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Calendars & Dates

2015/2016 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The full Academic Calendar can be downloaded here in PDF format.

**PLEASE NOTE:

FINANCIAL DATES ARE NOT THE SAME AS ACADEMIC DATES:
SEE FEES AND TUITION


ACADEMIC TERM DATES: SUMMER 2016
Summer 2016Duration of ClassLast Day to
Add Class
Last day for
Waitlisted spots to be assigned
Date after which
Withdrawal is recorded on transcript
for dropped classes
Last day to Drop

Full Semester 
14 week
s

May 2- Aug 16 (Break: June 21-24)    

May 9May 9May 24July 5
Session 1A
7 weeks
May 2-June 20
May 6
May6May 18May 30

Session 1A1 (3.5 weeks)

May 2 - 25
May 3
May 3
May 9
May 11
Session 1A2 (3.5 weeks)
May 26 - June 20
May 27
May 27
June 2
June 4
Session 1B
7 weeks

June 27 - August 16July 04
July 04
July 15July 29
Session 1B1 (3.5 weeks)
June 27 - July 20
June 28
June 28
July 4
July 6
Session 1B2 (3.5 weeks)
July 21 - August 16
July 22
July 22
July 28
July 30
ACADEMIC TERM DATES: FALL 2015 and WINTER 2016
Fall
2015
Duration of ClassLast Day to Add ClassLast Day for
Waitlisted spots to be assigned
Date after which
Withdrawal is recorded on transcript
for dropped classes
Last day to Drop

Full Semester 
14 weeks

Sept. 8-
December 16

September 15September 15September 29November 2
Session A
7 weeks
Sept. 8-
October 23
September 11September 11September 16October 6
Session B
7 weeks
October 29-
Dec. 16
November 2November 2November 9November 26
Winter 2016
Duration of ClassLast Day to Add ClassLast Day for
Waitlisted spots to be assigned
Date after which
Withdrawal is recorded on transcript
for dropped classes
Last Day to Drop

Full Semester 
14 weeks

January 4 -
April 15
January 8
January 8 January 25
 March 8
Session A
7 weeks
January 4 -
February 26
January 8January 8January 15January 29                     
Session B
7 weeks
February 29 -
April 15
March 4March 4March 10March 29


IMPORTANT ACADEMIC DATES
SUMMER 2015, FALL 2015, and WINTER 2016

JUNE 2015
21-26 Summer Break - No Classes.  University Offices remain open
24Final Grades due for Session One courses, 4 pm.  Incomplete (INC) grades assigned due by August 20, 2016
27Faculty to send Mid-term Warnings issued to Student Services for Session Two courses (for mail-out)
JULY 2015
1CANADA DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
20Faculty to send Mid-term warnings issued to Student Services for Session Two courses (for mail-out)
28Final Deadline for students to pay outstanding accounts (up to Summer 2016) before being removed from Fall/Winter classes
 AUGUST 2015
3NATAL DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
17Session One Incomplete (INC) grades due
20Final Grades due to Full Summer and Session Two courses by 4 pm.  Incomplete (INC) grades assigned due September 26, 2016.
SEPTEMBER 2015
4
New Student Orientation, International Student Orientation & WHMIS Sessions for new and returning students
7LABOUR DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED                         
8
Classes begin: Full Semester and Foundation Module A
9
International Student Documents due at Student Services (Visa and Health Insurance)
TBAPresident's Convocation @ Port (11:45  Start - Classes Suspended  11:45 am to 1:30 pm)
25

Summer Incomplete Grades Due

Faculty to send copies of Mid-term Warnings issued for Session 1/Module A courses to Student Services

30
  • Last day for new full-time Domestic Students to opt out of Student Health Insurance (online at www.greenshield.ca). Consult SUNSCAD for details.
OCTOBER 2015
1
  • Winter 2016  Exchange/ Off Campus Study Application Deadline
  • Application Deadline for Foundation Program (limited).                       
  • Application Deadline for Transfer Students (Advanced Standing) (limited)
6
Last Day to drop Foundation Module A classes
12THANKSGIVING MONDAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
15Degree Conferral date for Summer 2015 Graduates
23Last Day of Classes: Foundation Module A
26-28
Fall Study Break
29

Classes Begin: Foundation Module B

Faculty to send copies of Mid-term Warnings issued for Fall Full Session courses to Student Services

30

Deadline to apply to Graduate in Winter 2016

NOVEMBER 2015
2
Last day to drop Full Semester Fall 2015 courses
5
Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm) for Module A Classes
11REMEMBRANCE DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
14
Final Deadline to pay outstanding fees before being removed from Winter Classes
17 
Faculty to send copies of Mid-term Warnings issued for Session/Module B  courses to Student Services
26

Last day to drop Foundation Module B classes

DECEMBER 2015
16Last Teaching Day: Full Semester and Foundation Module B classes end
18Administrative End of Semester
22
Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm) for Module B and Full Semester Classes
23

UNIVERSITY CLOSES FOR HOLIDAYS AT 4:00 PM; re-opens January 4, 2016

JANUARY 2016
4University Opens
4Classes Begin: Full Semester and Foundation Module A
15

Application Deadline for MFA Program & Application Deadline for MDES Program

23

Fall Incomplete Grades Due   

Faculty to send copies of Mid-term Warnings issued for Session / Module A courses to Student Services

29
Last day to drop Session1/Foundation Module A classes
29

Last day for new full-time Domestic Students to opt out of Student Health Insurance (online at www.greenshield.ca). Consult SUNSCAD for details.                              

FEBRUARY 2016


12
 Fall 2016 Exchange/Off Campus Study Application Deadline
15
  • Degree Conferral Date for students who complete their program in December
  • Deadline to apply to Graduate in Summer or Fall 2016
15NS HERITAGE DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
16-19Winter Study Break (no classes, but university remains open)
26

Last Day of Classes: Foundation Module A

29

Classes Begin: Foundation Module B 

All outstanding fees must be paid in order to register for future semesters

Faculty to send copies of Mid-term Warnings issued for Winter Full Semester courses to Student Services

MARCH 2016
1

Application Deadline for Foundation Students and Advanced Standing/Transfer Students (September entry).

5Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm) Module A classes
8   
Last day to drop Full 14-week Winter 2016 semester courses
14-18Summer 2016/Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Registration: Registration Priority Period (Degree Students and Credit Certificate Students)
21
Summer 2016/Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Registration:  Non-Degree and Visiting Students
23
Faculty to send copies of mid-term warnings issued for full-semester and Module B courses to Student Services 
25
GOOD FRIDAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
28
EASTER MONDAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
29Last Day to drop Foundation Module B classes
APRIL 2016
15Last Teaching Day:  Full Semester and Foundation Module B Classes End
23Administrative End of Semester
23Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm ) Module B and Full Semester Classes
29Graduation and Commencement 2016 [NEW DATE: formerly May 14]
30Last day for new Full-time Domestic students to opt-out of the Student Health Insurance for Summer (online at www.greenshield.ca) See SUNSCAD Resource Coordinator for questions.
MAY 2016
23 VICTORIA DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED

Tuition Fees, Payment and Refund Dates


Location

2nd floor of the Duke Block
Fountain Campus
5163 Duke Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3J6

Phone: 902.494.8195 / 8129
Fax: 902.425.2987

EmailAdmissions: nscad.ca
Registrar: nscad.ca
Student Services: nscad.ca

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9:30 – 4:00 pm