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Summer 2015 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.

Summer face to face Career Tech classes begin as scheduled**or Tuesday, May 26
First session, liberal arts and evening classes begin Tuesday, May 26
ICCOC online courses begin Tuesday, May 26
Last day to add/drop a course online via WebAdvisor Friday, May 29
Last day to register or change registration (Full Term Course) Friday, May 29
Last day to apply for summer graduation Friday. June 5
Last day to add an Independent Study Course delivered through the Success Center Tuesday, June 9
Last day of first session Thursday, June 25
Second session classes begin Tuesday, June 30
HOLIDAY, No Classes, Offices Closed Friday, July 3
Last day to initiate a complete withdrawal from college Friday, July 24
Last day of evening courses Friday, July 31
Last day of A&S regular summer term and second session Friday, July 31
Last day of Career and Technical Education programs* Friday, July 31
COMMENCEMENT, Emmetsburg, 7 p.m. Friday, July 31
Grades due from faculty for face to face course, 4:00 p.m. Monday, August 3
Grades available online Tuesday, August 4
Grades from Online Second 8 week and 4 week term ending 08/02/15 Wednesday, Aug. 5


  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 26-July 31 May 26-June 25 June 30-July 31 May 26-July 20 June 8-Aug 2 July 6-Aug 2
Last day to add  May 29 May 27 July 1 May 27 June 9 June 29
Last day to drop  July 15 June 17 July 22 July 8 July 20 July 27
Last day to initiate a  Complete Withdrawal  July 24          
Refund on course drops:
Last day refund June 8 May 27 July 1 May 30 June 12 July 7

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

This calendar is subject to change.
Ed to Go and other special course schedules differ; beginning dates and refund dates vary. Some exceptions are noted above under “Dates to Remember”.
Compressed:  (Fastrack or less than 8 week term) drops are cancelled with refund only before second class meeting starts.
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 full or part time on this date: 06/05/15

Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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