2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Academic Calendar for 2018 - 2019

Mini-semesters, flexible-entry classes and other alternative schedules along with their withdrawals and final exam dates may be offered between or during regular semesters by some of the colleges of Dallas County Community College District. [View Credit Class Schedules.]

Students should register as early as possible. By registering early, students may take full advantage of academic advisement and may have more course options available.

Please check with the colleges or online at www.dcccd.edu for course information, class schedules and registration times.


An Academic Fall Session for Financial Aid Purposes is August 9, 2018 through
December 13, 2018.

See Financial Aid for more information.

Fall Academic Semester, 2018

August 20 (M)Faculty Reports
August 24 (F)District Conference Day
August 27 (M)Classes Begin
September 3 (M)Labor Day Holiday
September 10 (M)12th Class Day
November 15 (R)Last Day to Withdraw*
November 22 (R)Thanksgiving Holidays Begin
November 26 (M)Classes Resume
December 10-13 (M-R) Final Exams
December 13 (R)Semester Ends
December 17 (M)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
December 21 (F)College buildings and offices will be closed for the holidays at end of workday.

A Mini-mester may be scheduled during December 14, 2018 through January 13, 2019. Contact the college for availability and schedules.


An Academic Spring Session for Financial Aid Purposes is December 14, 2018 through
May 16, 2019.

See Financial Aid for more information.

Spring Academic Semester, 2019

January 2 (W)College buildings and offices open
January 14 (M)Faculty Reports
January 21 (M)Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 22 (T)Classes Begin
February 4 (M)12th Class Day
February 28 - March 1 (R-F)Professional Development Days -- Thursday and Friday day classes will not meet. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
March 4 (M) Classes Resume
March 11-15 (M-F)Spring Break - College buildings and offices will be closed for the week.
March 18 (M)Classes Resume
April 17 (W)Last Day to Withdraw*
April 19 (F)Holiday
April 22 (M)Classes Resume
May 13-16 (M-R)Final Exams
May 16 (R)Semester Ends
May 20 (M)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
May Graduation Ceremony dates may vary at the colleges depending on space available.

*This withdrawal date applies only to 16-week courses that begin on the first day of the semester. Classes that begin on different dates may have different deadlines to withdraw. Students should check "My Class Schedule" in eConnect to determine the last date to withdraw for each of their classes.

A Mini-mester may be scheduled during May 17, 2019 through June 5, 2019. Contact the college for availability and schedules.

An Academic Summer Session for Financial Aid Purposes is May 17, 2019 through
August 8, 2019.

See Financial Aid for more information.

Summer Academic Semester, 2019

Summer I:
(Summer I includes classes meeting on the following Fridays -- June 7, 14, 21, and 28 as class days.)

May 27 (M)Memorial Day Holiday
June 6 (R)Classes Begin
June 10 (M)4th Class Day
June 25 (T)Last Day to Withdraw
July 3 (W)Final Exams/Summer I Ends
July 4 (R)Fourth of July Holiday
July 8 (M)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.

Summer II:
(Summer II includes no classes meeting on Fridays.)

July 8 (M)Classes Begin
July 11 (R)4th Class Day
July 30 (T)Last Day to Withdraw
August 8 (R)Final Exams/Summer II Ends
August 10 (S)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.

Summer Session:
(Ten Weeks include classes meeting on the following Fridays -- June 7, 14, 21, and 28 as class days.)

May 27 (M)Memorial Day Holiday
June 6 (R)Classes Begin
June 19 (W)12th Class Day
July 4 (R)Fourth of July Holiday
July 8 (M)Classes Resume
July 22 (M)Last Day to Withdraw
August 8 (R)Final Exams/Summer Session Ten Weeks Ends
August 10 (S)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.


Calendar Calculations

Fall Semester, 2018

MWF - 43 meetings at 55 minutes each and final exam at 110 minutes (2475 total minutes)
MW and TR - 29 meetings at 80 minutes each and final exam 110 minutes (2430 total minutes)

Spring Semester, 2019

MWF - 42 meetings at 55 minutes each and final exam at 110 minutes (2420 total minutes)
MW and TR - 29 meetings at 80 minutes each and final exam at 110 minutes (2430 total minutes)

Five-Week Summer I and Five-Week Summer II, 2019 (for each session)

19 class meetings + exam equivalent to 1 class meeting = 20 total class meetings

20 class meetings x 120 minutes = 2400 class minutes


Ten-Week Summer Semester, 2019

39 class meetings at 60 minutes each and final exam at 110 minutes (2450 total minutes)


Calendar calculations for all other classes are the responsibility of the college.