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Academic Calendar - Spring 2016

Academic Calendar

Important Dates
DescriptionDate
Open registration begins for all students. November 16
Tuition payment deadline if you register by December 14. If you register December 15 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes. December 15
Last day to initiate change of domicile for Spring. January 11
Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday for students, faculty, and staff. College offices closed. January 18
Parking enforcement on student “B” lots begins at 6:00 a.m. Free parking after 4:00 p.m. January 29
Last day to apply for Spring graduation. March 1
16-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists December 29
Classes begin January 11
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (census date) Feb., 2 January 28**
Last day to withdraw online and receive a grade of “W” March 22***
Examinations end May 8
First 8-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists December 29
Classes begin January 11
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (census date) January 19**
Last day to withdraw online and receive a grade of “W” February 13***
Examinations end March 6
14-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists January 12
Classes begin January 25
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (census date) February 15 8**
Last day to withdraw online and receive a grade of “W” March 28***
Examinations end May 8
12-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists January 26
Classes begin February 8
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (census date) February 22**
Last day to withdraw online and receive a grade of “W” April 2***
Examinations end May 8
10-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists February 9
Classes begin February 22
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (census date) March 7**
Last day to withdraw online and receive a grade of “W” April 8***
Examinations end May 8
Second 8-Week Session
DescriptionDate
Last day to join class wait lists March 1
Classes begin March 14
Last day to drop with tuition refund or change to audit (census date) March 22**
Last day to withdraw online and receive a grade of “W” April 16***
Examinations end May 8
Spring Break
DescriptionDate
Spring break for students. Noninstructional days. No classes. College offices open March 7-11. March 7-13
ELI/Online Learning Dates
ELI SessionStart DateCensus
16 weeks January 11 January 28
First 8-weeks January 11 January 19
First 12-weeks January 11 January 23
Second 8-weeks February 1 February 9
Second 12-weeks January 25 February 6
Third 8-weeks February 22 March 1
Third 12-weeks February 15 February 27
Fourth 8-weeks March 14 March 22
Plan Ahead
DescriptionDate
Summer 2016 Open Registration begins March 29, 2016
Summer 2016 semester begins May 16, 2016
Fall 2016 Priority Registration begins April 4, 2016 (March 30)
Fall 2016 Open Registration begins May 2, 2016 ( April 4)
Fall 2016 Advising Week April 4 - 8, 2016
Fall 2016 classes begin August 22, 2016

* Earlier application is highly recommended.

** To find the last day to drop with refund (census date) for a variable duration (dynamic) course, search for the course, then click on the class number. The census date is listed beneath 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.

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