2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Academic Calendar (2024-2025)


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FALL SEMESTER
Date Campus Event
August 19-23  JumpStart- Program Orientation Sessions
August 26 Fall Classes Begin
August 28 Last Day to Add First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses
August 30 Last Day to Drop First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses
  Last Day to Complete Fall Semester Test-outs
  Last Day to Add Fall classes*
September 2 Labor Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
September 3 Last Day to Drop 16-Week Courses (No Grade)**
  Fall Semester Tuition and Fees Due
October 4 Last Day to Withdraw from First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses (“W” Grade)***
October 14 Native American Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
October 15 Institutional Effectiveness Day - No Classes/Campus Closed
October 18 First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses End
October 21 Second 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses Begin
October 23 Last Day to Add Second 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses
October 24 Registration for Spring and Summer 2025 Begins
October 25 Last Day to Drop Second 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses
   
November 1 Last Day to Apply for December Diploma/Degree Completion
November 11 Veteran’s Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
November 15 Last Day to Withdraw from August Start Courses (“W” Grade)***
November 27 Last Day to Withdraw from Second 8-Week Courses (“W” Grade)***
November 28-29 Thanksgiving Break- No Classes/Campus Closed
December 13 End of Fall Semester
  December Graduation Ceremony, 5:00 pm (Sioux Falls Convention Center)
December 16-January 10 Winter Break- No Classes/Campus Open
December 24-25   Christmas Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed
December 31-January 1 New Year’s Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed

 

SPRING SEMESTER
Date Event
January 1   New Year’s Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed
January 10 JumpStart Day- Program Orientation Sessions
January 13 Spring Classes Begin
January 15 Last Day to Add First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses
January 17 Last Day to Drop First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses
  Last Day to Complete Spring Semester Test-outs
  Last Day to Add Spring Classes*
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
January 21 Last Day to Drop 16-Week Courses (No Grade)***
  Spring Semester Tuition and Fees Due
February 17 President’s Day- No Classes/Campus Open
February 18 Institutional Effectiveness Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
February 21 Last Day to Withdraw from First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses (“W” Grade)***
March 7 First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses End
March 10-14 Spring Break- No Classes/Campus Open
March 14 Last Day to Apply for Spring/Summer Diploma/Degree Completion
March 17 Second 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses Begin
March 19 Last day to Add Second 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses
March 21 Last Day to Drop Second 8-Week Courses (No Grade)**
March 27 Registration for Fall 2025 Classes Begin
April 11 Last Day to Withdraw from January Start Courses (“W” Grade)***
April 18 Easter Holiday (Good Friday) No Classes/Campus Closed
  Easter Holiday (Easter Monday) No Classes/Campus Open
April 25 Last Day to Withdraw from Second 8-Week Courses (“W” Grade)***
May 9 End of Spring Semester
  Spring/Summer Graduation Ceremony, 5:00pm (Sioux Falls Arena)

 

SUMMER SEMESTER
Date Event
May 19   Summer Classes Begin
May 21 Last Day to Add Summer Classes*
May 23 Last Day to Drop Summer Classes (No Grade)**
May 27 Summer Semester Tuition and Fees Due
May 26 Memorial Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
June 19 Juneteenth- No Classes/Campus Open
July 4 4th of July Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed
July 11 Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Courses (“W” Grade)***
July 25 End of Summer Semester

 Note: These dates are subject to change

 

Add* Students may add a course to their schedule during the first week of the Fall and Spring semesters.
Drop** See refund schedule  for drop dates.
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.