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Fall 2019 - Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2019

Student Services Extended Hours.  NOTE: Mondays through Thursdays, offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Fridays, 8/16 and 8/23, offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Saturday, 8/17, offices are open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.August 12-23.

 

Important Dates
Priority registration for continuing students April 1
Open registration begins for all students May 1
Tuition payment deadline if you register by July 28. If you register July 29 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5 p.m. the next business day. It is your responsibility to officially drop a course or courses before the applicable census date for the course(s) or you will be charged for the course(s). July 29
Labor Day holiday for students, faculty and staff. College offices closed. September 2
Last day to apply for Fall graduation.* October 1
Non-instructional day/no classes. College open. October 14-15
No Classes. College closes at noon. November 27
Thanksgiving Holiday November 28-December 1
16-Week Session
Last day add name to wait lists August 6
Classes begin August 19
Last day to drop with a tuition refund (Census)** September 5
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** October 29
Examinations end December 16
First 8-Week Session
Last day add name to wait lists August 6
Classes begin August 19
Last day to drop with a tuition refund (Census)** August 27
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** September 21
Examinations end October 13
14-Week Session
Last day add name to wait lists August 21
Classes begin September 3
Last day to drop with a tuition refund (Census)** September 18
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 4 
Examinations end December 16
12-Week Session
Last day add name to wait lists September 3
Classes begin September 16
Last day to drop with a tuition refund (Census)** September 29
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 9 
Examinations end December 16
10-Week Session
Last day add name to wait lists September 17
Classes begin September 30
Last day to drop with a tuition refund (Census)** October 11
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 15 
Examinations end December 16
Second 8-Week Session
Last day add name to wait lists October 3 
Classes begin October 16
Last day to drop with a tuition refund (Census)** October 25
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** November 21
Examinations end December 16
NOVA Online/ELI Dates
ELI/Online Learning Dates Start Date Last Day to Drop with a Tuition Refund or Change to Audit (Census Date)
16 week August 19 September 5
First 4-week August 19 August 23
First 8-week August 19 August 27
First 12-week August 19 August 31
Second 4-week September 16 September 20
Second 8-week September 9 September 17
Second 12-week September 9 September 21
Third 4-week October 14 October 18
Third 8-week September 23 October 1
Third 12-week September 23 October 5
Fourth 4-week November 11 November 15
Fourth 8-week October 16 October 25
10-week October 7 October 17
Plan Ahead
Spring 2020 open registration begins November 11
Spring 2020 classes begin January 13

* 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.

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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