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Spring 2017 - Academic Calendar

Spring Semester 2017

Important Dates
Priority registration for continuing students. November 8
Open registration begins for all students. November 14
Tuition payment deadline if you register by December 12. If you register December 13 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes. December 13

Winter Break for students, faculty and staff. College offices closed. NOVAConnect registration only.

December 23 - January 2
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday for students, faculty and staff. College offices closed. January 16
Parking enforcement on Student "B" Lots begins at 6:00 a.m. Students are not required to display a permit while parked in a "B" lot after 4 p.m. on weekdays or anytime on weekends.
January 27
Last day to apply for Spring graduation. * March 1
Spring Break for teaching faculty and students. College offices open March 6-10. March 6-12
Memorial Day holiday for students, faculty and staff. College offices closed. May 29
16-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists December 27
Classes begin January 9
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** January 26
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** March 21
Examinations end May 7
First 8-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists December 27
Classes begin January 9
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** January 17
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** February 11
Examinations end March 5
14-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists January 10
Classes begin January 23
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** February 6
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** March 27
Examinations end May 7
12-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists January 24
Classes begin February 6
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** February 20
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** April 1
Examinations end May 7
10-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists February 7
Classes begin February 20
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** March 6
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** April 7
Examinations end May 7
Second 8-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists February 28
Classes begin March 13
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** March 21
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** April 15
Examinations end May 7
ELI/Online Learning Dates
ELI/Online Learning Dates Start Date Last Day to Drop with a Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date)
16 week January 9 January 26
First 8-week January 9 January 17
First 12-week January 9 January 21
Second 8-week January 30 February 7
Second 12-week January 23 February 4
Third 8-week February 20 February 28
Third 12-week February 13 February 25
Fourth 8-week March 13 March 21
Plan Ahead
Summer 2017 open registration begins March 28, 2017
Summer 2017 classes begin May 22, 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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