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Academic Calendar

  • Fall 2020 (202008)
       Session A
    8/17 - 12/11
    Session B
    8/17 - 10/9
    Session C
    10/12 - 12/11
    Early Registration for Students Receiving Veteran Benefits from GCSC   Apr 3 Apr 3 Apr 3
    ****Open Registration for all Campuses  Apr 6 Apr 6 Apr 6
    **Registration Fees Due  Aug 7 Aug 7 Aug 7
    Classes Begin  Aug 17 Aug 17 Oct 12
    State Employee Fee Waiver Registration Aug 17 - 21 Aug 17 - 21 Oct 12 - 13
    Late Registration; Drop/Add Aug 17 - 21 Aug 17 - 21 Oct 12 - 13
    Last day to submit residency fee waiver documentation (by 4:00 p.m.) Aug 21 Aug 21 Oct 13
    Last day to cancel registration/drop courses and receive a refund (by 11:59 p.m.)  Aug 21 Aug 21 Oct 13
    Last day to change major and credit to audit. Aug 21 Aug 21 Oct 13
    Midterm Oct 9 Sept 14 Nov 9
    *Withdrawal Deadline Oct 16 Sept 21 Nov 16 
    Final Examinations Dec 4 - 10 Oct 7 - 9 Dec 7 - 10
    Term Ends Dec 11 Oct 9 Dec 11
    Grades available via Lighthouse Dec 15 Oct 14 Dec 15
    Graduation Application Deadline Sep 28 Sep 28 Sep 28

    Holidays

    *In-service Day Aug 12  
    No classes for students Sept 5 - 7 Labor Day
      Nov 11 Veteran's Day
      Nov 25 - 29

    Thanksgiving break

      Dec 11 - 
    Jan 3

    Christmas break / New Year

    Faculty Dec 16 - 
    Jan 3
    Christmas break
    College closed for all students and employees Sept 5 - 7 Labor Day
      Nov 11 Veteran's Day
      Nov 26 - 29 Thanksgiving break
      Dec 24 -
    Jan 3
    Christmas break
  • Spring 2020 (202001)
      Session A
    1/6 - 5/1
    Session B
    1/6 - 2/28
    Session C
    3/2 - 5/1
    Early Registration for Students Receiving Veteran Benefits from GCSC   Nov 1 Nov 1 Nov 1
    ****Open Registration for all Campuses Nov 4 Nov 4 Nov 4
    **Registration Fees Due Jan 3  Jan 3  Jan 3 
    Classes Begin Jan 6 Jan 6 Mar 2
    State Employee Fee Waiver Registration Jan 6 - 10 Jan 6 - 10 Mar 2 - 3
    Late Registration; Drop/Add Jan 6 - 10 Jan 6 - 10 Mar 2 - 3
    Last day to submit residency fee waiver documentation (by 4:00 p.m.) Jan 10 Jan 10 Mar 3
    Last day to cancel registration/drop courses and receive a refund (by 11:59 p.m.) Jan 10 Jan 10  Mar 3
    Last day to change major and credit to audit. Jan 10 Jan 10 Mar 3
    Midterm Feb 26 Jan 30 Apr 2
    *Withdrawal Deadline Mar 4 Feb 6 Apr 9
    Final Examinations Apr 24 - 30 Feb 26 - 28 Apr 27 - 30
    Term Ends May 1 Feb 28 May 1
    Grades available via Lighthouse May 5 Mar 3 May 5
    ***Graduation Application Deadline Feb 17 Feb 17 Feb 17
    Honors Convocation Apr 24    
    Commencement May 1    

    Holidays

    No classes for students  Jan 2 - 3  
    College is closed for all student and employees Jan 18 - 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
      Mar 14 - 20 Spring break 
  • Summer 2020 (202005)
      Session A
    5/6 - 7/31
    Session B
    5/6 - 6/17
    Session C
    6/18 - 7/31
    Early Registration for Students Receiving Veteran Benefits from GCSC  Apr 3 Apr 3 Apr 3
    ****Open Registration for all Campuses Apr 6 Apr 6 Apr 6
    **Registration Fees Due May 5 May 5 May 5
    Classes Begin May 6 May 6 Jun 18
    State Employee Fee Waiver Registration  May 6 - 7 May 6 - 7 Jun 18 - 19
    Late Registration; Drop/Add May 6 - 7 May 6 - 7 Jun 18 - 19
    Last day to submit residency fee waiver documentation (by 4:00 p.m.) May 7 May 7 Jun 19
    Last day to cancel registration/drop courses and receive a refund (by 11:59 p.m.) May 7 May 7 Jun 19
    Last day to change major and credit to audit. May 7 May 7 Jun 19
    Midterm Jun 17 May 27 Jul 13
    *Withdrawal Deadline Jun 24 Jun 3 Jul 20
    Final Examinations Jul 29 - 30 Jun 16 - 17 Jul 29 - 30
    Term Ends Jul 31 Jun 17 Jul 31
    Grades available via Lighthouse Aug 4 Jun 19 Aug 4
    ***Graduation Application Deadline Jun 1 Jun 1 Jun 1

    Holidays

    College is closed for all students and employees May 23 - 25 Memorial Day
      Jul 3 - 5 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 the college is closed except for scheduled maintenance windows.      

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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