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.

Academic Calendar

SUMMER I SEMESTER – June 3 – July 3, 2019


April 9 – Registration begins


May 17 – Online registration closes (tentative)


May 27 – No classes/Offices closed


May 28 – Last day for registered students to pay – Walk-in registration continues with payment due at time of registration – Financial aid applied


May 29 – Non-payment drop date – First day to use aid at bookstore


May 30 – Last day to drop classes at 100% refund – Last day to register


June 3 – Classes begin – Last day to use loan funds at bookstore


June 6 – Last day to use aid at bookstore


June 25 – Remaining financial aid released


June 27 – Last day to drop classes


July 3 – Summer I Session ends/final exams


July 4 – No classes/Offices closed


SUMMER II SEMESTER – July 8 – Aug. 8, 2019


April 9 – Registration begins


June 30 – Online registration closes


July 1 – Walk-in registration continues with payment due at time of registration – Last day for registered students to pay – Financial aid applied


July 2 – Non-payment drop date – First day to use aid at bookstore


July 3 – Last day to register – Last day to drop at 100% refund


July 4 – No classes/Offices closed


July 8 – Classes begin


July 11 – Last day to use aid at bookstore


July 29 – Last day to apply for summer graduation


July 30 – Remaining financial aid released


August 1 – Last day to drop classes


August 8 – Summer II Session ends/final exams



FALL SEMESTER  – Aug. 21 – Dec. 6, 2019


August 8 – Online registration closes  


August 13 – Last day to pay for registered students   –  Financial aid applied to accounts  –  Walk-in registration continues with payment due at time of registration


August 14 – First day to use aid at bookstore  –  Non-payment drop date 


August 20 -Last day to drop and receive 100% refund 16-wk & 1st 8-wk classes – Last day to register – 16-wk & 1st 8-wk classes


August 21 – Classes Begin – Last day to use loan funds at bookstore


September 2 – No classes/Offices closed


September 6 – Last day to use aid at bookstore


October 3 – Remaining aid for fall released – Last day to drop 1st 8-wk classes


October 10 – 1st 8-wk classes end/final exams – Last day to register for 2nd 8-wk classes – Last day to drop 2nd 8-wk classes at 100% refund


October 11 – Mid-semester break, no classes/offices closed


October 14 – 2nd 8-wk classes begin


November 8 – Last day to drop 16 wk classes


November 26 – Last day to drop 2nd 8-wk classes


November 27-29 – No classes/Offices closed


December 2-5 – Final exams 16 wk classes


December 5 – 2nd 8-wk classes end/final exams


December 6 – Fall Session ends 


December 18 – Jan. 1 – Winter Break/ Offices closed


Jan. 2, 2020 – Offices open

DECEMBER MINI SEMESTER  – Dec. 9 – Jan. 3, 2019


December 6 – Last day to register – Last day to drop at 100% refund


December 9 – Classes begin


December 18 – Jan. 1 – Winter break/Offices closed


January 2 – Offices open – Last day to drop a class


January 3 – December Mini session ends/final exams


SPRING SEMESTER – JAN.13 – MAY 8, 2020


November 12 – Registration begins for spring classes


January 5 – Online registration closes


January 6 – Last day for registered students to pay – Financial aid applied to accounts – Walk-in registration continues with payment due at time of registration


January 7 – Non-payment drop date – First day to use aid at bookstore


January 10 – Last day to register for 16 wk & 1st 8-wk classes – Last day to drop 16 wk & 1st 8-wk classes at 100% refund


January 13 – Spring 16 wk & 1st 8-wk classes begin  – Last day to use loan funds at bookstore


January 20 – No classes/Offices closed


January 29 – Last day to use aid at bookstore


February 25 – Remaining financial aid released


February 27 – Last day to drop 1st 8-wk classes


​March 5 – 1st 8-wk classes end/final exams


March 6 – Last day to drop 2nd 8-wk classes at 100% refund – Last day to register 2nd 8-wk classes​


March 9-13 – Spring Break/Offices closed​


March 16 – 2nd 8-wk classes begin


April 3 – Last day to drop 16 wk classes


April 10 – No classes/Offices closed


May 1 – Last day to drop 2nd 8-wk classes


May 4-7 – Final Exams 16 wk classes


May 7 – 2nd 8-wk classes end/final exams


May 8 – Spring Semester ends

MAY MINI SEMESTER – MAY 11 – MAY 28, 2020


November 12 – Registration begins


May 8 – Last day to register – Last day to drop at 100% refund


May 11 – Classes begin – Financial aid applied to accounts if applicable


May 25 – No classes/Offices closed


May 27 – Last day to drop classes


May 28- May Mini Session ends/ final exams

SUMMER I SEMESTER – June 1 – June 30, 2020


April 7 – Registration begins


May 25 – Online registration closes


May 25 – No classes/Offices closed


May 26 – Last day for registered students to pay – Walk-in registration continues with payment due at time of registration – Financial aid applied


May 27 – Non-payment drop date – First day to use aid at bookstore


May 38 – Last day to drop classes at 100% refund – Last day to register


June 1- Classes begin – Last day to use loan funds at bookstore


June 4- Last day to use aid at bookstore


June 23 – Remaining financial aid released


June 24 – Last day to drop classes


June 30 – Summer I Session ends/final exams


SUMMER II SEMESTER – July 1 – July 30, 2020


April 7 – Registration begins


June 21- Online registration closes


June 23 – Walk-in registration continues with payment due at time of registration – Last day for registered students to pay – Financial aid applied


June 24 – Non-payment drop date – First day to use aid at bookstore


June 30 – Last day to register – Last day to drop at 100% refund


July 1- Classes begin


July 7- Last day to use aid at bookstore


July 23 – Last day to drop classes – Remaining financial aid released


July 30 – Summer II Session ends/final exams