2020-2021 Catalog 
  
    Nov 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Academic Calendar


Fall Semester 2020  |  Spring Semester 2021 | Summer Semester 2021 | Fall Semester 2021 | Spring Semester 2022


Fall Semester 2020

Fall Semester tuition payment is due the first day of the semester for all enrolled classes. (August 24th) After the semester begins, payment is due upon enrollment.

General
Date Description
August 14 Students may begin Financial Aid purchases in Bookstore
September 7 Labor Day Holiday
September 8 Last day to return books to the Bookstore
September 8 Last day to charge books in the Bookstore
October 26 Advanced Registration for Spring Begins
November 3 No classes - Election Day - College closed
December 14-18 Final Exams
December 21 All Grades are Due by 10:00 am (Copies of grade rosters due in Division Office)
December 21 Students may view their grades via the Web by 5 pm.

 

Regular Session Dates
Date Description
August 24 Classes Begin
August 28 Last day to Add Classes
September 7 No classes - Labor Day holiday
September 9 Last day to drop a course and receive a tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
October 29 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty.
Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean.
Financial Aid is 100% earned.
November 25 College closes at 11:45 am for Thanksgiving Holiday
November 26 & 27 No classes, college closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
December 11 Last Day of Classes

 

10-Week Session Dates
Date Description
September 30 Late Start Session Begins
October 2 Last Day to Add 10-Week Classes
October 12 Drop a course and receive a tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
November 13 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty.
Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean.
Financial Aid is 100% earned.
December 10 Last day of classes

 

8-Week 1 Session Dates
Date Description
August 24 Classes begin
August 26 Last day to Add classes
September 1 Drop a course and receive a tuition refund or change from credit to audit.
September 7 No classes - Labor Day holiday
September 28 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty.
Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean.
Financial Aid is 100% earned.
October 22 Last day of classes | Grades Due by 10:00 am

 

8-Week 2 Session Dates
Date Description
October 21 Late Start 8-Week 2 Session Classes Begin
October 23 Last Day to Add for 8-Week 2
October 28 Drop a course and receive a tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
November 3 No classes - Election Day - College closed
November 23 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty.
Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean.
Financial Aid is 100% earned.
November 25 College closes at 11:45 am - Thanksgiving Holiday
November 26 & 27 No classes, college closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
December 18 Last Day of Classes

 

5-Week 1 Session Dates
Date Description
August 12 Classes begin
August 26 Last day to Add classes
August 28 Last day to drop a course and receive a tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
September 14 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty.
Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean.
Financial Aid is 100% earned.
September 28 Last day of classes
September 30 Grades Due by 10:00 am

 

5-Week 2 Session Dates
Date Description
September 30 Late Start 5-Week 2 Session Classes Begin
October 2 Last Day to Add Classes for 5- Week 2
October 5 Last day to drop a course and receive a tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
October 20 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty.
Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean.
Financial Aid is 100% earned.
November 3 Last day of classes | Grades are due by 10:00 am

 

5-Week 3 Session Dates
Date Description
November 4 Late Start 5-Week 3 Session Classes Begin
November 6 Last Day to Add a Class for 5-Week 3
November 9 Last day to drop a course and receive a tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
November 23 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty.
Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean.
Financial Aid is 100% earned.
December 11 Last day of classes

 

Fall Mini-mester
Date Description
August 10 First Day of Classes
August 11 Last Day to Add Classes
August 12 Last Day to Drop and receive a tuition refund
August 17 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty.
Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean.
Financial Aid is 100% earned.
August 21 Last Day of Classes

 

Winter Term
Date  Description
November 22 Classes Begin
November 30 Last Day to Add Classes 
November 30 Last day to drop a course and receive a tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
December 10 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty.
Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean.
Financial Aid is 100% earned.
December 22 Last Day of Classes 

 

Spring Semester 2021

Spring Semester tuition payment is due the first day of the semester for all enrolled classes. (January 7th) After the semester begins, payment is due upon enrollment.

Regular Term
Date Description
January 7 Classes Begin
January 14 Last day to Add Classes
January 25 Last day to drop a course and receive a tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
March 8-12 Spring Break: No classes 
March 22 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty.
Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean.
Financial Aid is 100% earned.
April 30 Last Day of Classes

 

10 Week
Date Description
February 11 Late Start Session Begins
February 15 Last Day to Add 10-Week Classes
February 22 Last day to drop a course and receive a tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
April 5 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty.
Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean.
Financial Aid is 100% earned.
April 30 Last Day of Classes

 

8 Week 1
Date Description
January 7 Classes Begin
January 8 Last Day to Add Classes
January 14 Last day to drop a course and receive a tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
February 9 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty.
Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean.
Financial Aid is 100% earned.
March 3 Last Day of Classes

 

8 Week 2
Date Description
March 4 Classes Begin
March 5 Last Day to Add Classes
March 19 Last day to drop a course and receive a tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
April 14 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty.
Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean.
Financial Aid is 100% earned.
May 7 Last Day of Classes

 

 

 

Summer 2021

Summer Semester tuition payment is due the first day of the semester for all enrolled classes. After the semester begins, payment is due upon enrollment.

 

General
Date  Description
May 12 Students may begin Financial Aid purchases in Bookstore
May 31 Memorial Day Holiday- College Closed  
June 18  Last Day to return books to the Bookstore. 
June 18 Juneteenth- College Closed 
July 15 Last Day to Charge Books in the Bookstore

 

Regular Term

Date Description
May 31 Memorial Day-College Closed
June 4 First Day of Classes
June 14 Last Day to Add Classes 
June 18 Last day to drop a course and receive a tuition refund or to change from credit to audit
June 18 Juneteenth Observed- College Closed 
July 5 Independence Day Observed- College Closed 
July 16 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty. Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean. Financial Aid is 100% earned.
August 13 Last Day of Classes 

 

5 Week 1
Date  Description 
June 4 First Day of Classes
June 8 Last Day to Add Classes 
June 8 Last day to drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit
June 23 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty. Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean. Financial Aid is 100% earned.
July 9 Last Day of Classes

 

5 Week 2
Date Description
July 12 First Day of Classes 
July 16 Last Day to Add Classes 
July 16 Last day to drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit. 
August 2 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty. Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean. Financial Aid is 100% earned.
August 13 Last Day of Classes 

 

Summer Mini-mester

Date  Description
May 17 First Day of Classes 
May 18  Last Day to Add Classes 
May 18  Last day to drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit
May 24 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty. Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean. Financial Aid is 100% earned.
May 28 Last Day of Classes

Fall Semester 2021

Fall Semester tuition payment is due the first day of the semester for all enrolled classes. After the semester begins, payment is due upon enrollment.

 

General
Date  Description
August 6 Students may begin Financial Aid charges in the Bookstore.
September 6  Labor Day- College Closed 
September 9 Last Day to Return Books to the Bookstore 
September 9  Last Day to Charge Books to the Bookstore 
November 2 Election Day- College Closed 
November 24-26 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 13-17 Final Exams 
December 20 All Grades are due by 10 AM. Posted for Students view by 5 PM. 

 

 

Regular Session
Date  Description
August 23

First Day of Classes 

August 27 Last Day to Add Classes 
September 6  Labor Day Holiday
September 9 Last Day to drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit. 
November 1 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty. Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean. Financial Aid is 100% earned.
November 2 Election Day-No Classes- College Closed 
November 24 College Closes at 11:45am Thanksgiving Holiday
November 25-26 College Closed- Thanksgiving Holiday
December 10 Last Day of Classes 

 

7 Week 1
Date  Description
August 30 First Day of Classes 
September 1  Last Day to Add Classes 
September 7 Last Day to drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit. 
September 28 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty. Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean. Financial Aid is 100% earned.
October 18 Last Day of Classes

 

7 Week 2
Date  Description
October 19 First Day of Classes 
October 19 Last Day to Add Classes 
October 27 Last Day to drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit.
November 23 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty. Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean. Financial Aid is 100% earned.
December 10 Last Day of Classes 

 

Fall Mini-mester
Date  Description
November 22 First Day of Classes 
November 23  Last Day to Add Classes 
November 25 Last Day to drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit. 
December 7 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty. Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean. Financial Aid is 100% earned.
December 18 Last Day of Classes 

 

 

Spring Semester 2022

Spring Semester tuition payment is due the first day of the semester for all enrolled classes. After the semester begins, payment is due upon enrollment.

 

General
Date  Description
December 22 Students may begin Financial Aid charges in Bookstore
January 31 Last Day to return books to the Bookstore 
January 21 Last Day to charge books to the Bookstore
March 14-18 Spring Break
May 9-13 Final Exams 
May 13 Assessment Day 
May 16 All Grades are due by 10 AM. Posted for Student view by 5 PM.

 

Regular Session
Date Description
January 13 First Day of Classes 
January 19 Last Day to Add Classes 
January 31 Last Day to drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit. 
March 28 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty. Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean. Financial Aid is 100% earned.
March 14-18 Spring Break 
May 6 Last Day of Classes 

 

7 Week 1
Date  Description
January 20 First Day of Classes 
January 24 Last Day to Add Classes 
January 26 Last Day to drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit. 
February 2 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty. Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean. Financial Aid is 100% earned.
March 9 Last Day of Classes 

 

7 Week 2

Date  Description
March 21 First Day of Classes 
March 14 Last Day to Add Classes 
March 24 Last Day to drop a course and receive tuition refund or to change from credit to audit 
April 15 Last Day for students to self-withdraw without academic penalty. Faculty are not to withdraw any students without documentation approved by their dean. Financial Aid is 100% earned.
May 6 Last Day of Classes 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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