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Fall Semester 2015
Instruction begins August 24:  
  • Registration for continuing students:  April 6–12
    Open registration begins:  April 13
    Tuition due:  August 4
  • For classes that begin the week of August 24: 
    Last day to register for new, degree-seeking students:  August 18
    Last day to register for all other students:  August 20
    Tuition due:  August 18
    Cancellation of classes for insufficient enrollment:  August 20
    Instruction begins:  week of August 24
    Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund:  August 30
  • For classes that begin the week of September 14: 
    Last day to register for new, degree-seeking students:  September 8
    Last day to register for all other students:  September 10
    Tuition due:  September 8
    Cancellation of classes for insufficient enrollment:  September 10
    Instruction begins:  week of September 14
    Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund:  September 20
  • For classes that begin the week of October 19: 
    Last day to register for new, degree-seeking students:  October 13
    Last day to register for all other students:  October 15
    Tuition due:  October 13
    Cancellation of classes for insufficient enrollment:  October 15
    Instruction begins:  week of October 19
    Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund:  October 25
  • Deadline to petition for fall graduation:  November 13
  • Last day to withdraw from classes ending the week of December 7:  December 4
    For all class sessions, the last day to withdraw is the final business day before the last week of instruction:  
  • Last day of instruction:  December 11
  • Final examinations:  December 14–18
    Grades due by 11:59 p.m. for classes ending the week of December 7:  December 21
  • Campus holidays and closures: 
    Faculty and Staff Development (offices closed 8–10 a.m.):  August 17
    Labor Day (college closed):  September 7
    Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5 p.m. on November 25; college closed):  November 25–29
    Winter break (college closed):  December 24–January 3
 
Spring Semester 2016
Instruction begins January 11: 
  • Registration for continuing students:  October 26–November 1
    Open registration begins:  November 2
    Tuition due:  December 15
  • For classes that begin the week of January 11:
    Last day to register for new, degree-seeking students:  January 5
    Last day to register for all other students:  January 7
    Tuition due:  January 5
    Cancellation of classes for insufficient enrollment:  January 7
    Instruction begins:  week of January 11
    Last day to drop with no record and 100% :  January 17
  • For classes that begin the week of February 1:
    Last day to register for new, degree-seeking students:  January 26
    Last day to register for all other students:  January 28
    Tuition due:  January 26
    Cancellation of classes for insufficient enrollment:  January 28
    Instruction begins :  week of February 1
    Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund :  February 7
  • For classes that begin the week of March 7:
    Last day to register for new, degree-seeking students:  March 1
    Last day to register for all other students:  March 3
    Tuition due:  March 1
    Cancellation of classes for insufficient enrollment:  March 3
    Instruction begins for:  week of March 7
    Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund:  March 13
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement:  March 2
    Deadline to petition for spring graduation not participating in commencement:  April 1
  • Last day to withdraw from classes ending the week of May 2:  April 29
    For all class sessions, the last day to withdraw is the final business day before the last week of instruction: 
  • Last day of instruction:  May 5
  • Final examinations:  May 9–13
  • Commencement:  May 13
    Grades due by 11:59 p.m. for classes ending the week of May 2:  May 16
  • Campus holidays and closures:
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day (college closed):  January 18
    Professional Development Day (no day or night classes):  February 25
    Spring vacation:  March 19–27
    Spring holiday (college closed):  March 25
    Study day (no classes):  May 6


Tentative Summer Session 2016
Instruction begins May 16, June 13, June 27, and July 11. Instruction ends no later than August 4.
Classes begin and end on different dates within the 12-week summer term. Start and end dates, registration periods, final exam schedules, and add/drop/withdrawal dates and/or rules for each class are published in the Parkland class schedule and on my.parkland.edu .
  • Registration for continuing students:  March 28 - April 3
  • Open registration begins:  April 4
  • Deadline for summer graduation application:  July 21
  • Campus holidays and closures: 
  • Memorial Day (college closed):  May 30
  • Independence Day (college closed):  July 4
  • College offices closed on Fridays:  June 17–August 5
 
Tentative Fall Semester 2016
Instruction begins August 22: 
  • Registration for continuing students:  April 4–10
    Open registration begins:  April 11
    Tuition due:  August 2
  • For classes that begin the week of August 22:
    Last day to register for new, degree-seeking students:  August 16
    Last day to register for all other students:  August 18
    Tuition due:  August 16
    Cancellation of classes for insufficient enrollment:  August 17
    Instruction begins:  week of August 22
    Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund:  August 28
  • For classes that begin the week of September 12:
    Last day to register for new, degree-seeking students:  September 6
    Last day to register for all other students:  September 8
    Tuition due:  September 6
    Cancellation of classes for insufficient enrollment:  September 7
    Instruction begins:  week of September 12
    Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund:  September 18
  • For classes that begin the week of October 17:
    Last day to register for new, degree-seeking students:  October 11
    Last day to register for all other students:  October 13
    Tuition due:  October 11
    Cancellation of classes for insufficient enrollment:  October 12
    Instruction begins:  week of October 17
    Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund:  October 23
  • Deadline to petition for fall graduation:  November 8
  • Last day to withdraw from classes ending the week of December 9:  December 2
    For all class sessions, the last day to withdraw is the final business day before the last week of instruction: 
  • Last day of instruction:  December 9
  • Final examinations:  December 12–16
    Grades due by 11:59 p.m. for classes ending the week of December 9:  December 19
  • Campus holidays and closures:
    Faculty and Staff Development (offices closed 8–10 a.m.):  August 15
    Labor Day (college closed):  September 5
    Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5 p.m. on November 23; college closed):  November 23–27
    Winter break (college closed):  December 23–January 2
 
Tentative Spring Semester 2017
Instruction begins January 16: 
  • Registration for continuing students:  October 31–November 6
    Open registration begins:  November 7
    Tuition due:  December 13
  • For classes that begin the week of January 16:
    Last day to register for new, degree-seeking students:  January 10
    Last day to register for all other students:  January 12
    Tuition due:  January 10
    Cancellation of classes for insufficient enrollment:  January 11
    Instruction begins:  week of January 16
    Last day to drop with no record and 100% :  January 23
  • For classes that begin the week of February 6:
    Last day to register for new, degree-seeking students:  January 31
    Last day to register for all other students:  February 2
    Tuition due:  January 31
    Cancellation of classes for insufficient enrollment:  February 1
    Instruction begins:  week of February 6
    Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund:  February 12
  • For classes that begin the week of March 13:
    Last day to register for new, degree-seeking students:  March 7
    Last day to register for all other students:  March 9
    Tuition due:  March 7
    Cancellation of classes for insufficient enrollment:  March 8
    Instruction begins:  week of March 13
    Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund:  March 19
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement:  March 7
    Deadline to petition for spring graduation not participating in commencement:  April 10
  • Last day to withdraw from classes ending the week of May 8:  May 5
    For all class sessions, the last day to withdraw is the final business day before the last week of instruction: 
  • Last day of instruction:  May 11
  • Final examinations:  May 15–19
  • Commencement:  May 19
    Grades due by 11:59 p.m. for classes ending the week of May 8:  May 22
  • Campus holidays and closures:
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day (college closed):  January 16
    Professional Development Day (no day or night classes):  February 23
    Spring vacation:  March 18–26
    Spring holiday (college closed):  March 24
    Study day (no classes):  May 12
 

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