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Fall 2018 - Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2018

Important Dates
DescriptionDate
Priority registration for continuing students. April 2
Open registration begins for all students. May 1
Tuition payment deadline if you register by July 29. If you register July 30 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes. July 30
Labor Day holiday. College closed. September 3
Last day to apply for Fall graduation.* October 1
Professional development days for faculty. No classes for students. College offices open. October 8-9
No classes. College offices close at noon. November 21
Thanksgiving holiday. College closed. November 22-25
No classes. College offices closed. November 22-25
College closes at noon. Winter Break begins. December 21
Winter Break for students, faculty and staff. College offices closed.  December 22 - January 2
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 11
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** October 31
Examinations end December 18
First 8-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists August 9
Fall 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 24
Examinations end October 16
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 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 2
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 19
Classes begin October 3
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** October 15
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 18
Examinations end December 18
Second 8-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists October 9
Classes begin October 17
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** October 26
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 26
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 24 November 1

* 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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