Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

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Dates are important to the success of any student. Below you can find all the important academic dates for the fall, spring and summer semesters. Find TN eCampus calendar dates here.

Download a printable PDF of the 2019-20 Academic Calendar here.

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Fall 2019 Full 15-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 1–Aug 18 Registration available via MyNSCC.
Aug 8 First Purge** Pay Fall '19 fees by 8:00 PM
Aug 14 All NSCC Campuses Closed for Faculty/Staff Convocation: No Business Operations or Student Services Available.
Aug 15 Second Purge** Pay Fall '19 Fees by 8:00 PM
Aug 16 Last Day to Apply for Fall ‘19 Admission.
Aug 18 Third Purge** Pay Fall '19 Fees by 8:00 PM
Aug 19–25 Late Registration. Registration available 6:00 AM–8:00 PM. (Fee waivers must be turned in by August 30)
Aug 19–25 Nightly Purge** Pay Fall '19 Fees by 8:00 PM
Aug 23 Deadline to File Fall 2019 Change of Major Form to Records by 4:30 PM.
Aug 25 Last day of 100% Refund
Aug 26 Regular Classes Begin
Aug 30 Fee Waivers due by 4 PM
Aug 31–Sept 2 Labor Day Weekend: All NSCC Campuses Closed.
Sept 7 Weekend Classes Begin*
Sept 8 Census Date: Last date to withdraw without “W” appearing on transcript.
Sept 8 Last Day of 75% Refund
Sept 22 Last Day of 25% Refund
Oct 14–15 Fall Break: No Classes
Nov 1 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W”
Nov 1 Last Day to Earn F for Attendance (FA)
Nov 1 Summer 2019 “I” Grades (Incompletes) Change to “F”
Nov 1 Deadline to File Spring 2020 Graduation Intent.
Nov 8 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W" for 10-week class
Nov 8 Last Day to Earn F for Attendance for 10-week class
Nov 27–Dec 1 Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday–Sunday. Wednesday: No Classes; Thursday–Sunday: All NSCC Campuses Closed.
Dec 6 No Classes
Dec 7 Last Day of Classes
Dec 9–13 Final Exam Period
Dec 13 TN eCampus Grades Due by Noon
Dec 14 Weekend Classes Finals
Dec 16 Grades Due 4:30 PM

* Weekend Class Notes (14 weekends including final exam)
1st Class – Sept 7
Labor Day Weekend – will not hold classes
Fall Break Weekend – will hold classes
Thanksgiving Weekend – will not hold classes
Final Exams – Dec 14–15

** Purge means classes dropped if fees not paid by this time. Excludes balances under $200.

Fall 2019 First 7-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 1–Aug 18 Registration available via MyNSCC. Pay fees as listed with Full Term.
Aug 19–25 Late Registration. Registration available 6:00 AM–8:00 PM. (Fee waivers must be turned in by Friday, September 6)
Aug 25 Last day of 100% refund
Aug 26 Classes Begin
Aug 30 Fee waivers due by 4 PM
Sept 1 Last Day of 75% Refund
Sept 6 Last Day of 25% Refund
Sept 8 Census Date: Last Day to Withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript.
Sept 27 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W”
Sept 27 Last Day to Earn F for Attendance (FA)
Oct 11 Classes and Final Exams End.
Oct 16 Grades Due 4:30 PM

Fall 2019 Late Start 10-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Sept 22 Last Day of 100% Refund
Sept 30 Last Day of 75% Refund
Oct 14 Last Day of 25% Refund

Fall 2019 Second 7-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 1–Oct 10 Registration available via MyNSCC.
Oct 4 Last Day to Apply for 2nd Term Fall '19 Admission
Oct 11–15 Late Registration. (Fee waivers must be turned in by Friday, October 18).
Oct 15 Last Day of 100% Refund
Oct 16 Classes Begin
Oct 22 Census Date: Last day to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript.
Oct 22 Last Day of 75% Refund
Oct 28 Last Day of 25% Refund
Nov 15 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W”
Nov 15 Last Day to Earn F for Attendance (FA)
Dec 6 Classes and Final Exams End.
Dec 16 Grades Due 4:30 PM

Spring 2020 Full 15-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Nov 4 – Jan 12 Registration Period
Jan 8 First Purge**
Jan 10 Last Day to Apply for Spring 2020 Admission
Jan 13-20 Late Registration Period (Fee waivers must be turned in by Friday, January 18)
Jan 15 Second Purge**
Jan 17 Last Day to Change Major for Spring 2020
Jan 20 Martin Luther King Day (College closed)
Jan 20-24 Nightly Purge**
Jan 21 Regular Classes Begin
Jan 24 Fee waivers due by 4:00pm
Jan 25 Weekend Classes Begin*
Feb 3 Census Date (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Feb 14 10-week Class Start Date
Feb 27 Census Date for 10-week classes (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Mar 9-15 Spring Break (No classes)
Mar 27 Last Day to Earn FA for Attendance
Mar 27 Fall 2019 "I" Grades (Incompletes) Change to "F"
Mar 27 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W"
Mar 27 Deadline to File Summer 2020 Graduation Intent
Apr 3 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W" for 10-week Class
Apr 3 Last Day to Earn FA for Attendance for 10-week Class
Apr 10-12 Administrative Closing (Colleges Closed)
May 2 Last Day of Classes
May 4-8 Final Examination Period
May 8 TN eCampus Grades Due by Noon
May 9 Weekend Classes Finals
May 11 Grades Due by 4:30pm
May 12 Commencement

*Weekend Class Notes (14 weekends including final exam)
1st Class – January 25
Weekend PRIOR to Spring Break – WILL hold classes
Weekend FOLLOWING Spring Break – Will NOT Hold Classes
Easter Weekend – Will Not Hold Classes
Final Exams – May 9

**Purge means classes dropped if fees not paid by this time. Excludes balances under $200.

Spring 2020 First 7-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Nov 4 – Jan 12 Registration Period
Jan 13-20 Late Registration Period (Fee waivers must be turned in by Friday, January 24)
Jan 21 Regular Classes Begin
Jan 24 Fee Waivers Due by 4:00pm
Feb 3 Census Date (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Feb 21 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W"
Feb 21 Last Day to Earn FA for Attendance
Mar 6 Regular Classes and Final Examinations End
Mar 11 Grades Due by 4:30pm

Spring 2020 Second 7-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Nov 5 – Mar 7 Registration Period
Mar 6 Last Day to Apply for 2nd Term Spring 2020
Mar 13-15 Late Registration Period (Fee waivers must be turned in by Friday, March 20)
Mar 16 Classes Begin
Mar 20 Fee Waivers Due by 4:00pm
Mar 29 Census Date (Last date to withdraw without "W' appearing on transcript)
Apr 17 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W"
Apr 17 Last Day to Earn FA for Attendance
May 8 Regular Classes and Final Examinations End
May 11 Grades Due by 4:30pm

Summer 2020 Full 10-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 6 – May 21 Registration Period
May 7 First Purge**
May 14 Second Purge**
May 15 Last Day to Apply for Summer 2020 Admission
May 21 Third Purge**
May 22-25 Late Registration Period (Fee waivers must be turned in on Friday, May 29)
May 22-25 Nightly Purge**
May 22 Last Day to Change Major for Summer 2020
May 26 Regular Classes Begin
May 29 Fee waivers due by 4pm
Jun 8 Census Date (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Jul 3-5 Independence Day Holiday (College Closed - No Classes)
Jul 10 Spring 2020 "I" Grades (Incompletes) Change to "F"
July 10 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W"
July 10 Last Day to Earn FA for Attendance
July 10 Deadline to File Summer 2020 Graduation Intent
July 31 Regular Classes and Final Examinations End
Aug 3 Grades Due by 4:30pm

**Purge means classes dropped if fees not paid by this time. Excludes balances under $200.

Summer 2020 First 5-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 6 – May 21 Registration Period
May 22-25 Late Registration Period (Fee waivers must be turned in on Friday, May 29)
May 26 Classes Begin
Jun 1 Census Date (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Jun 12 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W"
Jun 12 Last Day to Earn FA for Attendance
Jun 26 Classes and Final Exams End
June 29 Grades Due by 4:30pm

Summer 2020 Second 5-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 6 – Jun 25 Registration Period
Jun 19 Last Day to Apply for 2nd Term Summer 2020 Admission
Jun 26-28 Late Registration Period (Fee waivers must be turned in on Friday, July 3)
Jun 29 Regular Classes Begin
Jul 5 Census Date (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Jul 17 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W"
Jul 17 Last Day to Earn FA for Attendance
Jul 31 Regular Classes and Final Examinations
Aug 3 Grades Due by 4:30pm

Fall 2020 Full 15-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 6 – Aug 16 Registration Period
Aug 12 Convocation (Campus offices closed)
Aug 14 Last Day to Apply for Fall 2020 Admission
Aug 17-23 Late Registration Period (Fee waivers must be turned in by August 28)
Aug 21 Last Day to Change Major for Fall 2020
Aug 24 Regular Classes Begin
Aug 29 Weekend Classes Begin*
Sep 5-7 Labor Day Holiday (College closed)
Sep 6 Census Date (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Sep 21 10-Week Class Start Date
Oct 4 Census Date for 10-Week (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Oct 12-13 Fall Break (No classes)
Oct 30 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W"
Oct 30 Last Day to Earn "F" for Attendance ("FA")
Oct 30 Summer 2020 "I" Grades (Incompletes) Change to "F"
Oct 30 Deadline for Filing Spring 2021 Graduation Intent
Nov 6 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W" for 10-Week Class
Nov 6 Last Day to Earn "F" for Attendance ("FA") for 10-Week Class
Nov 25-29 Thanksgiving Holiday (Wednesday: No Classes; Thursday-Sunday: College Closed)
Dec 4 No Classes
Dec 5 Last Day of Regular Classes
Dec 7-11 Final Exam Period
Dec 11 TN eCampus Grades Due by Noon
Dec 12 Weekend Classes Finals*
Dec 14 Grades Due by 4:30pm

* Weekend Class Notes (14 Weekends Including Final Exam)
1st Class – Aug 29
Labor Day Weekend: will not hold classes
Fall Break Weekend: will hold classes
Thanksgiving Weekend: will not hold classes
Final Exams: Dec 12

Fall 2020 First 7-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 6 – Aug 16 Registration Period
Aug 17-23 Late Registration Period (Fee waivers must be turned in by August 28)
Aug 24 Regular Classes Begin
Sep 6 Census Date (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Sep 25 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W"
Sep 25 Last Day to Earn "F" for Attendance ("FA")
Oct 9 Regular Classes and Final Examinations End
Oct 14 Grades Due by 4:30pm

Fall 2020 Second 7-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 6 – Oct 8 Registration Period
Oct 2 Last Day to Apply for Second Term Fall 2020 Admission
Oct 9-13 Late Registration Period (Fee waivers must be turned in by October 16)
Oct 14 Regular Classes Begin
Oct 20 Census Date (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Nov 13 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W"
Nov 13 Last Day to Earn "F" for Attendance ("FA")
Dec 4 Regular Classes and Final Examinations End
Dec 14 Grades Due by 4:30pm

Spring 2021 Full 15-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Nov 2 – Jan 10 Registration Period
Jan 8 Last Day to Apply for Spring 2021 Admission
Jan 11-18 Late Registration Period (Fee waivers must be turned in by Jan 22)
Jan 15 Last Day to Change Major for Spring 2021
Jan 18 Martin Luther King Day (College closed)
Jan 19 Regular Classes Begin
Jan 23 Weekend Classes Begin*
Feb 1 Census Date (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Feb 12 10-Week Class Start Date
Feb 25 Census Date for 10-Week Classes (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Mar 8-14 Spring Break (No classes)
Mar 26 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W"
Mar 26 Last Day to Earn F for Attendance (FA)
Mar 26 Fall 2020 "I" Grades (Incompletes) Change to "F"
Mar 26 Deadline for Filing Summer 2021 Graduation Intent
Apr 2 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W" for 10-Week Class
Apr 2 Last Day to Earn "F" for Attendance (FA) for 10-Week Class
Apr 2-4 Administrative Closing (College closed)
May 1 Last Day of Regular Classes
May 3-7 Final Examination Period
May 7 TN eCampus Grades Due by 4:30pm
May 8 Weekend Class Finals*
May 10 Grades Due by 4:30pm
May 11 Commencement

* Weekend Class Notes (14 Weeks Including Final Exams)
1st Class: Jan 23
Weekend Prior Spring Break Week: will hold classes
Weekend Following Spring Break Week: will not hold classes
Easter Weekend: will not hold classes
Final Exams: May 8

Spring 2021 First 7-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Nov 2 – Jan 10 Registration Period
Jan 11-18 Late Registration Fee (Fee waivers must be turned in by Jan 22)
Jan 19 Regular Classes Begin
Feb 1 Census Date (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Feb 19 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W"
Feb 19 Last Day to Earn "F" for Attendance ("FA")
Mar 5 Regular Classes and Final Examinations End
Mar 10 Grades due by 4:30pm

Spring 2021 Second 7-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Nov 2 - Mar 11 Registration Period
Mar 5 Last Day to Apply for Second Term Spring 2021 Admission
Mar 12-14 Late Registration Period (Fee waivers must be turned in by Mar 19)
Mar 15 Regular Classes Begin
Mar 28 Census Date (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Apr 16 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W"
Apr 16 Last Day to Earn "F" for Attendance ("FA")
May 7 Regular Classes and Final Examinations End
May 10 Grades Due by 4:30pm

Summer 2021 Full 10-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 5 – May 20 Registration Period
May 14 Last Day to Apply for Summer 2021 Admission
May 21-23 Late Registration Period (Fee waivers must be turned in by May 28)
May 21 Last Day to Change major for Summer 2021
May 24 Regular Classes Begin
Jun 6 Census Date (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Jul 3-5 Independence Day Holiday (College closed – No classes)
Jul 9 Spring 2021 "I" Grades (Incompletes) Change to "F"
Jul 9 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W"
Jul 9 Last Day to Earn "F" for Attendance ("FA")
Jul 9 Deadline for Filing Summer 2021
Jul 30 Regular Classes and Final Examinations End
Aug 2 Grades Due by 4:30pm

Summer 2021 First 5-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 5 – May 20 Registration Period
May 21-23 Late Registration Period (Fee waivers must be turned in by May 28)
May 24 Regular Classes Begin
May 30 Census Date (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Jun 11 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W"
Jun 11 Last Day to Earn "F" for Attendance ("FA")
Jun 25 Regular Classes and Final Examinations End
Jun 28 Grades Due by 4:30pm

Summer 2021 Second 5-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 5 – Jun 24 Registration Period
Jun 18 Last Day to Apply for Second Term Summer 2021 Admission
Jun 25-27 Late Registration Period (Fee waivers must be turned in by July 2)
Jun 28 Regular Classes Begin
Jul 4 Census Date (Last date to withdraw without "W" appearing on transcript)
Jul 16 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W"
Jul 16 Last Day to Earn "F" for Attendance ("FA")
Jul 30 Regular Classes and Final Examinations End
Aug 2 Grades Due by 4:30pm

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