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Fall 2016 - Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2016

Important Dates
DescriptionDate
Priority registration for continuing students April 4
Open registration begins for all students May 2
Tuition payment deadline if you register by July 24. If you register July 25 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes July 25
Labor Day holiday. College closed September 5
Parking enforcement on Student "B" Lots begins at 6:00 a.m. Free parking after 4:00 p.m September 9
Last day to apply for Fall graduation.* October 1
Professional development days for faculty. No classes for students. College offices open. October 10-11
No classes. College offices close at noon. November 23
Thanksgiving holiday. College closed. November 24-25
No classes. College offices closed. November 26-27
16-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists August 9
Classes begin August 22

Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)**

September 8
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 1
Examinations end December 18
First 8-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists August 9
Classes begin August 22
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** August 30
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** September 25
Examinations end October 18
14-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists August 24
Classes begin September 6
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** September 21
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 7
Examinations end December 18
12-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists September 6
Classes begin September 19
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** October 3
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 12
Examinations end December 18
10-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists September 20
Classes begin October 3
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** October 17
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 21
Examinations end December 18
Second 8-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists October 10
Classes begin October 19
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** October 28
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 28
Examinations end December 18
ELI/Online Learning Dates
ELI/Online Learning DatesStart DateLast Day to Drop with a Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date)
16 weeks August 22 September 8
First 8-weeks August 22 August 30
First 12-weeks August 22 September 3
Second 8-weeks September 12 September 20
Second 12-weeks September 12 September 24
Third 8-weeks September 26 October 4
Third 12-weeks September 26 October 8
Fourth 8-weeks October 17 October 25
Plan Ahead
DescriptionDate
Spring 2017 open registration begins November 14, 2016
Spring 2017 semester begins January 9, 2017

* 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.

*** Withdrawals after this date require documentation of mitigating circumstances and permission of the instructor and the academic dean. Please check NOVAConnect for start dates and census dates for variable duration (dynamic) sessions.


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

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