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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

* 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)

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
      

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 begins

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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