Jan 19, 2021  
2020 Spring Student Handbook 
    
2020 Spring Student Handbook [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Important Dates (Academic Calendar)


Spring 2020 Semester (16 Weeks)
Spring 2020 Minimester Term A
Spring 2020 Minimester Term AB
Spring 2020 Minimester Term B
Spring 2020 Financial Aid Deadlines

Spring 2020 Semester (16 Weeks)

January 13 - May 14, 2020

January

  • 3 - 10 - Spring 2020 Semester registration in person
  • 10, Friday - Deadline to submit academic suspension appeals
  • 12, Sunday, 12 noon - Payment deadline - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted 
  • 13 - 17, Monday - Friday - Late registration online
  • 13 - 14, Monday - Tuesday - College Convocation
  • 15, Wednesday - First day to use bookstore credit - books may be purchased using bookstore voucher for students who are eligible if financial aid has been processed and authorized for at least 48 hours
  • ​15 - 17, Wednesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Late registration in person
  • 18, Saturday - CLASSES BEGIN
  • 19, Sunday, 12 noon - Payment deadline - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted
  • 20, Monday - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, no classes
  • 21 - 22, Tuesday, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Late registration, drop/add in person 
  • 22, Wednesday, 6 p.m. - Final day to add courses, change sections, change from credit to audit or audit to credit / Last day for admission to the College for Semester
  • 26, Sunday, noon – Payment deadline - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted
  • 27- February 3, 8 p.m. - Payment deadline - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted
  • 28, Tuesday - Last day to use bookstore credit
  • 29, Wednesday - Deadline for 100% tuition adjustment 

February

  • 4, Tuesday - Official Fourteenth Class Day 
    • Last day to drop without “W” on student transcripts - by 12 noon in person and 4:30 p.m. online
    • 2 p.m. - Final payment deadline - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted
    • 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 or withdrawal or attendance
  • 15, Saturday - Installment payment due
  • 22 - 26, Saturday - Wednesday - Mardi Gras Holiday, no classes
  • 28, Friday, 4:30 p.m. - Second deadline to apply for May graduation - after this day a “late fee” will be assessed

March

  • 10, Tuesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of midterm exams
  • 13, Friday, 4:30 p.m. - Final deadline to apply for May graduation
  • 15, Sunday - Installment payment due
  • 16, Monday - End of midterm exams
  • 17, Tuesday
    • 1 p.m. - Midterm grading period ends
    • Final day for completion of non-traditional credits for semester

April

  • 6, Monday, 4:30 p.m. - First priority deadline to apply for December graduation
  • 7, Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. - Final day for dropping courses with a “W” or withdrawing from College *Extended to April 15*
  • 9 - 12, Thursday - Sunday - Spring Holiday, no classes
  • 13 - May 22 - Summer/Fall 2020 Semester registration in person
  • 13 - May 29 - Summer/Fall 2020 Semester registration online
  • 15, Wednesday - Final installment payment due
  • 27, Monday, 4:30 p.m. - Last day for reinstatement to be processed in Registrar’s office

May

  • 4, Monday - Last day of class
  • 5, Tuesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of final exams
  • 8, Friday, 11:59 p.m. - Final grades due for final exams given on Tuesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 6
  • 9, Saturday - Final exams for Saturday classes
  • 11, Monday, 11:59 p.m. - Final grades due for final exams given on Thursday, May 7; Friday, May 8; and Saturday, May 9
  • 12, Tuesday, 11 p.m. - End of final exams; final grades due for online courses
  • 13, Wednesday, 1 p.m. - Final grading period ends; final grades due for final exams given on Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12; grade books due in divisional offices 
  • 14, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. - End of Spring Semester
  • 19, Tuesday, 10 a.m. - Commencement *Rescheduled August 4 at 10 a.m.*

 

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

  • Through January 29 - 100%
  • January 30 - February 4 - 50%
  • After February 4 - NONE

Spring 2020 Minimester Term A

January 21 - March 10, 2020

Registration: Follows full term registration
Classes begin: January 21
Census Day: January 27
Last day to drop courses with a “W”: February 28
Last day to reinstate a course: March 3
Final Exams: March 11 - 17
Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours: 

  • Through January 23 - 100%
  • January 24 - 27 - 50%
  • After January 27 - NONE

Spring 2020 Minimester Term AB

March 17 - May 4, 2020

Registration: January 6 - 17
Classes begin: March 17
Census Day: March 24
Last day to drop courses with a “W”: April 15
Last day to reinstate a course: April 22
Final Exams: May 5 - 12
This term is only available for specific programs. Please contact your division to see if this term is available for your program. Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours: Follows full term adjustment schedule. Bundled session; registration is completed at the beginning of the semester.


Spring 2020 Minimester Term B

March 17 - May 4, 2020

Registration: February 5 - March 10
Payment deadline 1: March 10 at 12 noon
Late registration: March 11 - 17
Classes begin: March 17
Payment deadline 2: March 20 at 12 noon *Extended to March 27 at 12 noon*
Census Day: March 24 *Extended to March 27*
Last day to drop courses with a “W”: April 15
Last day to reinstate a course: April 22
Final Exams: May 5 - 12
Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours: 

  • Through March 20 - 100% *Extended to March 27*
  • March 21 - 24 - 50%
  • After March 24 - NONE *After March 27 - NONE*

Spring 2020 Financial Aid Deadlines

  • Friday, November 20, 2019 - 2019-2020 Priority FAFSA Deadline - FAFSAs submitted by this date will be reviewed before first payment deadline
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2019 - 2019-2020 Priority Financial Document Deadline - All documents submitted (including SAP appeals) by this deadline will be considered for an award letter before first payment deadline
  • Sunday, January 12, 2020 - First Payment Deadline 
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - First Financial Aid Disbursement - The refund process takes up to 14 business days to be received. Federal regulations require that the College delay delivering loans to first-time borrowers until 30 days after the start of classes
  • Monday, February 17, 2020 - First Disbursement for First-time Loan Borrowers - Refunds can take up to 14 business days to be received
  • Monday, March 25, 2020 - Second Disbursement of Spring Only Loans - Department of Education - Regulations require schools disburse all one-semester loans in two disbursements
  • Tuesday, April 21 - Final Deadline to accept loans, and complete your Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling - Students who miss this deadline must complete a loan revision form to have loans considered to be reinstated
  • Friday, May 15, 2020 - Notifications for next semester Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status available to student in LoLA
  • Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 2019-2020 Final Document Deadline – All documents must be submitted by this date to be considered for Spring 2020 financial aid