Academic Calendar

Fall 2014

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Classes begin August 25, end December 11

Friday only classes starting 5 p.m. or after begin August 29.

Saturday only classes begin August 30 (Some begin September 6)

On Campus Registration:

Continuing Students, M-F, June 10 - August 20
New, former and transfer students, M-F, June 16 - August 20
* Drop & Adds only, Thursday - Friday, August 21 - 22
Saturday Registration, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, August 16

Online Registration:

Continuing Students, June 10 - August 20
New, former and transfer students, June 16 - August 20
* Drop & Adds only, Thursday, August 21 - Sun., August 24

Beginning Monday, August 25, 2014 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, go to http://www.richlandcollege.edu/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, August 1, 2014

  • Students with a GPA below 2.0 with no existing AV block No later than Friday, August 15, 2014

12th class day, Monday, September 8

For sixteen week classes:

  • Last day to drop a class without a “W” - Monday, September 8*
  • Last day to drop a class with a “W” - Thursday, November 13

* 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 before the first day of the semester.

For sixteen week classes withdraw:

  • Before August 25 - 100% refund
  • August 25 - September 11 - 70% refund
  • September 12 - September 17 - 25% refund
  • On or After September 18 - 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.

Final Exams: Dec. 8- 11

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

  • Labor Day Holiday - September 1
  • Thanksgiving Holiday - Nov. 27, 28, 29, and 30
  • Winter Break - Dec. 24, 2014 at 5 p.m. - Jan. 1, 2015

Winter Term 2015 - Dec. 15-19, 22-23, 2014 and Jan. 5-9, 2015

Spring Term 2014 - January 20 - May 14, 2015

May Term 2014 - May 18-22, 26-29 and June 1-3, 2015

Fall 2014 - December 12, 2014
Spring 2015 - March 13, 2015

Commencement Ceremony/Graduation - Thursday, May 14, 2015

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