The dates, holidays and events on the Academic Calendar apply to all Howard College campuses and the Southwest College 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

FALL SEMESTER – August 17 – November 24, 2020

August 10 – Online registration closes


August 11 – Last day to pay for registered students – Walk-in registration continues (payment due at time of registration) – Financial aid applied to accounts


August 12 – First day to use aid at bookstore – Non-payment drop date


August 12-14 – LEADS classes meet (San Angelo Campus) – SWCD NSO


August 13 – SWCD on-site registration


August 14 – Last day to drop and receive 100% refund for 15-wk and 1st 7-wk classes – Last day to register for 15-wk and 1st 7-wk classes


August 17 – Classes begin (15 week and first 7 week classes) – Last day to use loan funds at the bookstore


August 21 – Fall remaining loans released


August 27-29 – LEADS classes meet (Big Spring Campus)


September 1 – Last day to use aid at bookstore


September 7 – Labor Day Holiday – no classes, offices closed 


September 18 – Success Summit – no classes, offices closed 


September 24 – Last day to drop 1st 7-wk classes


September 28 – Fall remaining aid released


October 1 – 1st 7-wk classes end/final exams – Last day to register for 2nd 7-wk classes – Last day to drop courses and receive 100% refund for 2nd 7-wk classes


October 2 – Mid-semester break for students – no classes – offices open


October 5 – 2nd 7-week classes begin


November 4 – Last day to drop 15-wk classes


November 12 – Last day to drop 2nd 7-wk classes


November 19 – Second 7-week classes end/final exams


November 20-21 – Final exams (15-week classes)


November 23-24 – Final exams (15-week classes)


November 24 – Fall semester ends


November 25 through 27 – Thanksgiving Holiday – offices closed

FALL SEMESTER – August 17 – November 24, 2020

November 30 – Last day to register for December Mini courses. Online classes only, no face-to-face


December 1 – December mini-term begins


December 16 – Last day to drop


December 17 – December mini-term ends


December 21 – Holiday break begins, offices closed


January 4 – Offices open


 

SPRING SEMESTER – January 19 – May 14, 2021

November 10 – Registration begins (online and walk-in) for spring classes (regular, flex and May mini)


January 10 – Online registration closes 


January 11 – Last day to pay for registered students 


January 11 – Financial aid applied to accounts 


January 11 – Walk-in registration continues (payment due at time of registration) 


January 12 – First day to use aid at bookstore 


January 12 – Non-payment drop date


January 14 – SWCD on-site registration


January 15 – Last day to drop and receive 100% refund – 16-wk and 1st 8-wk classes


January 15 – Last day to register – 16-wk and 1st 8-wk classes


January 18 – MLK day, no classes/offices closed


January 19 – Classes begin (16-wk and 1st 8-wk classes)


January 19 – Last day to use loan funds at bookstore


January 26 – Census date – 1st 8-wk classes


February 3 – Last day to use aid at bookstore 


March 1 – Last day to drop – 1st 8-wk classes


March 2 – Remaining financial aid released 


March 10 – Last day to drop and receive 100% refund – 2nd 8-wk classes


March 11 – 1st 8-wk classes end/final exams (31 days M-TR)


March 12 – Last day to register – 2nd 8-wk classes


March 15-19 – Spring Break, no classes/offices closed


March 22 – 2nd 8-wk classes begin


April 2 – Holiday, no classes/offices closed


April 14 – Last day to drop – 16-wk classes


April 20 – Registration (online and walk-in) begins – all summer and fall classes


May 3 – Last day to drop – 2nd 8-wk classes


May 5-6 – Final Exams-BS, LA, and SA


May 10-11 – Final Exams-BS, LA, and SA


May 10-13 – Final Exams-SW


May 11 – 2nd 8-wk classes end (30 day M-TR)


May 12 – Final grades for district-wide courses due by noon


May 13 – San Angelo graduation


May 14 – SWCD and Big Spring graduations


May 14 – Spring semester ends – Final grades posted

SUMMER I 2021 – May 24 – June 24, 2021

 May 16 – Online registration closes 


May 17 – Last day to pay for registered students


May 17 – Financial aid applied to accounts


May 17 – Walk-in registration continues (payment due at time of registration)


May 18 – First day to use aid at bookstore


May 18 – Non-payment drop date


May 20 – Last day to register


May 20 – Last day to drop and receive 100% refund 


May 24 – Summer I begins (mini/flex terms scheduled as needed)


May 24 – Last day to use loan funds at bookstore


May 27 – Last day to use aid at bookstore


May 31 – Memorial Day, no classes/offices closed


June 2 – Remaining loans released 


June 16 – Remaining financial aid released


June 17 – Last day to drop


June 24 – Summer I ends/finals (19 days M-TR)

SUMMER II 2021 – July 7 – August 5, 2021

June 24 – Last day to drop and receive 100% refund 


June 24 – Last day to pay for registered students


June 28-1 – Summer break – no classes/offices closed


July 4 – Online registration closes 


July 5 – Walk-in registration continues (payment due at time of registration)


July 5 – Financial aid applied 


July 5 – First day to use aid at bookstore


July 5 – Non-payment drop date


July 6 – Last day to register 


July 7 – Summer II begins (mini/flex terms scheduled as needed)


July 13 – Last day to use aid at bookstore 


July 27 – Last day to drop 


August 2 – Remaining financial aid released


August 5 – Summer II ends/finals (18 days M-TR)