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.

Spring Semester 2020

  • Academic Calendar

    Part of Term in Class Schedule
    Classes Begin
    Classes End
    Last Day to Apply 
    Final Exams
     Full Term
     January 21
     May 1
     January 10
    May 2-8
     1st 10 Weeks
     January 21
     April 6
     January 10
    Final Exams in short terms are given on the last day of class.
     1st 7 Weeks
     January 21
     March 7  January 10
     2nd 10 Weeks
     February 24
     May 8
     February 3
     2nd 7 Weeks
     March 16
     May 2
     February 24

    Dates for all parts of term are posted online at www.columbiastate.edu/refunds-drops-withdrawals. Students enrolling in TN eCampus online classes must adhere to the TN eCampus Academic Calendar posted online at https://tnecampus.org/academic-calendar. All supporting documents for an applicant must be submitted within three working days of the last day to apply. Final grades for this semester will be available in myChargerNet on May 15.
  • Registration Calendar

    Priority Registration for currently enrolled students is November 4-5. Registration for Spring 2020 opens November 6 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability.

    Spring 2020 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
     November 6
     January 16  January 24
     April 2
     1st 10 weeks
     November 6
     January 16  January 24
     March 11
     1st 7 weeks
     November 6
     January 16  January 24
     February 21
     2nd 10 weeks
     November 6
     January 16  February 24
     April 13
     2nd 7 weeks
     November 6
     January 16  March 16
     April 20
  • Tuition and Fees Calendar

     Spring 2020 Part of Term
    Confirm and Pay By 
     Refunds
     100% 75%
    25%
     Full Term
     January 8
     January 20
     February 3
     February 16
     1st 10 weeks
     January 8
     January 20
     January 29
     February 8
     1st 7 weeks
     January 8
     January 20
     January 26
     February 1
     2nd 10 weeks
     February 21
     February 23
     March 3
     March 13
     2nd 7 weeks
     March 13
     March 15
     March 22
     March 29
  • Financial Aid Calendar

    Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Spring semester 2020 is December 2, 2020 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.

    Spring 2020 Part of Term
    Documentation and Verification Due Awards Posted
    Disbursements Available No Later Than:
     Full Term
     December 2  February 6
     February 24
     1st 10 weeks
     December 2  February 6
     February 24
     1st 7 weeks
     December 2  February 6
     February 24
     2nd 10 weeks
     December 2  March 10
     March 24
     2nd 7 weeks
     December 2  March 31
     April 14

    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 receive email notifications of SAP violations, if applicable, to their Columbia State email between May 20-22, 2020. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.
  • Class Holidays and Campus Closings

     December 23-January 1
     Seasonal Holiday (College closed)
     January 15
     Convocation (All offices closed)
     January 20
     Holiday: Martin Luther King Day (College closed)
     March 9-15
     Spring Break (Classes do not meet; offices open)
  • Graduation Dates

     May 2020 Graduation
    February 21
    Submit Intent to Graduate IF you wish to participate in the May 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.
     May 9
    Graduation Ceremonies: One in the morning and another in the afternoon. Graduates will have an assigned time based upon the credential to be awarded.

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