Registration Dates and Deadlines

The Academic Schedule is approved by Education Council and sets the dates and deadlines for all semester-based programs at Northern Lights College.  


Academic courses are normally delivered in a 15-week schedule in one of three academic semesters - Fall, Winter, and Spring.  The College also offers academic courses in a compressed seven-week format during Intersession and Summer sessions. 

In addition, some programs such as Trades and Vocational (e.g. ABT, HCAT, PNUR) follow a 20-week term schedule.

Academic semesters:
20-week terms:
Fall September to December
Winter January to April
Spring May to August
Intersession             May-June
Summer July-August
20-week Fall September through January
20-week Winter      January through June


 

 


Important Dates and Deadlines (by month)

September 2022
02 Summer 2022 All grades submitted
05 CAMPUS CLOSED Labour Day
06 Fall 2022 First day of classes (academic semester)
06
 
Fall 2022
 
First day of classes
(20-week term - Trades & Vocational programs)
19 CAMPUS CLOSED National Day of Mourning
20 Fall 2022 End of add/drop period (academic semester)
20
 
Fall 2022
 
End of add/drop period
(20-week term - Trades & Vocational programs)
30 CAMPUS CLOSED National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
 
October 2022
10 CAMPUS CLOSED Thanksgiving Day
 
November 2022
01 Winter 2023 Timetable published
01 Fall 2022 Last day to withdraw (academic semester)
07 Winter 2023 Registration begins for dual credit students
11 CAMPUS CLOSED Remembrance Day
14
 
Fall 2022
 
Last day to withdraw
(20-week term - Trades & Vocational programs)
15 Winter 2023 Registration begins for continuing students
30 Winter 2023 Registration begins for new domestic students
 
December 2022
03 Fall 2022 Last day of classes (academic semester)
05 Fall 2022 Final exams start
07 Winter 2023 Registration begins for late admitted students
12-16 Winter 2023 Registration period for new international students
15 Fall 2022 Final exams end
22 Fall 2022 All grades submitted (academic semester)
24-Jan 3
 
Fall 2022
 
Christmas Break/Reading Break
(20-week term - Trades & Vocational programs)
25 CAMPUS CLOSED Christmas Day
26 CAMPUS CLOSED Boxing Day
27-31 CAMPUS CLOSED Christmas period
 
January 2023
01 CAMPUS CLOSED New Year's Day
02 CAMPUS CLOSED New Year's Day closure
03 Winter 2023 First day of classes (academic semester)
16 Winter 2023 End of add/drop period (academic semester)
28
 
Fall 2022
 
Last day of classes & exams
(20-week term - Trades & Vocational programs)
 
February 2023
03
 
Fall 2022
 
All grades submitted
(20-week term - Trades & Vocational programs)
06
 
Winter 2023
 
First day of classes 
(20-week term - Trades & Vocational programs)
20 CAMPUS CLOSED Family Day
21
 
Winter 2023
 
End of add/drop period
(20-week term - Trades & Vocational programs)
21-25 Winter 2023 Reading Break (academic semester)
28 Winter 2023 Last day to withdraw (academic semester)
 
March 2023
01 Spring 2023 Timetable published
07 Spring 2023 Registration begins for dual credit students
15 Spring 2023 Registration begins for continuing students
30 Spring 2023 Registration begins for new domestic students
 
April 2023
06 Winter 2023 Last day of classes (academic semester)
07 Spring 2023 Registration begins for late admitted students
07 CAMPUS CLOSED Good Friday
08 CAMPUS CLOSED Easter
09 CAMPUS CLOSED Easter 
10 CAMPUS CLOSED Easter Monday
11 Winter 2023 Final exams start
17
 
Winter 2023
 
Last day to withdraw
(20-week term - Trades & Vocational programs)
16-21 Spring 2023 Registration period for new international students
21 Winter 2023 Final exams end
28 Winter 2023 All grades submitted (academic semester)
May 2023
01 Spring 2023 First day of classes 
01 Intersession 2023 First day of classes 
08 Intersession 2023 End of add/drop period
15 Spring 2023 End of add/drop period
22 CAMPUS CLOSED Victoria Day
29 Intersession 2023 Last day to withdraw
 
June 2023
01 Fall 2023 Timetable published
07 Fall 2023 Registration begins for dual credit students
15 Fall 2023 Registration begins for continuing students
17 Intersession 2023 Last day of classes
19 Intersession 2023 Final exams start
23 Intersession 2023 

Final exams end

23 Winter 2023 Last day of classes & exams 
(20-week term - Trades & Vocational programs)
26 Spring 2023 Last day to withdraw
30 Fall 2023 Registration begins for new domestic students
 
July 2022
01 CAMPUS CLOSED Canada Day
04 Summer 2023 First day of classes
04 Intersession 2023 All grades submitted
04

Winter 2023

All grades submitted 
(20-week term - Trades & Vocational programs)
07 Fall 2023 Registration begins for late admitted students
10 Summer 2023 End of add/drop period
29 Spring 2023 Last day of classes
31 Spring 2023 Final Exams start
 
August 2022
01 Summer 2023 Last day to withdraw
07 CAMPUS CLOSED BC Day
14-18 Fall 2023 Registration period for new international students
11 Spring 2023 Final exams end
18 Spring 2023 All grades submitted
21 Summer 2023 Last day of classes
23 Summer 2023 Final exams start
28 Summer 2023 Final exams end