Academic Calendar

Spring 2015

Winter Term- Classes meet December15 - 19, 22 - 23, January 5 - 9, 2015

Spring Term- Classes begin January 20, end May 14

Friday only classes starting 5 p.m. or after begin January 23.

Saturday only classes begin January 24.

Sunday only classes begin January 25.

*Important changes to registration dates for the 16 week classes

On Campus Registration:

  • Continuing Students- M-F, November 18 - January 14
  • New, former and transfer students- M-F, November 24 - January 14
  • * Drop & Adds only- Thursday - Friday, January 15 - 16
  • Saturday Registration, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, January 10

Online Registration:

  • Continuing Students- November 18 - January 14
  • New, former and transfer students- November 24 - January 14
  • * Drop & Adds only- Thursday, January15 - Sunday, January 18

Beginning Tuesday, January 26, 2015 any student in good standing who does not have any restrictions, blocks or holds on their student record can resume registration activities for flex classes that have not met. Students with a GPA less than 2.0 have additional limitations. For additional information, visit Richland College Advising.

All students with a GPA1 below a 2.0 must have met with a suspension advisor and be registered for their classes by the dates listed below.

  • Students with a GPA below 2.0 with an existing AV block (students that miss this deadline must contact their advisor) No later than Friday, January 2, 2015

  • Students with a GPA below 2.0 with no existing AV block
    No later than Saturday, January 10, 2015

For Winter term classes:

  • For 4-credit classes that begin 12/12/14- Tuesday, December 16
  • For 3-credit classes that begtin 12/15/14- Wednesday, December 17

For sixteen week classes:

  • For sixteen week classes - 12th class day- February 2, 2015

Final Exams: May 11-14

For Winter term classes:

Last day to drop a class without a "W"
  • For 4-credit classes that begin 12/12/14- Tuesday, December 16
  • For 3-credit classes taht begin 12/15/14- Wednesday, December 17
  • Last day to drop a class with a "W"- Monday, January 5

For sixteen week classes:

  • Last day to drop a class without a "W"- Monday, February 2
  • Last day to drop a class with a "W"- Thursday, April 16

* Check your Registration Summary for Friday, Weekend, Flex Terms and Fast Track drop deadlines.

All refunds are processed at the district accounting office and may take up to 30 days to process. To receive a 100% refund you must drop prior to the first day of the semester.

For sixteen week classes withdraw:

  • Before January 20.............................................................. 100% refund
  • January 20 - February 5......................................................70% refund
  • February 6 - 11.................................................................... 25% refund
  • On or After February 12 ......................................................No refund

For flex term, fast track and mini-mester classes:

Students must withdraw PRIOR to the first class day of the semester to receive a 100% refund. If your class does not start on the first day of the semester and end on the last day of the semester, your refund dates will be different than the ones listed above. Please contact the Admissisons Office for the refund schedule.

Campus Closed to Students/Faculty/Staff: All campus buildings will be closed and no wireless access available on:

  • Winter Break* ......... 5 p.m., December 24, 2014 - 6 a.m., January 2, 2015
    (* Offices open at 8 a.m.)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day............................................................ January 19
  • Conference Day*...................................................................... February 19
    (* Day and Evening classes will NOT meet.)
  • Professional Development Day*................................................ February 20
    (* Friday Day classes will NOT meet. Friday Evening, Sat., and Sun. classes WILL meet.)
  • Spring Break ................................................................. March 9 - March 13
  • Spring Holiday...................................................................... April 3 - April 5

May Term 2015- May 18 - June 3 (May 25 Memorial Day Holiday)

Summer Session 1 2015- (Mon. - Thurs., no Fri.) June 8 - July 9

Summer Session 2 2015- (Mon. - Thurs., no Fri.) July 13 - August 13

Spring 2015- Friday, March 6, 2015

Summer 2015- Friday, April 3, 2015*
* for those completing their programs over the summer who plan to participate in the May ceremony

Commencement Ceremony/Graduation - Thursday, May 14, 2015

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