Important Dates

These calendars are subject to change at any time prior to or during an academic term due to emergencies or causes beyond the reasonable control of the institution, including severe weather, loss of utility services or orders by federal or state agencies.

Fall Semester 2017

  • Academic Calendar

    Part of Term in Class Schedule
    Classes Begin
     Classes End
     Last Day to Apply for New Students
     Last Day to Apply for Returning Students
     Final Exams
     Full Term
     August 28
     December 8
     August 11
     August 18
     December 9-15
     1st 10 weeks
     August 28
     November 7
     August 11
     August 18
     Final exams in short terms are given on the last class.
     1st 7 weeks
     August 28
     October 14
     August 11
     August 18
     2nd 10 weeks
     October 2
     December 15
     September 15
     September 22
     2nd 7 weeks
     October 18
     December 15
     September 29
     October 9

    Dates for all parts of term are posted online at www.ColumbiaState.edu/refunds-drops-withdrawals. All supporting documents for a new applicant must be submitted within three working days of new student application deadline. To be eligible for application deadline extension, returning students can have no new transfer college course work since last attending Columbia State. Final grades for this semester will be available in myChargerNet on December 22.
  • Registration Calendar

    Priority Registration for currently enrolled student is April 3-4. Registration for Fall 2017 opens April 5 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability.

    Fall 2017 Part of Term
    Registration Begins
    Last Day to Register
    Last day to Add a Class during this Part of Term
    Last day to Drop, Withdraw or Change to Audit
     Full Term
     April 5
     August 22
    September 1
     November 8
     1st 10 weeks
     April 5
     August 22
     August 28
     October 14
     1st 7 weeks
     April 5
     August 22
     August 28
     September 28
     2nd 10 weeks
     April 5
     September 26
     October 2
     November 20
     2nd 7 weeks
     April 5
     October 12
     October 18
     November 25
  • Tuition and Fees Calendar

    Fall 2017 Part of Term
     Confirm and Pay By
     Refunds
     100%  75%  25%
     Full Term
     August 16
     August 27
     September 10
     September 22
     1st 10 weeks
     August 16
     August 27
     September 5
     September 14
     1st 7 weeks
     August 16
     August 27
     September 2
     September 8
     2nd 10 weeks
     September 29
     October 1
     October 10
     October 20
     2nd 7 weeks
     October 13
     October 17
     October 24
     November 1
  • Financial Aid Calendar

    Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Fall 2017 semester is July 14, 2017 to allow for timely processing. If financial aid forms are not complete by this date, students should be prepared to pay their tuition and fees by the payment deadline to maintain their class schedules. Additionally, failure to submit documents by this date could result in loss of Tennessee Promise funds of applicable students.

    Fall 2017 Part of Term
    Documents and Verification Due
    Awards Posted
     Disbursements Available No Later Than
     Full Term
     July 14
     September 11
     September 28
     1st 10 weeks
     July 14
     September 11
     September 28
     1st 7 weeks
     July 14
     September 11
     September 28
     2nd 10 weeks
     July 14
     October 16
     November 2
     2nd 7 weeks
     July 14
     November 1
     November 20

    Posting and disbursement dates are contingent on faculty confirming enrollment by verifying student participation in a class prior to census date. Students must attend/participate on the first day of class in order to receive disbursements according to this schedule. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) evaluations usually occur the first business day after grades post. Students will received email notifications of SAP violations, if applicable, to their Columbia State email between December 20-22, 2017. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP>
  • Class Holidays and Campus Closings

     August 23
     Convocation (All offices closed)
     September 4
     Holiday: Labor Day (Campus closed)
     October 16-17
     Fall Break (Classes do not meet; offices open.)
     November 22
     Thanksgiving Holiday (Classes do not meet; offices open.)
     November 23-26
     Thanksgiving Holiday (Campus closed)
     December 25-January 1
     Seasonal Holiday (Campus closed)
  • Graduation Calendar

    December 2017 Graduation
     September 15
    Submit Intent to Graduate IF you wish to participate in the December ceremony. Those not participating in the ceremony must still file an Intent and are encouraged to file early to ensure awareness of requirements before your final semester.
     December 16 at 10:00 a.m.
     Graduation Ceremony

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