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Spring Semester 2016
Important Dates for Spring 2016
DescriptionDate
Open registration begins for all students. November 16
Tuition payment deadline if you register by December 14. If you register December 15 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes. December 15
Last day to initiate change of domicile for Spring. January 11
Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday for students, faculty, and staff. College offices closed. January 18
Parking enforcement on student “B” lots begins at 6:00 a.m. Free parking after 4:00 p.m. January 29
Last day to apply for Spring graduation. March 1
Spring Break for teaching faculty and students. College offices open March 7-11. March 7 - 13
Commencement Ceremony (Tentative) May 15
16-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists December 29
Classes begin January 11
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (census date) Feb., 2 January 28**
Last day to withdraw online and receive a grade of “W” March 22***
Examinations end May 8
First 8-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists December 29
Classes begin January 11
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (census date) January 19**
Last day to withdraw online and receive a grade of “W” February 13***
Examinations end March 6
14-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists January 12
Classes begin January 25
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (census date) February 8**
Last day to withdraw online and receive a grade of “W” March 28***
Examinations end May 8
12-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists January 26
Classes begin February 8
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (census date) February 22**
Last day to withdraw online and receive a grade of “W” April 2***
Examinations end May 8
10-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists February 9
Classes begin February 22
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (census date) March 7**
Last day to withdraw online and receive a grade of “W” April 8***
Examinations end May 8
Second 8-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists March 1
Classes begin March 14
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (census date) March 22**
Last day to withdraw online and receive a grade of “W” April 16***
Examinations end May 8
ELI/Online Learning Dates
ELI SessionStart DateCensus
16 weeks January 11 January 28
First 8-weeks January 11 January 19
First 12-weeks January 11 January 23
Second 8-weeks February 1 February 9
Second 12-weeks January 25 February 6
Third 8-weeks February 22 March 1
Third 12-weeks February 15 February 27
Fourth 8-weeks March 14 March 22
Plan Ahead
DescriptionDate
Summer 2016 Open Registration begins March 29, 2016
Summer 2016 semester begins May 16, 2016
Fall 2016 Priority Registration begins March 30, 2016
Fall 2016 Open Registration begins April 4, 2016
Fall 2016 Advising Week April 4 - 8, 2016
Fall 2016 classes begin August 22, 2016

Summer Semester 2016

Important Dates for Summer 2016

March 29 NOVAConnect registration for all students begins for Summer
April 1 Priority date for Summer financial aid applications for all students
June 1 Last day to apply for Summer graduation
July 4 Independence Day holiday for students, faculty, and staff. College offices closed.

12-Week Session

May 16 Classes begin
May 31 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
July 5 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
August 7 Classes and examinations end

First 6-Week Session

May 16 Classes begin
May 24 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
June 12 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
June 26 Classes and examinations end

First 8-Week Session

May 16 Classes begin
May 24 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
June 17 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
July 10 Classes and examinations end

Second 6-Week Session

June 28 Classes begin
July 5 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
July 22 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
August 7 Classes and examinations end

Second 8-Week Session

June 13 Classes begin
June 21 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
July 15 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
August 7 Classes and examinations end
Plan Ahead
DescriptionDate
Fall 2016 Priority Registration begins March 30, 2016
Fall 2016 Open Registration begins April 4, 2016
Fall 2016 Advising Week April 4 - 8, 2016
Fall 2016 classes begin August 22, 2016

Please check NOVAConnect for start dates and census dates for variable duration (dynamic) sessions.

Fall Semester 2015
Important Dates for Fall 2015 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 24
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, 2016
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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