2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Academic Calendar for 2013 - 2014


This Web page includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013.
New students who are entering the college for the first time should follow this version when selecting courses.
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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 colleges of Dallas County Community College District. 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, 2013 through December 12, 2013. See Financial Aid for more information.

Fall Academic Semester, 2013

August 13-14 (T, W)eCampus Maintenance Time
August 19 (M)Faculty Reports
August 26 (M)Classes Begin
September 2 (M)Labor Day Holiday
September 9 (M)12th Class Day
November 14 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
November 28 (R)Thanksgiving Holidays Begin
December 2 (M)Classes Resume
December 9-12 (M-R)Final Exams
December 12 (R)Semester Ends
December 16 (M)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office
December 24 (T)College buildings and offices close for the holidays at end of workday

Winter Term, 2013 - 2014

A mini-mester may be scheduled during December 13, 2013 through January 12, 2014. Contact the college for availability and schedules.

An Academic Spring Session for Financial Aid Purposes is December 13, 2013 through May 15, 2014. See Financial Aid for more information.

Spring Academic Semester, 2014

January 2 (R)College Buildings and Offices Open
January 13 (M)Faculty Reports
January 16-17 (R, F)eCampus Maintenance Time
January 20 (M)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
January 21 (T)Classes Begin
February 3 (M)12th Class Day
February 6 (R)Employee Development Day- day and evening classes will not meet.
February 7 (F)Employee Development Day/Day of Service- Friday day classes will not meet. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
February 10 (M) Classes Resume
March 10-14 (M-F)Spring Break- College buildings & offices will be closed for the week.
March 17 (M)Classes Resume
April 17 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
April 18 (F)Holiday Begins
April 21 (M)Classes Resume
May 12-15 (M-R)Final Exams
May 15 (R)Semester Ends
May 19 (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, 2014

A mini-mester may be scheduled during May 16, 2014 through June 3, 2014. Contact the college for availability and schedules.

An Academic Summer Session for Financial Aid Purposes is May 16, 2014 through August 7, 2014. See Financial Aid for more information.

Summer I:
(Summer I includes classes meeting on the following Fridays - June 6, 2014 and 13, 2014 as class days)

May 26 (M)Memorial Day Holiday
June 4 (W)Classes Begin
June 7 (S)4th Class Day
June 25 (W)Last Day to Withdraw
July 3 (R)Final Exams/Summer I Ends
July 4 (F)Fourth of July Employee Holiday
July 8 (T)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office

Summer II:
(Summer II includes classes meeting on the following Fridays - July 11, 2014 and 18, 2014 as class days.)

July 9 (W)Classes Begin
July 12 (S)4th Class Day
July 30 (W)Last Day to Withdraw
August 7 (R)Final Exams/Summer II Ends
August 11 (M)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office

Calendar Calculations

Fall Semester, 2013

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, 2014

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, 2014

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.


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