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Academic Calendar


Fall Semester 2015

Important Dates

April 6–10 Advising Week for Fall Semester
April 14 NOVAConnect priority registration for continuing students begins for Fall
May 1 Priority date for Fall financial aid applications for all students
May 5 Open registration for all students begins for Fall
July 27 Tuition payment deadline if you register by July 26. NOTE: If you register July 27 or after, you must pay your tuition before 5:00 p.m. the next business day to prevent being dropped from your classes.
August 11 Last day to add your name to the Wait List for all classes for First 8-week Session and 16-week Session
August 24 Last day to initiate change of domicile for Fall
September 7 Labor Day holiday for students, faculty, and staff. College offices closed.
October 1 Last day to apply for Fall graduation
October 12 Last day to add your name to the Wait List for Second 8-week Session
October 12–13 Professional development days for faculty. No classes for students.
November 25 Non-instructional day. No classes. College closes at noon.
November 26–27 Thanksgiving holiday. College closed.
November 28–29 Non-instructional days. No classes.
December 20 Last day to withdraw Fall 2015 graduation application

16-Week Session

August 24 Classes begin
August 24–September 10 Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund
September 10 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
November 3 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
December 7–13 Last week of classes
December 14–20 Final exam week
December 20 Final exams end

First 8-Week Session

August 24 Classes begin
August 24-September 1 Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund
September 1 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
September 27 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
October 20 Classes and examinations end

Second 8-Week Session

October 21 Classes begin
October 21-29 Drops on NOVAConnect with tuition refund
October 29 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
November 30 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
December 20 Classes and examinations end

Winter Break

December 24, 2015-January 3, 2016 Winter break for students, faculty, and staff. College offices closed. NOVAConnect registration only.

Please check NOVAConnect for start dates and census dates for variable duration (dynamic) sessions.


Spring Semester 2016

Important Dates

October 1 Priority date for Spring financial aid applications for all students
November 2–6 Advising Week for Spring Semester
November 10 NOVAConnect priority registration for continuing students begins for Spring
November 16 Open registration for all students begins for Spring
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday for students, faculty, and staff. College offices closed.
March 1 Last day to apply for Spring graduation

16-Week Session

January 11 Classes begin
January 28 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
March 22 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
April 25–May 1 Last week of classes
May 8 Final exams end

First 8-Week Session

January 11 Classes begin
January 19 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
February 13 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
March 6 Classes and examinations end

Second 8-Week Session

March 14 Classes begin
March 22 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
April 16 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
May 8 Classes and examinations end

Spring Break

March 7–13 Spring break for students. Noninstructional days. No classes. College offices open March 7-11

Please check NOVAConnect for start dates and census dates for variable duration (dynamic) sessions.


Summer Term 2016

Important Dates

March 29 NOVAConnect registration for all students begins for Summer
April 1 Priority date for Summer financial aid applications for all students
June 1 Last day to apply for Summer graduation
July 4 Independence Day holiday for students, faculty, and staff. College offices closed.

12-Week Session

May 16 Classes begin
May 31 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
July 5 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
August 7 Classes and examinations end

First 6-Week Session

May 16 Classes begin
May 24 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
June 12 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
June 28 Classes and examinations end

First 8-Week Session

May 16 Classes begin
May 24 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
June 17 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
July 10 Classes and examinations end

Second 6-Week Session

June 27 Classes begin
July 5 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
July 22 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
August 7 Classes and examinations end

Second 8-Week Session

June 13 Classes begin
June 21 Last day to drop with a tuition refund or change to audit (census date)
July 15 Last day to withdraw without grade penalty
August 7 Classes and examinations end

Please check NOVAConnect for start dates and census dates for variable duration (dynamic) sessions.

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