2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Academic Calendar for 2020 - 2021

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. [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.

Registration and class schedule information are available online at https://www.dcccd.edu.


An Academic Fall Session for Financial Aid Purposes is August 7, 2020 through December 10, 2020. See Financial Aid for more information.

Fall Academic Semester 2020
Dates for 16-Week Semester
August 17 (Monday)Faculty Reports Back to Campus
August 21 (Friday)District Conference Day
August 24 (Monday)Classes Begin
September 5 (Saturday)12th Class Day (Certification Date)
September 7 (Monday)Labor Day Holiday
September 8 (Tuesday)Classes Resume
November 12 (Thursday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
November 26 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Holidays Begin
November 30 (Monday)Classes Resume
December 7-10 (Monday thru Thursday) Final Exams
December 10 (Thursday)Semester Ends
December 14 (Monday)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
December 24 (Thursday)Campus 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 11, 2020 through January 10, 2021. Contact the college for availability and schedules.

Fall Academic Semester 2020 for Dallas College campuses offering two Eight-week sessions (four-day week)

Dates for First Eight-Week Fall Session (class meet 30 days)
August 17 (Monday)Faculty Reports Back to Campus
August 21 (Friday)District Conference Day
August 24 (Monday)Classes Begin
August 29 (Saturday)6th Class Day (Certification Date)
September 7 (Monday)Labor Day Holiday
September 8 (Tuesday)Classes Resume
September 30 (Wednesday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
October 13-15 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)Final Exams
October 15 (Thursday)Session Ends
October 16 (Friday)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
Dates for Second Eight-Week Fall Session (class meets 30 days)
October 19 (Monday)Classes Begin
October 24 (Saturday)6th Class Day (Certification Date)
November 25 (Wednesday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
November 26 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Holidays Begin
November 30 (Monday)Classes Resume
December 9-10 (Wednesday thru Thursday)Final Exams
December 10 (Thursday)Session Ends
December 11 (Friday)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
December 24 (Thursday)Campus 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 11, 2020 through May 13, 2021. See Financial Aid for more information.

Spring Academic Semester 2021
Dates for 16-Week Semester
January 4 (Monday)Campus buildings and offices open
January 11 (Monday)Faculty Reports Back to Campus
January 18 (Monday)Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Holiday
January 19 (Tuesday)Classes Begin
February 1 (Monday)12th Class Day (Certification Date)
February 25-26 (Thursday thru Friday)Professional Development Days -- Thursday and Friday day classes will not meet. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
March 1 (Monday) Classes Resume
March 15-19 (Monday thru Friday)Spring Break - Campus buildings and offices will be closed for the week.
March 22 (Monday)Classes Resume
April 2 (Friday)Holiday
April 5 (Monday)Classes Resume
April 15 (Thursday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
May 10-13 (Monday thru Thursday)Final Exams
May 13 (Thursday)Semester Ends
May 17 (Monday)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
May Graduation Ceremony dates may vary at the campuses 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 14, 2021 through June 2, 2021. Contact the college for availability and schedules.
Spring Academic Semester 2021 for campuses offering two Eight-week sessions (four-day week)

Dates for First Eight-Week Spring Session
January 4 (Monday)Campus buildings and offices open
January 11 (Monday)Faculty Reports
January 18 (Monday)Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Holiday
January 19 (Tuesday)Classes Begin
January 25 (Monday)6th Class Day (Certification Date)
February 24 (Wednesday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
February 25-26 (Thursday thru Friday)Professional Development Days -- Thursday and Friday day classes will not meet. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
March 10-11 (Wednesday thru Thursday)Final Exams
March 11 (Thursday)Session Ends
March 12 (Friday)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
March 15-19 (Monday thru Friday)Spring Break Week
Dates for Second Eight-Week Spring Session
March 22 (Monday)Classes Begin
March 27 (Saturday)6th Class Day (Certification Date)
April 2 (Friday)Holiday
April 5 (Monday)Classes Resume
April 28 (Wednesday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
May 11-13 (Tuesday thru Thursday)Final Exams
May 13 (Thursday)Session Ends
May 14 (Friday)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 14, 2021 through August 5, 2021. See Financial Aid for more information.

Summer Academic Session 2021
Summer I (five-week term):
(Summer I includes classes meeting on the following Fridays -- June 4, 11 and 18 as class days.)

May 31 (Monday)Memorial Day Holiday
June 3 (Thursday)Classes Begin
June 7 (Monday)4th Class Day (Certification Date)
June 23 (Wednesday)*Last Day to Withdraw *
July 1 (Thursday)Final Exams/Summer I Ends
July 3 (Saturday)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
July 5 (Monday)Fourth of July Holiday

Summer II (five-week term):
(Summer II includes classes meeting on the following Friday -- July 9 as class day.)

July 6 (Tuesday)Classes Begin
July 9 (Friday)4th Class Day (Certification Date)
July 28 (Wednesday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
August 5 (Thursday)Final Exams/Summer II Ends
August 7 (Saturday)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.

Summer (10-week term):
(Summer Term includes classes meeting on the following Fridays -- June 4, 11, 18, and July 9 as class days.)

May 31 (Monday)Memorial Day Holiday
June 3 (Thursday)Classes Begin
June 16 (Wednesday)12th Class Day (Certification Date)
July 2 (Friday)No Classes
July 5 (Monday)Fourth of July Holiday
July 6 (Tuesday)Classes Resume
July 19 (Monday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
August 5 (Thursday)Final Exams/Summer Session 10-Weeks Ends
August 7 (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 2020 (16-Week Semester)

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

Fall 1st Term 2020 (Eight-Week Session)

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

Fall 2nd Term 2020 (Eight-Week Session)

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

Spring Semester 2021 (16-Week Semester)

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

Spring 1st Term 2021 (Eight-Week Session)

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

Spring 2nd Term 2021 (Eight-Week Session)

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

Five-Week Summer I and Five-Week Summer II 2021 (for each term)

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 Term 2021

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 Dallas College.