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Calendars & Schedules

Academic Calendar & Class Schedules

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Academic Calendar 2020

Spring 2020 | Summer 2020 | Fall 2020

Spring Semester 2020

Regular Session

  • January 2        College reopens; Advising & on-going registration; faculty work day.
  • January  6-8    Advisement and on-going registration
  • January 9         First day of classes
  • January 14       Last day to add classes
  • January 27       Last day to change from credit to audit, drop a class & receive tuition refund
  • February 11       Advanced registration for summer & fall begins
  • March 9-13       No classes-faculty/student spring break
  • March 23          Last day to withdraw from class without academic penalty
  • April 1              Deadline for Graduation Application-Summer Semester
  • April 16           No classes – non instructional day
  • April 17          Faculty work day
  • May 1              Last day of classes
  • May 4, 5, 6, 7,8    Final exams for day and night classes
  • May 11-14       Faculty workdays
  • May 14            Final grades due by 10:00 am/faculty workday
  • May 15 .          Graduation

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 8            Last day to withdraw from class without academic penalty for 10-week session
  • May 1              Last day of classes for 10-week session
  • May 4-7  Final exams for day and night classes for 10-week session

8-Week Session 1

  • January 9         Late Start 8-Week 1 Session Classes Begin
  • January 14       Last Day to Add 8-Week Session 1 classes
  • January 17      Last Day To Change From Credit To Audit, Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund For 8-Week 1 Session
  • February 11    Last Day To Withdraw From Class Without Academic Penalty For 8-Week 1 Session
  • March 5     Last Day of classes 8-Week 1

8-Week Session 2

  • March 16        Late Start 8-Week 2 Session Classes Begin
  • March 21         Last Day to Add 8-Week Session 2 classes
  • March 23         Last Day To Change From Credit To Audit, Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund For 8-Week 2 Session
  • April 16 Last Day To Withdraw From Class Without Academic Penalty For 8-Week 2 Session
  • May 7  Last Day of classes 8-Week 2

5-Week Session 1

  • January 9  Late Start 5-Week 1 Session Classes Begin
  • January 10    Last Day to Add 5-Week Session 1 classes
  • January 13    Last Day To Change From Credit To Audit, Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund For 5-Week 1 Session
  • January 30     Last Day To Withdraw From Class Without Academic Penalty For 5-Week 1 Session
  • February 13     Last Day of classes 5-Week 1

5-Week Session 2

  • February 17     Late Start 5-Week 2 Session Classes Begin
  • February 18    Last Day to Add 5-Week Session 2 classes
  • February 21    Last Day To Change From Credit To Audit, Drop A Class And Receive Tuition Refund For 5-Week 2 Session
  • March 6   Last Day To Withdraw From Class Without Academic Penalty For 5-Week 2 Session
  • March 26    Last Day of classes 5-Week 2

5-Week Session 3

  • March 30   Late Start 5-Week 3 Session Classes Begin
  • March 31    Last Day to Add 5-Week Session 3 classes
  • April 3   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
  • April 30  Last Day of classes 5-Week 3

Summer Session 2020

Minimester

  • May 8              First day of Minimester classes
  • May 19            Last day to change from credit to audit, drop a class & receive tuition refund
  • May 25           Last day to withdraw from class without academic penalty
  • May 29            Last day of Minimester classes

Regular Session

  • June 1 -5            Advisement And On-Going Registration
  • June 8             First Day Of Regular Classes
  • June 17            Last Day To Register For Regular Term Classes/Add A Class/Change From Credit To Audit/ Drop A Class & Receive Tuition Refund
  • July 3              College Closed-Observance Of Independence Day
  • July 17            Last Day To Withdraw From Regular Term Class Without Academic Penalty
  • August 13          Last Day Of Classes
  • August 14        Final Grades due for regular & Term II by 4:30 PM

Term I (Five Week) Session

  • June 1-5      Advisement And On-Going Registration
  • June 8         First Day Of Term 1 Classes
  • June 12        Last Day To Add A Class/Change From Credit To Audit/Drop A Class & Receive Tuition Refund
  • June 26        Last Day To Withdraw From Term I Class Without Academic Penalty
  • July 3           College Closed-Observance Of Independence Day
  • July 9          Last Day Of Term I Classes

Term II (Five Week) Session

  • July 1, 2    Advisement and Enrollment For Term II
  • July 3        College Closed-Observance Of Independence Day
  • July 13      First Day Of Term II Classes
  • July 17      Last Day To Register For Term II Classes/Add A Class/Change From Credit To Audit/Drop A Class & Receive Tuition Refund
  • July 31      Last Day To Withdraw From Term II Class Without Academic Penalty
  • August 13  Last Day Of Classes
  • August 14 . Final Grades due for regular & Term II by 10:00 am

Fall Semester 2020

General

Fall Semester tuition payment is due the first day of semester for all enrolled classes.(August 24th) After the semester begins, payment is due upon enrollment.

  • August 19  Students may begin Financial Aid purchases in Bookstore
  • September 8 Last day to return books to the Bookstore
  • September 8 Last day to charge books in the Bookstore
  • September 14 Advanced Registration for Spring Begins
  • December 14-18 Final Exams
  • December 21 All Grades are Due by 10:00 am (Copies of grade rosters due in Division Office)
  • December 21 Students may view their grades via the Web by 5 pm.

Regular Session Dates

  • August 24  Classes Begin
  • August 24 First Day of Classes
  • August 28 Last day to Add Classes
  • September 9 Drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
  • October 29 Fall Semester Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty
  • December 11 Last Day of Classes

10-Week Session Dates

  • September 30 Late Start Session Begins
  • October 2   Last Day to Add 10-Week Classes
  •  October 12  Drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
  • November 13 Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty

8-Week 1 Session Dates

  • August 26  Last day to Add classes
  • September 1  Drop a course and receive tuition refund or change from credit to audit.
  • September 28   Fall Semester Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty
  • October 22  Grades Due by 10:00 am

8-Week 2 Session Dates

  • October 21 Late Start 8-Week 2 Session Classes Begin
  • October 23 Last Day to Add for 8-Week 2
  • October 28 Drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
  • November 4 Last Day to Add back after Enrollment Cancellation
  • November 23 Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty
  • December 18 Last Day of Classes

5-Week 1 Session Dates

  • August 26 Last day to Add classes
  • August 28 Drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
  • September 14 Fall Semester Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty
  • September 30 Grades Due by 10:00 am

5-Week 2 Session Dates

  • September 30 Late Start 5-Week 2 Session Classes Begin
  • October 2 Last Day to Add Classes for 5- Week 2
  • October 5 Drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
  • October 20 Fall Semester Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty
  • November 5 Grades are due by 10:00 am

5-Week 3 Session Dates

  • November 4 Late Start 5-Week 3 Session Classes Begin
  • November 6 Last Day to Add a Class for 5-Week 3
  • November 9 Drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
  • November 13 Last Day to Add Back After Enrollment Cancellation
  • November 23 Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty
  • December 9 Instructors may begin to submit grades

Fall Mini-mester

  • August 10 First Day of Classes
  • August 11  Last Day to Add Classes
  • August 12 Last Day to Drop and receive tuition refund
  • August 17 Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty
  • August 21 Last Day of Classes

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