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Barksdale Air Force Base

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Effective on October 10, 2017, all new base pass applicants must present a Real ID compliant form of identification to receive a base pass.  Passports are acceptable forms of ID as well as state driver's license which meet the standards of the Real ID Act of 2005.

Admission criteria requires all new students to present a high school and any college transcripts prior to being admitted to the university.

Application fees are now waived for all active duty military, veterans, retirees, guard, and reserve members.

All registration forms must have the signature of an advisor

Plan early to meet with an advisor to discuss your plan of study


Aug 1: Early registration for Fall Quarter 2017 (continuing, active duty, and DoD students)

Aug 30: Last day for military tuition assistance approval for Fall Quarter

Sep 7: Classes begin for Fall Quarter

Sep 11: Registration for Fall Quarter ends

Sep 22: Last day to apply for Fall graduation

Oct 27: Last day to drop individual courses in Fall Quarter without receiving "F" grades

Oct 30: Early registration for Winter Quarter 2017-2018

Nov 14: Winter Quarter Civilian Registration Day for those who don't have access to the base and need a base pass 

Nov 16: Last day of classes for Fall Quarter

Nov 18: Fall Commencement at 10 a.m., Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston

Nov 23 & 24: Thanksgiving Holidays; office closed; no classes

Nov 29: Classes begin for Winter Quarter

Dec 1: Last day to add/drop classes for Winter Quarter

Dec 15: Last day to apply for Winter graduation

Dec 19-Jan 2: Christmas holidays; no classes

Jan 3: Classes resume

Jan 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; office close; no classes

Jan 16: Classes resume

Feb 2: Last day to drop/resign with "W" grade for Winter Quarter

Feb 5: Early registration for Spring Quarter

Feb 12-13: Mardi Gras Holidays; office closed; no classes

Feb 14: Offices reopen; no classes

Feb 15: Classes resume

Feb 27: Last day of classes for Winter Quarter

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