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Spring Semester 2015

Important Dates Date(s)
Priority date for all Spring financial aid applicants. * October 1
Academic Advising Week for Spring 2015. November 3-7
NOVAConnect priority registration for current students begins. November 11
Open registration for all students begins. November 17
Tuition payment deadline if you register by December 15. If you register December 16 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes. December 16
Last day to add your name to the Wait List for all classes except the second 8-week session. December 30
College Reopens January 5
Last day to initiate change of domicile for Spring. January 12
Martin Luther King Jr., holiday. College closed. January 19
Parking enforcement on Student “B” Lots begins at 6 a.m. A current parking permit is required for all semesters/sessions of attendance. January 30
Last day to apply for Spring graduation (earlier application is encouraged) * March 1
Last day to add your name to the Wait List for second 8-week session. March 9
Spring Break. Non-instructional days. No classes. College offices open. March 9-15
Commencement ceremony May 17
   
16-Week Session Date(s)
Classes begin January 12
Drop a class on NOVAConnect with tuition refund January 12-29
Last day to drop a class with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** January 29
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty March 23
Last week of classes April 27-May 3
Final exam week May 4-10
Final exams end May 10
  
First 8-Week Session Date(s)
Classes begin January 12
Drop a class on NOVAConnect for a tuition refund January 12-20
Last day to drop a class with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** January 20
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty February 14
Classes and examinations end March 8
    
Second 8-Week Session Date(s)
Classes begin March 16
Drop a class on NOVAConnect for a tuition refund March 16-24
Last day to drop a class with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** March 24
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty April 18
Classes and examinations end May 10
   
ELI/Online Learning Dates Start Date Last Day to Drop with a Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date)
16 weeks January 12 January 29
First 8-weeks January 12 January 20
First 12-weeks January 12 January 24
Second 8-weeks February 2 February 10
Second 12-weeks January 26 February 7
Third 8-weeks February 23 March 3
Third 12-weeks February 9 February 21
Fourth 8-weeks March 16 March 24
      
Plan Ahead Date(s)
Summer 2015 open registration begins March 31, 2015
Summer 2015 classes begin May 18, 2015

* Earlier application is highly recommended.

** To find the last day to drop with refund (census date) for a variable duration (dynamic) course, go to the Schedule of Classes, search for the course, and then click on the class number of the section. The last day to “drop with refund” will be listed at the bottom of the course information.

All dates subject to change. Check back here for the most up-to-date information.


Summer Semester 2015

Important Dates Date(s)
NOVAConnect registration for all students begins for Summer March 31
Priority date for Summer financial aid applications for all students April 1
Memorial Day holiday (observed) for students, faculty, and staff. College offices closed. May 25
Last day to apply for Summer graduation June 1
Independence Day holiday (observed) for students, faculty, and staff. College offices closed. July 3-5
  
12-Week Session Date(s)
Classes begin May 18
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date) June 1
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty July 7
Classes and examinations end August 9
    
First 6-Week Session Date(s)
Classes begin May 18
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date) May 26
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty June 12
Classes and examinations end June 28
    
First 8-Week Session Date(s)
Classes begin May 18
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date) May 26
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty June 19
Classes and examinations end July 12
     
Second 6-Week Session Date(s)
Classes begin June 29
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date) July 6
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty July 24
Classes and examinations end August 9
Second 8-Week Session Date(s)
Classes begin June 15
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date) June 23
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty July 17
Classes and examinations end August 9
Please check NOVAConnect for start dates and census dates for variable duration (dynamic) sessions
   
ELI/Online Learning Dates Start Date Last Day to Drop with a Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date)
First 6-weeks May 18 June 24
First 8-weeks May 18 May 26
First 12-weeks May 18 May 30
Second 8-weeks June 1 June 9 
Third 8-weeks June 15 June 23
Second 6-weeks June 29 July 5

* Earlier application is highly recommended.

** To find the last day to drop with refund (census date) for a variable duration (dynamic) course, go to the Schedule of Classes, search for the course, and then click on the class number of the section. The last day to “drop with refund” will be listed at the bottom of the course information.

All dates subject to change. Check back here for the most up-to-date information.


Fall Semester 2015

Important Dates Date(s)
Open registration for Fall begins for all students May 5
Tuition payment deadline if you register by July 26. If you register July 27 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes July 27
Last day to initiate change of domicile for Fall  August 19
Labor Day holiday. College Closed. September 7
Parking enforcement on Student "B" Lots begins at 6:00 a.m. Free parking after 4:00 p.m. September 11
Last day to apply for Fall graduation* October 1
Professional development days for faculty. No classes for students. College offices open. October 12-13
Non-instructional day. No classes. College offices close at noon. November 25
Thanksgiving holiday. College closed. November 26-27
Non-instructional days. No classes. College offices closed.  November 28-29
   
16-Week Session Date(s)
Last day to add your name to the class wait list August 11
Classes begin August 24
Last day to drop a class with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** September 10
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty November 3
Classes and examinations end December 14-20
  
14-Week Session Date(s)
Last day to add your name to the class wait list August 26
Classes begin September 8
Last day to drop a class with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** September 23
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty November 9
Classes and examinations end December 14-20
    
12-Week Session Date(s)
Last day to add your name to the class wait list September 8
Classes begin September 21
Last day to drop a class with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** October 4
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty November 14
Classes and examinations end December 14-20
    
10-Week Session Date(s)
Last day to add your name to the class wait list September 22
Classes begin October 5
Last day to drop a class with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** October 16
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty November 20
Classes and examinations end December 14-20
    
First 8-Week Session Date(s)
Last day to add your name to the class wait list August 11
Classes begin August 24
Last day to drop a class with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** September 1
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty September 27
Classes and examinations end October 20
    
Second 8-Week Session Date(s)
Last day to add your name to the class wait list October 12
Classes begin October 21
Last day to drop a class with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** October 29
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty November 30
Classes and examinations end December 14-20
   
ELI/Online Learning Dates Start Date Last Day to Drop with a Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date)
16-weeks August 24 September 10
First 8-weeks August 24 September 1
First 12-weeks August 24 September 5
Second 8-weeks September 14 September 22
Second 12-weeks September 14 September 26
Third 8-weeks September 28 October 6
Third 12-weeks September 28 October 10
Fourth 8-weeks October 19 October 27
      
Plan Ahead Date(s)
Spring 2016 priority registration for continuing students begins November 10-15, 2015
Spring 2016 open registration begins November 16, 2015
Spring 2016 semester begins January 11, 2015
Summer 2016 open registration begins March 29, 2016
Summer 2016 classes begin May 16, 2016

* Earlier application is highly recommended.

** To find the last day to drop with refund (census date) for a variable duration (dynamic) course, go to the Schedule of Classes, search for the course, and then click on the class number of the section. The last day to “drop with refund” will be listed at the bottom of the course information.

All dates subject to change. Check back here for the most up-to-date information.

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