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Dates and deadlines

Please select the semester you would like to view from the links below or scroll down the page. 
2019/20 Academic Year  2020/21 Academic Year 
Fall 2019
Fall 2020
Winter 2020
Winter 2021
Summer 2020
Summer 2021

Fall Semester 2019 (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).

Sun, Sept 1

Applications open for Douglas College Bursaries and In-course Awards and Scholarships for Fall semester.

Mon, Sept 2

College closed – Labour Day.

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

Tue, Sept 3

All classes begin. Late registration begins.

Tue, Sept 3 – Sun, Sept 15

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

Fri, Sept 13

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

Sun, Sept 15

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.

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

Mon, Sept 16 Fee payment deadline for courses added between August 23 and September 15. Students paying after this date will incur late payment penalties of $25 per registered course. Students will NOT be deregistered from courses after this deadline.

Fri, Sept 27

Deadline for applications from international students for the Winter semester.

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

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

Tue, Oct 1

Deadline to apply for Douglas College Bursaries and In-course Awards and Scholarships for the Fall semester.

Apply for full-time student loans for Winter semester at www.studentaidbc.ca.

Tue, Oct 1 – Fri, Dec 13

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

Mon, Oct 14

College closed – Thanksgiving Day.

Tue, Oct 15 – Fri, Oct 18

Mid-semester – students to obtain mid-semester standing from instructors during this week in order to make decisions about dropping courses by November 3 deadline.

Fri, Oct 18

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

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.

Wed, Oct 30

Deadline to apply for part-time funding for Fall semester.

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

Sun, Nov 3

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

Mon, Nov 11 College closed - Remembrance Day.

Tue, Nov 12 – Fri, Nov 29

Registration – Winter semester – by College priority.

Mon, Nov 18 Outstanding fees for the Fall 2019 semester must be paid in full to avoid an additional late payment penalty of $100. 

Mon, Dec 2

Last day of classes.

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

Wed, Dec 4 – Mon, Dec 16

Examination period.

Mon, Dec 9

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

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

Mon, Dec 9 -Thur, Dec 12 The registration system (add/drop) and wait-listing pages are unavailable from December 9 to December 12 due to processing of fee payments.
Fri, Dec 13  The registration system will reopen at 9:00 am on Friday, December 13 for ALL students. Wait list offers will be available at 9:00 am December 13 and will expire if not accepted by 11:59 pm Monday, December 16. 

Mon, Dec 16 – Fri, Jan 17

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 18

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

 Mon, Dec 23 Deadline for new, first-semester international students to withdraw from Winter semester and receive a 50% refund or defer admission to Summer semester. 

Tue, Dec 24 – Thu, Dec 26

College closed.

Fri, Dec 27 & Mon, Dec 30

College closed to the public.

Tue, Dec 31 – Wed, Jan 1

College closed.

Winter Semester 2020 (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).

Wed, Jan 1

College closed - New Year's Day.

Thu, Jan 2 Applications open for Douglas College Bursaries and In-course Awards and Scholarships for Winter semester.

Sun, Jan 5

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

Mon, Jan 6

All classes begin. Late registration begins.

Mon, Jan 6 –Sun, Jan 19

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

Thu, Jan 16  Deadline to apply for transfer credit to ensure credit has been recorded to meet course prerequisites for Summer semester registration.
Fri, Jan 17  Last day to change from credit to audit status in a course.

Sun, Jan 19

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, Jan 20 Fee payment deadline for courses added between December 13 and January 19. Students paying after this date will incur late payment penalties of $25 per registered course. Students will NOT be deregistered from courses after this deadline.

Fri, Jan 31

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

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

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

Sat, Feb 1 –  Thu, Apr 9

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

Mon, Feb 4

Deadline to apply for Douglas College Bursaries and In-course Awards and Scholarships for Winter Semester.

Apply for full time student loans for Summer semester (www.studentaidbc.ca).

Mon, Feb 17

College closed – BC Family Day.

Tue, Feb 18 – Sat, Feb 22

Study break - classes cancelled.

Wed, Feb 19 – Fri, Feb 21

Winter Graduation Ceremonies.

Fri, Feb 21

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.

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

Fri, Feb 28 Deadline to apply for part-time funding for the Winter semester.
Mon, Mar 2

First day to apply for Adult Upgrading Grant and/or part-time funding for the Summer semester.

Deadline to apply for Fall 2020/2021 Entrance Scholarship and Award Program.

Mon, Mar 2 – Sat, Mar 7

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 of March 15.

Tue, Mar 10 – Fri, Mar 27

Registration – Summer semester – by College priority.

Sun, Mar 15

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

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

Mon, Apr 6

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

Thu, Apr 9  Last day of Winter semester classes.
Fri, Apr 10 College closed - Good Friday.
Mon, Apr 13  College closed - Easter Monday.
Tue, Apr 14  Deadline to pay tuition fees for Summer semester for domestic students.
Tue, Apr 14 - Thu, Apr 16 The registration system (add/drop) and wait-listing pages are unavailable from April 14 to April 16 due to processing of fee payments.

Tue, Apr 14 – Wed, Apr 22

Exam period.

Wed, Apr 15 Deadline to apply for transfer credit to ensure credit has been recorded to meet course prerequisites for Fall registration. 
Thu, Apr 16  Grades due at 9:00 am for classes without a final exam.
Fri, Apr 17 
The registration system will reopen at 9:00 am on Friday, April 17 for ALL students. Wait list offers will be available at 9:00 am April 17 and will expire if not accepted by 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 20.
Mon, Apr 20 - Fri, May 15 Applications for Summer semester and all documents for open enrolment programs must be submitted in-person only. Applicants applying during this period will receive a registration time in the last priority time slots.
Mon, 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. 
Tue, Apr 28  Grades due at 9:00 am for classes with a final exam.

Summer Semester 2020 (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).

Fri, May 1

Applications open for Douglas College Bursaries for Summer semester.

Sun, May 3

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

Mon, May 4

All classes begin. Late registration begins.

Mon, May 4 - Mon, May 18

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

Fri, May 15

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

Mon, May 18  College closed - Victoria Day.

Mon, May 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.

Tue, May 19  Fee payment deadline for courses added between April 17 and May 18. Students paying after this date will incur late payment penalties of $25 per registered course. Students will NOT be deregistered from courses after this deadline.

Fri, 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.

Sat, Jun 1

Deadline to apply for Douglas College Bursaries for Summer semester only.

Tue, Jun 9 - Thu, Jun 11  Summer Graduation Ceremonies. 

Fri, Jun 12

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 15

Apply for full time student loans for Fall semester (www.studentaidbc.ca).

Mon, Jun 15 – Sat, Jun 20

Mid-semester - students may obtain mid-semester standing from instructors during this week in order to make decisions about dropping courses by the July 5 deadline.

Tue, Jun 23 – Fri, Jul 10

Registration - Fall semester - By College priority.

Tue, Jun 30

Deadline to apply for part-time funding for Summer Semester.

Wed, Jul 1

College closed - Canada Day.

Tue, Jul 2

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

Sun, Jul 5

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

Mon, Aug 3

College closed – BC Day.

Wed, Aug 5

Last day of classes.

Fri, Aug 7 -  Sun, Aug 16 Exam period. 

Mon, Aug 10

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

Wed, Aug 12

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

Mon, Aug 17

Deadline to pay tuition fees for Fall semester for domestic students.

Mon, Aug 17 - Thu, Aug 20   The registration system (add/drop) and wait-listing pages are unavailable from August 17 to August 20 due to processing of fee payments.

Tue, Aug 18 – Sun, Sept 20

Applications for the Fall 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.

Thu, Aug 20

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

Fri, Aug 21 The registration system will reopen at 9:00 am on Friday, August 21 for ALL students. Wait list offers will be available at 9:00 am August 21 and will expire if not accepted by 11:59 pm Monday, August 24. 
Mon, Aug 31  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 2020 (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).

Mon, Sept 7

College closed - Labour Day.

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

Tue, Sept 8

All classes begin. Late registration begins.

Applications open for Douglas College Bursaries and In-Course Awards and Scholarships for Fall semester.

Tue, Sept 8 – Mon, Sept 21

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

Fri, Sept 18

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

Mon, Sept 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.

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

Tue, Sept 22 Fee payment deadline for courses added between August 21 and September 21. Students paying after this date will incur late payment penalties of $25 per registered course. Students will NOT be deregistered from courses after this deadline.

Fri, Sept 25

Deadline for applications from international students for the Winter semester.

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

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

Thu, Oct 1

Deadline to apply for Douglas College Bursaries and In-course Awards and Scholarships for the Fall semester.

Apply for full-time student loans for Winter semester at www.studentaidbc.ca.

Thu, Oct 1 – Fri, Dec 11

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

Mon, Oct 12

College closed – Thanksgiving Day.

Tue, Oct 13 – Fri, Oct 16

Mid-semester – students to obtain mid-semester standing from instructors during this week in order to make decisions about dropping courses by November 9 deadline.

Fri, Oct 16

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

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.

Wed, Oct 30

Deadline to apply for part-time funding for Fall semester.

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

Mon, Nov 9

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

Wed, Nov 11 College closed - Remembrance Day.

Thu, Nov 12 – Fri, Nov 27

Registration – Winter semester – by College priority.

Mon, Nov 23 Outstanding fees for the Fall 2019 semester must be paid in full to avoid an additional late payment penalty of $100. 
Mon, Nov 30 Deadline to pay tuition fees for Winter semester for returning international students.

Mon, Dec 7

Last day of classes.

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

Wed, Dec 9 – Wed, Dec 16

Examination period.

Mon, Dec 7 - Thu, Dec 10 The registration system (add/drop) and wait-listing pages are unavailable from December 7 to December 10 due to processing of fee payments.
Fr, Dec 11  The registration system will reopen at 9:00 am on Friday, December 11 for ALL students. Wait list offers will be available at 9:00 am December 11 and will expire if not accepted by 11:59 pm Monday, December 14. 

Mon, Dec 14

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

Mon, Dec 14 – Fri, Jan 15

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.

Mon, Dec 21  Deadline for new, first-semester international students to withdraw from Winter semester and receive a 50% refund or defer admission to Summer semester. 

Tue, Dec 22

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

Thu, Dec 24 – Sat, Dec 26

College closed.

Sun, Dec 27 & Wed, Dec 30

College closed to the public.

Tue, Dec 31 – Fri, Jan 1

College closed

Winter Semester 2021 (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).

Fri, Jan 1

College closed - New Year's Day.

Sun, Jan 3

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

Mon, Jan 4

All classes begin. Late registration begins.

Applications open for Douglas College Bursaries and In-course Awards and Scholarships for Winter semester.

Mon, Jan 4 – Mon, Jan 18

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

Fri, Jan 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 prerequisites for Summer semester registration.

Mon, Jan 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.

Tue, Jan 19 Fee payment deadline for courses added between December 11 and January 18. Students paying after this date will incur late payment penalties of $25 per registered course. Students will NOT be deregistered from courses after this deadline.

Fri, Jan 29

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

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

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

Mon, Feb 1 –  Fri, Apr 9

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

Mon, Feb 1

Deadline to apply for Douglas College Bursaries and In-course Awards and Scholarships for Winter Semester.

Apply for full time student loans for Summer semester (www.studentaidbc.ca).

Mon, Feb 15

College closed – BC Family Day.

Tue, Feb 16 – Sat, Feb 20

Study break - classes cancelled.

Wed, Feb 17 – Fri, Feb 19

Winter Graduation Ceremonies.

Fri, Feb 19

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.

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

Fri, Feb 26 Deadline to apply for part-time funding for the Winter semester.
Mon, Mar 1

First day to apply for Adult Upgrading Grant and/or part-time funding for the Summer semester.

Deadline to apply for Fall 2021/2022 Entrance Scholarship and Award Program.

Mon, Mar 1 – Sat, Mar 6

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 of March 15.

Tue, Mar 9 – Fri, Mar 27

Registration – Summer semester – by College priority.

Mon, Mar 15

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

Fri, Mar 19 Outstanding fees for the Winter semester must be paid in full to avoid an additional late payment penalty of $100.
Fri, Apr 2 College closed - Good Friday.
Mon, Apr 5  College closed - Easter Monday.

Tues, Apr 6

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

Mon, Apr 12

Last day of Winter semester classes.

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

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

Wed, Apr 14 – Thu, Apr 22

Exam period.

Thu, Apr 15 Deadline to apply for transfer credit to ensure credit has been recorded to meet course prerequisites for Fall registration. 
Fri, Apr 16 The registration system will reopen at 9:00 am on Friday, April 16 for ALL students. Wait list offers will be available at 9:00 am April 16 and will expire if not accepted by 11:59 pm Monday, April 19.  
Mon, Apr 19 Grades due at 9:00 am for classes without a final exam.
Mon, Apr 19 - Fri, May 14 Applications for Summer semester and all documents for open enrolment programs must be submitted in-person only. Applicants applying during this period will receive a registration time in the last priority time slots.
Mon, 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. 
Wed, Apr 28  Grades due at 9:00 am for classes with a final exam.

Summer Semester 2021 (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 3

Applications open for Douglas College Bursaries for Summer semester.

Sun, May 9

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

Mon, May 10

All classes begin. Late registration begins.

Mon, May 10 - Tue, May 25

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

Fri, May 21

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

Mon, May 24 College closed - Victoria Day.

Tue, May 25

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, May 26 Fee payment deadline for courses added between April 19 and May 25. Students paying after this date will incur late payment penalties of $25 per registered course. Students will NOT be deregistered from courses after this deadline. 

Mon, 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.

Tue, Jun 1

Deadline to apply for Douglas College Bursaries for Summer semester only.

Wed, Jun 9 - Fri, Jun 11  Summer Graduation Ceremonies. 

Fri, Jun 13

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 14

Apply for full time student loans for Fall semester (www.studentaidbc.ca).

Mon, Jun 14 – Sat, Jun 19

Mid-semester - students may obtain mid-semester standing from instructors during this week in order to make decisions about dropping courses by the July 12 deadline.

Tue, Jun 22 – Fri, Jul 9

Registration - Fall semester - By College priority.

Wed, Jun 30

Deadline to apply for part-time funding for Summer Semester.

Thu, Jul 1

College closed - Canada Day.

Tue, Jul 2

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

Mon, Jul 12

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

Mon, Aug 2

College closed – BC Day.

Mon, Aug 9

Last day of classes.

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

Wed, Aug 11 -  Thu, Aug 19 Exam period. 

Mon, Aug 16

Deadline to pay tuition fees for Fall semester for domestic students.

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

Mon, Aug 16 - Thu, Aug 19  The registration system (add/drop) and wait-listing pages are unavailable from August 16 to August 19 due to processing of fee payments.  
Fri, Aug 20  The registration system will reopen at 9:00 am on Friday, August 20 for ALL students. Wait list offers will be available at 9:00 am August 20 and will expire if not accepted by 11:59 pm Monday, August 23. 

Wed, Aug 18 – Fri, Sept 17

Applications for the Fall 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.

Wed, Aug 25

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

Tue, Aug 31  Deadline for new first-semester international students to withdraw from Fall semester and receive a 50% refund or defer admission to Winter semester.