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    LaGuardia's academic calendar consists of two enhanced 18-week semesters. Each semester is split into a 12-week session (Fall I and Spring I) and a 6-week session (Fall II and Spring II). Classes are longer and/or meet more frequently in Fall II and Spring II, since students have to complete Session I coursework in half the time.

    This structure provides students with the option of earning more credits per semester than a traditional academic calendar. It also allows greater flexibility and choice in designing a program of study. 


    2016 Spring Semester - Session I

    Day Month Information
    Monday February 29 Last Day to Apply for Readmission or Reinstatement from Suspension for Spring 2016 Session I 
    Tuesday March 1 New Student Orientation (By Invitation A-L) 
    Wednesday  March 2  New Student Orientation (By Invitation M-Z) 
    Thursday  March 3  Opening Session for Faculty & Staff 
    Friday  March 4  Last Day to Drop for 100% Tuition Refund 
    Saturday  March 5 First Day of Saturday Classes - Spring Session I 
    Sunday  March 6 First Day of Sunday Classes - Spring Session I 
    Monday  March 7 First Day of Weekday Classes - Spring Session I 
    Thursday March 10  Last Day to Add a Course or Change Course Sections / Last Day to Drop for 75% Tuition Refund
    Friday March 11 Financial Aid Certification Day / Last Day to Drop a Course without a “WD” Grade 
    Saturday March 12 Course Withdrawal Drop "WD" Period Begins. A Grade of "WD" will be assigned to students who Drop a Course
    Wednesday March 16  Last Day to Drop for 50% Tuition Refund 
    Monday  March 21  Last Day to Drop for 25% Tuition Refund / Course Withdrawal Drop “WD” Period ends / Verification of Attendance due to the Registrar to assign WN Grades / Last Day to Change Major for Spring semester / Last Day to Submit Independence Study Contract 
    Tuesday  March 22  Withdrawal Period Begins – A Grade of “W” will be Assigned to students who Officially Drop a Course / Irregular Day – Classes Follow Friday Schedule 
    Friday - Sunday March 25 - 27  No Classes Scheduled
    Wednesday - Saturday April 20 - 30 Spring Recess – No Classes Scheduled  
    Thursday May 5 Last Day to Apply for the following Candidacies: Dietetic Tech., LPN, Nursing, Occupational Therapist Asst., Physical Therapist Asst., and Radiological Technology / Last Day to Apply for Spring 2016 Graduation
    Monday May 16 Last Day to Officially Withdraw from a Course
    Sunday - Monday May 29 - 30 College Closed 
    Friday June 10 Last Day of Weekday Classes – Spring Session I 
    Saturday June 11 Last Day of Saturday Classes – Spring Session I 
    Sunday June 12 Last Day of Sunday Classes – Spring Session I 
    Monday June 13 Commencement - No Classes Scheduled 
    Tuesday - Monday June 14 - 20 Final Examinations 
    Wednesday  June 22  Grades and Attendance Due by 4 PM 



    2016 SPRING SEMESTER - SESSION II

    Day Month Information
    Monday June 20 Last Day to Apply for Readmission or Reinstatement from Suspension for Spring 2016 Session II
    Sunday June 26 Last Day to Drop for 100% Tuition Refund
    Monday  June 27 First Day of Weekday Classes - Spring Session II
    Wednesday  June 29  Last Day to add a Course or Change Course Sections / Last Day to Drop a Course without a “WD” Grade
    Thursday  June 30  Course Withdrawal Drop “WD” Period Begins. A Grade of “WD” will be assigned to students who Drop a Course
    Friday  July 1  Last Day to Drop for 50% Tuition Refund
    Saturday July 2  First Day of Saturday Classes – Spring Session II
    Sunday July 3  First Day of Sunday Classes – Spring Session II
    Monday July 4  College Closed
    Tuesday July 5  Last Day to Drop for 25% Tuition Refund
    Thursday July 7 Verification of Attendance due to the Registrar to assign WN Grades / Course Withdrawal Drop “WD” Period ends / Last Day to Submit Independent Study Contract
    Friday  July 8  Withdrawal Period Begins. A Grade of “W” will be Assigned to students who Officially Drop a Course
    Thursday  July 28  Last Day to Officially Withdraw from a Course 
    Saturday  August 6  Last Day of Saturday Classes – Spring Session II
    Sunday  August 7  Last Day of Sunday Classes – Spring Session II
    Monday August 8 Last Day of Weekday Classes - Spring Session II
    Tuesday August 9 Reading Day
    Wednesday - Monday August 10 - 15 Final Examinations
    Tuesday August 16 Grades and Attendance Due by 4 PM


    Explanation of Terms
    Withdrawal Drop – A “WD” grade is assigned to students who drop a course after Financial Aid Certification Day in Session I until the last day to drop a course for 25% Tuition Refund. A “WD” grade indicates that student attended a class at least once before dropping it. A “WD” grade does not appear on the transcript and is not calculated into GPA.

    Withdraw – Students may withdraw from classes after the last day to drop for 25% tuition refund through the last day to Withdraw; receive a “W” grade that is not calculated into GPA. Students who officially withdraw from a course are NOT eligible for a tuition refund. 

    Evening Classes begin at 4:35pm. To learn if the College is closed due to severe weather register for CUNYAlert at http://www.cuny.edu/alert

    Calendar Revised May 10, 2016

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