    Add/Change Schedule Deadline – Face to Face

    March

    14

    Sun

    Withdrawal Deadline - Online / Face to Face

    April

    19

    Mon

    Last day of Classes M pattern

    April

    20

    Tue

    Last day of Classes T pattern

    April

    21

    Wed

    Last day of Classes W pattern

    April

    22

    Thu

    Last day of Classes R pattern

    April

    23

    Fri

    Last day of Classes F pattern

    April

    24

    Sat

    Last day of Classes S pattern

    May

    9

    Sun

    Last day of Classes U pattern

    April

    4

    Sun

    Western Easter (H)

    April

    25

    Sun

    Palm Sunday(H)

    April

    29

    Thu

    Sinai Liberation Day (H) - Holy Thursday

    May

    1

    Sat

    Labor Day (H)

    May

    2

    Sun

    Eastern Easter (H)

    May

    3

    Mon

    Sham El Nessim (H)



     

    6 Week (1) Term (Sunday, January 31 – Saturday, March 13, 2021)

    Month

    Date

    Day

    Event

    January

    31

    Sun

    Classes begin - Online

    January

    26

    Tue

    Registration Deadline – Online / Face to Face 

    February

    8

    Mon

    Drop Deadline - Online - 100% Refund

    January

    28

    Thu

    Drop Deadline - Face to Face - 100% Refund

    February

    8

    Mon

    Add/Change Schedule Deadline – Face to Face

    February

    21

    Sun

    Withdrawal Deadline - Online / Face to Face

    March

    10

    Wed

    Last day of Classes UW pattern

    March

    11

    Thu

    Last day of Classes MR pattern

    March

    12

    Fri

    Last day of Classes F pattern

    March

    13

    Sat

    Last day of Classes S pattern

    March

    13

    Sat

    Last day of Classes ST pattern


     

    6 Week (2) Term (Wednesday, March 17 – Wednesday, May 5, 2021)

    Month

    Date

    Day

    Event

    March

    17

    Wed

    Classes begin - Online

    March

    14

    Sun

    Registration Deadline – Online / Face to Face 

    March

    25

    Thu

    Drop Deadline - Online - 100% Refund

    March

    16

    Tue

    Drop Deadline - Face to Face - 100% Refund

    March

    25

    Thu

    Add/Change Schedule Deadline – Face to Face

    April

    7

    Wed

    Withdrawal Deadline - Online / Face to Face

    April

    23

    Fri

    Last day of Classes F pattern

    April

    24

    Sat

    Last day of Classes S pattern

    April

    26

    Mon

    Last day of Classes MR pattern

    April

    27

    Tue

    Last day of Classes ST pattern

    May

    5

    Wed

    Last day of Classes UW pattern

  •  

    12 Weeks Term (Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - Tuesday, August 24, 2021)

    Month

     

    Day

    Event

    May

    19

    Wed

    Classes begin - Online / Face to Face

    May 

    12

    Wed

    Registration Deadline – Online / Face to Face

    May

    27

    Thu

    Drop Deadline - Online - 100% Refund

    May

    18

    Tue

    Drop Deadline - Face to Face - 100% Refund

    May

    27

    Thu

    Add/Change Schedule Deadline – Face to Face

    June

    30 

    Wed

    Withdrawal Deadline - Online / Face to Face

    August

    7

    Sat

    Last day of Classes S pattern

    August

    8

    Sun

    Last day of Classes U pattern

    August

    11

    Wed

    Last day of Classes W pattern

    August

    13

    Fri

    Last day of Classes F pattern

    August

    16

    Mon

    Last day of Classes M pattern

    August

    19

    Thu

    Last day of Classes R pattern

    August

    24

    Tue

    Last day of Classes T pattern

    May

    12 – 15

    Wed - Sat

    Eid El Fitr (H)

    July

    1

    Thu

    New Revolution Day (H) 

    July

    23

    Fri

    Revolution Day (H)

    July

    19 - 23

    Mon - Fri

    Eid El Adha (H)

    August

    10

    Tue

    Islamic New Year (H)*



     

    6 Week (1) Term (Wednesday, May 19, 2021 – Tuesday, June 29, 2021)

    Month

    Date

    Day

    Event

    May

    19

    Wed

    Classes begin - Online

    May

    12

    Wed

    Registration Deadline – Online / Face to Face 

    May

    27

    Thu

    Drop Deadline - Online - 100% Refund

    May

    18

    Tue

    Drop Deadline - Face to Face - 100% Refund

    May

    27

    Thu

    Add/Change Schedule Deadline – Face to Face

    June

    9

    Wed

    Withdrawal Deadline - Online / Face to Face

    June

    25

    Fri

    Last day of Classes F pattern

    June

    26

    Sat

    Last day of Classes S pattern

    June

    27

    Sun

    Last day of Classes UW pattern

    June

    28

    Mon

    Last day of Classes MR pattern

    June

    29

    Tue

    Last day of Classes ST pattern

    May

    12 – 15

    Wed - Sat

    Eid El Fitr (H)

     

Archived Calendars

  • Pre-Fall 2019

    Month

    Date

    Day

    Event

    July

    14

    Sun

    Classes begin

    July

    21

    Sun

    Deadline for add/change schedule

    July

    23

    TUE

    Revolution Day (H)

    August

    7

    Wed

    Deadline for withdrawal

    August

    10 - 14

    Sat - Wed

    Eid El Adha (H)*

    August

    23

    Fri

    Last day of classes F pattern

    August

    28

    Wed

    Last day of classes UW pattern

    August

    29

    Thu

    Last day of classes MR pattern

    August

    31

    Tue

    Islamic New Year (H)*

    September

    7

    Sat

    Last day of classes ST pattern

    September

    7

    Sat

    Last day of classes S pattern

    Month

    Date

    Day

    Event

    August

    1

    Thu

    Classes begin

    August

    6

    Tue

    Deadline for add/change schedule

    August

    10 - 14

    Sat - Wed

    Eid El Adha (H)*

    August

    20

    Tue

    Deadline for withdrawal

    August

    31

    Tue

    Islamic New Year (H)*

    September

    1

    Sun

    Last day of Classes UTR pattern

    September

    7

    Sat

    Last day of classes SMW pattern

     

    Fall 2019

    Month

    Date

    Day

    Event

    September

    15

    Sun

    Classes begin

    September

    29

    Sun

    Deadline for add/change schedule

    October

    6

    Sun

    Armed Forces Day (H)

    October

    27

    Sun

    Deadline for withdrawal

    November

    10

    Sun

    El Mawled El Nabawy (H)*

    November

    28

    Thu

    Thanksgiving (H)

    December

    32

    Mon

    Last day of Classes M pattern

    December

    3

    Tue

    Last day of Classes T pattern

    December

    4

    Wed

    Last day of Classes W pattern

    December

    7

    Sat

    Last day of Classes S pattern

    December

    12

    Thu

    Last day of Classes R pattern

    December

    13

    Fri

    Last day of Classes F pattern

    December

    15

    Sun

    Last day of Classes U pattern

    Month

     

    Day

    Event

    September

    15

    Sun

    Classes begin

    September

    22

    Sun

    Deadline for add/change schedule

    October

    6

    Sun

    Armed Forces Day (H)

    October

    7

    Mon

    Deadline for withdrawal

    October

    24

    Thu

    Last day of classes MR pattern

    October

    25

    Fri

    Last day of classes F pattern

    October

    26

    Sat

    Last day of classes ST pattern

    October

    26

    Sat

    Last day of classes S pattern

    October

    27

    Sun

    Last day of classes UW pattern

     

    Spring 2020 

    Month

    Date

    Day

    Event

    December

    24 - 25

    Tue - Wed

    Western Christmas (H)

    December

    26

    Thu

    Classes begin

    December

    29

    Sun

    Deadline for add/change schedule

    January

    1

    Wed

    New Yearʼs Day (H)

    January

    5

    Sun

    Deadline for withdrawal

    January

    7

    Tue

    Eastern Christmas (H)

    January

    16

    Thu

    Last day of classes RS-MT pattern

    January

    17

    Fri

    Last day of classes F pattern

    January

    18

    Sat

    Last day of classes S pattern

    January

    20

    Mon

    Epiphany Day (H)

    Month

    Date

    Day

    Event

    January

    25

    Sat

    National Holiday (H)

    January

    28

    Mon

    Classes begin

    February

    11

    Tue

    Deadline for add/change schedule

    Saturday, February 15, 2020, no classes or tests at AUC New Cairo Campus only** Tahrir campus classes and tests will resume normally. Only New Cairo campus classes & tests will be suspended on that day.

    March

    10

    Tue

    Deadline for withdrawal

    April

    12

    Sun

    Palm Sunday - Western Easter (H)

    April

    14

    Tue

    Last day of classes T pattern

    April

    15

    Wed

    Last day of classes W pattern

    April

    16 - 20

    Thu - Mon

    Holy Thursday, Eastern Easter & Sham El Nessim (H)

    April

    23

    Thu

    Last day of classes R pattern

    April

    24

    Fri

    Last day of classes F pattern

    April

    25

    Sat

    Sina Liberation Day (H)

    April

    27

    Mon

    Last day of classes M pattern

    May

    1

    Fri

    Labor Day (H)

    May

    2

    Sat

    Last day of classes S pattern

    May

    3

    Sun

    Last day of classes U pattern

     

    Summer 2020 

    Month

    Date

    Day

    Event

    May

    17

    Sun

    Classes begin

    May

    24 - 27

    Sun - Wed

    Eid El Fitr (H)*

    June

    4

    Thu

    Deadline for add/change schedule

    June

    30

    Thu

    New Revolution Day (H) Pre-Caution

    July

    2

    Thu

    Deadline for withdrawal

    July

    23

    Tue

    Revolution Day (H)

    July - August

    30 - 3

    Thu - Mon

    Eid El Adha (H)*

    August

    12

    Wed

    Last day of classes W pattern

    August

    14

    Fri

    Last day of classes F pattern

    August

    15

    Sat

    Last day of classes S pattern

    August

    16

    Sun

    Last day of classes U pattern

    August

    17

    Mon

    Last day of classes M pattern

    August

    18

    Tue

    Last day of classes T pattern

    August

    20

    Thu

    Islamic New Year (H)*

    August

    27

    Thu

    Last day of classes R pattern

    Six-Week (1) Sunday, May 17, 2020 – Saturday, July 4, 2020

    Month

    Date

    Day

    Event

    May

    17

    Sun

    Classes begin

    May

    24 - 27

    Sun - Wed

    Eid El Fitr (H)*

    May

    28

    Thu

    Deadline for add/change schedule

    June

    11

    Thu

    Deadline for withdrawal

    June

    26

    Fri

    Last day of classes F pattern

    June

    27

    Sat

    Last day of classes S pattern

    June

    29

    Mon

    Last day of classes MR pattern

    June

    30

    Thu

    New Revolution Day (H) Pre-Caution

    July

    1

    Wed

    Last day of classes UW pattern

    July

    4

    Sat

    Last day of classes ST pattern