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SWCID - SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf

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

2015-2016 Year

Select Your Session

Spring

Select A Spring Session

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 15 Last day to register
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
January 18  Martin Luther King Holiday - no classes; offices closed
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 15 Last day to register
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
January 18  Martin Luther King Holiday - no classes; offices closed
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 4 July 4th Holiday - no classes; offices closed
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