2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Academic Calendar (2020-2021)




FALL SEMESTER
Date Event
August 17-21   JumpStart- Program Orientation Sessions
August 24 Fall Classes Begin
August 28 Last Day to Complete Fall Semester Test-outs
  Last Day to Add Fall classes*
September 4 Last Day to Drop Fall Classes**
  Fall Semester Tuition and Fees Due
September 7 Labor Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
September 21-30 Advising Days- Students meet with Academic Advisors
October 1-16 Advising Days- Students meet with Academic Advisors
October 2 Last Day to Withdraw from First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses (“W” Grade)***
October 12 Native American Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
October 16 First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses End
October 19 Second 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses Begin
October 22 Registration for Spring and Summer 2020 Begins
November 1 Last Day to Apply for December 2020 Diploma/Degree Completion
November 11 Veteran’s Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
November 13 Last Day to Withdraw from August Start Courses (“W” Grade)***
November 25 Last Day to Withdraw from Second 8-Week Courses (“W” Grade)***
November 26-27 Thanksgiving Break- No Classes/Campus Closed
December 11 End of Fall Semester
  December Graduation Ceremony, 5:00 pm (Sioux Falls Convention Center)
December 14-January 10 Winter Break- No Classes
December 24-25   Christmas Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed
December 31 New Year’s Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed

 

SPRING SEMESTER
Date Event
January 1   New Year’s Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed
January 7-8 JumpStart Day- Program Orientation Sessions
January 11 Spring Classes Begin
January 15 Last Day to Complete Spring Semester Test-outs
  Last Day to Add Spring Classes*
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
January 22 Last Day to Drop Spring Classes (No Grade)**
  Spring Semester Tuition and Fees Due
February 8-26 Advising Days- Students meet with Academic Advisors
February 15 President’s Day- No Classes/Campus Open
February 19 Last Day to Withdraw from First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses (“W” Grade)***
March 1-5 Advising Days- Students meet with Academic Advisors
March 5 First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses End
March 8-12 Spring Break- No Classes/Campus Open
March 14 Last Day to Apply for Spring/Summer 2021 Diploma/Degree Completion
March 15 Second 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses Begin
March 18 Registration for Fall 2021 Classes Begin
April 2 Easter Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed
April 9 Last Day to Withdraw from January Start Courses (“W” Grade)***
April 23 Last Day to Withdraw from Second 8-Week Courses (“W” Grade)***
May 7 End of Spring Semester
  Spring/Summer Graduation Ceremony, 5:00pm (Sioux Falls Arena)

 

SUMMER SEMESTER
Date Event
May 17   Summer Classes Begin
May 21 Last Day to Add Summer Classes*
May 28 Last Day to Drop Summer Classes (No Grade)**
  Summer Semester Tuition and Fees Due
May 31 Memorial Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
July 1 Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Courses (“W” Grade)***
July 5 4th of July Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed
July 23 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.