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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 2016 and WINTER 2017
Fall
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

Sept. 6-
December 15

September 13September 13September 28November 7
Session A
7 weeks
Sept. 6-
October 24
September 9September 9September 14October 4
Session B
7 weeks
October 31-
Dec. 15
November 3November 3November 9November 25
Winter 2017
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 3 -
April 13
January 10
January 10 January 26
 March 7
Session A
7 weeks
January 4 -
February 17
January 6January 6January 13January 30                    
Session B
7 weeks
February 27 -
April 13
March 2March 2March 9March 24


IMPORTANT ACADEMIC DATES
SUMMER 2016, FALL 2016, and WINTER 2017

MAY 2016
2        Spring Semester courses begin

20      Faculty to send Mid-term warnings issued to Student Services for Session One               courses (for mail-out)

23      VICTORIA DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
30      Last day for full-time Domestic Summer Students to opt out of Student Health                       Insurance (online at www.greenshield.ca). Consult SUNSCAD for details.
JUNE 2016
20-26Summer Break - No Classes.  University Offices remain open
24Final Grades due for Session One courses, 4 pm.  Incomplete (INC) grades assigned due by August 19, 2016
27Faculty to send Mid-term Warnings issued to Student Services for Full Summer courses (for mail-out)
JULY 2016
1CANADA DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
20Faculty to send Mid-term warnings issued to Student Services for Session Two courses (for mail-out)
27Final Deadline for students to pay outstanding accounts (up to Summer 2016) before being removed from Fall/Winter classes
 AUGUST 2016
1NATAL DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
19Session One Incomplete (INC) grades due
19Final Grades due to Full Summer and Session Two courses by 4 pm.  Incomplete (INC) grades assigned due September 26, 2016.
SEPTEMBER 2016
2
New Student Orientation, International Student Orientation & WHMIS Sessions for new and returning students
5LABOUR DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED                         
6
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)
23

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 2016
1
  • Winter 2016  Exchange/ Off Campus Study Application Deadline
  • Application Deadline for Foundation Program (limited).                       
  • Application Deadline for Transfer Students (Advanced Standing) (limited)
4
Last Day to drop Foundation Module A classes
10THANKSGIVING MONDAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
15Degree Conferral date for Summer 2015 Graduates
24Last Day of Classes: Foundation Module A
25-30
Fall Study Break
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
31

Classes Begin: Foundation Module B

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

NOVEMBER 2016
7
Last day to drop Full Semester Fall 2016 courses
4
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
24

Last day to drop Foundation Module B classes

DECEMBER 2016
15Last Teaching Day: Full Semester and Foundation Module B classes end
16Administrative 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 3, 2017

JANUARY 2017
3University Opens
3Classes Begin: Full Semester and Foundation Module A
15

Application Deadline for MFA Program & Application Deadline for MDES Program

20

Fall Incomplete Grades Due   

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

30
Last day to drop Session1/Foundation Module A classes
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.                              

FEBRUARY 2017
10
 Fall 2017 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
17
Last Day of Classes: Foundation Module A
20NS HERITAGE DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
21-26Winter Study Break (no classes, but university remains open)
27

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 2017
1

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

3Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm) Module A classes
7   
Last day to drop Full 14-week Winter 2017 semester courses
13-17Summer 2017/Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Registration: Registration Priority Period (Degree Students and Credit Certificate Students)
20
Summer 2017/Fall 2017/Winter 2018 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 
24
GOOD FRIDAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
27
EASTER MONDAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
28Last Day to drop Foundation Module B classes
APRIL 2017
14Last Teaching Day:  Full Semester and Foundation Module B Classes End
21Administrative End of Semester
24Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm ) Module B and Full Semester Classes
TBAGraduation and Commencement 2017

Tuition Fees, Payment and Refund Dates


Location

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

Phone: 902.494.8260
Fax: 902.425.2987

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

Office HoursMonday - Friday
9:30 – 4:00 pm

April 2016

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