2016 - 2017 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Academic Calendar for 2015 - 2016


This Web page includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2016.
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 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.


An Academic Fall Session for Financial Aid Purposes is August 14, 2015 through December 17, 2015. See Financial Aid for more information.

Fall Academic Semester, 2015

August 24 (M)Faculty Reports
August 28 (F)District Conference Day
August 31 (M)Classes Begin
September 7 (M)Labor Day Holiday
September 14 (M)12th Class Day
November 19 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
November 26 (R)Thanksgiving Holidays Begin
November 30 (M)Classes Resume
December 14-17 (M-R)Final Exams
December 17 (R)Semester Ends
December 21 (M)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office
December 24 (R)College buildings and offices close for the holidays at end of workday
December 27-28 (S-M)eCampus Maintenance Time

A mini-mester may be scheduled during December 18, 2015 through January 10, 2016. Contact the college for availability and schedules.


An Academic Spring Session for Financial Aid Purposes is December 18, 2015 through May 12, 2016. See Financial Aid for more information.

Spring Academic Semester, 2016

January 4 (M)College Buildings and Offices Open
January 11 (M)Faculty Reports
January 18 (M)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
January 20 (W)Classes Begin
February 2 (T)12th Class Day
February 26 (F)TCCTA Meeting -- Friday day classes will not meet. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
February 29 (M) Classes Resume
March 14-18 (M-F)Spring Break -- College buildings and offices will be closed for the week.
March 21 (M)Classes Resume
March 25 (F)Holiday
March 28 (M)Classes Resume
April 14 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
May 9-12 (M-R)Final Exams
May 12 (R)Semester Ends
May 16 (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 13, 2016 through June 5, 2016. Contact the college for availability and schedules.

An Academic Summer Session for Financial Aid Purposes is May 13, 2016 through August 11, 2016. See Financial Aid for more information.

Summer I (Five Weeks)

May 30 (M)Memorial Day Holiday
June 6 (M)Classes Begin
June 9 (R)4th Class Day
June 30 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
July 4 (M)Fourth of July Holiday
July 5 (T)Classes Resume
July 8 (F)Final Exams/Summer I Ends
July 11 (M)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office

Summer II (Five Weeks)

July 12 (T)Classes Begin
July 15 (F)4th Class Day
August 4 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
August 11 (R)Final Exams/Summer II Ends
August 15 (M)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office

Summer Session (Ten Weeks)

May 30 (M)Memorial Day Holiday
June 6 (M)Classes Begin
June 18 (SAT)12th Class Day
July 4 (M)Fourth of July Holiday
July 5 (T)Classes Resume
July 26 (T)Last Day to Withdraw
August 11 (R)Final Exams/Summer Session Ends
August 15 (M)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office


Calendar Calculations

Fall Semester, 2015

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, 2016

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)

Five-Week Summer I and Five-Week Summer II 2016 (for each session)

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

Ten-Week Summer Semester, 2016

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 the college.


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