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Summer 2014 Academic Calendar

Iowa Lakes operates on the semester system. The academic year for liberal arts programs consists of two semesters, 16 weeks each. The first semester begins in August/September and the second semester begins in January. There is also an eight week summer session. The academic year for vocational and technical students normally consists of two semesters plus a summer term.

Career and Technical Education classes begin as scheduled**or Monday, May 19
First session, liberal arts and evening classes begin Monday, May 19
Last day to add/drop a course online via WebAdvisor Friday, May 23
Last day to register or change registration (Full Term Course) Friday, May 23
HOLIDAY, no classes, offices closed Monday, May 26
ICCOC online courses begin Tuesday, May 27
Last day to apply for summer graduation Friday. June 6
Last day of first session Thursday, June 19
Second session classes begin Tuesday, June 24
Last day to add an Independent Study Course delivered through the Success Center Thursday, June 26
HOLIDAY, No Classes, Offices Closed Friday, July 4
Last day to initiate a complete withdrawal from college Friday, July 18
Last day of evening courses Friday, July 25
Last day of A&S regular summer term and second session Friday, July 25
Last day of Career and Technical Education programs* Friday, July 25
COMMENCEMENT, Emmetsburg 7 p.m. Friday, July 25
Grades due from faculty, 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 28
Grades available online Tuesday, July 29
Grades from Online Second 8 week and 4 week term ending 07/21 Wednesday, Aug. 6


  Face-to-Face ICCOC Online Courses
Full Term 1st Session 2nd Session 1st 8-week Session 2nd 8-week Session 4-week Term
Start - End Date: May 19-July 25 May 19-June 19 June 24-July 25 May 27-July 21 June 9-Aug 3 July 7-Aug 3
Last day to add  May 23 May 23 June 27 May 28 June 10 June 30
Last day to drop  July 9 June 10 July 17 July 9 July 21 July 21
Last day to initiate a  Complete Withdrawal  July 18          
Refund on course drops:
Last day full refund May 23 May 23 June 27 May 30 June 12 July 9
Last day 60% refund May 28 May 28 July 2 June 3 June 16 N/A
Last day 40% refund May 30 May 30 July 7 June 6 June 19 N/A

Note:  Partial refunds are on tuition only.  Courses dropped after the full refund period will be assigned a “W” withdrawal grade on the official transcript.

This calendar is subject to change.  Fast Track, Ed to Go and other special course schedules differ; beginning dates and refund dates vary. Some exceptions are noted above under Calendar.  Fast Track course drops are cancelled with refund only before second class meeting starts. No partial refunds are granted on Fast Tracks or Winterim.   A student who registers but later is unable to attend must notify the college before the last date to cancel the course(s) or program to avoid charges and/or grades.

CENSUS DATE:  Students who receive financial aid need to lock in their status as either full or part-time on this date: Jan. 17, 2014  

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