Academic Calendar

  • 2016-2017 Schedule
  • 2017-2018 Schedule

2016-2017 Schedule

Fall Semester 2016 | Winter Semester 2017 | Summer Semester 2017 | Schedule Notes

Fall Semester 2016

Date(s) Activity
June 30, 2016
(Thursday)
Fall 2016 Continuing Education Classes Published Online
August 5, 2016
(Friday)
First Tuition & Fees Payment Due for Incoming & Returning students, including H&D Benefits and full SA fees for all Programs commencing in September 2016
August 17, 2016
(Wednesday)
Registration Opens for Fall 2016 Continuing Education Classes
August 29, 2016
(Monday)
Faculty Return for 2016-17 Academic Year
September 5, 2016
(Monday)
Labour Day – College Closed/No Classes
September 6, 2016
(Tuesday)
Fall Semester Begins – Classes Begin
September 8, 2016
(Thursday)
Final date for submission of replacement grades by Faculty for "INCOMPLETE" grades & Learning Contracts for Spring semester 2016
September 20, 2016
(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 20, 2016
(Tuesday)
Last Day to be Admitted to Programs commencing September 2016
September 20, 2016
(Tuesday)
Fall Semester Transfer Credit (PDF 424KB) & Challenge for Credit (PDF 394KB) Applications Due
September 30, 2016
(Friday)
Last day for Student Opt Out of Health & Dental Benefits
October 5, 2016
(Wednesday)
Winter 2017 Continuing Education Classes Published Online
October 10, 2016
(Monday)
Thanksgiving Day – College Closed/No Classes
November 4, 2016
(Friday)
Last Day to Withdraw from Fall Semester Classes – Final Grade of "Withdrawal not Fail"
November 11, 2016
(Friday)
Remembrance Day – College Closed/No Classes
November 14, 2016
(Monday)
Study/Professional Development Day – College Open/No Classes
November 23, 2016
(Wednesday)
First Tuition & Fees Payment Due including H&D Benefits and SA (If applicable) fees for Programs commencing in January 2017
December 7, 2016
(Wednesday)
Registration Opens for Winter 2017 Continuing Education Classes
December 15, 2016
(Thursday)
Fall Semester Ends
December 19, 2016
(Monday)
Final Day for Faculty Entry of Fall Semester Grades
December 23, 2016 (noon) - January 2, 2017 College Closed/No Classes

Winter Semester 2017

Date(s) Activity
January 2, 2017
(Monday)
College Closed/No Classes (Lieu of New Year's Day)
January 3, 2017
(Tuesday)
College Open – No Classes - Academic Recovery
January 4, 2017
(Wednesday)
Winter Semester Begins – Classes Begin
January 5, 2017
(Thursday)
Spring 2017 Continuing Education Classes Published Online
January 6, 2017
(Friday)
Second Tuition & Fees Payment Due. All Fees for 2016-17 to be paid in full by this date for student to remain active in program
January 18, 2017
(Wednesday)
Final date for submission of replacement grades by Faculty for "INCOMPLETE" grades & Learning Contracts for Fall semester 2016
January 18, 2017
(Wednesday)
Final date for submission of Fall 2016 supplemental evaluations results
January 18, 2017
(Wednesday)
Winter 2017 Semester Transfer Credit (PDF 424KB) & Challenge for Credit (PDF 394KB) Applications Due
January 18, 2017
(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 18, 2017
(Wednesday)
Last Day to be Admitted to Programs commencing January 2017
February 20, 2017
(Monday)
Provincial February Holiday – College Closed/No Classes
March 8, 2017
(Wednesday)
Last Day to Withdraw from Winter Semester Classes – Final Grade of "Withdrawal not Fail"
March 13-17, 2017
(Monday – Friday)
Study Week – College Open/No Classes
April 3, 2017
(Monday)
Registration Opens for Spring 2017 Continuing Education Classes
April 14, 2017
(Friday)
Good Friday – College Closed/No Classes
April 17, 2017
(Monday)
Easter Monday – College Closed/No Classes
April 19, 2017
(Wednesday)
Winter Semester Ends
April 21, 2017
(Friday)
Final Day for Faculty Entry of Winter Semester Grades

Summer Semester 2017

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 24, 2017
(Monday)
5 Week Spring Session Classes Begin
April 24, 2017
(Monday)
Work Experience Placements (5 weeks) begin
April 28, 2017
(Friday)
Last Day to Withdraw from 5 week Spring Session Classes without record of attendance
May 8, 2017
(Monday)
Spring 2017 Semester Transfer Credit (PDF 424KB) & Challenge for Credit (PDF 394KB) Applications Due
May 8, 2017
(Monday)
Final date for submission of Winter 2017 supplemental evaluations results
May 12, 2017
(Friday)
Last day 5 week Class Withdrawal – Final Grade of "Withdrawal not Fail"
May 19, 2017
(Thursday)
Final date for submission of replacement grades by Faculty for "INCOMPLETE" grades & Learning Contracts for Winter semester 2017
May 22, 2017
(Monday)
Victoria Day – College Closed/No Classes
May 26, 2017
(Friday)
5 Week Spring Session Ends
May 26, 2017
(Friday)
Work Experience Placements End
May 31, 2017
(Wednesday)
Final Day for Faculty Entry of 5 Week Spring Session Grades
June 23, 2017
(Friday)
Final date for submission of Spring 2017 supplemental evaluations results

15 Week Summer Semester

Date(s) Activity
April 24, 2017
(Monday)
15 Week Summer Semester Classes begin
May 8, 2017
(Monday)
Last Day to Withdraw from 15 week Summer Semester Classes-95% fee refund (exclusive of non-refundable tuition deposit). After this date no refund of tuition and SA fees.
May 8, 2017
(Monday)
Spring Semester Transfer & Challenge Credit Applications (PDF 424KB) Due
May 8, 2017
(Monday)
Winter 2017 Supplemental evaluations must be completed
May 22, 2017
(Monday)
Victoria Day – College Closed/No Classes
June 23, 2017
(Friday)
Last day 15 week Summer Semester Class Withdrawal – Final Grade of "Withdrawal not Fail"
July 3, 2017 (In lieu of)
(Monday)
Canada Day – College Closed/No Classes
August 4, 2017
(Friday)
15 Week Summer Semester Ends
August 9, 2017
(Wednesday)
Final Day for Faculty Entry of 15 Week Summer Semester Grades
August 7, 2017
(Monday)
Civic Holiday – College Closed/No Classes
September 1, 2017
(Friday)
Summer 2017 Supplemental Evaluations Completed

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.

2017-2018 Schedule

Fall Semester 2017 | Winter Semester 2018 | Summer Semester 2018 | Schedule Notes

Fall Semester 2017

Date(s) Activity
June 29, 2017
(Thursday)
Fall Continuing Education classes published (view only)
August 4, 2017
(Friday)
First tuition & fees payment due for incoming & returning students, including health & dental benefits and full Student Association fees for all programs commencing in September
August 16, 2017
(Wednesday)
Registration opens for fall Continuing Education classes
August 28, 2017
(Monday)
Faculty return for academic year
September 4, 2017
(Monday)
Labour Day – College closed/no classes
September 5, 2017
(Tuesday)
Fall semester begins – classes begin
September 6, 2017
(Wednesday)
Final date for submission of replacement grades by faculty for "incomplete" grades & learning contracts for summer semester
September 19, 2017
(Tuesday)
Last day to withdraw from fall semester classes or program with a 95% fee refund (exclusive of non-refundable tuition deposit). After this date no refunds of tuition and fees for semester.
September 19, 2017
(Tuesday)
Last day to be admitted to programs commencing in September
September 19, 2017
(Tuesday)
Fall semester transfer (PDF 424KB) & challenge credit (PDF 394KB) applications due
September 29, 2017
(Friday)
Last day for student opt out of health & dental benefits
October 5, 2017
(Thursday)
Winter Continuing Education classes published (view only)
October 9, 2017
(Monday)
Thanksgiving Day – College closed/no classes
November 3, 2017
(Friday)
Last day to withdraw from fall semester classes – final grade of "withdrawal not fail"
November 10, 2017
(Friday)
Study/professional development day – College open/no classes
November 13, 2017 (in lieu)
(Monday)
Remembrance Day – College closed/no classes
November 22, 2017
(Wednesday)
First tuition & fees payment due for students, including health & dental benefits and full student association fees for all programs commencing in January
December 8, 2017
(Friday)
Registration opens for winter Continuing Education classes
December 14, 2017
(Thursday)
Fall semester ends
December 18, 2018
(Monday)
Final day for faculty entry of fall semester grades
December 22, 2017 (noon) - January 1, 2018 College closed/no classes
January 17, 2018
(Wednesday)
Final date for submission of replacement grades by faculty for "incomplete" grades & learning contracts for fall semester
January 17, 2018
(Wednesday)
Final date for submission of fall supplemental evaluations results

Winter Semester 2018

Date(s) Activity
January 2, 2018
(Tuesday)
College open – no classes - academic recovery
January 3, 2018
(Wednesday)
Winter semester begins – classes begin
January 4, 2018
(Thursday)
Summer Continuing Education classes published (view only)
January 5, 2018
(Friday)
Second tuition & fees payment due. all fees for academic year to be paid in full by this date to remain in class
January 17, 2018
(Wednesday)
Winter semester transfer (PDF 424KB) & challenge credit (PDF 394KB) applications due
January 17, 2018
(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 fees.
January 17, 2018
(Wednesday)
Last day to be admitted to programs commencing January
February 19, 2018
(Monday)
Nova Scotia Heritage Day - College closed/no classes
March 7, 2018
(Wednesday)
Last day to withdraw from winter semester classes – final grade of "withdrawal not fail"
March 12-16, 2018
(Monday – Friday)
Study Week – College open/no classes
March 30, 2018
(Friday)
Good Friday – College closed/no classes
April 2, 2018
(Monday)
Easter Monday – College closed/no classes
April 3, 2018
(Tuesday)
Registration opens for summer Continuing Education classes
April 20, 2018
(Friday)
Winter semester ends
April 24, 2018
(Tuesday)
Final day for faculty entry of winter semester grades
May 18, 2018
(Friday)
Final date for submission of winter supplemental evaluations results
May 18, 2018
(Friday)
Final date for submission of replacement grades by faculty for "incomplete" grades & learning contracts for winter semester

Summer Semester 2018

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 23, 2018
(Monday)
5 week Spring Session classes begin
April 23, 2018
(Monday)
Work experience placements (5 weeks) begin
April 27, 2018
(Friday)
Last day to withdraw from 5 week Spring Session classes without record of attendance
May 7, 2018
(Monday)
Summer semester transfer (PDF 424KB) & challenge credit (PDF 394KB) applications due
May 11, 2018
(Friday)
Last day 5 week class withdrawal – final grade of "withdrawal not fail"
May 21, 2018
(Monday)
Victoria Day – College closed/no classes
May 25, 2018
(Friday)
5 week Spring Session ends
May 25, 2018
(Friday)
Work experience placements end
May 29, 2018
(Tuesday)
Final day for faculty entry of 5 week Spring Session grades
May 29, 2018
(Tuesdsay)
Final day for grade entry of all requirements for eligibility to graduate at convocation
June 3-16, 2018 NSCC convocations
June 22, 2018
(Friday)
Final date for submission of Spring Session supplemental evaluations results

15 Week Summer Semester

Date(s) Activity
April 23, 2018
(Monday)
15 Week summer semester classes begins
May 7, 2018
(Monday)
Last day to withdraw from 15-week summer semester class-95% fee refund (exclusive of non-refundable tuition deposit). After this date no refund of tuition and fees.
May 7, 2018
(Monday)
Summer semester transfer & challenge credit (PDF 424KB) applications due
May 21, 2018
(Monday)
Victoria Day – College closed/no classes
June 22, 2018
(Friday)
Last day 15 week summer semester class withdrawal – final grade of "withdrawal not fail"
July 2, 2018 (In lieu of)
(Monday)
Canada Day – College closed/no classes
August 3, 2018
(Friday)
15 week summer semester ends
August 6, 2018
(Monday)
Civic holiday – college closed/no classes
August 8, 2018
(Wednesday)
Final day for faculty entry of 15 week summer semester grades
September 4, 2018
(Tuesday)
Summer supplemental evaluations completed

Schedule Notes

  • This academic schedule covers programs that are traditionally scheduled over the academic year with start and end dates that match the semesters. 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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