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Dates and deadlines

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2016/17 Academic Year  2017/18 Academic Year 
Fall 2016
 
Fall 2017
 
Winter 2017
 
Winter 2018
 
Summer 2017
 
Summer 2018

Fall Semester 2016 (September - December)

Withdrawal and refund deadline dates only apply to courses that are 15 weeks in length (comprising instruction and final exams). Course deadline dates, where the course is less than a full semester in length will be pro-rated. Some courses of less than 15 weeks are not eligible for any refund. (See Refund Schedule). 

Thu, Sept 1 

Applications open for Awards and Bursaries administered by Douglas College for Fall semester.

Recommended deadline for applicants submitting foreign documents. Documents submitted after this date will be processed but students are advised to obtain pre-requisite waivers for courses in which they intend to enroll for Winter 2016.

Thu, Sept 1 – Sun, Dec 11

Applications for the Winter semester for open enrolment programs will be processed but students will receive a late registration appointment time. 

Mon, Sept 5

College closed - Labour Day

Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% refund.

Tue, Sept 6

All classes begin. Late registration begins.

Tue, Sept 6 – Sun, Sept 18

Refunds for course drops during this period are 50% per credit. You can switch courses or sections without penalty as long as the total number of credits remains the same or increases. If you drop courses during this period, and have not made any payments toward your account, you may still owe tuition and/or fees.  The amount owed will be determined by the date and number of credits dropped. 

Thu, Sept 15  Deadline to apply for transfer credit to ensure credit has been recorded to meet course pre-requisites for Winter registration.

Fri, Sept 16

Last day to change from credit to audit status in a course.

Sun, Sept 18

Last day to drop a course without receiving a "W" on record. Subsequent withdrawals receive a grade of "W".

Last day to add a course.

Mon, Sept 19 Fee payment deadline for courses added between August 26 and September 18.  Students paying after this date will incur late payment penalties of $25 per registered course and have a registration and activity hold placed on their account.  Students will NOT be deregistered from courses if payment is not received.

Fri, Sept 30

Deadline for submission of applications from international students for the Winter semester.

Deadline to apply for Winter 2017 graduation (February) without a late fee.

Deadline to apply for Adult Upgrading Grant funding for Fall semester.

Sat, Oct 1 

Deadline for Awards and Bursaries application administered by Douglas College for Fall semester.

Sat, Oct 1 –  Thu, Dec 15

Late applications for Winter 2017 graduation (February) will be accepted with a late fee of $25.

Mon, Oct 10

College closed - Thanksgiving Day

Mon, Oct 17 – Fri, Oct 21

Mid-semester - students may obtain mid-semester standing from instructors during this week in order to make decisions about dropping courses by the deadline below.

Fri, Oct 21

Deadline for students placed on academic probation from the Summer semester to meet with a counsellor.  Students who do not meet with a counsellor by this date will be unable to access their records or register for future semesters.

Mon, Oct 24 Outstanding fees for the Fall 2016 semester must be paid in full to avoid an additional late payment penalty of $100.

Sun, Oct 30 

Deadline to apply for Part-time Grant funding for Fall semester.

Mon, Oct 31

First day to apply for Adult Upgrading Grant and/or Part-time Grant funding for Winter semester. 

Sun, Nov 6 

Last day to drop a course or completely withdraw from the College. Students will receive a "W" on permanent record.

Fri, Nov 11

College closed - Remembrance Day

Thu, Nov 24 Outstanding fees for the Fall 2016 semester must be paid in full to avoid an additional late payment penalty of $100.

Thu, Nov 17 – Fri, Dec 2

Registration - Winter semester - by College priority

Mon, Dec 5

Last day of classes.

Returning international students - deadline to pay tuition fees for Winter semester.

Wed, Dec 7 – Thu, Dec 15

Examination period.

Mon, Dec 12

Deadline to pay tuition fees for Winter semester (domestic students).

Grades due by 9:00am for classes without a final exam.

Mon, Dec 12 - Thu, Dec 15 The registration system (add/drop) and wait-listing pages are unavailable from December 12 to 15, 2016 due to the processing of fee payments.


Wed, Dec 14 Deadline for new, first-semester international students to withdraw from Winter 2017 semester and receive a 50% refund or defer admission to Summer semester.
Fri, Dec 16 The registration system will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016 for ALL students.  Wait list offers will be available at 9:00 a.m. on December 16 and will expire if not accepted by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Tue, Dec 13 – Fri, Jan 20

Applications for the Winter semester, and all documents for general admission programs, must be submitted in-person only. Applicants applying during this period will receive a registration time in the last priority time slots.

Wed, Dec 21 

Grades due by 9:00am for classes with a final exam.

Sat, Dec 24 –Wed, Dec 28

College closed.

Thu, Dec 29 – Fri, Dec 30

College closed to the public.

Sat, Dec 31 – Tue, Jan 3

College closed.

 

Winter Semester 2017 (January - April)

Withdrawal and refund deadline dates only apply to courses that are 15 weeks in length (comprising instruction and final exams). Course deadline dates, where the course is less than a full semester in length will be pro-rated. Some courses of less than 15 weeks are not eligible for any refund. (See Refund Schedule).

Sat, Dec 31 - Tue, Jan 3  College closed.

Sun, Jan 1

Apply for Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries administered by Douglas College for Winter semester only.

Tue, Jan 3

Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% refund. 

Wed, Jan 4 

All classes begin.  Late registration begins.

Wed, Jan 4 – Tue, Jan17

Refunds for course drops during this period are 50% credit. You can switch courses or sections without penalty as long as the total number of credits remains the same or increases. If you drop courses during this period, and have not made any payments toward your account, you may still owe tuition and/or fees.  The amount owed will be determined by the date and number of credits dropped. 

Wed, Jan 4 – Sun, Apr 16

Applications for the Summer semester for open enrolment programs will be processed but students will receive a late registration appointment time.

Mon, Jan 16  Deadline to apply for transfer credit to ensure credit has been recorded to meet course pre-requisites for Summer registration.

Tue, Jan 17

Last day to change from credit to audit status in a course.

Tue, Jan 17

Last day to drop a course without receiving a "W' on record (subsequent withdrawals receive a grade of "W").

Last day to add a course.

Wed, Jan 18 Fee payment deadline for courses added between December 16 and January 17. Students paying after this date will incur late payment penalties of $25 per registered course and have a registration and activity hold placed on their account. Students will NOT be deregistered from courses if payment is not received.

Mon, Jan 30

Deadline to apply for Adult Upgrading Grant funding for Winter Semester.

Tue, Jan 31

Deadline for submission of applications from international students for the Summer semester.

Deadline to apply for Summer 2017 graduation (June) without a late fee.

Wed, Feb 1 – Sat, Apr 15 

Late applications for Summer 2017 graduation will be accepted with a late fee of $25. 

Wed, Feb 1 

Deadline to apply for scholarships, awards and bursaries administered by Douglas College for Winter Semester only. 

Applications open for Entrance Scholarships.

Mon, Feb 13 

College closed – BC Family Day

Tue, Feb 14 – Sat, Feb 18

Study break - classes cancelled.

Wed, Feb 15 – Thu, Feb 16 

Winter graduation ceremonies.

Mon, Feb 20 Outstanding fees for the Winter 2017 semester must be paid in full to avoid an additional late payment penalty of $100.

Fri, Feb 24 

Deadline for students placed on academic probation from the Fall semester to meet with a counsellor.  Students who do not meet with a counsellor by this date will be unable to access their records or register for future semesters.

Mon, Feb 27 - Sat, Mar 4 Mid-semester - students may obtain mid-semester standing from instructors during this week in order to make decisions about dropping courses by the course withdrawal deadline.

Tue, Feb 28 

Deadline to apply for Part-time Grant funding for Winter Semester.

Wed, Mar 1 

First day to apply for Adult Upgrading Grant and/or Part-time funding for Summer Semester.

Thu, Mar 16 – Fri, Mar 31 

Registration - Summer semester - by College priority. 

Sun, Mar 19 Last day to drop a course or completely withdraw from the College (students will receive a "W" on permanent record). 
Mon, Mar 20 Outstanding fees for the Winter 2017 semester must be paid in full to avoid an additional late payment penalty of $100.

Sat, Apr 1 

Deadline to apply for Entrance Scholarships. 

Mon, Apr 10

Returning international students - deadline to pay tuition fees for Summer semester. 

Thu, Apr 13 Last day of Winter semester classes.

Fri, Apr 14

College closed – Good Friday

Sat, Apr 15

Deadline to apply for transfer credit to ensure credit has been recorded to meet course prerequisites for Fall registration.

Mon, Apr 17

College closed – Easter Monday

Tue, Apr 18 

Deadline to pay tuition fees for Summer semester (domestic students). 

Wed, Apr 19 – Thu, Apr 27

Exam period.

Thu, Apr 20 - Sun, May 21  Applications for Summer semester and all documents for general admission programs must be submitted in-person only. Applicants applying during this period will receive a registration time in the last priority time slots.

Fri, Apr 21 

Grades due at 9:00am for classes without a final exam.

Thu, Apr 27 

Deadline for new first-semester international students to withdraw from Summer semester and receive a 50% refund or defer admission to Fall semester.

Wed, May 3

Grades due at 9:00am for classes with a final exam.

Summer Semester 2017 (May - August)

Withdrawal and refund deadline dates only apply to courses that are 15 weeks in length (comprising instruction and final exams). Course deadline dates, where the course is less than a full semester in length will be pro-rated. Some courses of less than 15 weeks are not eligible for any refund. (See Refund Schedule). 

Mon, May 1

Apply for bursaries administered by Douglas College for Summer Semester only.

Deadline for application for graduation awards for Winter (February) and Summer (June) graduations.

Deadline for nominations for George Wootton Scholarship.  See graduation award listing for further information.

Mon, May 1 – Sun, Aug 20

Application or reapplications for Fall semester for general admission programs will be processed but students will receive a late registration appointment time.

Mon, May 8

All classes begin.  Late registration begins.

Mon, May 8  - Mon, May 22

Refunds for course drops during this period are 50% credit. You can switch courses or sections without penalty as long as the total number of credits remains the same or increases. If you drop courses during this period, and have not made any payments toward your account, you may still owe tuition and/or fees.  The amount owed will be determined by the date and number of credits dropped. 

Sun, May 7

Last day to drop a Summer semester course and receive a 100% refund.

Fri, May 19

Last day to change from credit to audit status in a course.

Mon, May 22

Last day to drop a course without receiving a "W' on record (subsequent withdrawals receive a grade of "W").

Last day to add a course.

Mon, May 22

College closed - Victoria Day

Wed, May 31

Deadline to apply for Adult Upgrading Grant funding for Summer semester.

Deadline for submission of applications from international students (including all documentation) for the Fall semester.

Thu, Jun 1

Deadline for bursary applications administered by Douglas College for Summer semester only.

Student loan applications for Fall available online at www.studentaidbc.ca

Deadline for students placed on academic probation from the Winter semester to meet with a counsellor.  Students who do not meet with a counsellor by this date will be unable to access their records or register for future semesters.

Mon, Jun 19 – Sat, Jun 24

Mid-semester - students may obtain mid-semester standing from instructors during this week in order to make decisions about dropping courses by the course withdrawal deadline.

Tue, Jun 20 - Thu, Jun 22  Summer (June) graduation ceremonies. 

Thu, Jun 22 – Mon, Jul 10

Registration - Fall semester - By College priority. 

Fri, Jun 30 

Deadline to apply for Part-time Grant funding for Summer Semester. 

Sat, Jul 1  College closed - Canada Day

Mon, Jul 3

College closed - Canada Day (observed)

Tue, Jul 4 

First day to apply for Adult Upgrading Grant or Part-time funding for Fall semester.

Sun, Jul 9

Last day to drop a course or completely withdraw from the College (students will receive a "W" on permanent record).

Mon, Aug 7

College closed – BC Day

Wed, Aug 9

Last day of classes

Fri, Aug 11 –  Mon, Aug 21

Examination period

Mon, Aug 14

Returning international students - Deadline to pay tuition fees for Fall semester

Tues. Aug 15

Grades due at 9:00am for classes without a final exam

Mon, Aug 21

Deadline to pay tuition fees for Fall semester (domestic students)

Mon, Aug 21 – Sun, Sept 17

Applications for the Summer semester, and all documents for general admission programs must be submitted in-person only.  Applicants applying during this period will receive a registration time in the last priority time slots or later. 

Fri, Aug 25

Grades due at 9:00am for classes with a final exam

Deadline for new first-semester international students to withdraw from Fall semester and receive a 50% refund or defer admission to Winter semester


Fall Semester 2017 (September - December)

Withdrawal and refund deadline dates only apply to courses that are 15 weeks in length (comprising instruction and final exams). Course deadline dates, where the course is less than a full semester in length will be pro-rated. Some courses of less than 15 weeks are not eligible for any refund. (See Refund Schedule).

Fri, Sept 1 

Applications open for Awards and Bursaries administered by Douglas College for Fall semester.

Recommended deadline for applicants submitting foreign documents. Documents submitted after this date will be processed but students are advised to obtain pre-requisite waivers for courses in which they intend to enroll for Winter 2018.

Fri, Sept 1 – Sun, Dec 10

Applications for the Winter semester for open enrolment programs will be processed but students will receive a late registration appointment time. 

Mon, Sept 4

College closed - Labour Day

Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% refund.

Tue, Sept 5

All classes begin. Late registration begins.

Tue, Sept 5 – Sun, Sept 17

Refunds for course drops during this period are 50% per credit.

Fri, Sept 15

Last day to change from credit to audit status in a course.

 

Deadline to apply for transfer credit to ensure credit has been recorded to meet course pre-requisites for Winter registration.

Sun, Sept 17

Last day to drop a course without receiving a "W" on record (subsequent withdrawals receive a grade of "W").

Last day to add a course.

Fri, Sept 29

Deadline for submission of applications from international students for the Winter semester.

Deadline to apply for Winter 2018 graduation (February) without a late fee.

Deadline to apply for Adult Upgrading Grant funding for Fall semester.

Sun, Oct 1 

Deadline for Awards and Bursaries application administered by Douglas College for Fall semester.

Mon, Oct 2 –  Fri, Dec 15

Late applications for Winter 2018 graduation (February) will be accepted with a late fee of $25.

Mon, Oct 9

College closed - Thanksgiving Day

Mon, Oct 16 – Fri, Oct 20

Mid-semester - students may obtain mid-semester standing from instructors during this week in order to make decisions about dropping courses by the deadline below.

Fri, Oct 20

Deadline for students placed on academic probation from the Summer semester to meet with a counsellor in Student Services.  Students who do not meet with a counsellor by this date will be unable to access their records or register for future semesters.

Mon, Oct 30 

Deadline to apply for Part-time Grant funding for Fall semester.

Mon, Oct 30

First day to apply for Adult Upgrading Grant and/or Part-time Grant funding for Winter semester. 

Sun, Nov 5 

Last day to drop a course or completely withdraw from the College. Students will receive a "W" on permanent record.

Sat, Nov 11

College closed – Remembrance Day

Mon, Nov 13

College closed - Remembrance Day (observed)

Thu, Nov 16 – Fri, Dec 1

Registration - Winter semester - by College priority

Mon, Dec 4

Last day of classes.

Deadline to pay tuition fees for Winter semester for returning international students.

Wed, Dec 6 – Sat, Dec 16

Examination period.

Mon, Dec 11

Deadline to pay tuition fees for Winter semester (domestic students).

 

Grades due by 9:00am for classes without a final exam.

Mon, Dec 11 – Fri, Jan 19

Applications for the Winter semester, and all documents for general admission programs, must be submitted in-person only. Applicants applying during this period will receive a registration time in the last priority time slots.

Wed, Dec 13

Deadline for new, first-semester international students to withdraw from Winter 2018 semester and receive a 50% refund or defer admission to Summer semester.

Wed, Dec 20 

Grades due by 9:00am for classes with a final exam.

Sat, Dec 23 –Wed, Dec 27

College closed.

Thu, Dec 28 – Fri, Dec 29

College closed to the public.

Sat, Dec 30 – Tue, Jan 2

College closed.

Winter Semester 2018 (January - April)

Withdrawal and refund deadline dates only apply to courses that are 15 weeks in length (comprising instruction and final exams). Course deadline dates, where the course is less than a full semester in length will be pro-rated. Some courses of less than 15 weeks are not eligible for any refund. (See Refund Schedule).

Mon, Jan 1

Applications open for Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries administered by Douglas College for Winter semester only.

Tue, Jan 2

Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% refund. 

Wed, Jan 3 

All classes begin.  Late registration begins.

Wed, Jan 3 –  Tue, Jan 16

Refunds for course drops during this period are 50% credit.

Wed, Jan 3 – Sun, Apr 15

Applications for the Summer semester for open enrolment programs will be processed but students will receive a late registration appointment time.

Mon, Jan 15

Deadline to apply for transfer credit to ensure credit has been recorded to meet course pre-requisites for Summer registration.

Tue, Jan 16

Last day to drop a course without receiving a "W” on record (subsequent withdrawals receive a grade of "W").

Last day to add a course.

 

Last day to change from credit to audit status in a course.

Mon, Jan 29

Deadline to apply for Adult Upgrading Grant funding for Winter Semester.

Wed, Jan 31

Deadline for submission of applications from international students for the Summer semester.

 

Deadline to apply for Summer 2018 graduation (June) without a late fee.

Thu, Feb 1 –  Fri, Apr 13 

Late applications for Summer 2018 graduation will be accepted with a late fee of $25. 

Thu, Feb 1 

Deadline to apply for scholarships, awards and bursaries administered by Douglas College for Winter Semester only.

 

Applications open for Entrance Scholarships.

Mon, Feb 12 

College closed – BC Family Day

Tue, Feb 13 – Sat, Feb 17

Study break - classes cancelled

Wed, Feb 14 – Thu, Feb 15 

Winter graduation ceremonies

Mon, Feb 19 – Sat, Feb 24

Mid-semester - students may obtain mid-semester standing from instructors during this week in order to make decisions about dropping courses by the course withdrawal deadline.

Fri, Feb 23 

Deadline for students placed on academic probation from the Fall semester to meet with a counsellor.  Students who do not meet with a counsellor by this date will be unable to access their records or register for future semesters.

Tue, Feb 27 

Deadline to apply for Part-time Grant funding for Winter Semester.

Thu, Mar 1 

First day to apply for Adult Upgrading Grant and/or Part-time funding for Summer Semester.

Thu, Mar 15 – Thu, Mar 29

Registration – Summer semester – by College priority.

Sun, Mar 18

Last day to drop a course or completely withdraw from the College (students will receive a "W" on permanent record).

Fri, Mar 30

College closed – Good Friday

Sun, Apr 1 

Deadline to apply for Entrance Scholarships. 

Mon, Apr 2

College closed – Easter Monday

Mon, Apr 9

Deadline to pay tuition fees for Summer semester for returning international students.

Sat, Apr 14

Last day of Winter semester classes.

Mon, Apr 16 

Deadline to pay tuition fees for Summer semester (domestic students). 

 

Deadline to apply for transfer credit to ensure credit has been recorded to meet course prerequisites for Fall registration.

Mon, Apr 16 – Fri, May 18 

Applications for Summer semester and all documents for general admission programs must be submitted in-person only.  Applicants applying during this period will receive a registration time in the last priority time slots.

Tue, Apr 17 – Wed, Apr 25

Exam period.

Fri, Apr 20 

Grades due at 9:00am for classes without a final exam.

Thu, Apr 26 

Deadline for new first-semester international students to withdraw from Summer semester and receive a 50% refund or defer admission to Fall semester.

Tue, May 1

Grades due at 9:00am for classes with a final exam.


Summer Semester 2018 (May - August)

Withdrawal and refund deadline dates only apply to courses that are 15 weeks in length (comprising instruction and final exams). Course deadline dates, where the course is less than a full semester in length will be pro-rated. Some courses of less than 15 weeks are not eligible for any refund. (See Refund Schedule).

Tue, May 1

Apply for bursaries administered by Douglas College for Summer semester only.

Mon, Apr 30 – Sun, Aug 19

Application or reapplications for Fall semester for general admission programs will be processed but students will receive a late registration appointment time.

Sun, May 6

Last day to drop a Summer semester course and receive a 100% refund.

Mon, May 7

All classes begin.  Late registration begins.

Mon, May 7  - Mon, May 21

Refunds for course drops during this period are 50% credit.

Fri, May 18

Last day to change from credit to audit status in a course.

Mon, May 21

Last day to drop a course without receiving a "W” on record (subsequent withdrawals receive a grade of "W").

Last day to add a course.

Mon, May 21

College closed - Victoria Day

Thu, May 31

Deadline to apply for Adult Upgrading Grant funding for Summer semester.

Deadline for submission of applications from international students (including all documentation) for the Fall semester.

Fri, Jun 1

Deadline for bursary applications administered by Douglas College for Summer semester only.

Student loan applications for Fall available online at www.studentaidbc.ca

Fri, Jun 15

Deadline for students placed on academic probation from the Winter semester to meet with a counsellor.  Students who do not meet with a counsellor by this date will be unable to access their records or register for future semesters.

Mon, Jun 18 – Sat, Jun 23

Mid-semester - students may obtain mid-semester standing from instructors during this week in order to make decisions about dropping courses by the course withdrawal deadline.

Tue, Jun 19 – Thu, Jun 21

Summer (June) graduation ceremonies.

Thu, Jun 21 – Mon, Jul 9

Registration - Fall semester - By College priority. 

Fri, Jun 29 

Deadline to apply for Part-time Grant funding for Summer Semester. 

Mon, Jul 2

College closed - Canada Day (observed)

Tue, Jul 3 

First day to apply for Adult Upgrading Grant or Part-time funding for Fall semester.

Sun, Jul 8

Last day to drop a course or completely withdraw from the College (students will receive a "W" on permanent record).

Mon, Aug 6

College closed – BC Day

Wed, Aug 8

Last day of classes

Fri, Aug 10 –  Mon, Aug 20

Examination period

Mon, Aug 13

Deadline to pay tuition fees for Winter semester for returning international students.

Tues. Aug 14

Grades due at 9:00am for classes without a final exam

Mon, Aug 20

Deadline to pay tuition fees for Fall semester (domestic students)

Mon, Aug 20 – Sun, Sept 16

Applications for the Summer semester, and all documents for general admission programs must be submitted in-person only.  Applicants applying during this period will receive a registration time in the last priority time slots or later. 

Fri, Aug 24

Grades due at 9:00am for classes with a final exam

 

Deadline for new first-semester international students to withdraw from Fall semester and receive a 50% refund or defer admission to Winter semester