Academic Calendar for Online Courses

The Houston Baptist University academic school year consists of three (3) academic semesters; Summer, Fall, and Spring.  Within each semester, there are two 8-week terms in which students studying online may complete courses.

Registration opens for Summer and Fall semesters in the 2018/2019 academic year on:

  • March 5, 2018 for graduate students
  • April 5, 2018 for undergraduate students.

Summer Semester 2018

Term 1

201810

Acceptance Deadline 04/16/18
Registration Deadline 05/02/18
Financial Commitment Deadline 05/07/18
Student Course Access 05/11/18
Start Date 05/14/18
End Date 07/06/18
Final Grades Due 07/09/18
Summer Commencement 08/11/18

Term 2

201810

Acceptance Deadline 06/04/17
Registration Deadline 06/20/18
Financial Commitment Deadline 06/25/18
Student Course Access 06/29/18
Start Date 07/02/18
End Date 08/24/18
Final Grades Due 08/27/18
Summer Commencement 08/11/18


Fall Semester 2018

Term 1

201830

Acceptance Deadline 07/30/18
Registration Deadline 08/15/18
Financial Commitment Deadline 08/20/18
Student Course Access 8/24/18
Start Date 8/27/18
End Date 10/19/18
Final Grades Due 10/22/18
Fall Commencement 12/15/18

Term 2

201830

Acceptance Deadline 09/24/18
Registration Deadline 10/10/18
Financial Commitment Deadline 10/15/18
Student Course Access 10/19/18
Start Date 10/22/18
End Date 12/14/18
Final Grades Due 12/17/18
Fall Commencement 12/15/18


Spring Semester

Term 1

201850

Acceptance Deadline 12/17/18
Registration Deadline 01/02/18
Financial Commitment Deadline 01/07/19
Student Course Access 01/11/19
Start Date 01/14/19
End Date 03/08/19
Final Grades Due 03/11/19
Spring Commencement 05/11/19

Term 2

201850

Acceptance Deadline 02/18/19
Registration Deadline 03/06/19
Financial Commitment Deadline 03/11/19
Student Course Access 03/15/19
Start Date 03/18/19
End Date 05/10/19
Final Grades Due 05/13/19
Spring Commencement 05/11/19
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