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Spring 2018 - Academic Calendar

Spring Semester 2018

Important Dates
Priority registration for continuing students. November 6
Open registration begins for all students. November 13
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

College closes at noon. Winter Break begins.

December 21

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

December 22 - January 2
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday for students, faculty and staff. College offices closed. January 15
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 12-16. March 12-18
Memorial Day holiday for students, faculty and staff. College offices closed. May 28
16-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists December 28
Classes begin January 10
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** January 29
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** March 22
Examinations end May 8
14-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists January 11
Classes begin January 24
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** February 8
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** March 28
Examinations end May 8
12-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists January 25
Classes begin February 7
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** February 20
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** April 3
Examinations end May 8
10-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists February 8
Classes begin February 21
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** March 5
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** April 9
Examinations end May 8
First 8-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists December 28
Classes begin January 10
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** January 18
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** February 13
Examinations end March 6
Second 8-Week Session
Last day to join class wait lists February 22
Classes begin March 7
Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)** March 16
Last day to withdraw without grade penalty*** April 13
Examinations end May 8
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 10 January 27
First 8-week January 10 January 18
First 12-week January 10 January 22
Second 8-week January 31 February 8
Second 12-week January 24 February 5
Third 8-week February 21 March 1
Third 12-week February 14 February 26
Fourth 8-week March 14 March 22
Plan Ahead
Summer 2018 open registration begins March 27, 2018
Summer 2018 classes begin May 16, 2018

* 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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