2016 - 2017 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Academic Calendar for 2016 - 2017


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.

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 12, 2016 through December 15, 2016.

See Financial Aid for more information.

Fall Academic Semester, 2016

August 22 (M)Faculty Reports
August 26 (F)District Conference Day
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
December 27-28 (T-W)eCampus Maintenance Time

A mini-mester may be scheduled during December 16, 2016 through January 8, 2017. Contact the college for availability and schedules.


An Academic Spring Session for Financial Aid Purposes is December 16, 2016 through May 11, 2017.

See Financial Aid for more information.

Spring Academic Semester, 2017

January 3 (T)College Buildings and Offices Open -- staff and administrators return to work.
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
February 23 (R)TCCTA Faculty mtgs./Regular work day for employees. Day and evening classes will not meet.
February 24 (F)TCCTA/Professional Development Day -- Faculty only. Regular work day for staff and administrators. Friday day classes will not meet. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
February 27 (M) Classes Resume
March 13-17 (M-F)Spring Break -- College buildings and offices will be closed for the week.
March 20 (M)Classes Resume
April 12 (W)Last Day to Withdraw
April 14 (F)Holiday
April 17 (M)Classes Resume
May 4 (R)Classes will meet-day and evening.
May 5 (F)Last class day for spring.
May 8-11 (M-R)Final Exams
May 11 (R)Semester Ends
May 15 (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 12, 2017 through June 4, 2017. Contact the college for availability and schedules.

An Academic Summer Session for Financial Aid Purposes is May 12, 2017 through August 10, 2017.

See Financial Aid for more information.

Summer Academic Semester, 2017

Summer I
(Summer I includes classes meeting on the following Friday -- July 7 as class day.)

May 29 (M)Memorial Day Holiday
June 5 (M)Classes Begin
June 8 (R)4th Class Day
June 29 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
July 4 (T)Fourth of July Holiday
July 5 (W)Classes Resume
July 7 (F)Final Exams/Summer I Ends
July 10 (M)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 Friday -- July 14 as class day.)

July 11 (T)Classes Begin
July 14 (F)4th Class Day
August 3 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
August 10 (R)Final Exams/Summer II Ends
August 14 (M)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office

Summer Session
(Ten Weeks include classes meeting on the following Fridays -- July 7 and July 14 as class days.)

May 29 (M)Memorial Day Holiday
June 5 (M)Classes Begin
June 17 (S)12th Class Day
July 4 (T)Fourth of July Holiday
July 5 (W)Classes Resume
July 25 (T)Last Day to Withdraw
August 10 (R)Final Exams/Summer Session Ten Weeks Ends
August 14 (M)Last Day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office


Calendar Calculations

Fall Semester, 2016

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, 2017

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 2017 (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, 2017

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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