Aug 14, 2018  
2017 - 2018 Catalog 
    
2017 - 2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Academic Calendar


Note: Please also check the student handbooks each semester for additional dates and deadlines by selecting a publication from the drop down menu at the top right corner.

Fall 2017 Semester (16 Weeks)

August 7 - December 7, 2017

August

  • 4, Friday - Deadline to submit Academic Suspension appeal for Fall 2017 / 3 p.m. in person payment deadline
  • 6, Sunday, 12 noon - Online payment deadline 
  • 7 - 15, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - Late registration online
  • 7 - 8, Monday - Tuesday - College Faculty/Staff Convocation
  • 9 - 11, Wednesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Late registration in person
  • 12, Saturday - CLASSES BEGIN
  • 14 - 15, Monday - Tuesday, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Late registration, drop/add in person
  • 15, Tuesday, 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
  • 22, Tuesday - Deadline for 100% tuition adjustment
  • 28, Monday - Official 14th Class (Census) Day / Last date to drop without “W” on student transcripts - by 12 noon in person and 4:30 p.m. online / Deadline for 50% tuition adjustment - after this date, no adjustments are given - students are responsible for full tuition and fee rates after this date, regardless of withdrawal or attendance

September

  • 4, Monday - Labor Day holiday, no classes 
  • 22, Friday 
    • LCTCS Conference day, no classes
    • 4:30 p.m. - Second deadline to apply for December graduation - after this date a “late fee” will be assessed.
  • 25 - 30, Monday - Saturday - Midterm exams

October 

  • 3, Tuesday, 1 p.m. - Midterm grading period ends / Final date for completion of non-traditional credits
  • 6, Friday 4:30 p.m. - Last date to apply for May Graduation - applications received after this date will be processed for May graduation 
  • 14 - 17, Saturday - Tuesday - Fall holiday, no classes
  • 16, Monday - Staff Convocation
  • 16 - January 7, 2018, Monday - Sunday, 24/7 - Spring 2018 registration online
  • 16 - December 8, Monday - Friday - Spring 2018 registration in person

November

  • 1, Wednesday, 6 p.m. - Final day for dropping Fall Semester courses with a “W” or withdrawing from College
  • 3, Friday, 4:30 p.m. - First priority deadline to apply for May 2018 graduation
  • 14, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Last date for reinstatement to be processed in Registrar’s office
  • 22 - 26, Wednesday - Sunday - Thanksgiving holiday, no classes
  • 27, Monday - Last day of class
  • 28, Tuesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of final exams

December

  • 1, Friday, 12 midnight - Final grades due for final exams given on Tuesday, November 28 and Wednesday, November 29
  • 2, Saturday - Final exams for Saturday classes
  • 4, Monday, 12 midnight - Final grades due for final exams given on Thursday, November 30; Friday, December 1; and Saturday, December 2
  • 5, Tuesday, 11 p.m. - End of final exams; final grades due for online courses
  • 6, Wednesday, 1 p.m. - Final grading period ends / Final grades due for final exams given on Monday, December 4 and Tuesday, December 5 / Grade books due in divisional offices
  • 7, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. - End of Fall Semester
  • 13, Wednesday, 10 a.m. - Commencement


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

  • Through August 22           100%
  • August 23 - 28                     50%
  • After August 28               NONE

Fall 2017 Minisessions 

Minisession 1: August 15 - September 29

Registration: Follows full term registration
Classes begin: August 15
Census Day: August 19
Last day to drop courses with a “W”: September 14
Final Exams: October 2
Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours: 

  • Through August 16 - 100%
  • August 17 - 19 - 50%  
  • After August 19 - NONE

Minisession 2: October 4 - November 27

Registration: August 9 - 10 and September 25 - 29
Classes begin: October 4
Census Day: October 11
Last day to drop courses with a “W”: November 7
Final Exams: November 28 - December 5
Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours: 

  • Through October 7 - 100%
  • October 8 - 11 - 50%
  • After October 11 - NONE

Fall 2017 Session (12 Weeks)

September 11 - December 7, 2017 

August

  • 29 - September 6 - Registration

September

  • 6, Wednesday, 12 noon - Deadline to secure classes
  • 7 - 10, Thursday - Sunday - Late registration online
  • 7 - 8, Thursday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Late registration in person
  • 11, Monday - CLASSES BEGIN
  • 11 - 12, Monday - Tuesday
    • 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Late registration / drop/add online
    • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Late registration / drop/add in person
  • 12, Tuesday, 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 Session
  • 18, Monday - Census Day / Last date to drop without “W” on student transcripts - 12 noon in person and 4:30 p.m. online
  • 22, Friday - LCTCS Conference day, no classes

October

  • 14 - 17, Saturday - Tuesday - Fall holiday, no classes
  • 18, Wednesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of midterm exams
  • 20, Friday - End of midterm exams for 12-Week Session
  • 23, Monday, 1 p.m. - Midterm grading period ends

November 

  • 7, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Final day for dropping courses with a “W” or withdrawing from College
  • 14, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Last date for reinstatement to be processed in Registrar’s office
  • 22 - 26, Wednesday - Sunday - Thanksgiving holiday, no classes
  • 27, Monday - Last day of class
  • 28, Tuesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of final exams

December 

  • 2, Saturday - Final exams for Saturday classes
  • 5, Tuesday, 11 p.m. - End of final exams
  • 6, Wednesday, 1 p.m. - Final grading period ends / Grade books due in divisional offices


Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours:

  • Through September 14 - 100%
  • September 15 - 18 - 50%
  • After September 18 - NONE

Fall 2017 Second Start Session (8 Weeks)

October 4 - November 27, 2017

Registration: August 29 - September 27
Deadline to secure classes: September 27 by 12 noon
Late registration: September 28 - October 4
Classes begin: October 4
Official Census Day: October 11
Last day to drop courses with a “W”: November 7 by 4:30 p.m.
Final Exams: November 28 - December 5
Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours:

  • Through October 7 - 100%
  • October 8 - 11 - 50%
  • After October 11 - NONE

Spring 2018 Semester (16 Weeks)

January 8, 2018 – May 10, 2018

January

  • 3 - 5, Wednesday - Friday - Spring 2018 registration in person
  • 5, Friday - Deadline to submit academic suspension appeals for Spring 2018
  • 8 - 14 - Late registration online
  • 8 - 9, Monday -Tuesday - College Faculty/Staff Convocation
  • 10 -12, Wednesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Late registration in person
  • 13, Saturday - CLASSES BEGIN
  • 15, Monday - Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, no classes
  • 16 - 17, Tuesday - Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Late registration, drop/add in person *Registration extended to Tuesday, January 23*
  • 17, 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 *Extended to Tuesday, January 23*
  • 30, Tuesday - Official 14th Class (Census) Day / Last date to drop without “W” on student transcripts - by 12 noon in person and 4:30 p.m. online *Extended to Tuesday, February 1*

February

  • 10 - 14, Saturday - Wednesday - Mardi Gras holiday, no classes
  • 23, Friday, 4:30 p.m. - Second deadline to apply for May graduation - after this date a “late fee” will be assessed

March

  • 6, Tuesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of midterm exams
  • 9, Friday, 4:30 p.m. - Last date to apply for May Graduation - applications received after this date will be processed for December graduation
  • 12, Monday - End of midterm exams 
  • 13, Tuesday, 1 p.m. - Midterm grading period ends / Final date for completion of non-traditional credits
  • 29 - April 1, Thursday - Sunday - Spring holiday, no classes

April

  • 2, Monday, 4:30 p.m. - First priority deadline to apply for December 2018 graduation
  • 3, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Final day for dropping Spring Semester courses with a “W” or withdrawing from College
  • 16 - May 27 - Summer/Fall 2018 registration in person and online
  • 23, Monday, 4:30 p.m. - Last date for reinstatement to be processed in Registrar’s office
  • 30, Monday - Last day of class

May

  • 1, Tuesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of final exams
  • 4, Friday, 12 midnight - Final grades due for final exams given on Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2
  • 5, Saturday - Final exams for Saturday classes
  • 7, Monday, 12 midnight - Final grades due for final exams given on Thursday, May 3; Friday, May 4; and Saturday, May 5
  • 8, Tuesday, 11 p.m. - End of final exams; final grades due for online courses
  • 9, Wednesday, 1 p.m. - Final grading period ends / Final grades due for final exams given on Monday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 8 / Grade books due in divisional offices
  • 10, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. - End of Spring Semester
  • 15, Tuesday, 10 a.m. - Commencement
  • 28, Monday - Memorial Day holiday, College closed


Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours:

  • Through January 24 - 100% *Extended to January 26*
  • January 25 - 30 - 50% *Extended to January 27 - February 1*
  • After January 30 - NONE *Extended to February 1*

Spring 2018 Minisessions 

Minisession 1: January 16 - March 6

Registration: Follows full term registration
Classes begin: January 16
Census Day: January 22 *Extended to January 26*
Last day to drop courses with a “W”: February 20
Last day to reinstate a course: 
February 26
Final Exams: March 8
Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours: 

  • Through January 18 - 100% *Extended to January 23*
  • January 19 - 22 - 50% *Extended to January 24 - 26*
  • After January 22 - NONE *Extended to January 26*

Minisession 2: March 12 - April 30

Registration: January 10 - 12 and March 5 - 9
Classes begin: March 12
Census Day: March 19
Last day to drop courses with a “W”: April 11
Last day to reinstate a course: April 17
Final Exams: May 1 - 8
Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours: 

  • Through March 15 - 100%
  • March 16 - 19 - 50%
  • After March 19 - NONE

Spring 2018 Session (12 Weeks)

February 15 - May 9, 2018

January/February

  • 31 - February 7 - Registration *Extended to February 2 - 7*

February

  • 8 - 14, Monday - Sunday - Late registration online
  • 8 - 9, Monday - Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Late registration in person
  • 15, Thursday - CLASSES BEGIN
  • 15 - 19, Thursday - Monday
    • 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Late registration / drop/add online
    • 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Late registration / drop/add in person
  • 19, Monday, 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 Session
  • 22, Thursday - Census Day / Last date to drop without “W” on student transcripts - 12 noon in person and 4:30 p.m. online

March

  • 26, Monday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of midterm exams
  • 28, Wednesday - End of midterm exams 
  • 29 - April 1, Thursday - Sunday - Spring holiday, no classes

April

  • 2, Monday, 1 p.m. - Midterm grading period ends
  • 10, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Final day for dropping courses with a “W” or withdrawing from College
  • 23, Monday, 4:30 p.m. - Last date for reinstatement to be processed in Registrar’s office
  • 30, Monday - Last day of class

May

  • 1, Tuesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of final exams
  • 8, Tuesday, 11 p.m. - End of final exams
  • 9, Wednesday, 1 p.m. - Final grading period ends / Grade books due in divisional offices


Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours:

  • Through February 19 - 100%
  • February 20 - 22 - 50%
  • After February 22 - NONE

Spring 2018 Second Start Session (8 Weeks)

March 12 - April 30, 2018

Registration: January 31 - March 5 *Extended to February 2 - March 5*
Late registration: March 6 - 12
Classes begin: March 12
Census Day: March 19
Last day to drop courses with a “W”: April 11
Last day to reinstate a course: April 17
Final Exams: May 1 - 8
Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours:

  • Through March 15 - 100%
  • March 16 - 19 - 50%
  • After March 19 - NONE

Summer 2018 Session

May 30, 2018 – July 26, 2018

May

  • 28, Monday - Memorial Day holiday, College closed
  • 29, Tuesday
    • 8 - 7 p.m. - Late registration online
    • 9 - 6 p.m. Late registration in person
  • 30, Wednesday - CLASSES BEGIN
  • 30 - 31, Wednesday - Thursday 
    • 8 - 7 p.m. - Late registration, drop/add online
    • 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Late registration, drop/add in person
  • 31, 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 Session

June

  • 11, Monday, 4:30 p.m. - Census Day / Last date to drop without “W” on student transcripts 12 noon in person and 4:30 p.m. online
  • 19, Tuesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of midterm exams
  • 25, Monday - End of midterm exams
  • 27, Wednesday, 1 p.m. - Midterm grading period ends

July

  • 4, Wednesday - Independence Day holiday, no classes
  • 5, Thursday, 6 p.m. - Final day for dropping courses with a “W” or withdrawing from College
  • 10, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Last date for reinstatement to be processed in Registrar’s office
  • 18, Wednesday - Last day of class
  • 19, Thursday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of final exams
  • 25, Wednesday - End of final exams
  • 26, Thursday - 1 p.m. - Final grading period ends; grade books due in divisional offices / 4:30 p.m. - End of Summer Session


Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours:

  • Through June 5 - 100%
  • June 6 - 11 - 50%
  • After June 11 - NONE