2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Academic Calendar for 2021 - 2022

Note: Catalog 2021-2022 is scheduled to launch in April 2021. At that time, the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar will be removed from the 2020-2021 Online Catalog but will be published in the new catalog.


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 Dallas College campuses. [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 campuses 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 23, 2021 through December 9, 2021. See Financial Aid for more information.

Fall Academic Semester 2021
Dates for 16-Week Semester
August 16 (Monday)Faculty Reports
August 20 (Friday)District Conference Day
August 23 (Monday)Classes Begin
September 4 (Saturday)12th Class Day (Certification Date)
September 6 (Monday)Labor Day Holiday
September 7 (Tuesday)Classes Resume
November 11 (Thursday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
November 25 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Holidays Begin
November 29 (Monday)Classes Resume
December 6-9 (Monday thru Thursday) Final Exams
December 9 (Thursday)Semester Ends
December 13 (Monday)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
December 23 (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.

*Per local policy concerning employee work holidays, for this 2021-2022 academic year, the holiday will begin at the end of workday on December 23,2021.

A Mini-mester may be scheduled during December 10, 2021 through January 9, 2022. Contact the campus for availability and schedules.

Fall Academic Semester 2021 for Dallas College campuses offering two Eight-week sessions (based on no Friday class meetings)

Dates for First Eight-Week Fall Session
August 16 (Monday)Faculty Reports
August 20 (Friday)District Conference Day
August 23 (Monday)Classes Begin
August 28 (Saturday)6th Class Day (Certification Date)
September 6 (Monday)Labor Day Holiday
September 7 (Tuesday)Classes Resume
September 30 (Thursday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
October 12-13 (Tuesday thrue Wednesday)Final Exams
October 13 (Wednesday)Session Ends
October 16 (Saturday)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
Dates for Second Eight-Week Fall Session
October 18 (Monday)Classes Begin
October 23 (Saturday)6th Class Day (Certification Date)
November 24 (Wednesday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
November 25 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Holidays Begin
November 29 (Monday)Classes Resume
December 7-8 (Tuesday thru Wednesday)Final Exams
December 8 (Wednesday)Session Ends
December 11 (Saturday)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
December 23 (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.

*Per local policy concerning employee work holidays, for this 2021-2022 academic year, the holiday will begin at the end of workday on December 23,2021.

An Academic Spring Session for Financial Aid Purposes is December 10, 2021 through May 12, 2022. See Financial Aid for more information.

Spring Academic Semester 2022
Dates for 16-Week Semester
January 3 (Monday)Campus buildings and offices open
January 10 (Monday)Faculty Reports
January 17 (Monday)Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Holiday
January 18 (Tuesday)Classes Begin
January 31 (Monday)12th Class Day (Certification Date)
March 3-4 (Thursday thru Friday)Professional Development Days -- Thursday and Friday day classes will not meet. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
March 7 (Monday) Classes Resume
March 14-18 (Monday thru Friday)Spring Break - Campus buildings and offices will be closed for the week.
March 21 (Monday)Classes Resume
April 14 (Thursday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
April 15 (Friday)Holiday
April 18 (Monday)Classes Resume
May 9-12 (Monday thru Thursday)Final Exams
May 12 (Thursday)Semester Ends
May 16 (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 13, 2022 through June 5, 2022. Contact the campus for availability and schedules.
Spring Academic Semester 2022 for campuses offering two Eight-week sessions (based on no Friday class meetings)

Dates for First Eight-Week Spring Session
January 3 (Monday)Campus buildings and offices open
January 10 (Monday)Faculty Reports
January 17 (Monday)Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Holiday
January 18 (Tuesday)Classes Begin
January 24 (Monday)6th Class Day (Certification Date)
February 28 (Wednesday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
March 3-4 (Thursday thru Friday)Professional Development Days -- Thursday and Friday day classes will not meet. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
March 9-10 (Wednesday thru Thursday)Final Exams
March 10 (Thursday)Session Ends
March 13 (Sunday)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.
March 14-18 (Monday thru Friday)Spring Break Week
Dates for Second Eight-Week Spring Session
March 21 (Monday)Classes Begin
March 26 (Saturday)6th Class Day (Certification Date)
April 15 (Friday)Holiday
April 18 (Monday)Classes Resume
April 27 (Wednesday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
May 9-10 (Monday thru Tuesday)Final Exams
May 10 (Tuesday)Session Ends
May 13 (Friday)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 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 13, 2022 through August 26, 2022. See Financial Aid for more information.

Summer Academic Session 2022
Summer I (five-week term):
(Summer I includes classes meeting on Friday -- July 8 as class day.)

May 30 (Monday)Memorial Day Holiday
June 6 (Monday)Classes Begin
June 9 (Thursday)4th Class Day (Certification Date)
June 29 (Wednesday)*Last Day to Withdraw *
July 4 (Monday)Fourth of July Holiday
July 5 (Tuesday)Classes Resume
July 8 (Friday)Final Exams/Summer I Ends
July 10 (Sunday)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office.

Summer II (five-week term):
(Summer II has no classes meeting on Friday.)

July 11 (Monday)Classes Begin
July 14 (Thursday)4th Class Day (Certification Date)
August 3 (Wednesday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
August 11 (Thursday)Final Exams/Summer II Ends
August 13 (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 Friday -- July 8 as class day.)

May 30 (Monday)Memorial Day Holiday
June 6 (Monday)Classes Begin
June 18 (Saturday)12th Class Day (Certification Date)
July 4 (Monday)Fourth of July Holiday
July 5 (Tuesday)Classes Resume
July 26 (Tuesday)*Last Day to Withdraw*
August 11 (Thursday)Final Exams/Summer Session 10-Weeks Ends
August 13 (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 2021 (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 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)

Fall 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)

Spring Semester 2022 (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 2022 (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 2022 (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 2022 (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 2022

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.