Dallas College Catalog filtered for Mountain View Campus
2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog
Catalog Filter(s): Mountain View Campus (remove)

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Academic Calendar for 2019 - 2020

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 https://www.dcccd.edu for course information, class schedules and registration times.


An Academic Fall Session for Financial Aid Purposes is August 9, 2019 through December 12, 2019. See Financial Aid for more information.

Fall Academic Semester 2019
Dates for 16-Week Fall Semester
August 19 (Monday)Faculty Reports
August 23 (Friday)District Conference Day
August 26 (Monday)Classes Begin
September 2 (Monday)Labor Day Holiday
September 3 (Tuesday)Classes Resume
September 9 (Monday)12th Class Day (Certification Date)
November 14 (Thursday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
November 28 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Holidays Begin
December 2 (Monday)Classes Resume
December 9-12 (Monday thru Thursday) Final Exams
December 12 (Thursday)Semester Ends
December 16 (Monday)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
December 24 (Tuesday)College buildings and offices will be closed for the holidays at end of workday.

*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 December 13, 2019 through January 12, 2020. Contact Dallas College for availability and schedules.

Fall Academic Semester 2019 for College(s) offering two Eight-week sessions (Monday-Thursday week)
Dates for First Eight-Week Fall Session
August 19 (Monday)Faculty Reports
August 23 (Friday)District Conference Day
August 26 (Monday)Classes Begin
August 31 (Saturday)6th Class Day (Certification Date)
September 2 (Monday)Labor Day Holiday
September 3 (Tuesday)Classes Resume
October 3 (Thursday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
October 16 (Wednesday)Final Exams
October 16 (Wednesday)Session Ends
October 18 (Friday)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
Fall Academic Semester 2019 (Monday-Thursday week)
Dates for Second Eight-Week Fall Session
October 22 (Tuesday)Classes Begin
October 28 (Monday)6th Class Day (Certification Date)
November 27 (Wednesday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
November 28 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Holidays Begin
December 2 (Monday)Classes Resume
December 12 (Thursday)Final Exams
December 12 (Thursday)Session Ends
December 16 (Monday)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
December 24 (Tuesday)College buildings and offices will be closed for the holidays at end of workday.

*This withdrawal date applies only to Eight-week courses. 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.

An Academic Spring Session for Financial Aid Purposes is December 13, 2019 through May 14, 2020. See Financial Aid for more information.

Spring Academic Semester 2020
Dates for 16-Week Spring Semester
January 2 (Thursday)College buildings and offices open
January 13 (Monday)Faculty Reports
January 20 (Monday)Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Holiday
January 21 (Tuesday)Classes Begin
February 3 (Monday)12th Class Day (Certification Date)
February 27 - 28 (Thursday thru Friday)Professional Development Days -- Thursday and Friday day classes will not meet. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
March 2 (Monday) Classes Resume
March 16-20 (Monday thru Friday)Spring Break - College buildings and offices will be closed for the week.
March 23 (Monday)Classes Resume
April 10 (Friday)Holiday
April 13 (Monday)Classes Resume
May 14 (Thursday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
May 11-14 (Monday thru Thursday)Final Exams
May 14 (Thursday)Semester Ends
May 18 (Monday)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 15, 2020 through June 3, 2020. Contact Dallas College for availability and schedules.
Spring Academic Semester 2020 for College(s) offering two Eight-week sessions (Monday-Thursday week)
Dates for First 8 Week Spring Session
January 2 (Thursday)College buildings and offices open
January 13 (Monday)Faculty Reports
January 20 (Monday)Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Holiday
January 21 (Tuesday)Classes Begin
January 27 (Monday)6th Class Day (Certification Date)
February 26 (Wednesday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
February 27 - 28 (Thursday thru Friday)Professional Development Days -- Thursday and Friday day classes will not meet. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
March 12 (Thursday)Final Exams
March 12 (Thursday)Session Ends
March 16-20 (Monday thru Friday)Spring Break Week
March 23 (Monday)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
Spring Academic Semester 2020 (Monday-Thursday week)
Dates for Second Eight-Week Spring Session
March 24 (Tuesday)Classes Begin
March 30 (Monday)6th Class Day (Certification Date)
April 10 (Friday)Holiday
April 13 (Monday)Classes Resume
May 14 (Thursday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
May 13 (Wednesday)Final Exams
May 13 (Wednesday)Session Ends
May 18 (Monday)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 Eight-week courses. 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.

An Academic Summer Session for Financial Aid Purposes is May 15, 2020 through August 6, 2020. See Financial Aid for more information.

Summer Academic Semester, 2020
Summer I:
(Five-Week Summer I includes classes meeting on the following Fridays -- June 5, 12, 19, and 26.)

May 25 (Monday)Memorial Day Holiday
June 4 (Thursday)Classes Begin
June 8 (Monday)4th Class Day (Certification Date)
June 24 (Wednesday)*Last Day to Withdraw *
July 1 (Wednesday)Final Exams/Summer I Ends
July 3 (Friday)Fourth of July Holiday
July 6 (Monday)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.

Summer II:
(Five-Week Summer II has no Friday classes.)

July 6 (Monday)Classes Begin
July 9 (Thursday)4th Class Day (Certification Date)
July 29 (Wednesday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
August 6 (Thursday)Final Exams/Summer II Ends
August 8 (Saturday)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.

10-Week Summer Session:
(10-Week Summer Session includes classes meeting on the following Fridays -- June 5, 12, 19, and 26 as class days.)

May 25 (Monday)Memorial Day Holiday
June 4 (Thursday)Classes Begin
June 17 (Wednesday)12th Class Day (Certification Date)
July 3 (Friday)Fourth of July Holiday
July 6 (Monday)Classes Resume
July 16 (Thursday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
August 6 (Thursday)Final Exams/Summer Session 10-Weeks Ends
August 8 (Saturday)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.

*This withdrawal date applies only to summer session courses. 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.

Calendar Calculations - Based on 48-Contact-Hour Course

Fall Semester 2019 (16-Week Semester)

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 43 meetings at 55 minutes each and final exam at 110 minutes (2475 total minutes)
Monday, Wednesday and Tuesday, Thursday - 29 meetings at 80 minutes each and final exam 110 minutes (2430 total minutes)

Fall 1st Session 2019 (Eight-Week Session)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 30 class meetings which includes final exam minimum of 80 minutes (2400 total minutes)

Fall 2nd Session 2019 (Eight-Week Session)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 30 class meetings which includes final exam minimum of 80 minutes (2400 total minutes)

Spring Semester 2020 (16-Week Semester)

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 42 meetings at 55 minutes each and final exam at 110 minutes (2420 total minutes)
Monday, Wednesday and Tuesday, Thursday - 29 meetings at 80 minutes each and final exam at 110 minutes (2430 total minutes)

Spring 1st Session 2020 (Eight-Week Session)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 30 class meetings which includes final exam minimum of 80 minutes (2400 total minutes)

Spring 2nd Session 2020 (Eight-Week Session)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 30 class meetings which includes final exam minimum of 80 minutes (2400 total minutes)

Five-Week Summer I and Five-Week Summer II 2020 (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


10-Week Summer Semester 2020

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.