2016 - 2017 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Academic Calendar for 2017 - 2018


This is the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar although it is featured in the 2016-2017 catalog. The 2017-2018 Online Catalog will be published on April 4, 2017. At that time, the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar will be removed from the 2016-2017 catalog.

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 11, 2017 through December 7, 2017.

See Financial Aid for more information.

Fall Academic Semester, 2017

August 14 (M)Faculty Reports
August 18 (F)District Conference Day
August 21 (M)Classes Begin
September 2 (S)12th Class Day
September 4 (M)Labor Day Holiday
November 9 (R)Last Day to Withdraw
November 23 (R)Thanksgiving Holidays Begin
November 27 (M)Classes Resume
December 4-7 (M-R)Final Exams
December 7 (R)Semester Ends
December 11 (M)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office
December 22 (F)College buildings and offices will be closed for the holidays at end of workday.
December 26-27 (T-W)eCampus Maintenance Time

A mini-mester may be scheduled during December 8, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Contact the college for availability and schedules.


An Academic Spring Session for Financial Aid Purposes is December 8, 2017 through May 10, 2018.

See Financial Aid for more information.

Spring Academic Semester, 2018

January 2 (T)College buildings and offices open -- staff and administrators return to work.
January 8 (M)Faculty Reports
January 15 (M)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
January 16 (T)Classes Begin
January 29 (M)12th Class Day
March 1-2 (R-F)TCCTA/Professional Development Days for Faculty -- Regular work days for staff and administrators. Thursday classes and 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 and offices will be closed for the week.
March 19 (M)Classes Resume
March 30 (F)Holiday
April 2 (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.

A mini-mester may be scheduled during May 11, 2018 through June 4, 2018. Contact the college for availability and schedules.

An Academic Summer Session for Financial Aid Purposes is May 11, 2018 through August 8, 2018.

See Financial Aid for more information.

Summer Academic Semester, 2018

Summer I
(Summer I includes classes meeting on the following Fridays -- June 8 and July 6 as class days.)

May 28 (M)Memorial Day Holiday
June 5 (T)Classes Begin
June 8 (F)4th Class Day
June 27 (W)Last Day to Withdraw
July 4 (W)Fourth of July Holiday
July 5 (R)Classes Resume
July 6 (F)Final Exams/Summer I Ends
July 9 (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 Fridays -- July 13 and July 20 as class days.)

July 10 (T)Classes Begin
July 13 (F)4th Class Day
July 31 (T)Last Day to Withdraw
August 8 (W)Final Exams/Summer II Ends
August 11 (S)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 -- June 8, July 6, July 13, and July 20 as class days.)

May 28 (M)Memorial Day Holiday
June 5 (T)Classes Begin
June 21 (R)12th Class Day
July 4 (W)Fourth of July Holiday
July 5 (R)Classes Resume
July 23 (M)Last Day to Withdraw
August 8 (W)Final Exams/Summer Session Ten Weeks Ends
August 11 (S)Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar's Office


Calendar Calculations

Fall Semester, 2017

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, 2018

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 2018 (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, 2018

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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