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Key Dates

The dates below represent important markers for Strategic Analysis throughout the year. They include closing dates for reports to the Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). They also include dates on which snapshots are pulled for student enrollments and faculty and staff counts. Note, however, that these snapshot dates mark only the initial phase of the processes to finalize the datasets and begin the updates to our web tables and reports.


First day of Classes

Census date

Fall 2023

August 21, 2023

September 18, 2023

Winter 2024 (Residential-Blacksburg)

January 2, 2024

January 3, 2024

Spring 2024

January 16, 2024

February 13, 2024

Summer 2024: Sessions 1 and 3

May 20, 2024

May 27, 2024

Summer 2024: Session 2

July 1, 2024

July 8, 2024

Faculty Data Snapshot Dates

Fall: October 31
Spring: March 31

IPEDS Reporting Dates

Fall: mid-October
Winter: early February
Spring: early April

SCHEV Reporting Dates

Annual Admissions Report: early September
Degrees Conferred: late September
Annual Course Enrollment: late September
Institutional Catalog: late September
Early Enrollment Estimate: mid-September
Admission Requirements: late September
Institutional Information, Updates Only: late September
Financial Aid: late October
Consolidated Year-End Certificate for Financial Aid Programs and Unfunded Scholarships: late October
Headcount: late October
Sponsored Research Activities: late November
Fall Cohort: late November
Early Enrollment Estimate: late January
Spring Cohort: mid-April
Tuition and Fee Survey: mid-May
Plan for Distribution of Student Aid Funds: late May/early June
Enrollment Projections: late April

Other Reports & Surveys Dates

Military Times Best for Vets Colleges: early June
Kiplinger’s Best Public Colleges: mid-late September
University of Delaware Cost Study: late January
Oklahoma State University Faculty Salary Survey: early February
QS World University Rankings: early February
AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey: mid-late February
Academic Analytics: mid-late February
Times Higher Education World University Rankings: mid-late March
Peterson’s Financial Aid Survey: mid-April
US News & World Report: mid-May
NCAA Graduation Success Rate: early June
Global Institutional Profile Project: mid-June
Global Research University Profile: late June 
Please note that these dates are approximations based on previous years' deadlines and will be updated as possible.