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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 FALL SEMESTER - SESSION I

    Day Month Information
    Friday August 26 Last Day to Apply for Readmission or Reinstatement from Suspension for Fall 2016 Session I
    Wednesday August 31 New Student Orientation (By Invitation)
    Thursday September 1 New Student Orientation (By Invitation)
    Monday September 5 College Closed
    Tuesday September 6 Opening Session for Faculty & Staff
    Wednesday September 7 Last Day to Drop for 100% Tuition Refund
    Thursday September 8 First Day of Weekday Classes - Fall Session I
    Saturday September 10 First Day of Saturday Classes - Fall Session I
    Sunday September 11 First Day of Sunday Classes - Fall Session I
    Tuesday September 13 Last Day to Add a Course or Change Course Sections / Last Day to Drop for 75% Tuition Refund
    Wednesday September 14 Financial Aid Certification Day / Last Day to Drop a Course without a “WD” Grade
    Thursday September 15 Course Withdrawal Drop “WD” Period Begins. A Grade of “WD” will be assigned to student who Drop a Course
    Monday September 19 Last Day to Drop for 50% Tuition Refund
    Wednesday September 21 Verification of Attendance due to the Registrar
    Friday September 23 Last Day to Submit Independent Study Contract / Last Day to Change Major for Fall semester
    Saturday September 24 Last Day to Drop for 25% Tuition Refund / Course Withdrawal Drop “WD” Period ends
    Sunday September 25 Withdrawal Period Begins - A Grade of “W” will be Assigned to students who Officially Drop a Course
    Saturday - Tuesday October 1 - 4 No Classes Scheduled
    Friday October 7 Last Day to Apply for Fall 2016 Graduation
    Monday October 10 College Closed
    Tuesday - Wednesday October 11 - 12 No Classes Scheduled
    Wednesday October 19 Last Day to Apply for the following Candidancies: Nursing (not including LPN), Occupational Therapist Asst., Physical Therapist Asst., and Veterinary Technology
    Friday October 28 Irregular Day - Classes Follow Monday Schedule
    Thursday November 3 Irregular Day - Classes Follow Tuesday Schedule
    Monday November 14 Last Day to Officially Withdraw from a Course
    Thursday - Sunday November 24 - 27 College Closed
    Friday December 9 Last Day of Weekday Classes - Fall Session I
    Saturday December 10 Last Day of Saturday Classes - Fall Session I
    Sunday December 11 Last Day of Sunday Classes - Fall Session I
    Monday December 12 Reading Day
    Tuesday - Monday December 13 - 19 Final Examinations
    Wednesday December 21 Grades and Attendance Due by 4 pm
    Saturday - Monday December 24 - 26 College Closed
    Saturday December 31 College Closed


    2016 FALL SEMESTER - SESSION II

    Day Month Information
    Thursday December 29 Last Day to Apply for Readmission or Reinstatement from Suspension for Fall 2016 Session II
    Sunday - Monday January 1 - 2 College Closed
    Tuesday  January 3 Last Day to Drop for 100% Tuition Refund
    Wednesday  January 4  First Day of Weekend Classes - Fall Session II
    Thursday  January 5  Last Day to add a Course or Change Course Sections
    Friday  January 6  Last Day to Drop a Course without a "WD" Grade
    Saturday January 7   First Day of Saturday Classes – Fall Session II / Course Withdrawal Drop “WD” Period Begins. A Grade of “WD” will be assigned to students who Drop a Course 
    Sunday July 8  First Day of Sunday Classes – Fall Session II / Last Day to Drop for 50% Tuition Refund 
    Tuesday January 10  Verification of Attendance due to the Registrar
    Thursday January 12 Last day to Drop for 25% Tuition Refund / Last Day to Submit Independent Study Contract
    Sunday  January 15 Course Withdrawal Drop "WD" Period ends
    Monday  January 16 College Closed / Withdrawal Period Begins. A Grade of “W” will be Assigned to students who Officially Drop a Course
    Wednesday January 18 Irregular Day - Classes Follow Monday Schedule
    Thursday  February 2 Irregular Day - Classes Follow Monday Schedule
    Tuesday February 7  Last Day to Officially Withdraw from a Course
    Saturday February 11 Last Day of Saturday Classes - Fall Session II
    Sunday February 12 Last Day of Sunday Classes - Fall Session II
    Monday February 13 College Closed
    ThursdayFebruary 16Last Day of Weekday Classes - Fall Session II
    FridayFebruary 17 Reading Day
    MondayFebruary 20College Closed
    Saturday - FridayFebruary 18 - 24Final Examinations
    MondayFebruary 27Grades 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 Updated August 24, 2016
    Calendar Revised May 10, 2016

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