Mini-Course Timeline


April 8, 2022 Call for Mini Course proposals opens for the following academic year
May 2, 2022 2022-23 Proposals Due
Mid-late May 2022 Mini-course directors notified of award decisions
May 13, 2022 Fall mini-course Room reservations are requested
  • Deadline for mini-course directors to confirm all course details (e.g. title, descriptions, grading basis, units, preferred course schedule, room needs/special requests)
  • New Mini-Course Form due to The form will be signed by the Senior Associate Dean and submitted to School of Medicine Registrar.
Early June Priority scheduling deadline: Office of Graduate Education will submit all scheduling requests for Biosciences Mini Courses.
July – September Course directors notified of classroom assignments
October Mini-courses announced to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars; registration opens in Axess.
  • Autumn-TBD
  • Winter- TBD
  • Spring- TBD
  • Summer- TBD
Please refer to the Academic Calendar managed by the Registrar for enrollment open dates each quarter. Any mini-course changes must be solidified by that date each quarter.
November 14, 2022 First day of autumn quarter mini-courses
February 27, 2023 First day of winter quarter mini-courses
May 23, 2023 First day of spring quarter mini-courses
July 18, 2023 First day of summer quarter mini-courses

Room scheduling

  • Room scheduling is completed by MedScheduler and is completed based on class schedule, capacity and instructional needs.
  • Classroom scheduling priority is as follows:
    • Required courses in the MD/PhD/Masters curriculum, including placement exams and finals
    • Required courses in the scholarly concentration curriculum
    • Elective course in the MD/PhD/Masters curriculum, including final exams and seminars (Mini Courses= 3rd priority)

Key Contacts

  • Office of Graduate Education (
    Can assist with general questions related to mini-course policies, awards, or proposals
  • School of Medicine Registrar (
    Can assist with questions related to course information in the course catalog and on AXESS, and assist with questions related to student enrollment or grading.