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3 June 2019, Monday (12:30)Half day holiday
4 June 2019, Tuesday -
6 June 2019, Thursday
Feast of Ramadan holiday
10 June 2019, Monday -
14 June 2019, Friday
Pre-registration for FMPA aptitude exams
10 June 2019, Monday -
20 June 2019, Thursday
Pre-registration for FADA aptitude exams
24 June 2019, Monday -
25 June 2019, Tuesday
FADA aptitude exams
25 June 2019, Tuesday -
29 June 2019, Saturday
FMPA aptitude exams
1 July 2019, MondayInternal transfer applications deadline
9 July 2019, Tuesday -
12 July 2019, Friday
Theater program aptitude exams
15 July 2019, MondayNational holiday
24 July 2019, Wednesday
Offerings for Fall semester finalized
25 July 2019, ThursdayFADA aptitude exams results and scholarships announced
25 July 2019, ThursdayFMPA aptitude exams results and scholarships announced
26 July 2019, Friday -
19 August 2019, Monday
Course pre-registration
5 August 2019, Monday
Internal transfer application results sent to the Registrar
9 August 2019, FridayExternal transfer applications deadline
10 August 2019, Saturday (12:30)Half day holiday
11 August 2019, Sunday -
14 August 2019, Wednesday
Feast of Sacrifice holiday
30 August 2019, FridayVictory Day holiday

Fall Semester 
2 September 2019, Monday -
7 September 2019, Saturday
Registration for new undergraduate students (admitted in 2019)
3 September 2019, Tuesday
Classrooms available to all depts. for scheduling
4 September 2019, Wednesday
Tuition installment plan application deadline for new students (admitted in 2019)
6 September 2019, FridayNew minor program and second major applications deadline
6 September 2019, Friday
New graduate student admissions finalized
6 September 2019, Friday
Newly created courses reported to departments
8 September 2019, Sunday -
11 September 2019, Wednesday
Online GE100 Introduction to Academic Life program registration
9 September 2019, Monday
External transfer application results sent to the Registrar
9 September 2019, Monday -
11 September 2019, Wednesday
Registration for new international undergraduate students (admitted in 2019)
10 September 2019, Tuesday
Departments finalize schedules, quotas, and elective pools
11 September 2019, Wednesday -
18 September 2019, Wednesday
Courses pre-loaded
12 September 2019, Thursday -
14 September 2019, Saturday
Registration for new graduate students (admitted in 2019)
12 September 2019, Thursday (09:30)
PAE Exam: 1st stage
12 September 2019, Thursday (15:00)Turkish Exam for International Students
12 September 2019, Thursday (15:00)
French aptitude test
12 September 2019, Thursday (18:00)
PAE Exam 1st stage results announced
13 September 2019, Friday (09:00)
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-A
13 September 2019, Friday (19:00)
PAE Exam 2nd stage part-A results announced
13 September 2019, FridayTuition due for all continuing students
13 September 2019, FridayLast day for leave-of-absence applications
14 September 2019, Saturday
Turkish course for new international students
14 September 2019, Saturday -
15 September 2019, Sunday
Exchange students' arrival
14 September 2019, Saturday (09:00)
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-B writing exam
14 September 2019, Saturday -
17 September 2019, Tuesday
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-B speaking exam
16 September 2019, Monday -
18 September 2019, Wednesday
GE100 Introduction to Academic Life program for all new students
16 September 2019, Monday
New minor program and second major application results sent to the Registrar
16 September 2019, Monday
Transfer students' curricula finalized
17 September 2019, TuesdayExchange students' course registration
17 September 2019, Tuesday
PAE Exam 2nd stage exam results announced
18 September 2019, Wednesday
Courses pre-loaded for new students
18 September 2019, Wednesday
Elective courses pre-loaded
18 September 2019, Wednesday (17:30)
Pre-loaded courses announced
19 September 2019, Thursday
English Preparatory Program Period 1 begins
19 September 2019, Thursday -
20 September 2019, Friday
Course registration
20 September 2019, Friday (16:00)
Elective and required quotas merged
23 September 2019, MondayClasses begin
23 September 2019, Monday (09:00)
Registration for courses additional to the curriculum begins
25 September 2019, Wednesday (13:00)
Optional re-registration for successfully completed courses
27 September 2019, Friday (23:59)Course add/drop deadline
30 September 2019, Monday (14:30)
Exam reservations begin
28 October 2019, MondayNo classes
28 October 2019, Monday (12:30)Half day holiday
29 October 2019, TuesdayRepublic Day holiday
30 October 2019, Wednesday (17:30)
Final exams list finalized
10 November 2019, SundayCommemoration of Atatürk
20 November 2019, Wednesday
English Preparatory Program Period 2 begins
22 November 2019, Friday (17:30)Withdraw deadline
4 December 2019, Wednesday
Offerings for Spring semester finalized
6 December 2019, Friday -
3 January 2020, Friday
Course pre-registration
31 December 2019, TuesdayLast day of classes
31 December 2019, Tuesday (21:00)Deadline for submitting FZ grades for non-qualifying students
31 December 2019, Tuesday (21:00)Students who do not qualify to take final exams (FZ grades) announced
1 January 2020, WednesdayNew Year’s Day holiday
2 January 2020, Thursday -
15 January 2020, Wednesday
Final exams
10 January 2020, FridayNew minor program and second major applications deadline
13 January 2020, MondayInternal transfer applications deadline
14 January 2020, Tuesday
Classrooms available to all depts. for scheduling
16 January 2020, Thursday
Last day of Fall semester classes for English Preparatory Program
16 January 2020, Thursday (09:30)
PAE Exam: 1st stage
16 January 2020, Thursday (18:00)
PAE Exam 1st stage results announced
17 January 2020, Friday (09:00)
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-A
17 January 2020, Friday (19:00)
PAE Exam 2nd stage part-A results announced
17 January 2020, Friday
Newly created courses reported to departments
18 January 2020, Saturday (09:00)
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-B writing exam
18 January 2020, Saturday -
21 January 2020, Tuesday
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-B speaking exam
20 January 2020, Monday (17:30)Grade submission deadline for instructors
20 January 2020, Monday (17:30)Grades announced
22 January 2020, Wednesday
PAE Exam 2nd stage exam results announced

Spring Semester 
21 January 2020, Tuesday
Departments finalize schedules, quotas, and elective pools
23 January 2020, Thursday
Tuition due (English Preparatory Program)
23 January 2020, Thursday
Transfer application results sent to the Registrar
23 January 2020, Thursday -
29 January 2020, Wednesday
Courses pre-loaded
23 January 2020, Thursday
Courses pre-loaded for new students
24 January 2020, Friday
New minor program and second major application results sent to the Registrar
27 January 2020, MondayTuition due
27 January 2020, MondayLast day for leave-of-absence applications
27 January 2020, Monday
Student evaluations posted on the web
27 January 2020, Monday -
28 January 2020, Tuesday
Registration for new graduate students
27 January 2020, Monday
English Preparatory Program Period 3 begins
28 January 2020, Tuesday
Transfer students' curricula finalized
28 January 2020, TuesdayExchange students' course registration
29 January 2020, Wednesday
Elective courses pre-loaded
29 January 2020, Wednesday (17:30)
Pre-loaded courses announced
30 January 2020, Thursday -
31 January 2020, Friday
Course registration
31 January 2020, Friday (16:00)
Elective and required quotas merged
3 February 2020, MondayClasses begin
3 February 2020, Monday (09:00)
Registration for courses additional to the curriculum begins
5 February 2020, Wednesday (13:00)
Optional re-registration for successfully completed courses
7 February 2020, Friday (23:59)Course add/drop deadline
10 February 2020, Monday (14:30)
Exam reservations begin
11 March 2020, Wednesday (17:30)
Final exams list finalized
16 March 2020, Monday -
18 March 2020, Wednesday
Spring Break
25 March 2020, Wednesday
English Preparatory Program Period 4 begins
3 April 2020, FridayBilkent Day
6 April 2020, Monday (17:30)Withdraw deadline
23 April 2020, ThursdayNational Sovereignty and Children's Day holiday
1 May 2020, FridayLabor and Solidarity Day holiday
4 May 2020, Monday -
22 May 2020, Friday
Course requests for Summer School through SRS
8 May 2020, Friday -
9 May 2020, Saturday
Spring Festival
15 May 2020, Friday (21:00)Deadline for submitting FZ grades for non-qualifying students
15 May 2020, Friday (21:00)Students who do not qualify to take final exams (FZ grades) announced
19 May 2020, TuesdayCommemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day holiday
20 May 2020, Wednesday -
6 June 2020, Saturday
Final exams
23 May 2020, SaturdayNo exams
23 May 2020, Saturday (12:30)Half day holiday
24 May 2020, Sunday -
26 May 2020, Tuesday
Feast of Ramadan holiday
27 May 2020, Wednesday
Last day of Spring semester classes for English Preparatory Program
27 May 2020, Wednesday (10:00)
PAE Exam: 1st stage
27 May 2020, Wednesday (18:00)
PAE Exam 1st stage results announced
28 May 2020, Thursday (09:15)
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-A
28 May 2020, Thursday (19:00)
PAE Exam 2nd stage part-A results announced
29 May 2020, Friday (09:15)
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-B writing exam
29 May 2020, Friday -
30 May 2020, Saturday
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-B speaking exam
2 June 2020, Tuesday
PAE Exam 2nd stage exam results announced
3 June 2020, Wednesday
Tuition due (English Preparatory Program)
10 June 2020, Wednesday (17:30)Grade submission deadline for instructors
10 June 2020, Wednesday (17:30)Grades announced


Summer School 2020 
5 June 2020, Friday
English Preparatory Program Period 5 begins
11 June 2020, Thursday (16:30)Summer School individual study course application deadline
11 June 2020, Thursday -
12 June 2020, Friday
Course registration for Summer School
11 June 2020, Thursday
Student evaluations posted on the web
12 June 2020, Friday
Offerings for Summer School finalized
12 June 2020, Friday (23:59)Course drop deadline
15 June 2020, MondayClasses begin
16 June 2020, Tuesday (17:30)Course add deadline
26 June 2020, FridayInternal transfer applications deadline
14 July 2020, Tuesday (23:59)Withdraw deadline
15 July 2020, WednesdayNational holiday
30 July 2020, ThursdayNo classes
30 July 2020, Thursday (12:30)Half day holiday
31 July 2020, Friday -
3 August 2020, Monday
Feast of Sacrifice holiday
4 August 2020, TuesdayFridays' course schedule effective
6 August 2020, ThursdayLast day of classes
6 August 2020, Thursday (21:00)Deadline for submitting FZ grades for non-qualifying students
6 August 2020, Thursday (21:00)Students who do not qualify to take final exams (FZ grades) announced
7 August 2020, Friday -
11 August 2020, Tuesday
Summer School final exams
7 August 2020, Friday
Last day of Summer School classes for English Preparatory Program
13 August 2020, Thursday (17:30)Grade submission deadline for instructors
13 August 2020, Thursday (17:30)Grades announced
21 August 2020, Friday
Student evaluations posted on the web
30 August 2020, SundayVictory Day holiday