Dates and Deadlines

The Academic Schedule sets the start and end dates for all semester-based programs at Northern Lights College.

Academic courses are normally delivered in a 15-week schedule in one of three semesters.  The College also offers compressed courses in a seven week format during Intersession and Summer session. 

Academic semesters are:

Fall September to December
Winter January to April
Spring May to August
Intersession             May-June
Summer July-August

 

In addition, some programs follow a 20-week term:

20-week Fall September through January
20-week Winter      January through June

 

All dates noted are approved by the College Education Council.

March 2021
01 Winter 2021 Last day to withdraw (academic semester)
15 Spring 2021 Registration begins for continuing students
    New student time tickets assigned
29 Spring 2021 Registration begins for new students
 
April 2021
02 CAMPUS CLOSED Good Friday
03 CAMPUS CLOSED Easter
05 CAMPUS CLOSED Easter Monday
06 Spring 2021 Registration begins for late admitted students
10 Winter 2021 Last day of classes (academic semester)
19 Winter 2021 Last day to withdraw (20-week term)
13 Winter 2021 Final exams start
23 Winter 2021 Final exams end
30 Winter 2021 All grades submitted (academic semester)
 
May 2021
03 Spring 2021 First day of classes
  Intersession 2021 First day of classes
10 Intersession 2021 End of add/drop period
17 Spring 2021 End of add/drop period
24 CAMPUS CLOSED Victoria Day
31 Intersession 2021 Last day to withdraw
 
June 2021
19 Intersession 2021 Last day of classes
22 Intersession 2021 Final exams start
26 Intersession 2021 Final exams end
28 Winter 2021 Last day of classes & exams (20-week term)
  Spring 2021 Last day to withdraw
TBA Fall 2021 Timetable published
TBa Fall 2021 Registration begins for continuing students
 
July 2021
01 CAMPUS CLOSED Canada Day
05 Summer 2021 First day of classes
  Intersession 2021 All grades submitted
06 Winter 2021 All grades submitted (20-week term)
12 Summer 2021 End of add/drop period
31 Summer 2021 Last day of classes
TBA Fall 2021 Registration begins for new students
TBA Fall 2021 Registration begins for late admitted students
 
August 2021
02 CAMPUS CLOSED B.C. Day
03 Spring 2021 Final exams start
  Summer 2021 Last day to withdraw
13 Spring 2021 Final exams end
20 Spring 2021 All grades submitted
21 Summer 2021 Last day of classes
24 Summer 2021 Final exams start
28 Summer 2021 Final exams end
 
September 2021
03 Summer 2021 All grades submitted
06 CAMPUS CLOSED Labour Day
07 Fall 2021   First day of classes (academic semester)
  Fall 2021 First day of classes (20-week term)
20 Fall 2021 End of add/drop period (academic semester)
  Fall 2021 End of add/drop period (20-week term)
 
October 2021
11 CAMPUS CLOSED Thanksgiving Day
 
November 2021
02 Fall 2021 Last day to withdraw (academic semester)
11 CAMPUS CLOSED Remembrance Day
15 Fall 2021 Last day to withdraw (20-week term)
TBA Winter 2022 Timetable published
TBA Winter 2022 Registration begins for continuing students
TBA Winter 2022 Registration begins for new students
TBA Winter 2022 Registraiton begins for late admitted students
 
December 2021
01 Fall 2021 Last day of classes (academic semester)
06 Fall 2021 Final exams start
16 Fall 2021 Final exams end
23 Fall 2021 All grades submitted (academic semester)
24-Jan 3 Fall 2021 Christmas Break/Reading Break (20-week term)
25 CAMPUS CLOSED Christmas Day
26 CAMPUS CLOSED Boxing Day
27 CAMPUS CLOSED Christmas period
28 CAMPUS CLOSED Christmas period
29  CAMPUS CLOSED Christmas period
30 CAMPUS CLOSED Christmas period
31 CAMPUS CLOSED Christmas period
 
January 2022
01 CAMPUS CLOSED New Year's Day
03 CAMPUS CLOSED New Year's Day closure
04 Winter 2022 First day of classes (academic semester)
18 Winter 2022 End of add/drop period (academic semester)
28 Fall 2021 Last day of classes & exams (20-week term)
 
February 2022
04 Fall 2021 All grades submitted (20-week term)
07 Winter 2022 First day of classes (20-week term)
21 CAMPUS CLOSED Family Day
22 Winter 2022 End of add/drop period (20-week term)
21-26 Winter 2022 Reading Break 
 
March 2022
01 Winter 2022 Last day to withdraw (academic semester)
TBA Spring 2022 Timetable published
TBA Spring 2022 Registration begins for continuing students
TBA Spring 2022 Registration begins for new students
TBA Spring 2022 Registration begins for late admitted students
 
April 2022
09 Winter 2022 Last day of classes (academic semester)
11 Winter 2022 Final exams start
13 Winter 2022 Last day to withdraw (20-week term)
15 CAMPUS CLOSED Good Friday
17 CAMPUS CLOSED Easter
18 CAMPUS CLOSED Easter Monday
23 Winter 2022 Final exams end
29 Winter 2022 All grades submitted (academic semester)