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Academic Calendar

2016 - 2017 Academic Year

Fall Semester 2016 (201608)
   Session A
8/22-12/16
Session B
8/22-10/17 
Session C
10/18-12/16 
Early Registration for Students Receiving Veteran Benefits from GCSC  May 13 May 13 May 13
Open Registration for all Campuses May 17-Aug 26 May 17-Aug 26  May 17-Oct 19
Registration Fees Due **Aug 12 **Aug 12 **Aug 12
Classes Begin Aug 22 Aug 22 Oct 18
Late Registration; Drop/Add Aug 22-26 Aug 22-26  Oct 18-19
Last day to cancel registration/drop courses and receive a refund Aug 26  Aug 26 Oct 19
Last day to change major and credit to audit. Aug 26 Aug 26 Oct 19
Midterm Oct 17 Sep 19 Nov 15
*Withdrawal Deadline Oct 24 Sep 26 Nov 22
Final Examinations Dec 9-15 Oct 13-17 Dec 12-15
Term Ends Dec 16 Oct 17 Dec 16
Grades available via Lighthouse Dec 20 Oct 19 Dec 20
Graduation Application Deadline Oct 24 Oct 24 Oct 24
Holidays
Dates College is Closed for all - Fall 2016 Aug 15 In-service Day  
  Sep 3-5 Labor Day  
  Nov 11 Veteran's Day  
  Nov 24-27 Thanksgiving Holiday
  Dec 23-Jan 2 Christmas/New Year Holiday
 No Classes for Students  Nov 23 Fall Break
Spring Semester 2017 (201701)
  Session A
1/4-5/4
Session B
1/4-3/2
Session C
3/3-5/4
Early Registration for Students Receiving Veteran Benefits from GCSC  Oct 28 Oct 28 Oct 28
Open Registration for all Campuses  Nov 1-Jan 10  Nov 1-Jan 10  Nov 1-Mar 7
Registration Fees Due **Jan 3 **Jan 3 **Jan 3
Classes Begin Jan 4 Jan 4 Mar 3
Late Registration; Drop/Add Jan 4-10 Jan 4-10 Mar 3-7
Last day to cancel registration/drop courses and receive a refund Jan 10 Jan 10 Mar 7
Last day to change major and credit to audit. Jan 10 Jan 10 Mar 7
Midterm Mar 2 Feb 2 Apr 6
*Withdrawal Deadline Mar 9 Feb 9 Apr 13
Final Examinations Apr 28-May 4 Feb 28-Mar 2 May 1-4
Term Ends May 4 Mar 2 May 4
Grades available via Lighthouse May 8 Mar 6 May 8
Graduation Application Deadline Feb 20 Feb 20 Feb 20
Graduation May 5    
Honors Convocation Apr 28    
       
Dates College is Closed for all - Spring 2017 Jan 14-16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
No Classes for Students Jan 17  
  Mar 20-26 Spring Break
Summer Semester 2017 (201705)
  Session A
5/10-8/4
Session B
5/10-6/21
Session C
6/22-8/4
Early Registration for Students Receiving Veteran Benefits from GCSC  Apr 7 Apr 7 Apr 7
Open Registration for all Campuses Apr 11-May 11 Apr 11-May 11  Apr 11-Jun 26
Registration Fees Due **May 8 **May 8  **May 8
Classes Begin May 10 May 10 June 22
Late Registration; Drop/Add May 10-11 May 10-11 Jun 22-26
Last day to cancel registration/drop courses and receive a refund May 11 May 11 Jun 26
Last day to change major and credit to audit. May 11 May 11 Jun 26
Midterm Jun 21 May 31 Jul 14
*Withdrawal Deadline Jun 28 Jun 7 Jul 21
Final Examinations Aug 1-4 Jun 19-20 Aug 1-4
Term Ends Aug 4 Jun 21 Aug 4
Grades available via Lighthouse Aug 8 Jun 23 Aug 8
Graduation Application Deadline Jul 10 Jul 10 Jul 10
 
Summer Semester 2017 (201705)    
  Session E
6/5 - 8/4
Session F
6/5 - 7/18
 
Early Registration for Students Receiving Veteran Benefits from GCSC  Apr 7 Apr 7  
Open Registration for all Campuses Apr 11 - Jun 6 Apr 11 - Jun 6  
Registration Fees Due **May 8 **May 8  
Classes Begin June 5 June 5  
Late Registration; Drop/Add June 5 - 6 June 5 - 6  
Last day to cancel registration/drop courses and receive a refund June 6 June 6  
Last day to change major and credit to audit. June 6 June 6  
Midterm July 5 June 26  
*Withdrawal Deadline July 12 July 5  
Final Examinations Aug 1 - 4 July 13 - 18  
Term Ends Aug 4 July 18  
Grades available via Lighthouse Aug 8 July 21  
Graduation Application Deadline Jul 10 Jul 10  
       
Summer Semester 2017 (201705)   
Dates College is Closed for all - Summer 2017 May 27-29 Memorial Day
  July 4 Independence Day
No Classes for Students  July 3  

*Withdrawal Deadline: "W" grade granted on or prior to withdrawal deadline; "F" grade issued after withdrawal deadline
**After due date, fees are due at point of registration

Web registration will be available when college is closed except for scheduled maintenance windows.                                                             (Fall 2016: May 19-Oct 19; Spring 2017: Nov 1-Mar 7; Summer 2017: Apr 8-Jun 26 beginning at 12:15 a.m.)

Gulf Coast State College reserves the right to change the college calendar, or to make other changes deemed necessary, giving advance notice of change when possible.

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