2015-2016 Academic Schedule

Fall Semester 2015 | Winter Semester 2016 | Summer Semester 2016 | Schedule Notes

Fall Semester 2015 [Semester #1158]

Date(s) Activity
August 7, 2015
(Friday)
First Tuition & Fees Payment Due for Incoming & Returning, including H&D Benefits and full SA fees for all Programs commencing in September 2015
August 10, 2015
(Monday)
Registration for Fall 2015 Part-time Studies/Online classes Begins
August 31, 2015
(Monday)
Faculty Return for 2015-16 Academic Year
September 7, 2015
(Monday)
Labour Day – College Closed/No Classes
September 8, 2015
(Tuesday)
Fall Semester Begins – Classes Begin
September 22, 2015
(Tuesday)
Last Day to Withdraw from Fall Semester Classes or Program 95% fee refund (exclusive of non-refundable tuition deposit). After this date no refund of tuition and SA fees for semester.
September 22, 2015
(Tuesday)
Last Day to be Admitted to Programs commencing September 2015
September 22, 2015
(Tuesday)
Fall Semester Transfer & Challenge Credit Applications Due
September 30, 2015
(Wednesday)
Last day for Student Opt Out of Health & Dental Benefits
October 12, 2015
(Monday)
Thanksgiving Day – College Closed/No Classes
November 6, 2015
(Friday)
Last Day to Withdraw from Fall Semester Classes – Final Grade of "Withdrawal not Fail"
November 11, 2015
(Wednesday)
Remembrance Day – College Closed/No Classes
November 12, 2015
(Thursday)
Study/Professional Development Day – College Open/No Classes
November 13, 2015
(Friday)
College Open – Classes as Normal
November 26, 2015
(Wednesday)
First Tuition & Fees Payment Due including H&D Benefits and SA (If applicable) fees for Programs commencing in January 2016
December 1, 2015
(Tuesday)
Registration for Winter 2016 Part-time Studies/Online classes Begins
December 16, 2015
(Wednesday)
Fall Semester Ends
December 18, 2015
(Friday)
Final Day for Faculty Entry of Fall Semester Grades
December 24, 2015 (noon) – January 1, 2016 College Closed/No Classes

Winter Semester 2016 [Semester #1161]

Date(s) Activity
January 1, 2016
(Friday)
New Year's Day – College Closed/No Classes
January 4, 2016
(Monday)
College Open – No Classes - Academic Recovery
January 5, 2016
(Tuesday)
College Open – No Classes - Academic Recovery
January 6, 2016
(Wednesday)
Winter Semester Begins – Classes Begin
January 8, 2016
(Friday)
Second Tuition & Fees Payment Due. All Fees for 2015-16 to be paid in full by this date for student to remain in class.
January 20, 2016
(Wednesday)
Fall 2015 Supplemental evaluations must be completed
January 20, 2016
(Wednesday)
Winter 2016 Semester Transfer & Challenge Credit Applications Due
January 20, 2016
(Wednesday)
Last Day to Withdraw from Winter Semester Classes 95% fee refund (exclusive of non-refundable tuition deposit). After this date no refund of tuition and SA fees.
January 20, 2016
(Wednesday)
Last Day to be Admitted to Programs commencing January 2016
February 15, 2016
(Monday)
Provincial February Holiday – College Closed/No Classes
March 9, 2016
(Wednesday)
Last Day to Withdraw from Winter Semester Classes – Final Grade of "Withdrawal not Fail"
March 14-18, 2016
(Monday – Friday)
Study Week – College Open/No Classes
March 25, 2016
(Friday)
Good Friday – College Closed/No Classes
March 28, 2016
(Monday)
Easter Monday – College Closed/No Classes
April 1, 2016
(Friday)
Registration for Spring 2016 Part-time Studies/Online classes Begins
April 19, 2016
(Tuesday)
Winter Semester Ends
April 22, 2016
(Friday)
Final Day for Faculty Entry of Winter Semester Grades

Summer Semester 2016 [Semester #1165]

NSCC runs two Sessions in the Summer Semester: one, a five week session and the other, a fifteen week session that runs the duration of the summer semester. Both commence on the same day, but for other significant deadline dates different timelines apply. For further inquiries, please contact your campus.

5 Week Spring Session

Date(s) Activity
April 25, 2016
(Monday)
5 Week Spring Session Classes Begin
Work Experience Placements (5 weeks) begin
April 29, 2016
(Friday)
Last Day to Withdraw from 5 week Spring Session Classes without record of attendance
May 9, 2016
(Monday)
Spring 2016 Semester Transfer & Challenge Credit Applications Due
May 9, 2016
(Monday)
Winter 2016 Supplemental evaluations must be completed
May 13, 2016
(Friday)
Last day 5 week Class Withdrawal – Final Grade of "Withdrawal not Fail"
May 23, 2016
(Monday)
Victoria Day – College Closed/No Classes
May 27, 2016
(Friday)
5 Week Spring Session Ends
Work Experience Placements End
May 31, 2016
(Tuesday)
Final Day for Faculty Entry of 5 Week Spring Session Grades
June 10, 2016
(Friday)
Spring 2016 Supplemental Evaluations Completed

15 Week Summer Semester

Date(s) Activity
April 25, 2016
(Monday)
15 Week Summer Semester Classes begin
May 9, 2016
(Monday)
Last Day to Withdraw from 15 week Summer Semester Classs-95% fee refund (exclusive of non-refundable tuition deposit). After this date no refund of tuition and SA fees.
May 9, 2016
(Monday)
Winter Semester Transfer & Challenge Credit Applications Due
May 9, 2016
(Monday)
Spring Session/Summer Semester Transfer & Challenge Credit Applications Due
May 23, 2016
(Monday)
Victoria Day – College Closed/No Classes
June 24, 2016
(Friday)
Last day 15 week Summer Semester Class Withdrawal – Final Grade of "Withdrawal not Fail"
July 1, 2016
(Friday)
Canada Day – College Closed/No Classes
August 1, 2016
(Monday)
Civic Holiday – College Closed/No Classes
August 5, 2016
(Friday)
15 Week Summer Semester Ends
August 10, 2016
(Wednesday)
Final Day for Faculty Entry of 15 Week Summer Semester Grades

Schedule Notes

  • This Academic Schedule covers programs that are traditionally scheduled over the academic year. For further information on dates and how deadlines apply in programs not governed by this academic schedule, please contact your campus. For example, exceptions could include Apprenticeship, Customized Training, and Part-time Studies/Online classes.
  • All statutory holiday dates apply to all students.
  • Each semester runs 15 weeks.
  • Entry to NSCC's Adult Learning Program leading to the Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults is on a continuous intake basis. The length of this Program varies depending on the class selection and student progress. All statutory holiday dates and breaks apply to all students.

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