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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. 


    2015 FALL SEMESTER - SESSION II

    Day Month Information
    Tuesday December 22 Last Day to Apply for Readmission or Reinstatement for Fall 2015 Session II
    Friday January 1  College Closed
    Sunday  January 3  Last Day for 100% Tuition Refund
    Monday  January 4  First Day of Weekday Classes - Fall Session II
    Wednesday  January 6  Last Day to add a Course or Change Course Sections / Last Day to Drop a Course without a “WD” Grade
    Thursday  January 7  Course Withdrawal Drop “WD” Period Begins. A Grade of “WD” will be assigned to students who Drop a Course
    Friday  January 8  Last Day to Drop for 50% Tuition Refund
    Saturday January 9  First Day of Saturday Classes – Fall Session II
    Sunday January 10  First Day of Sunday Classes – Fall Session II
    Tuesday January 12  Last Day to Drop for 25% Tuition Refund
    Friday January 15  Verification of Attendance due to the Registrar to assign WN Grades / Course Withdrawal Drop “WD” Period ends / Last Day to Submit Independent Study Contract
    Saturday  January 16  Withdrawal Period Begins. A Grade of “W” will be Assigned to students who Officially Drop a Course
    Monday January 18  College Closed
    Tuesday   January 26  Irregular Day – Classes Follow Friday Schedule
    Wednesday  February 3 Irregular Day – Classes Follow Monday Schedule
    Thursday  February 4  Last Day to Officially Withdraw from a Course 
    Friday  February 12  College Closed
    Saturday  February 13  Last Day of Saturday Classes – Fall Session II
    Sunday  February 14  Last Day of Sunday Classes – Fall Session II
    Monday  February 15  College Closed 
    Wednesday February 17 Last Day of Weekday Classes – Fall Session II
    Thursday February 18 Reading Day
    Friday - Thursday February 19 - 25  Final Examinations
    Friday February 26 Grades and Attendance Due by 4 PM


    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 


    *Drop - Students may drop a course and not receive a grade up until the 'Last Day to Drop for 25% Tuition Refund'.

    **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 in the GPA. Students who officially withdraw from a course are NOT eligible for a tuition refund.

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

    Note: Evening Classes begin at 4:35 PM.

    Calendar Revised January 26, 2016

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