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Academic Calendar

2017 - 2018 Academic Year

  • Fall  201708
       Session A
    8/21 - 12/15
    Session B
    8/21 - 10/16 
    Session C
    10/17- 12/15 
    Early Registration for Students Receiving Veteran Benefits from GCSC  Apr 7 Apr 7 Apr 7
    ****Open Registration for all Campuses Apr 11 Apr 11 Apr 11
    **Registration Fees Due Aug 11 Aug 11 Aug 11
    Classes Begin Aug 21 Aug 21 Oct 17
    Late Registration; Drop/Add Aug 21 - 25 Aug 21 - 25 Oct 17 - 18
    Last day to cancel registration/drop courses and receive a refund Aug 25 Aug 25 Oct 18
    Last day to change major and credit to audit. Aug 25 Aug 25 Oct 18
    Midterm Oct 16 Sept 18 Nov 14
    *Withdrawal Deadline Oct 23 Sept 25 Nov 21
    Final Examinations Dec 8 - 14 Oct 12 - 16 Dec 11 - 14
    Term Ends Dec 15 Oct 16 Dec 15
    Grades available via Lighthouse Dec 20 Oct 19 Dec 20
    Graduation Application Deadline Oct 23 Oct 23 Oct 23

    Holidays

    Fall 2017 - College is closed for all students and employees Aug 14 In-service Day  
      Sept 2 - 4 Labor Day  
      Nov 10 - 12 Veteran's Day  
      Nov 23 - 26 Thanksgiving Holiday
      Dec 22 - Jan 1 Christmas/New Year Holiday
     No classes for students  Nov 22 Thanksgiving Break
    No Classes for students and faculty Dec 18 - 21 Winter Break 
  • Spring  201801
      Session A
    1/5 - 5/4
    Session B
    1/5 - 2/28
    Session C
    3/1 - 5/4
    Early Registration for Students Receiving Veteran Benefits from GCSC  Oct 27 Oct 27 Oct 27
    ****Open Registration for all Campuses Oct 31 Oct 31 Oct 31
    **Registration Fees Due Jan 3 Jan 3 Jan 3
    Classes Begin Jan 5 Jan 5 Mar 1
    Late Registration; Drop/Add Jan 5 - 12 Jan 5 - 12 Mar 1 - 5
    Last day to cancel registration/drop courses and receive a refund Jan 12 Jan 12 Mar 5
    Last day to change major and credit to audit. Jan 12 Jan 12 Mar 5
    Midterm Feb 28 Jan 31 Apr 4
    *Withdrawal Deadline Mar 9 Feb 7 Apr 11
    Final Examinations Apr 30 - May 3 Feb 23 - 28 May 1 - 2
    Term Ends May 4 Feb 28 May 4
    Grades available via Lighthouse May 7 Mar 5 May 7
    ***Graduation Application Deadline Feb 19 Feb 19 Feb 19
    Honors Convocation Apr 27    
    Graduation May 4    

        Holidays

    Spring 2018 - College is closed for all student and employees Jan 13 - 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
      Mar 17 - 23 Spring Break
     No Classes for students  Jan 2 - 4  
  • Summer  201805
      Session A
    5/9 - 8/2
    Session B
    5/9 - 6/20
    Session C
    6/21 - 8/2
    Early Registration for Students Receiving Veteran Benefits from GCSC  Apr 6 Apr 6 Apr 6
    ****Open Registration for all Campuses Apr 10 Apr 10 Apr 10
    **Registration Fees Due May 7 May 7 May 7
    Classes Begin May 9 May 9 Jun 21
    Late Registration; Drop/Add May 9 - 10 May 9 - 10 Jun 21 - 25
    Last day to cancel registration/drop courses and receive a refund May 10 May 10 Jun 25
    Last day to change major and credit to audit. May 10 May 10 Jun 25
    Midterm Jun 20 May 30 Jul 12
    *Withdrawal Deadline Jun 27 Jun 6 Jul 19
    Final Examinations  Aug 1 - 2 Jun 19 - 20 Aug 1 - 2
    Term Ends Aug 2 Jun 20 Aug 2
    Grades available via Lighthouse Aug 8 Jun 25 Aug 8
    ***Graduation Application Deadline Jul 9 Jul 9 Jul 9

    Holidays

    Summer 2018 - College is closed for all students and employees May 26 - 28 Memorial Day 
      Jul 4 Independence Day

 *Withdrawal Deadline: "W" grade granted on or prior to withdrawal deadline; "F" grade issued after withdrawal deadline

 **After due date, fees are due at point of registration

 ***In order for Summer Graduates to participate in the Spring ceremony, they must submit their Summer Graduation application prior to the Spring application deadline. No exceptions

 ****Web registration will be available when college is closed except for scheduled maintenance windows.                                                             (Fall 2017: May 17 - Oct 18; Spring 2018: Oct 31 - Mar 5; Summer 2018: Apr 10 - Jun 25 beginning at 12:15 a.m.)

Gulf Coast State College reserves the right to change the college calendar, or to make other changes deemed necessary, giving     advance notice of change when possible.

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