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Dates and Deadlines: Spring 2 2016 Term

  • This page shows you all critical dates and deadlines for the Spring 2 2016 term. You may want to print it for reference.
  • Dates are subject to change. Page last updated 1/4/16.
  • All times shown are Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.).
Last day for all Application Materials to be Received in the Admissions Office (for consideration for the Spring 2 term)January 3The priority deadline refers to review of application materials and not to enrollment. Enrollment is based upon space availability in the location of choice. If space is not available the applicant will automatically be eligible to enroll for the next available term.

If you miss the priority deadline or have questions, please contact our Student Information Center at 1-800-847-3000.
College Closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 18
Registration PeriodJanuary 26, 9:00 a.m. -- March 4, 5:00 p.m.
Last Day to Apply for Pell, TAP and Student Loans (for aid to be processed by the term payment deadline)January 29, 5:00 p.m. Priority deadline for Pell, TAP and student loans, as well as submission of the Federal Appeal Form and/or New York Waiver Request Form with dean's approval and appropriate documentation to the Financial Aid Office.

If you miss the priority deadline, or have questions, please see "What Year Forms Do I Complete."
College Closed: Presidents' DayFebruary 15
Last Day to Register Without Late Fees

Last Day to Pay for Registered Courses
March 4, 5:00 p.m.
  • Payment or payment arrangements must be in place in full to avoid cancellation of your enrollment. Acceptable payment arrangements are approved financial aid (as shown on your account summary) and the time payment plan. Check your student account statement (formerly called your "account summary") to verify.
  • If you use the time payment plan, you must enroll in the time payment plan AND make your first 1/3 payment by 5:00 p.m. today.
Late Registration PeriodMarch 7, 9:00 a.m. -–
March 11, 5:00 p.m.
  • If you register during the late registration period, your registration must be paid for immediately or your enrollment will not be finalized and your classes will be cancelled. If you sign up for the time payment plan, the first 1/3 payment must be made at this time.
  • If you withdraw* before the enrollment start date:
    100% tuition refunded; 100% fees refunded.
Spring 2 Term Starts
(Enrollment start date)
March 14All Spring 2 registrations that are not paid for will be cancelled on Monday, March 14 at 8:00 a.m.
Add/drop PeriodAdd/drop online:
March 14, 9:00 a.m. --
March 18, 5:00 p.m.
  • If you withdraw* by the end of the first week:
    100% tuition refunded; 0% fees refunded.
  • Paper withdrawal forms must be received by March 20 (see "Withdrawal Form")
Last Day for 100% Tuition RefundMarch 20If you withdraw* by the end of the first week:
100% tuition refunded; 0% fees refunded.
Last Day for 70% refundMarch 27If you withdraw* by the end of the second week:
70% tuition refunded; 0% fees refunded.
Last Day for 50% RefundApril 3If you withdraw* by the end of the third week:
50% tuition refunded; 0% fees refunded.
Last Day for 30% RefundApril 10If you withdraw* by the end of the fourth week:
30% tuition refunded; 0% fees refunded.
Time Payment: Second Payment Due for Spring 2 TermApril 15, 5:00 p.m.
Faculty Reading PeriodMay 2 - May 6Faculty are not available to work with students.
Time Payment: Last Payment Due for Spring 2 TermMay 15, 5:00 p.m.
College Closed: Memorial Day (Observed)May 30
Spring 2 Term EndsJune 30
Study Grade/Outcome DueJuly 10Your mentors submit grades or outcomes for each of your studies by this date.

* If you withdraw on or before April 10, 2016 your status may be reduced from full-time to part-time or to below part-time. Your enrollment status, good academic standing and financial aid eligibility may be affected.

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