2019-2020 Catalog and Handbook 
    
    Nov 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog and Handbook

Academic Calendar (2019-2020)




FALL SEMESTER

August

19-23 JumpStart- Program Orientation Sessions
23 Last Day to Complete Fall Semester Test-outs
26 Fall Classes Begin
30 Last Day to Add Fall classes*

September

2 Labor Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
6 Last Day to Drop Fall Classes**
10 Fall Semester Tuition and Fees Due

October

4 Last Day to Withdraw from First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses (“W” Grade)***
18 First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses End
21 Second 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses Begin
24 Registration for Spring and Summer 2020 Begins

November

1 Last Day to Apply for December 2019 Diploma/Degree Completion
11 Veteran’s Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
15 Last Day to Withdraw from August Start Courses (“W” Grade)***
27 Last Day to Withdraw from Second 8-Week Courses (“W” Grade)***
28-29 Thanksgiving Break- No classes/Campus Closed 

December

13 End of Fall Semester
  December Graduation Ceremony, 5:00 pm (Sioux Falls Convention Center)
16-January 10 Winter Break- No Classes
24-25 Christmas Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed
31 New Year’s Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed

Spring Semester

January

1 New Year’s Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed
10 JumpStart Day- Program Orientation Sessions 
  Last Day to Complete Spring Semester Test-outs
13 Spring Classes Begin
17 Last Day to Add Spring Classes*
24 Last Day to Drop Spring Classes (No Grade)**
28 Spring Semester Tuition and Fees Due

February

17 President’s Day- No Classes/Campus Open
21 Last Day to Withdraw from First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses (“W” Grade)***

March

6 First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses End
9-13 Spring Break- No Classes/Campus Open
15 Last Day to Apply for Spring/Summer 2020 Diploma/Degree Completion
16 Second 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses Begin
19 Registration for Fall 2020 Classes Begin

April

9 Last Day to Withdraw from January Start Courses (“W” Grade)***
10 Easter Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed
13 Easter Holiday- No Classes/Campus Open
24 Last Day to Withdraw from Second 8-Week Courses (“W” Grade)***

May

8 End of Spring Semester
  Spring/Summer Graduation Ceremony, 5:00pm (Sioux Falls Arena)

Summer Semester

May

18 Summer Classes Begin
20 Last Day to Add Summer Classes*
25 Memorial Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
27 Last Day to Drop Summer Classes (No Grade)**

June

1 Summer Semester Tuition and Fees Due

July

2 Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Courses (“W” Grade)***
3 4th of July Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed
24 End of Summer Semester

 

Add* Students may add a course to their schedule during the first week of the Fall and Spring semesters.
Drop** Students may drop a course during the first two weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters with no tuition charge and no grade. After the drop date, dropped courses are not eligible for a refund.
Withdraw***       Students may withdraw from a course and receive a grade of “W” until the last four weeks of the semester (last two weeks for courses running 8 weeks), without affecting their grade point average.