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.

Spring 2018

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Spring 2018 Full 15-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Nov 1 Financial Aid Application Deadline: FAFSA & all required documents due by 4:30 PM.
Nov 6–Jan 7 Registration available via MyNSCC.
Dec 14 1st Purge: Pay Spring ‘18 Fees (including deferred payment). Pay online by 8:00 PM. Purge means classes dropped if fees not paid by this time. Purge excludes balances under $200.
Dec 14–15 Registration Unavailable 12:00 PM, Dec 14–6:00 AM, Dec 15.
Dec 21 2nd Purge** Pay Spring ‘18 Fees (including deferred payment). Pay online by 8:00 PM.
Dec 23–Jan 1 All Campuses Closed. Open Jan 2.
Jan 5 Last Day to Apply Online for Spring ‘18 Admission. Apply in person using paper applications only starting Jan 8.
Jan 7 3rd Purge** Pay Spring ‘18 Fees. Pay online by 8:00 PM.
Jan 8–15 Late Registration with $25 Late Fee. Registration available 6:00 AM–8:00 PM. Purge Nightly** Classes dropped if fees not paid same day student registers. Pay online before 8:00 PM.
Jan 15 Last Day of 100% Refund.
Jan 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: All NSCC Campuses Closed.
Jan 16 Classes Begin
Jan 18 Fee Waivers due by 4:00 PM
Jan 20 Weekend Classes Begin*
Jan 22 Direct Deposit Sign-Up Deadline: Submit form by 4:00 PM to avoid refund delay.
Jan 29 Census Date: Last date to withdraw without “W” appearing on transcript.
Jan 29 Last Day of 75% Refund.
Feb 11 Last Day of 25% Refund.
Mar 5–11 Spring Break: No Classes
Mar 26 Fall 2017 “I” Grades (Incompletes) Change to “F”
Mar 26 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W”
Mar 26 Deadline for Filing Summer 2018 Graduation Intent.
Mar 30–Apr 1 Easter Holiday: No Classes; All NSCC Campuses Closed.
Apr 29 Last Day of Regular Classes
Apr 30–May 4 Final Exams: Regular Classes
May 5–6 Final Exams: Weekend Classes
May 7 Grades Due 4:30 PM
May 8 Commencement

* Weekend Class Notes (14 weekends including final exam)
1st Class – Jan 20
Weekend prior to Spring Break week – will hold classes
Weekend following Spring Break week – will not hold classes
Easter Weekend – will not hold classes
Final Exams – May 5 & 6

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

Spring 2018 First 7-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Nov 6–Jan 7 Registration available via MyNSCC. Pay fees as listed with Full Term.
Jan 8–15 Late Registration with $25 Late Fee. Registration available 6:00 AM–8:00 PM. Classes dropped if fees not paid same day student registers. Pay online before 8:00 PM.
Jan 15 Last Day of 100% Refund.
Jan 16 Classes Begin
Jan 18 Fee Waivers due by 4:30 PM.
Jan 22 Last Day of 75% Refund.
Jan 27 Last Day of 25% Refund.
Jan 29 Census Date
Feb 15 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W”
Mar 4 Classes and Final Exams End.
Mar 5 Grades Due 4:30 PM

Spring 2018 Second 7-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Nov 6–Mar 8 Registration available via MyNSCC.
Mar 9–11 Late Registration with $25 Late Fee.
Mar 11 Last Day of 100% Refund.
Mar 12 Classes Begin
Mar 14 Fee Waivers due by 4:30pm
Mar 18 Last Day of 75% Refund.
Mar 23 Last Day of 25% Refund.
Mar 25 Census Date
Apr 11 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W”
May 6 Classes and Final Exams End.
May 7 Grades Due 4:30 PM

Summer 2018 Full 10-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 2 Financial Aid Application Deadline: FAFSA & all required documents due by 4:30 PM.
Apr 2–May 17 Registration available via MyNSCC.
May 3 First Purge: Pay Summer ‘18 Fees. Pay online by 8pm. Purge means classes dropped if fees not paid by this time. Purge excludes balances under $200.
May 3–4 Registration Unavailable 12:00 PM, May 3–6:00 AM, May 4.
May 10 Second Purge** Pay Summer ‘18 Fees. Pay online by 8:00 PM.
May 13 Third Purge** Pay Summer ‘18 Fees. Pay online by 8:00 PM.
May 14–20 Purge Nightly** Classes dropped if fees not paid same day student registers. Pay online before 8:00 PM.
May 18–20 Late Registration with $25 Late Fee. Registration available 6:00 AM–8:00 PM.
May 20 Last Day of 100% Refund.
May 21 Classes Begin
May 23 Fee Waivers due by 4:00 PM.
May 26 Weekend Classes Begin*
May 27 Last Day of 75% Refund.
May 28 Memorial Day Holiday: All NSCC Campuses Closed.
May 29 Direct Deposit Sign-up Deadline: Submit form by 4:00 PM to avoid refund delay.
June 3 Census Date: Last date to withdraw without “W” appearing on transcript.
June 6 Last Day of 25% Refund.
July 3 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W”
July 3 Deadline to File Fall 2018 Graduation Intent.
July 3 Spring 2018 “I” Grades (Incompletes) Change to “F”
July 4 Independence Day Holiday: All NSCC Campuses Closed.
July 29 Classes and Final Exams End.
July 30 Grades Due 4:30 PM

* Weekend Class Notes
1st Class – May 26
Classes held every weekend
Final Exams – July 28–29

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

Summer 2018 First 5-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 2–May 17 Registration available via MyNSCC. Pay fees as listed with Full Term.
May 18–20 Late Registration with $25 Late Fee. Registration available 6:00 AM–8:00 PM. Classes dropped if fees not paid same day student registers. Pay online before 8:00 PM.
May 20 Last Day of 100% Refund.
May 21 Classes Begin
May 23 Fee Waivers due by 4:30 PM.
May 27 Last Day of 75% Refund.
May 27 Census Date
May 29 Last Day of 25% Refund.
June 11 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W”
June 22 Classes and Final Exams End.
June 25 Grades Due 4:30 PM

Summer 2018 Second 5-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 2–June 21 Registration available via MyNSCC.
June 22 Fee Waivers due by 4:30 PM.
June 22–24 Late Registration with $25 Late Fee.
June 24 Last Day of 100% Refund.
June 25 Classes Begin
July 1 Census Date
July 1 Last Day of 75% Refund.
July 3 Last Day of 25% Refund.
July 4 Independence Day Holiday: All NSCC Campuses Closed.
July 16 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W”
July 29 Classes and Final Exams End.
July 30 Grades Due 4:30 PM

Fall 2018 Full 15-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
July 2 Financial Aid Application Deadline: FAFSA & all required documents due by 4:30 PM.
Apr 2–Aug 19 Registration available via MyNSCC.
July 16 Fall ‘18 Payment Period Begins (including deferred payment).
Aug 9 First Purge: Pay Fall ‘18 Fees (including deferred payment). Pay online by 8:00 PM. Purge means classes dropped if fees not paid by this time. Purge excludes balances under $200.
Aug 9–10 Registration Unavailable 12:00 PM, Aug 9–6:00 AM, Aug 10.
Aug 16 Second Purge** Pay Fall ‘18 Fees (including deferred payment). Pay online by 8:00 PM.
Aug 16 Last Day to Apply Online for Fall ‘18 Admission. Apply in person using paper application only starting Aug 17.
Aug 19 Third Purge** Pay Fall ‘18 Fees. Pay online by 8:00 PM.
Aug 20–26 Late Registration with $25 Late Fee. Registration available 6:00 AM–8:00 PM. Purge Nightly** Classes dropped if fees not paid same day student registers. Pay online before 8:00 PM.
Aug 24 Last Day to Apply for NSCC Admission. Apply before 4:30 PM in person only using paper application.
Aug 26 Last Day of 100% Refund.
Aug 27 Classes Begin
Aug 30 Fee Waivers due by 4:00 PM.
Sept 1 Direct Deposit Sign-Up Deadline: Submit form by 4:00 PM to avoid refund delay.
Sept 1–3 Labor Day Weekend: All NSCC Campuses Closed.
Sept 8 Weekend Classes Begin*
Sept 9 Last Day of 75% Refund.
Sept 9 Census Date: Last date to withdraw without “W” appearing on transcript.
Sept 23 Last Day of 25% Refund.
Oct 15–16 Fall Break: No Classes
Oct 31 Summer 2018 “I” Grades (Incompletes) Change to “F”
Oct 31 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W”
Oct 31 Deadline to File Spring 2019 Graduation Intent.
Nov 2 Last Day to Earn F for Attendance (FA)
Nov 21–25 Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday–Sunday. Wednesday: No Classes; Thursday–Sunday: All NSCC Campuses Closed.
Dec 6 Regular Classes End
Dec 7 No Classes
Dec 10–16 Final Exams
Dec 14 TN eCampus Grades Due
Dec 17 Grades Due 4:30 PM

* Weekend Class Notes (14 weekends including final exam)
1st Class – Sept 8
Labor Day Weekend – will not hold classes
Fall Break Weekend – will hold classes
Thanksgiving Weekend – will not hold classes
Final Exams – Dec 15–16

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

Fall 2018 First 7-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 2–Aug 19 Registration available via MyNSCC. Pay fees as listed with Full Term.
Aug 20–26 Late Registration with $25 Late Fee. Registration available 6:00 AM–8:00 PM. Classes dropped if fees not paid same day student registers. Pay online before 8:00 PM.
Aug 26 Last Day of 100% Refund.
Aug 27 Classes Begin
Aug 30 Fee Waivers due by 4:00 PM.
Sept 2 Last Day of 75% Refund.
Sept 7 Last Day of 25% Refund.
Sept 9 Census Date
Sept 27 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W”
Oct 14 Classes and Final Exams End.
Oct 17 Grades Due 4:30 PM

Fall 2018 Second 7-Week Term

Date(s) Event/Deadline
Apr 2–Oct 11 Registration available via MyNSCC.
Oct 12–16 Late Registration with $25 Late Fee.
Oct 16 Last Day of 100% Refund.
Oct 17 Classes Begin
Oct 18 Fee Waivers due by 4:00 PM
Oct 23 Last Day of 75% Refund.
Oct 29 Last Day of 25% Refund.
Oct 30 Census Date
Nov 16 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W”
Nov 16 Last Day to Earn F for Attendance (FA)
Dec 9 Classes and Final Exams End.
Dec 17 Grades Due 4:30 PM

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