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Fall 2017 - Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2017

Important Dates
DescriptionDate
Priority registration for continuing students April 3
Open registration begins for all students May 2
Tuition payment deadline if you register by July 23. If you register July 24 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes July 24
Labor Day holiday. College closed September 4
Last day to apply for Fall graduation.* September 30
Professional development days for faculty. No classes for students. College offices open. October 9-10
No classes. College offices close at noon. November 22
Thanksgiving holiday. College closed. November 23-24
No classes. College offices closed. November 25-26
16-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists August 8
Classes begin August 21

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

September 7
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** October 31
Examinations end December 17
First 8-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists August 8
Classes begin August 21
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** August 29
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** September 24
Examinations end October 15
14-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists August 24
Classes begin September 5
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** September 20
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 6
Examinations end December 17
12-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists September 6
Classes begin September 18
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** October 2
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 13
Examinations end December 17
10-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists September 19
Classes begin October 2
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** October 17
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 20
Examinations end December 17
Second 8-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists October 9
Classes begin October 18
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** October 27
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 27
Examinations end December 17
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 21 September 7
First 8-weeks August 21 August 29
First 12-weeks August 21 September 2
Second 8-weeks September 11 September 19
Second 12-weeks September 11 September 23
Third 8-weeks September 25 October 3
Third 12-weeks September 25 October 7
Fourth 8-weeks October 23 October 31

* 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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