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Academic Year Calendar

The Academic Schedule sets the start and end dates for all semester-based programs at Northern Lights College. Non-semester based programs start and end dates are established for each intake, and are defined in the College timetables.

Academic courses are normally Fall: Sep-Dec, Winter: Jan-Apr, Intersession: May-Jun, and Summer: Jul-Aug.  However, some programs, follow a 20-week term Fall: Sep-Jan, Winter: Feb-Jun.  See Months at a Glance for details.

2015-2016 Academic Schedule

Fall 2015
First day of classes Tuesday, September 08, 2015
End of Add/drop Period Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Last day of classes Saturday, December 05, 2015
Final exams start Monday, December 07, 2015
Final exams end Thursday, December 17, 2015
All grades submitted Thursday, December 24, 2015
Winter 2016
First day of classes Monday, January 04, 2016
End of Add/drop Period Monday, January 18, 2016
Reading Break Monday, February 22 to Friday, February 26, 2016
Last day to withdraw Monday, February 29, 2016
Last day of classes Saturday, April 09, 2016
Final exams start Monday, April 11, 2016
Final exams end Thursday, April 21, 2016
All grades submitted Thursday, April 28, 2016
Intersession 2016
First day of classes Monday, May 02, 2016
End of Add/drop Period Monday, May 09, 2016
Last day to withdraw Monday, May 30, 2016
Last day of classes Saturday, June 18, 2016
Final exams start Monday, June 20, 2016
Final exams end Saturday, June 25, 2016
All grades submitted Monday, July 04, 2016
Summer 2016
First day of classes Monday, July 04, 2016
End of Add/drop Period Monday, July 11, 2016
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Last day of classes Saturday, August 20, 2016
Final exams start Monday, August 22, 2016
Final exams end Saturday, August 27, 2016
All grades submitted Friday, September 02, 2016

 

Months at a Glance

July 2015

  • Jul 1: Canada Day. All campuses closed.
  • Jul 2: First day of classes for Summer term: Early Childhood Education and Care/Education Assistant.
  • Jul 9: Last day to add/drop a course: Early Childhood Education and Care/Education Assistant courses. No refunds after this date.
  • Jul 30: Last day to withdraw without academic penalty: Early Childhood Education and Care/Education Assistant courses.

August 2015

  • Aug 3: BC Day: All campuses closed.
  • Aug 27: Last day of classes for Summer term: Early Childhood Education and Care/Education Assistant.

September 2015

  • Sep 07: Labour Day – All campuses closed.
  • Sep 8: First day of classes for fall academic courses, vocational programs, and fall 20-week term.  All tuition and fees are due.
  • Sep 22:  Last day to add/drop a course, no refunds after this date for fall academic courses and vocational programs.

October 2015

  • Oct 12: Thanksgiving Day – All campuses closed. 

November 2015

  • Nov 3: Last day to withdraw for fall academic courses ("W" on transcript).
  • Nov 11: Remembrance Day – All campuses closed.
  • Nov 17: Last day to withdraw for fall 20-week term only.

December 2015

  • Dec 5: Last day of classes for fall academic courses.
  • Dec 7 – Dec 17:  Final exam period for fall academic courses.
  • Dec 24:  All grades submitted for fall academic courses.
  • Dec 25: Christmas Day – All campuses closed.
  • Dec 26: Boxing Day – All campuses closed.
  • Dec 27 – Dec 31: Christmas period – All campuses closed.

January 2016

  • Jan 01: New Year's Day – All campuses closed.
  • Jan 04: First day of classes for winter academic courses.  All tuition and fees are due.
  • Jan 18: Last day to add/drop a course, no refunds after this date for winter academic courses.
  • Jan 30: Last day of fall 20-week term.

February 2016

  • Feb 01: First day of classes for winter 20-week term only.
  • Feb 08: Family Day – All campuses closed.
  • Feb 22 – Feb 26:  Reading break for all winter academic courses.
  • Feb 29: Last day to withdraw for winter academic courses ("W" on transcript).

March 2016

  • Mar 25: Good Friday – All campuses closed.
  • Mar 28: Easter Monday – All campuses closed. 

April 2016

  • Apr 09: Last day of classes for winter academic courses.
  • Apr 11 – Apr 21:  Final exam period for winter academic courses.
  • Apr 12: Last day to withdraw for winter 20-week term only.
  • Apr 28: All grades submitted for winter academic courses.

May 2016

  • May 02: First day of classes for intersession academic courses.  All tuition and fees are due.
  • May 09: Last day to add/drop a course, no refunds after this date for intersession academic courses.
  • May 23: Victoria Day – All campuses closed.
  • May 30: Last day to withdraw for intersession academic courses ("W" on transcript).

June 2016

  •  Jun 18: Last day of classes for intersession academic courses.  Last day of classes for winter 20-week term.
  • Jun 20 – Jun 25:  Final exam period for intersession academic courses.
  • Jul 04: All grades submitted for intersession academic courses.

July 2016

  • Jul 01: Canada Day – All campuses closed.
  • Jul 04: First day of classes for summer academic courses.  All tuition and fees are due.
  • Jul 11: Last day to add/drop a course, no refunds after this date for summer academic courses.

August 2016

  • Aug 01: B.C. Day – All campuses closed.
  • Aug 02: Last day to withdraw for summer academic courses ("W" on transcript).
  • Aug 20: Last day of classes for summer academic courses.
  • Aug 22 – Aug 27:  Final exam period for summer academic courses.
  • Sep 02: All grades submitted for summer academic courses.
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