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Dates and Deadlines: Fall 1 2016 Term

  • This page shows you all critical dates and deadlines for the Fall 1 2016 term. You may want to print it for reference.
  • Dates are subject to change. Page last updated 5/17/16.
  • 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 Fall 1 term)June 1The 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.
Registration PeriodMay 31, 9:00 a.m. -- September 2, 5:00 p.m.
College Closed: Independence Day July 4
Faculty Reading PeriodJuly 25 – August 19Faculty are not available to work with students.
Priority Date to Apply for Pell, TAP and Student Loans (for aid to be processed by the term payment deadline)August 1, 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."
Last Day to Register Without Late Fees

Last Day to Pay for Registered Courses
September 2, 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 bill) 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 p.m. today
College Closed: Labor DaySeptember 5
Late Registration PeriodSeptember 6, 9:00 a.m. –
September 9, 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.
Fall 1 Term Starts
(Enrollment start date)
September 12All Fall 1 registrations that are not paid for will be cancelled on Monday, September 12 at 8 a.m.
Add/drop PeriodAdd/drop online:
September 12, 9:00 a.m. -
September 16, 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 September 18 (see "Withdrawal Form")
Last Day for 100% Tuition RefundSeptember 18If you withdraw* by the end of the first week:
100% tuition refunded; 0% fees refunded.
Last Day for 70% refundSeptember 25If you withdraw* by the end of the second week:
70% tuition refunded; 0% fees refunded.
Last Day for 50% RefundOctober 2If you withdraw* by the end of the third week:
50% tuition refunded; 0% fees refunded.
Last Day for 30% RefundOctober 9If you withdraw* by the end of the fourth week:
30% tuition refunded; 0% fees refunded.
College Closed: Columbus DayOctober 10
Time Payment: Second Payment Due for Fall 1 termOctober 15, 5:00 p.m.
College Closed: Veteran's Day November 11
Time Payment: Last Payment Due for Fall 1 termNovember 15. 5:00 p.m.
College Closed: ThanksgivingNovember 24
Fall 1 Term EndsDecember 23
College Closed: Christmas Holiday ObservedDecember 26
Faculty No Appointment PeriodDecember 27 - January 6Faculty are not available to work with students.
College Closed: New Year's Day Holiday ObservedJanuary 2
Study Grade/Outcome DueJanuary 6Your mentors submit outcomes for each of your studies (credit or no credit) by this date.
* If you withdraw before October 10 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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