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Fall 2019 - Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2019

Important Dates
Description Date
Priority registration for continuing students April 10
Open registration begins for all students May 1
16-Week Session
Description Date
Last day add name to wait lists August 6
Classes begin August 19

Last day to drop with a tuition refund (Census)**

September 5
Report Never-Attending Students  September 6-12
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** October 29
Final exam week begins  December 9
Classes, exams end  December 15
Last day to submit grades  December 17
First 8-Week Session
Description Date
Last day add name to wait lists August 6
Classes begin August 19

Last day to drop with a tuition refund (Census)**

August 27
Report Never-Attending Students  August 28 - September 3
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** September 21
Final exam week begins 
Classes, exams end  October 13
Last day to submit grades  October 15
14-Week Session
Description Date
Last day add name to wait lists August 21
Classes begin September 3

Last day to drop with a tuition refund (Census)**

September 18
Report Never-Attending Students  September 19-25
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 4 
Final exam week begins  December 9
Classes, exams end  December 15
Last day to submit grades  December 17
12-Week Session
Description Date
Last day add name to wait lists September 3
Classes begin September 16

Last day to drop with a tuition refund (Census)**

September 29
Report Never-Attending Students  September 30- October 6
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 9 
Final exam week begins  December 9
Classes, exams end  December 15
Last day to submit grades  December 17
10-Week Session
Description Date
Last day add name to wait lists September 17
Classes begin September 30

Last day to drop with a tuition refund (Census)**

October 11
Report Never-Attending Students  October 12-18
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 15 
Final exam week begins  December 9
Classes, exams end  December 15
Last day to submit grades  December 17
Second 8-Week Session
Description Date
Last day add name to wait lists October 3 
Classes begin October 16

Last day to drop with a tuition refund (Census)**

October 25
Report Never-Attending Students  October 26-November 1
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 21
Final exam week begins 
Classes, exams end  December 15
Last day to submit grades  December 17

* 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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