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Howard College - Big Spring, Lamesa, San Angelo, SWCID

Academic Calendar

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The dates, holidays and events on the Academic Calendar apply to all Howard College campuses and the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf unless otherwise noted.  Dates specific to one location only are marked as such.

PLEASE NOTE: The length of individual courses may vary within each semester in order to meet the required number of instructional hours and/or meet student needs. Please see the course schedule for specific course information.

Select Your Session

Fall

Select A Fall Session

16 Week

16-Week Session (August 25 - December 12, 2014)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 29 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
August 14 Online registration closes
August 15 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
August 15 Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
August 15 First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
August 18 Non-payment drop date
August 18 to
August 22
Last week to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration
August 22 Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
August 25 Classes begin
August 25 Last day to use loan funds at Bookstore
September 1 Labor Day Holiday - no classes (offices closed)
September 10 Census day
September 10 Last day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
October 7 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
October 17 Mid-semester break - no classes (offices closed)
November 7 Last day to apply for fall graduation
November 17 Last day to drop a course
November 26 to
November 28
Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes (office closed)
December 8 to
December 11
Final exams
December 12 Semester ends
December 22 to
January 2
Winter break - offices closed

1st 8 Week

First 8-Week Session (August 25 - October 16, 2014)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 29 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
August 14 Online registration closes
August 15 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
August 15 Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
August 15 First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
August 18 Non-payment drop date
August 18 to
August 22
Last week to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration
August 22 Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
August 25 Classes begin
August 25 Last day to use loan funds at Bookstore
September 1 Labor Day Holiday - no classes (offices closed)
September 2 Census day
October 7 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
October 9 Last day to withdraw
October 16 Final exams; Session ends

12 Week

12-Week Session (September 8 - November 25)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 29 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
August 14 Online registration closes
August 29 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
September 1 Labor Day Holiday - no classes (offices closed)
September 2 Non-payment drop date
September 2 to
September 5
Last week to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration
September 5 Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
September 8 Classes begin
September 8 First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
September 10 Last day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
September 18 Census day
October 7 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
October 17 Mid-semester break - no classes (offices closed)
November 7 Last day to apply for fall graduation
November 17 Last day to drop a course
November 25 Final exams; Session ends

2nd 8 Week

Second 8-Week Session (October 20 - December 12, 2014)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 29 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
August 14 Online registration closes
October 10 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
October 13 Non-payment drop date
October 13 to
October 16
Last week to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration
October 16 Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
October 20 Classes begin
October 27 Census day
November 7 Last day to apply for fall graduation
November 26 to
November 28
Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes (offices closed)
December 4 Last day to drop a course
December 12 Final exams; session ends
December 22 to
January 2
Winter break - offices closed

December Mini

December Mini Session (December 15, 2014 - January 6, 2015)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 29 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
August 14 Online registration closes
August 15 Walk-in registration continues; Payment due at time of registration
December 5 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
December 8 to
December 12
Last week to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration
December 15 Classes begin
December 17 Census day
December 22 to
January 2
Winter break - offices closed
December 24 to
December 25
No classes
January 1 New Year's Day - no classes
January 5 Last day to drop a course
January 5 Offices open
January 6 Final exams; Session ends

Spring

Select A Spring Session

16 Week

16-Week Session (January 20 - May 15, 2015)

November 3 Advising and schedule development begins
November 18 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
January 5 Offices open
January 11 Online registration closes
January 12 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
January 12 Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
January 12 First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
January 13 Non-payment drop date
January 13 Walk-in registration continues; Payment due at time of registration
January 19 Last day to register
January 19 Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
January 19 Martin Luther King Holiday - no classes (offices open)
January 20 Classes begin
January 20 Last day to use loan funds at Bookstore
February 4 Census day
February 4 Last day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
March 3 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
March 16 to
March 20
Spring Break - no classes; offices closed
April 2 Last day to apply for spring graduation
April 3 Holiday - no classes; offices closed
April 13 Last day to drop a course
May 11 to
May 14
Final exams
May 15 Semester ends
May 15 Big Spring and SWCID graduation
May 16 San Angelo graduation

1st 8 Week

First 8-Week Session (January 20 - March 13, 2015)

November 3 Advising and schedule development begins
November 18 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
January 5 Offices open
January 11 Online registration closes
January 12 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
January 12 Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
January 12 First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
January 13 Non-payment drop date
January 13 Walk-in registration continues; Payment due at time of registration
January 19 Last day to register
January 19 Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
January 19 Martin Luther King Holiday - no classes; offices open
January 20 Classes begin
January 20 Last day to use loan funds at Bookstore
January 27 Census day
February 4 Last day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
March 3 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
March 5 Last day to drop a course
March 13 Final exams; session ends

12 Week

12-Week Session (February 2 - April 28, 2015)

November 3 Advising and schedule development begins
November 18 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
January 5 Offices open
January 11 Online registration closes
January 12 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
January 13 Non-payment drop date
January 13 Walk-in registration continues; Payment due at time of registration
January 26 to
January 30
Last week to register; Payment due at time of registration
January 30 Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
February 2 Classes begin
February 12 Census day
March 16 to
March 20
Spring Break - no classes; offices closed
April 2 Last day to apply for spring graduation
April 3 Holiday - no classes; offices closed
April 13 Last day to drop a course
April 28 Final exams; session ends

2nd 8 Week

Second 8-Week Session (March 23 - May 15, 2015)

November 3 Advising and schedule development begins
November 18 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
January 11 Online registration closes
January 12 Walk-in Registration continues; Payment due at time of registration
March 9 to
March 13
Last week to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration
March 13 Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
March 16 to
March 20
Spring Break - no classes, offices closed
March 23 Classes begin
March 30 Census day
April 2 Last day to apply for spring graduation
April 3 Holiday - no classes, offices closed
May 7 Last day to drop a course
May 15 Final exams; session ends

May Mini

May Mini Session (May 18 - June 4, 2015)

November 3 Advising and schedule development begins
November 18 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
January 11 Online registration closes
May 15 Last day to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration;
no payment plan
May 15 Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
May 18 Classes begin
May 18 Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
May 19 Census day
May 25 Memorial Day Holiday - offices closed
June 3 Last day to drop a course
June 4 Final exams; session ends

Summer I

First Summer Session (June 8 - July 9, 2015)

April 1 Advising and schedule development begins
April 13 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
May 31 Online registration closes
June 1 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
June 1 Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
June 1 First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
June 2 Non-payment drop date
June 4 Last day to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration;
no payment plan
June 4 Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
June 8 Classes begin
June 8 Last day to use loan funds at Bookstore
June 11 Census day
June 11 Last day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
July 1 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
July 2 Last day to drop a course
July 9 Final exams; session ends

Summer II

Second Summer Session (July 13 - August 13, 2015)

April 1 Advising and schedule development begins
April 13 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
July 5 Online registration closes
July 6 Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
July 6 First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
July 9 Last day to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration;
July 9 Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
July 13 Classes begin
July 16 Census day
July 16 Last day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
August 5 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
August 6 Last day to drop a course
August 13 Final exams; session ends