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Academic Calendar

Class start and end dates, tuition due dates, add/drop/withdrawal dates, and final exam schedules are published in the Parkland class schedule, on my.parkland student portal. 

Spring Semester 2016
Instruction begins January 11: 
  • Registration for continuing students:  October 26–November 1
    Open registration begins:  November 2
    Tuition due:  December 15
  • For classes that begin the week of January 11:
    Last day to register for new, degree-seeking students:  January 5
    Last day to register for all other students:  January 7
    Tuition due:  January 5
    Cancellation of classes for insufficient enrollment:  January 7
    Instruction begins:  week of January 11
    Last day to drop with no record and 100% :  January 17
  • For classes that begin the week of February 1:
    Last day to register for new, degree-seeking students:  January 26
    Last day to register for all other students:  January 28
    Tuition due:  January 26
    Cancellation of classes for insufficient enrollment:  January 28
    Instruction begins :  week of February 1
    Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund :  February 7
  • For classes that begin the week of March 7:
    Last day to register for new, degree-seeking students:  March 1
    Last day to register for all other students:  March 3
    Tuition due:  March 1
    Cancellation of classes for insufficient enrollment:  March 3
    Instruction begins for:  week of March 7
    Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund:  March 13
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement:  March 2
    Deadline to petition for spring graduation not participating in commencement:  April 1
  • Last day to withdraw from classes ending the week of May 2:  April 29
    For all class sessions, the last day to withdraw is the final business day before the last week of instruction: 
  • Last day of instruction:  May 5
  • Final examinations:  May 6-12
  • Commencement:  May 12
    Grades due by 11:59 p.m. for classes ending the week of May 2:  May 16
  • Campus holidays and closures:
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day (college closed):  January 18
    Professional Development Day (no day or night classes):  February 25
    Spring vacation:  March 19–27
    Spring holiday (college closed):  March 25

Summer Session 2016

Instruction begins May 16, June 13, and July 11 and ends no later than August 4
  • March 28–April 3:  Registration for continuing students
  • April 4:  Open registration begins
  • July 21:  Deadline for summer graduation application
  • Campus holidays and closures
    May 30:  Memorial Day (college closed)
    July 4:  Independence Day (college closed)
    Fridays, June 17–August 5:  College offices closed
 
Fall Semester 2016
  • April 4–10:   Registration for continuing students
  • April 11:  Open registration begins
  • August 18:   Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 22
  • August 22:  Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin
  • September 8:  Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 12
  • September 12:  13-week classes begin
  • October 13  Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 17
  • October 17:  Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin
  • November 8:  Deadline to petition for fall graduation
  • Campus holidays and closures
    August 15:  Faculty and Staff Development (offices closed 8–10 am)
    September 5:  Labor Day (college closed)
    November 23–27:  Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5 pm on November 23; college closed)
    December 23–January 2: Winter break (college closed)

Spring Semester 2017

  • October 31–November 6 Registration for continuing students
  • November 7:  Open registration begins
  • January 12:  Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 16
  • January 17:  Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin
  • February 2:  Last day to register for classes that begin the week of February 6
  • February 6:  13-week classes begin
  • March 7:  Deadline to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement
  • March 9  Last day to register for classes that begin the week of March 13
  • March 13:  Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin
  • April 10  Deadline to petition for spring graduation not participating in commencement
  • May 19:  Commencement
  • Campus holidays and closures
    January 16:  Martin Luther King Jr Day (college closed)
    February 23  Professional Development Day (no day or evening classes)
    March 18–26:  Spring vacation
    March 24:  Spring holiday (college closed)
    May 12:  Study day (no classes)


Tentative 2017–2018 Academic Calendar
 
Summer Session 2017
Instruction begins May 22, June 19, and July 17 and ends no later than August 10
  • March 27–April 2:  Registration for continuing students
  • April 3:  Open registration begins
  • July 20:   Deadline for summer graduation application
  • Campus holidays and closures
    May 29:  Memorial Day (college closed)
    July 4:  Independence Day (college closed)
    Fridays, June 23–August 11:  College offices closed
Fall Semester 2017
  • April 3–9:  Registration for continuing students
  • April 10:  Open registration begins
  • August 17:   Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 21
  • August 21:  Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin
  • September 7:  Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 11
  • September 11:   13-week classes begin
  • October 12  Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 16
  • October 16:   Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin
  • November 10:  Deadline to petition for fall graduation
  • Campus holidays and closures
    August 14Faculty and Staff Development (offices closed 8–10 am)
    September 4:  Labor Day (college closed)
    November 22–26  Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5 pm on November 22; college closed)
    December 22–January 1 Winter break (college closed)
Spring Semester 2018
  • October 30–November 5:  Registration for continuing students
  • November 6:  Open registration begins
  • January 11:  Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 15
  • January 16:  Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin
  • February 1:  Last day to register for classes that begin the week of February 5
  • February 5:  13-week classes begin
  • March 6:  Deadline to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement
  • March 8:  Last day to register for classes that begin the week of March 12
  • March 12:  Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin
  • April 6:  Deadline to petition for spring graduation not participating in commencement
  • May 18:  Commencement
  • Campus holidays and closures
    January 15:  Martin Luther King Jr Day (college closed)
    February 22  Professional Development Day (no day or evening classes)
    March 17–25:  Spring vacation
    March 23:  Spring holiday (college closed)
    May 11:  Study day (no classes)
 

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