quinebaug valley community college

Academic Calendars 20 – 21

This calendar is subject to change. Please check back periodically for changes.

Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

August 7          Tuition Due Date
August 25        Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable)
August 25        Senior Citizen Registration Day
August 26        First day of full semester classes
August 26        1st 7-week classes begin (see below for important dates)
September 7   Labor Day – college closed, no classes
September 8   Last day to add a course
September 8   Last day to drop a course and receive a 50% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable)
September 22 Last day to place a course on Audit Status
September 28 Late start classes begin (see below for important dates)
October 12       Columbus Day – college open, classes in session
October 14       2nd 7-week classes begin (see below for important dates)
October 15       Registration for the Winter 2020 and Spring 2020 semesters begin
November   1   Fall 2020 graduation application due date
November 11   Veterans Day Observed – college open, classes in session
November 16   Last day to place a course on Pass/Fail
November 25  College open, no classes
November 26 – 29   Thanksgiving Recess – college closed, no classes
December   7    Last Day of classes
December  7     Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W”
December  8     Reading Day*
December 9-15  Final Exams
December 23     Fall 2020 Application for Credit/No Credit (Pass/Fail) Option opens via myCommNet**

*Please note: Additions to the calendar may be made.
*Reading Days are to be used by students as study days and/or as optional make-up class time at the discretion of faculty members.
**Or until a credential is awarded, whichever date is earlier.

Fall 2020 dates for 7-week and Late Start Classes

1st 7-week term:
Dates of term: Aug. 26 – Oct. 16
Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable): Aug. 25
Last day to add a course: Aug. 25
Last day to drop a course and receive a 50% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable): Sep. 8
Last day to put a course on Audit Status: Sep. 22
Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” or to place a course on Pass/Fail: Sep. 30

2nd 7-week term:
Dates of term: Oct. 14 – Dec. 15
Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable): Oct. 13
Last day to add a course: Oct. 13
Last day to drop a course and receive a 50% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable): Oct. 27
Last day to put a course on Audit Status: Nov. 10
Last day to place a course on Pass/Fail: Nov. 30
Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W”: Dec.7

Late Start:
Dates of term: Sep. 28 – Dec. 15
Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable): Sep. 27
Last day to add a course: Sep. 27
Last day to drop a course and receive a 50% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable): Oct. 11
Last day to put a course on Audit Status: Oct. 25
Last day to place a course on Pass/Fail: Nov. 6
Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W”: Dec. 7

January
1                 New Year’s Day – college closed
3                 Last day to add a course and/or drop a course online and receive a 100% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable)
4                 First day of classes
8                 Last day to elect the Credit/No Credit (Pass/Fail) Option for Fall 2020 courses via myCommNet**
10               Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” or to put a course on Audit or Pass/Fail
15               Last day of classes

**Or until a credential is awarded, whichever date is earlier.

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Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

Spring 2021 Final Exam Schedule

January
Jan. 2: Tuition Due Date
Jan. 8: Last day to elect the Credit/No Credit (Pass/Fail) Option for Fall 2020 courses via myCommNet**
Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – college closed
Jan. 21: Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable)
Jan. 21: In person Senior Citizen Registration Day
Jan. 22: First day of full semester classes
Jan. 22: 1st 7-week classes begin (see below for important dates)
Jan. 29: Last day to add a full semester course

February
Feb. 4: Last day to drop a course and receive a 50% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable)
Feb. 12: -14 Presidents’ Recess – no credit classes
Feb. 15: President’s Day – no classes, college closed
Feb. 18: Last day to place a course on Audit status
Feb. 22: Late Start classes begin (see below for important dates)

March
Mar. 15-21: Spring Recess – no credit classes, college open
Mar. 22: 2nd 7-week classes begin (see below for important dates)

April
Apr. 1: Spring 2021 graduation application due date
Apr. 1: Last day to resolve incompletes from Fall 2020 semester
Apr. 2: Day of Reflection – no classes, college closed
Apr. 9: Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” or to place a course on Pass/Fail

May
May 10: Last Day of classes
May 11-17: Final Exams
May 26: Graduation
May 31: Memorial Day – college closed

*Please note – Additions and/or changes to the calendar may be made.
**Or until a credential is awarded, whichever date is earlier.

Spring 2021 dates for 7-week and Late Start Classes

1st 7-week term:
Dates of term: Jan. 22 – Mar. 14
Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable): Jan. 21
Last day to add a course: Jan. 21
Last day to drop a course and receive a 50% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable): Feb. 4
Last day to put a course on Audit status: Feb. 18
Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” or to place a course on Pass/Fail: Feb. 26

2nd 7-week term:
Dates of term: Mar. 22-May 17
Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable): Mar. 21
Last day to add a course: Mar. 21
Last day to drop a course and receive a 50% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable): Apr. 4
Last day to put a course on Audit status: Apr. 19
Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” or to place a course on Pass/Fail: Apr. 23

Late Start term:
Dates of term: Feb. 22 – May 17
Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable): Feb. 21
Last day to add a course: Feb. 21
Last day to drop a course and receive a 50% tuition refund (fees are non-refundable): Mar. 2
Last day to put a course on Audit status: Mar. 8
Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” or to place a course on Pass/Fail: Apr. 1

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Summer 2021 Academic Calendar

Summer Session I (10 weeks, June 7 – August 13)
June
June 7: Classes begin
June 14: Last day to register/add a class & to drop a class with 100% tuition & fee refund
June 21: Last day to drop a class with 100% tuition & fee refund with late drop fee assessed at $50 per course)
June 24: Last day to change to audit status

July
July 5: Independence Day observed – no classes, college closed

August
August 2: Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W”
August 13: Last day of classes
August 17: Final Grades due by 9:00 am**

Summer Session II (5 weeks, June 7 – July 11)
June
June 7: Classes begin
June 10: Last day to register/add a class & to drop a class with 100% tuition & fee refund
June 14: Last day to drop a class with 100% tuition & fee refund with late drop fee assessed at $50 per course)
June 16: Last day to change to audit status

July
July 5: Independence Day observed – no classes, college closed
July 6: Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W”
July 11: Last day of classes
July 14: Final Grades due by 9:00 am**

Summer Session III (5 weeks, July 12 – August 13)
July
July 12: Classes begin
July 15: Last day to register/add a class & to drop a class with 100% tuition & fee refund
July 19: Last day to drop a class with 100% tuition & fee refund with late drop fee assessed at $50 per course)
July 21: Last day to change to audit status

August
August 9: Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W”
August 13: Last day of classes
August 17: Final Grades due by 9:00 am**

**Please wait at least TWO BUSINESS DAYS after the final grade deadline to request official transcripts**

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Fall 2021 Academic Calendar
Please see the CSCU Common Fall 2021 Calendar for important dates.

August
Aug. 5: Tuition due date
Aug. 25: Senior Citizen Registration Day
Aug. 26: Classes begin (Full semester and 1st 7-week term classes*)

September
Sept. 1: Last day to register/add a class (full semester classes)
Sept. 1: Last to drop a class for 100% tuition and fee refund (full semester classes)
Sept. 6: Labor Day – College closed, no classes
Sept. 16: Last day to drop a class for 100% tuition and fee refund with Late Drop Fee assessed at $50 per course (full semester classes)
Sept. 22: Last day to change to Audit Status (full semester classes)
Sept. 27: Late Start classes begin (10-week late start term*)

October
Oct. 17: Last day of classes for 1st 7-week term
Oct. 18: Classes begin (2nd 7-week term*)
Oct. 19: Reading Day** – No classes (College Open)

November
Nov. 1: Fall 2021 Graduation Application Deadline
Nov. 3: Last day to make-up incompletes from Spring and Summer 2021 terms
Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day – Classes in session
Nov. 12: Last day to withdraw from classes (full semester classes)
Nov. 24: No classes (College Open)
Nov. 25-28: Thanksgiving Recess – No classes, college closed

December
Dec. 8: Last day of classes (Full semester courses, 2nd 7-week term, 10-week term)
Dec. 9-15: Final Exams
Dec. 17: Final grades due by 5:00 pm***

*For 7-Week and 10-Week classes, be sure to review the add/drop/withdrawal deadlines below.*

**Reading days are to be used as study days and/or optional make-up class time. Students shall not be penalized for not attending any activities/classes.**

***Please wait at least TWO BUSINESS DAYS after the final grade deadline to request official transcripts***

Late Start Term (10 weeks):
• Dates of term: September 27 – December 15
• Last day to add/register: October 4
• Last day to drop a class (100% refund tuition & fees): October 4
• Last Day to change to audit status: October 4
• Last day for late drops (100% refund tuition & Fees/$50 per course fee): October 15
• Last day to withdraw from classes: November 22

Half Term I (1st 7 weeks):
• Dates of term: August 26 – October 17
• Last day to add/register: August 30
• Last day to drop a class (100% refund tuition & fees): August 30
• Last Day to change to audit status: August 30
• Last day for late drops (100% refund tuition & Fees/$50 per course fee): September 7
• Last day to withdraw from classes: October 3

Half Term II (2nd 7 weeks):
• Dates of term: October 18 – December 15
• Last day to add/register: October 22
• Last day to drop a class (100% refund tuition & fees): October 22
• Last Day to change to audit status: October 22
• Last day for late drops (100% refund tuition & Fees/$50 per course fee): October 27
• Last day to withdraw from classes: November 29