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Spring 2019 - Academic Calendar

Spring Semester 2019

Important Dates
Priority registration for continuing students. November 5
Open registration begins for all students. November 12
Tuition payment deadline if you register by December 11. If you register December 12 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes. December 12

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

December 21 - January 2
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday for students, faculty and staff. College offices closed. January 21
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 3:45 p.m. on weekdays or anytime on weekends. January 30
Last day to apply for Spring graduation. * March 1
Spring Break for teaching faculty and students. College offices open. March 9-15
Memorial Day holiday for students, faculty and staff. College offices closed. May 27
16-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists December 30
Classes begin January 12
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** January 29
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** March 24
Examinations end May 10
14-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists January 13
Classes begin January 26
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** February 10
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** March 30
Examinations end May 10
12-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists January 27
Classes begin February 9
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** February 22
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** April 4
Examinations end May 10
10-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists February 10
Classes begin February 23
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** March 6
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** April 10
Examinations end May 10
First 8-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists December 30
Classes begin January 12
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** January 19
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** February 11
Examinations end March 8
Second 8-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists March 3
Classes begin March 16
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** March 24
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** April 18
Examinations end May 10
Plan Ahead
Summer 2019 open registration begins April 2, 2019
Summer 2019 classes begin May 20, 2019

* 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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