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Academic Calendar & Class Schedules

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Academic Calendars  2018 – 2019

Spring 2018 | Summer 2018 | Fall 2018 | Spring 2019 | Summer 2019

Spring Semester 2018

Regular Session Dates

  • January 3. 4, 5   Advisement and on-going registration
  • January 8   First day of classes
  • January 15  Last day to add classes (Extended to January 17th)
  • January 26  ] Last day to change from credit to audit, drop a class and receive tuition refund
  • February 16   Faculty staff in-service day
  • February 27  Program assessment day – No day or evening classes
  • March 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   No classes-faculty/student spring break
  • March 12   Advanced registration for summer begins
  • Date extended to March 26 from March 22 -Last day to withdraw from class without academic penalty
  • April 2   Preregistration for fall semester begins
  • April 12   No classes-non instructional day
  • April 13  Faculty work day
  • May 4   Last day of classes
  • May 5   Faculty work day
  • May 7, 8, 9 10   Final exams for day and night classes
  • May 10  Graduation
  • May 11  Faculty workday
  • May 14  Final grades due by 10:00 am/faculty workday

10-Week Session Dates

  • February 19   Late start 10-week session begins
  • March 2    Last day to change from credit to audit, drop a class and receive tuition refund for 10-week session
  • April 9   Last day to withdraw from class without academic penalty for 10-week session

Summer Session 2018

Regular Session Dates

  • June 1   Advisement And On-Going Registration
  • June 4  First Day Of Regular Classes
  • June 12   Last Day To Register For Regular Term Classes/Add A Class/Change From Credit To Audit/ Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund
  • July 4  College Closed-Observance Of Independence Day
  • July 10  Last Day To Withdraw From Regular Term Class Without Academic Penalty
  • August 3   Last Day Of Classes
  • August 6 Final Grades due for regular & Term II by 10:00 am

Term I (Five Week) Session Dates

  • June 1   Advisement And On-Going Registration
  • June 4 First Day of Term I Classes
  • June 8   Last Day To Register For Term I Classes/ Add A Class/Change From Credit To Audit/Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund
  • June 21    Last Day To Withdraw From Term I Class Without Academic Penalty
  • July 3   Last Day Of Term I Classes
  • July 4  College Closed-Observance Of Independence Day

Term II (Five Week) Session Dates

  • July 3   Advisement And Enrollment For Term II
  • July 4  College Closed-Observance Of Independence Day
  • July 5   First Day Of Term II Classes
  • July 10   Last Day To Register For Term II Classes/Add A Class/Change From Credit To Audit/Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund
  • July 23 Last Day To Withdraw From Term II Class Without Academic Penalty
  • August 3   Last Day Of Classes
  • August 6 Final Grades due for regular & Term II by 10:00 am

Fall Semester 2018

Minimester

  •  August 6   First day of Minimester classes
  • August 7     Last day to change from credit to audit, drop a class & receive tuition refund
  •  August 13  Last day to withdraw from class without academic penalty
  • August 17   Last day of Minimester classes

Regular Session

  • August 16        Faculty/staff in-service
  • August 17, 20, 21        Advisement & Ongoing Registration
  • August 22        First day of classes
  • August 29        Last day to add classes
  • September 3     College closed-labor day
  • September 10      Last day to change from credit to audit, drop a class & receive tuition refund
  • October 9      No Classes-Program Assessment Day
  • October 31      Last day to withdraw from class without academic penalty
  • November 1    Deadline for Graduation Application-Fall Semester
  • November 6    Advanced registration for spring begins
  • November 21  No classes-Non instructional day, College closes at 11:45
  • November 22, 23    College closed-thanksgiving holidays
  • December 3    Deadline for Graduation Application-Spring Semester
  • December 11  Last day of classes
  • December 12, 13, 14, 17        Final exams for day and night classes
  • December 19  Final grades due by 4:30 pm / Faculty workday
  • December 20, 2018 through January 1, 2019 COLLEGE CLOSED

10-week Session

  • September 26 Late Start 10-Week Session Classes Begin
  • September 29 Last Day to add for 10-week classes
  • October 8                    Last Day To Change From Credit To Audit, Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund For 10-Week Session
  • November 14  Last Day To Withdraw From Class Without Academic Penalty For 10-Week Session
  • December 11  Last day of classes
  • December 12, 13, 14, 17        Final exams for day and night classes

8-Week Session 1

  • August 22        Late Start 8-Week 1 Session Classes Begin
  • August 29        Last Day To Change From Credit To Audit, Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund For 8-Week 1 Session
  • September 24 Last Day To Withdraw From Class Without Academic Penalty For 8-Week 1 Session
  • October 16      Last Day of classes 8-Week 1

8-Week Session 2

  • October 17      Late Start 8-Week 2 Session Classes Begin
  • October 25      Last Day To Change From Credit To Audit, Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund For 8-Week 2 Session
  • November 20  Last Day To Withdraw From Class Without Academic Penalty For 8-Week 2 Session
  • December 13  Last Day of classes 8-Week 2

5-Week Session 1

  • August 22        Late Start 5-Week 1 Session Classes Begin
  • August 27        Last Day To Change From Credit To Audit, Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund For 5-Week 1 Session
  • September 11 Last Day To Withdraw From Class Without Academic Penalty For 5-Week 1 Session
  • September 25 Last Day of classes 5-Week 1

5-Week Session 2

  • September 26 Late Start 5-Week 2 Session Classes Begin
  • October 1        Last Day To Change From Credit To Audit, Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund For 5-Week 2 Session
  • October 16      Last Day To Withdraw From Class Without Academic Penalty For 5-Week 2 Session
  • October 30      Last Day of classes 5-Week 2

5-Week Session 3

  • October 31      Late Start 5-Week 3 Session Classes Begin
  • November 5    Last Day To Change From Credit To Audit, Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund For 5-Week 3 Session
  • November 26  ..Last Day To Withdraw From Class Without Academic Penalty For 5-Week 3 Session
  • December 11  Last Day of classes 5-Week 3

Minimester – Virtual Only

  • December 18 First day of Minimester classes
  • December 19  Last day to change from credit to audit, drop a class & receive tuition refund
  • December 26  Last day to withdraw from class without academic penalty
  • January 1  Last day of Minimester classes

Spring Semester 2019

Regular Session

  • January 2         Faculty workday
  • January 3, 4     Advisement and on-going registration
  • January 7                     First day of classes
  • January 14       Last day to add classes
  • January 23       Last day to change from credit to audit, drop a class & receive tuition refund
  • February 15     Faculty staff in-service day
  • February 26     No classes–Program assessment day
  • March 4, 5, 6, 7, 8       No classes-faculty/student spring break
  • March 13         Advanced registration for summer begins
  • March 25         Last day to withdraw from class without academic penalty
  • April 1  Deadline for Graduation Application-Summer Semester
  • April 2 Advanced registration for fall semester begins
  • April 11 No classes-non instructional day
  • April 12Faculty work day
  • May 3 Last day of classes
  • May 6, 7, 8, 9 Final exams for day and night classes
  • May 9 Graduation
  • May 10            Faculty workday
  • May 13            Faculty workday
  • May 14            Final grades due by 10:00 am/faculty workday

10-Week Session

  • February 18     Late start 10-week session begins
  • February 21     Last Day to add for 10-week classes
  • February 28     .Last day to change from credit to audit, drop a class & receive tuition refund for 10-week session
  • April 9             Last day to withdraw from class without academic penalty for 10-week session
  • May 3              Last day of classes for 10-week session
  • May 6, 7, 8, 9  Final exams for day and night classes for 10-week session

8-Week Session 1

  • January 7         Late Start 8-Week 1 Session Classes Begin
  • January 14       Last Day To Change From Credit To Audit, Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund For 8-Week 1 Session
  • February 7    Last Day To Withdraw From Class Without Academic Penalty For 8-Week 1 Session
  • March 1     Last Day of classes 8-Week 1

8-Week Session 2

  • March 11         Late Start 8-Week 2 Session Classes Begin
  • March 18         Last Day To Change From Credit To Audit, Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund For 8-Week 2 Session
  • April 11 Last Day To Withdraw From Class Without Academic Penalty For 8-Week 2 Session
  • May 3  Last Day of classes 8-Week 2

5-Week Session 1

  • January 7   Late Start 5-Week 1 Session Classes Begin
  • January 11    Last Day To Change From Credit To Audit, Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund For 5-Week 1 Session
  • January 28     Last Day To Withdraw From Class Without Academic Penalty For 5-Week 1 Session
  • February 8     Last Day of classes 5-Week 1

5-Week Session 2

  • February 11     Late Start 5-Week 2 Session Classes Begin
  • February 15.    Last Day To Change From Credit To Audit, Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund For 5-Week 2 Session
  • March 4   Last Day To Withdraw From Class Without Academic Penalty For 5-Week 2 Session
  • March 22    Last Day of classes 5-Week 2

5-Week Session 3

  • March 25   Late Start 5-Week 3 Session Classes Begin
  • April 1    Last Day To Change From Credit To Audit, Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund For 5-Week 3 Session
  • April 17    Last Day To Withdraw From Class Without Academic Penalty For 5-Week 3 Session
  • May 3  Last Day of classes 5-Week 3

Summer Session 2019

Minimester

  • May 14           First day of Minimester classes
  • May 15            Last day to change from credit to audit, drop a class & receive tuition refund
  • May 23            Last day to withdraw from class without academic penalty
  • May 29            Last day of Minimester classes

Regular Session

  • May 31            Advisement And On-Going Registration
  • June 3              First Day Of Regular Classes
  • June 12            Last Day To Register For Regular Term Classes/Add A Class/Change From Credit To Audit/ Drop A Class & Receive Tuition Refund
  • July 4 & 5        College Closed-Observance Of Independence Day
  • July 15             Last Day To Withdraw From Regular Term Class Without Academic Penalty
  • August 9          Last Day Of Classes
  • August 12        Final Grades due for regular & Term II by 10:00 am

Term I (Five Week) Session

  • May 31            Advisement And On-Going Registration
  • June 3              First Day Of Term I Classes
  • June 7…           Last Day To Add A Class/Change From Credit To Audit/Drop A Class & Receive Tuition Refund
  • June 21            Last Day To Withdraw From Term I Class Without Academic Penalty
  • July 3               Last Day Of Term I Classes
  • July 4 & 5        College Closed-Observance Of Independence Day

Term II (Five Week) Session

  • July 3               Advisement And Enrollment For Term II
  • July 4 & 5        College Closed-Observance Of Independence Day
  • July 8               First Day Of Term II Classes
  • July 12             Last Day To Register For Term II Classes/Add A Class/Change From Credit To Audit/Drop A Class & Receive Tuition Refund
  • July 29             Last Day To Withdraw From Term II Class Without Academic Penalty
  • August 9          Last Day Of Classes
  • August 12        Final Grades due for regular & Term II by 10:00 am

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