2015 - 2016 Catalog
Academic Calendar for 2011 - 2012

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Mini-semesters, flexible-entry classes, and other alternative schedules along with their withdrawal and final exam dates may be offered between or during regular semesters by some of the Dallas County Community Colleges. 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.

Fall Semester, 2011

August 22 (M)Faculty Reports
August 29 (M)Classes Begin
September 5 (M)Labor Day Holiday
September 12 (M)12th Class Day
November 17 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
November 24 (R)Thanksgiving Holidays Begin
November 28 (M)Classes Resume
December 12-15 (M-R)Final Exams
December 15 (R)Semester Ends
December 19 (M)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office
December 23 (F)College buildings and offices close for the holidays at end of workday

Winter Term, 2011 - 2012

Contact Colleges for availability and schedules

Spring Semester, 2012

January 2 (M)Holiday
January 3 (T)College Buildings and Offices Open
January 9 (M)Faculty Reports
January 16 (M)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
January 17 (T)Classes Begin
January 30 (M)12th Class Day
March 1 (R)Employee Development Day-day and evening classes will not meet.
March 2 (F)Employee Development Day-Friday day classes will not meet. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
March 5 (M) Classes Resume
March 12-16 (M-F)Spring Break-College buildings & offices will be closed for the week.
March 19 (M)Classes Resume
April 6 (F)Holiday Begins
April 9 (M)Classes Resume
April 12 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
May 7-10 (M-R)Final Exams
May 10 (R)Semester Ends
May 14 (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.

May Term, 2012

Contact Colleges for availability and schedules

General Summer Sessions - 2012 DCC Colleges' summer sessions may vary. Please see your college's class schedule for updated times, dates and locations.



First Summer Session:
(Based on Summer Session I that includes classes meeting on the following Fridays - June 8, 15, 22 and 29 as class days)

May 28 (M)Memorial Day Holiday
June 6 (W)Classes Begin
June 9 (S)4th Class Day
June 27 (W)Last Day to Withdraw
July 3 (T)Final Exams/Summer Session I Ends
July 4 (W)Fourth of July Employee Holiday
July 7 (S)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office

Second Summer Session:
(Based on Summer Session II that does not have classes meeting on Fridays)

July 9 (M)Classes Begin
July 12 (R)4th Class Day
August 2 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
August 9 (R)Final Exams
August 9 (R)Summer Session II Ends
August 13 (M)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office

Calendar Calculations

Fall Semester, 2011

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, 2012

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)

Summer Sessions, 2012

19 class meetings + exam equivalent to 1 class meeting = 20 total class meetings
20 class meetings x 120 minutes = 2400 class minutes

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