Academic Calendar for 2014 - 2015

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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 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.

An Academic Fall Session for Financial Aid Purposes is August 8, 2014 through December 11, 2014. See Financial Aid for more information.

Fall Academic Semester, 2014

August 18 (M)Faculty Reports
August 21-22 (R-F)eCampus Maintenance Time
August 25 (M)Classes Begin
September 1 (M)Labor Day Holiday
September 8 (M)12th Class Day
November 13 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
November 27 (R)Thanksgiving Holidays Begin
December 1 (M)Classes Resume
December 8-11 (M-R)Final Exams
December 11 (R)Semester Ends
December 15 (M)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office
December 24 (W)College buildings and offices close for the holidays at end of workday
December 27-28 (S-S)eCampus Maintenance Time

A mini-mester may be scheduled during December 12, 2014 through January 11, 2015. Contact North Lake College for availability and schedules.

An Academic Spring Session for Financial Aid Purposes is December 12, 2014 through May 14, 2015. See Financial Aid for more information.

Spring Academic Semester, 2015

January 2 (F)College Buildings and Offices Open
January 12 (M)Faculty Reports
January 19 (M)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
January 20 (T)Classes Begin
February 2 (M)12th Class Day
February 19 (R)Conference Day- day and evening classes will not meet.
February 20 (F)Professional Development Day- Friday day classes will not meet. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
February 23 (M) Classes Resume
March 9-13 (M-F)Spring Break- College buildings & offices will be closed for the week.
March 16 (M)Classes Resume
April 3 (F)Holiday
April 6 (M)Classes Resume
April 16 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
May 11-14 (M-R)Final Exams
May 14 (R)Semester Ends
May 18 (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.

A mini-mester may be scheduled during May 15, 2015 through June 7, 2015. Contact North Lake College for availability and schedules.

An Academic Summer Session for Financial Aid Purposes is May 15, 2015 through August 13, 2015. See Financial Aid for more information.

Summer I

May 25 (M)Memorial Day Holiday
June 8 (M)Classes Begin
June 11 (R)4th Class Day
July 2 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
July 3 (F)Fourth of July Employee Holiday
July 6 (M)Classes Resume
July 9 (R)Final Exams/Summer I Ends
July 10 (F)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office

Summer II

July 13 (M)Classes Begin
July 16 (R)4th Class Day
August 6 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
August 13 (R)Final Exams/Summer II Ends
August 14 (F)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office
August 20-21 (R-F)eCampus Maintenance Window

Calendar Calculations

Fall Semester, 2014

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, 2015

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, 2015

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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