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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 Year

2014-2015 Year

Select Your Session

Summer II

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

April 1 Advising and schedule development begins
April 14 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

2015-2016 Year

Select Your Session

Fall

Select A Fall Session

16 Week

16-Week Session (August 24 - December 11, 2015)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 14 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
August 17-21 Last week to register; Payment due at time of registration
August 19 Online registration closes at midnight
  Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Financial aid / Scholarship funds applied to student accounts
  First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
August 20 Non-payment drop date
August 21 Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
August 24 Classes begin
  Last day to use loan funds at Bookstore
September 7 Labor Day Holiday - no classes (offices closed)
September 9 Census day
  Last day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
October 6 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
October 16 Mid-semester break - no classes (offices closed)
November 6 Last day to apply for fall graduation
November 16 Last day to drop a course
November 25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes (offices closed)
December 7-10 Final exams
December 11 Semester ends
December 21 - January 1 Winter break - offices closed

1st 8 Week

First 8-Week Session (August 24 - October 15, 2015)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 14 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
August 17-21 Last week to register; Payment due at time of registration
August 19 Online registration closes at midnight
  Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
  First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
August 20 Non-payment drop date
August 21 Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
August 24 Classes begin
  Last day to use loan funds at Bookstore
August 31 Census day
September 7 Labor Day Holiday - no classes (offices closed)
October 6 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
October 8 Last day to drop a course
October 15 Final exams; Session ends

12 Week

12-Week Session (September 8 - November 24, 2015)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 14 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
August 19 Online registration closes at midnight
  Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Walk-in registration continues; Payment due at time of registration
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
  First day to use financial aid / scholarships funds at Bookstore
August 20 Non-Payment drop date
September 4 Last day to register
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
September 7 Labor Day Holiday - no classes (offices closed)
September 8 Classes begin
September 9 Last day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
September 18 Census day
October 6 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
October 16 Mid-semester break - no classes (offices closed)
November 6 Last day to apply for fall graduation
November 16 Last day to drop a course
November 24 Final exams; Session ends

2nd 8 Week

Second 8-Week Session (October 19 - December 10, 2015)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 14 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
August 19 Online registration closes at midnight
  Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Walk-in registration continues; Payment due at time of registration
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
  First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
August 20 Non-payment drop date
October 15 Last day to register
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
October 19 Classes begin
October 26 Census day
November 6 last day to apply for fall graduation
November 25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes (offices closed)
December 3 Last day to drop a course
December 10 Final exams; session ends
December 21 - January 1 Winter break - office closed

December Mini

December Mini Session (December 14, 2015 - January 5, 2016)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 14 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
August 19 Online registration closes at midnight
  Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Walk-in registration continues; Payment due at time of registration
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
  First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
August 20 Non-payment drop date
December 11 Last day to register
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
December 14 Classes begin
December 15 Census day
December 21 - January 1 Winter break - offices closed
Decmeber 24-25 No classes
January 1 New Year's Day - no classes
January 4 Last day to drop a course
  Offices open
January 5 Final exams; Session ends

Spring

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16 Week

16-Week Session (January 19 - May 13, 2016)

November 2 Early advising and schedule development begins
November 17 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
January 4 Offices open
January 10 Online registration closes
January 11 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
January 12 First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
  Non-payment drop date
  Registration continues (walk-in only); Payment due at time of registration
January 18 Last day to register
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
  Martin Luther King Holiday - no classes (offices open)
January 19 Classes begin
  Last day to use loan funds at Bookstore
February 3 Census day
  Last day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
March 1 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
March 14-18 Spring Break - no classes; offices closed
March 25 Holiday - no classes; office closed
April 1 Last day to apply for spring graduation
April 11 Last day to drop a course
May 9-12 Final exams
May 13 Semester ends
  Big Spring and SWCID graduation
May 14 San Angelo graduation

1st 8 Week

First 8-Week Session (January 19 - March 10, 2016)

November 2 Early advising and schedule development begins
November 17 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
January 4 Offices open
January 10 Online registration closes
January 11 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
January 12 First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
  Non-payment drop date
  Registration continues (walk-in only); Payment due at time of registration
January 18 Last day to register
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
  Martin Luther King Holiday - no classes; offices open
January 19 Classes begin
  Last day to use loan funds at Bookstore
January 26 Census day
February 3 Last day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
March 1 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
March 3 Last day to drop a course
March 10 Final exams; session ends

12 Week

12-Week Session (February 1 - April 26, 2016)

November 2 Early advising and schedule development begins
November 17 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
January 4 Offices open
January 10 Online registration closes
January 11 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
January 12 First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
  Non-payment drop date
  Registration continues (walk-in only); Payment due at time of registration
January 29 Last day to register; Payment due at time of registration
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
February 1 Classes begin
February 11 Census day
March 14-18 Spring Break - no classes; offices closed
March 25 Holiday - no classes; offices closed
April 1 Last day to apply for spring graduation
April 11 Last day to drop a course
April 26 Final exams; session ends

2nd 8 Week

Second 8-Week Session (March 21 - May 12, 2016)

November 2 Early advising and schedule development begins
November 17 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
January 10 Online registration closes
January 12 Walk-in Registration continues; Payment due at time of registration
March 11 Last day to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
March 14 to
March 18
Spring Break - no classes, offices closed
March 21 Classes begin
March 25 Holiday - no classes; offices closed
March 29 Census day
April 1 Last day to apply for spring graduation
May 5 Last day to drop a course
May 12 Final exams; session ends

May Mini

May Mini Session (May 16 - June 2, 2016)

November 2 Early advising and schedule development begins
November 17 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
January 10 Online registration closes
May 13 Last day to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration-no payment plan
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
May 16 Classes begin
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
May 17 Census day
May 30 Memorial Day Holiday - offices closed
June 1 Last day to drop a course
June 2 Final exams; session ends

Summer I

First Summer Session (June 6 - July 7, 2016)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 12 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
May 29 Online registration closes
May 31 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
June 1 Non-payment drop date
  First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
June 2 Last day to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration-no payment plan
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
June 6 Classes begin
  Last day to use loan funds at Bookstore
June 9 Census day
  Last day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
June 28 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
June 30 Last day to drop a course
July 7 Final exams; session ends

Summer II

Second Summer Session (July 11 - August 11, 2016)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 12 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
June 1 First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
July 3 Online registration closes
July 5 Last day to pay
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
July 7 Last day to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
July 11 Classes begin
July 14 Census day
  Last day to use loan at Bookstore
August 2 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
August 4 Last day to drop a course
August 11 Final exams; session ends
Hours Summer Office Hours:  Monday to Thursday  7:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday to Sunday Closed