May 21, 2018  
2016 - 2017 Catalog 
    
2016 - 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Academic Calendar


Note: Please also check the student handbooks each semester for additional dates and deadlines. Select a publication from the drop down menu at the top right corner and click “GO.”  

Fall Semester 2016


August 8, 2016 – December 8, 2016


August


  • 5, Friday - Deadline to submit Academic Suspension appeals for Fall 2016
  • 8 - 16, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - Late registration online
  • 8 - 9, Monday - Tuesday - College Faculty Convocation
  • 10 - 12, Wednesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Late registration in person
  • 13, Saturday - CLASSES BEGIN
  • 15 - 16, Monday - Tuesday, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Late registration, drop/add in person
  • 16, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Final date to register; add courses, change sections, change from credit to audit or audit to credit / Last date for admission to the College for Semester
  • 29, Monday, 4:30 p.m. - Official Fourteenth Class Day / Last date to drop without “W” on student transcripts
  • 30 - October 5, Monday - Friday - Second Start registration

September


  • 5, Monday - Labor Day holiday, no classes
  • 15, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. Final day for dropping Minisession 1 courses with a “W”
  • 23, Friday, 4:30 p.m. Second deadline to apply for December graduation. After this date a “late fee” will be assessed.
  • 26, Monday, 8 a.m. Beginning of midterm exams

October 


  • 1, Saturday - End of midterm exams
  • 4, Tuesday, 1 p.m. - Midterm grading period ends
  • 4, Tuesday - Final date for completion of non-traditional credits for Semester
  • 5, Wednesday - Minisession 2 classes begin / Second Start classes begin
  • 7, Friday, 4:30 p.m. - Last date to apply for December Graduation. Applications received after this date will be processed for May graduation.
  • 8 - 11, Saturday - Tuesday - Fall holiday, no classes
  • 10, Monday - Staff Convocation
  • 17 - January 6, Monday - Sunday - Spring 2017 priority registration online
  • 17 - December 9, Monday - Friday - Spring 2017 priority registration in person

November


  • 2, Wednesday, 6 p.m. - Final day for dropping Fall Semester courses with a “W” or withdrawing from College
  • 4, Friday, 4:30 p.m. - First priority deadline to apply for May 2017 graduation
  • 8, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Final day for dropping Minisession 2 and Second Start courses with a “W”
  • 15, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Last day for reinstatements to be processed in Registrar’s office
  • 23 - November 27, Wednesday-Sunday - Thanksgiving holiday, no classes
  • 28, Monday - Last day of class
  • 29, Tuesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of final exams

December


  • 2, Friday, 12 midnight - Final grades due for final exams given on Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30
  • 3, Saturday - Final exams for Saturday classes
  • 5, Monday, 12 midnight - Final grades due for final exams given on Thursday, December 1; Friday, December 2; and Saturday, December 3
  • 6, Tuesday, 11 p.m. - End of final exams; final grades due for online courses
  • 7, Wednesday, 1 p.m. - Final grading period ends; final grades due for final exams given on Monday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 6; grade books due in divisional offices
  • 8, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. - End of Fall Semester
  • 13, Tuesday, 10 a.m. - Commencement

Fall Semester Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal From College/Reduction in Credit Hours

Through August 23           100%
August 24 - 29                     50%
After August 29               NONE


Fall 2016 Minisessions

Session 1: August 15 - September 30

Registration: August 9 - 11
Last day to drop courses with a “W”: September 15
Final Exams: October 3
Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours: 
     Through August 17       100%
     August 18 - 20                 50%  
     After August 20           NONE

Session 2: October 5 - November 28

Registration: August 10 - 12 and September 26 - 30
Last day to drop courses with a “W”: November 8
Final Exams: November 29 - December 6
Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours: 
     
Through October 12       100%
     October 13 - 15                50%
     After October 15          NONE


Fall 2016 Second Start Session

Session: October 5 - November 28

Registration: August 30 - October 5
Last day to drop courses with a “W”: November 8
Final Exams: November 29 - December 6
Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours:
     Through October 12        100%
     October 13 - 15                  50%
     After October 15            NONE
 

Spring Semester 2017 


January 9, 2017 – May 11, 2017


January


  • 3 - 6, Tuesday - Friday - Spring 2017 priority registration in person
  • 6, Friday - Deadline to submit academic suspension appeals for Spring 2017
  • 9 - 18, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - Late registration online
  • 9 - 10, Monday -Tuesday - College Faculty/Staff Convocation
  • 11 -13, Wednesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Late registration in person
  • 14, Saturday - CLASSES BEGIN
  • 16, Monday - Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, no classes
  • 17 - 18, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Late registration, drop/add in person
  • 18, Wednesday, 6 p.m. - Final date to add courses, change sections, change from credit to audit or audit to credit / Last date for admission to the College for Semester
  • 31, Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. - Official Fourteenth Class Day / Last date to drop without “W” on student transcripts

February


  • 24, Friday, 4:30 p.m. - Second deadline to apply for May graduation. After this date a “late fee” will be assessed.
  • 25 - March 1, Saturday - Wednesday - Mardi Gras holiday, no classes

March


  • 7, Tuesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of midterm exams
  • 10, Friday, 4:30 p.m. - Last date to apply for May Graduation applications received after this date will be processed for December graduation
  • 13, Monday - End of midterm exams 
  • 14, Tuesday, 1 p.m. - Midterm grading period ends / Final date for completion of non-traditional credits
  • 20 - May 19, Monday - Friday - Summer/Fall 2017 priority registration in person or online

April


  • 3, Monday, 4:30 p.m. - First priority deadline to apply for December 2017 graduation
  • 4, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Final day for dropping Spring Semester courses with a “W” or withdrawing from College
  • 13 – 16, Thursday - Sunday - Spring holiday, no classes
  • 24, Monday, 4:30 p.m. - Last date for reinstatement to be processed in Registrar’s office

May


  • 1, Monday - Last Day of Class
  • 2, Tuesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of final exams
  • 5, Friday, 12 midnight - Final grades due for final exams given on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3
  • 6, Saturday - Final exams for Saturday classes
  • 8, Monday, 12 midnight - Final grades due for final exams given on Thursday, May 4; Friday, May 5; and Saturday, May 6
  • 9, Tuesday, 11 p.m. - End of final exams; final grades due for online courses
  • 10, Wednesday, 1 p.m. - Final grading period ends; final grades due for final exams given on Monday, May 8 and Tuesday, May 9; grade Books Due in Divisional Offices
  • 11, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. - End of Spring Semester
  • 16, Tuesday, 10 a.m. - Commencement
  • 29, Monday - Memorial Day holiday, College closed

Spring Semester Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal From College/Reduction in Credit Hours

Through January 25        100%
January 26 - 31                 50%
After January 31            NONE


Spring 2017  8-Week Minisession

January 17 - March 7, 2017

  • Registration: January 11 - 13
  • Deadline to secure classes: January 15 by 12 noon
  • Classes begin: January 17
  • Official Census Day: Janaury 23
  • Last day to drop courses with a “W”:  February 21
  • Final Exams: March 8
  • Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours:
    • ​Through January 19 - 100%
    • January 20 - 23 - 50%
    • After January 23 - NONE

Spring 2017  12-Week Minisession

February 13 - May 1, 2017

  • Registration: February 1 - 10; Deadline to secure classes: February 10 by 12 noon
  • Late registration: February 13 - 14; Deadline to secure classes: February 15 by 12 noon
  • Classes begin: February 13
  • Official Seventh Census Day: February 20
  • Last day to drop courses with a “W”: April 11
  • Final Exams: May 2 - 9
  • Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours:
    • Through February 13 - 100%
    • February 17 - 20 - 50%
    • After February 20 - NONE

Spring 2017 Second Start Session (8 Weeks)

March 13 - May 1, 2017

  • Registration: February 1 - March 13
  • Deadlines to secure classes: March 6, 10, and 15 by 12 noon
  • Classes begin: March 13
  • Official Census Day: March 20
  • Last day to drop courses with a “W”: April 12
  • Final Exams: May 2 - 9
  • Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours:
    • Through March 16 - 100%
    • March 17 - 20 - 50%
    • After March 20 - NONE
       

Summer Session 2017


May 30, 2017 – July 20, 2017


May


  • 29, Monday - Memorial Day holiday, no class
  • 30 - 31, Tuesday, 8 - 7 p.m. - Late registration online / 9 - 6 p.m. Late registration in person
  • 31, Wednesday - CLASSES BEGIN
  • 31 - June 1, Wednesday - Thursday, 8 - 7 p.m. - Late registration, drop/add online / 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Late registration, drop/add in person

June


  • 1, Thursday - Final date to register, add courses, change sections, change from credit to audit, or audit to credit / Last date for admission to the College for the session
  • 12, Monday - Official Seventh Class Day (Census Day) 
  • 19, Monday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of midterm exams
  • 21, Wednesday - End of midterm exams
  • 22, Thursday, 1 p.m. - Midterm grading period ends
  • 26, Monday, 6 p.m. - Final day for dropping courses with a “W” or withdrawing from College

July


  • 4, Tuesday - Independence Day holiday, no class
  • 5, Wednesday, 6 p.m. - Last date for reinstatement to be processed in Registrar’s office
  • 13, Thursday - Last day of class
  • 17, Monday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of final exams
  • 19, Wednesday - End of final exams
  • 20, Thursday - 1 p.m. - Final grading period ends; grade books due in divisional offices / 4:30 p.m. - End of Summer Session

Summer Session Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal From College/Reduction in Credit Hours

Through June 6            100%
June 7 - 12                      50%
After June 12              NONE