Dates and Deadlines

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, Spring: May-Jun, and Summer: Jul-Aug.  However, some programs, follow a 20-week term Fall: Sep-Jan, Winter: Feb-Jun.

January 2020
01 CAMPUS CLOSED New Year's Day
06 Winter 2020 First day of classes
20 Winter 2020 End of add/drop period
27 Fall 2019 Last day of classes & exams for 20-week term
 
February 2020
03 Fall 2019 All grades submitted for 20-week term
  Winter 2020 First day of classes for 20-week term
17 CAMPUS CLOSED Family Day
18 Winter 2020 End of add/drop period for 20-week term
21 Spring 2020 Timetable published
24-29 Winter 2020 Reading Break
 
March 2020
02 Winter 2020 Last day to withdraw
16 Spring 2020 Registration begins for continuing students
    New student time tickets assigned
30 Spring 2020 Registration begins for new students
 
April 2020
6 Spring 2020 Registration begins for late admitted students
9 Winter 2020 Last day to withraw for 20-week term
  Winter 2020 Last day of classes
10 CAMPUS CLOSED Good Friday
11 CAMPUS CLOSED Easter
13 CAMPUS CLOSED Easter Monday
14 Winter 2020 Final exams start
25 Winter 2020 Final exams end
 
May 2020
01 Winter 2020 All grades submitted
04 Spring 2020 First day of classes
  Spring 2020 Session One First day of classes
11 Spring 2020 Session One End of add/drop period
18 CAMPUS CLOSED Victoria Day
19 Spring 2020 End of add/drop period
 
June 2020
01 Spring 2020 Session One Last day to withdraw
  Fall 2020 Timetable published
22 Spring 2020 Session One Last day of classes
  Winter 2020 Last day to classes & exams for 20-week term
  Fall 2020  Registration begins for continuing students
25 Spring 2020 Session One Final exams start
29 Spring 2020 Last day to withdraw
  Winter 2020 All grades submitted for 20-week term
30 Spring 2020 Session One Final exams end
 
July 2020
01 CAMPUS CLOSED Canada Day
06 Spring 2020 Session Two First day of classes
  Fall 2020 Registration begins for new students
08 Spring 2020 Session One All grades submitted
13 Spring 2020 Session Two End of add/drop period
20 Fall 2020 Registration begins for late admitted students
 
August 2020
01 Spring 2020 Last day of classes
03 CAMPUS CLOSED BC Day
04 Spring 2020 Final exams start
  Spring Session Two 2020 Last day to withdraw
15 Spring 2020 Final exams end
21 Spring 2020 All grades submitted
24 Spring Session Two 2020 Last day of classes
27 Spring Session Two 2020 Final exams start
 
September 2020
01 Spring Session Two 2020 Final exams end
07 CAMPUS CLOSED Labour Day
08 Spring Session Two 2020 All grades submitted
  Fall 2020 First day of classes
  Fall 2020 First day of classes for 20-week term
21 Fall 2020 End of add/drop period
  Fall 2020 End of add/drop period for 20-week term
 
October 2020
12 CAMPUS CLOSED Thanksgiving Day
21 Winter 2021 Timetable published
 
November 2020
02 Winter 2021 Registration begins for continuing students
03 Fall 2020 Last day to Withdraw
11 CAMPUS CLOSED Remembrance Day
16 Fall 2020 Last day to withdraw for 20-week term
  Winter 2021 Registration begins for new students
23 Winter 2021 Registration begins for late admitted students
 
December 2020
02 Fall 2020 Last day of classes
04 Fall 2020 Final exams start
15 Fall 2020 Final exams end
22 Fall 2020 All grades submitted
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Jan 3
Fall 2020 Christmas Break/Reading Break for 20-week term
24 CAMPUS CLOSED Christmas (non-instructional)
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