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Spring 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.

Offices re-open after winter break Thursday, January 2
Bookstore vouchers available for Pell recipients January 3-17
Day and evening classes begin Wednesday, January 8
Initial tuition and fee payment due Wednesday, January 8
Last day students can add/drop a course online via WebAdvisor  (after this date must come to Records office) Wednesday, January 15
Financial Aid Census Date, 4 p.m. Friday, January 17
Holiday, no classes, offices closed Monday, January 20
ICCOC on-line courses begin Tuesday, January 21
Last day to register or change registration (Full Term Course) Tuesday, January 21
Last day to apply for spring graduation Friday, February 7
No Classes, Employee In-service Friday, February 14
ICCOC Midterm grades due Monday, March 10
Midterm grades turned in by faculty Tuesday, March 11
Spring break, offices open Mon-Fri, March 17-21
Last day to add an Independent Study Course delivered through the Success Center Tuesday, March 25
Advising, Registration and Assessment Day (Mandatory Attendance) Wednesday, April 2
Holiday, no classes, offices closed Friday, April 18
No Classes, offices open Monday, April 21
Last day to initiate a complete withdrawal from college Friday, May 2
Final exams begin (exam schedule is online) Monday, May 5
ICCOC online courses end Friday, May 9
Last day of term/COMMENCEMENT, Estherville, 7 p.m. Friday, May 9
ICCOC Final grades due Monday, May 12
Grades due from faculty, noon Monday, May 12
Grades available online Tuesday, May 13
Summer term classes begin--full-term Monday, May 19


  Full Term Course ICCOC Online Courses
Winterim Online Courses
(4 weeks)
16 week online courses 12 week online courses 8 week online courses
Session I
 8 week online courses
Session I
Start - End Date: Jan 8-May 9 Dec 21, 2013-
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 21-May 9 Feb 17-May 9 Jan 21-Mar 14 Mar 17-May 9
Last day to add  Jan 21 Dec 16 Jan 24 Feb 18 Jan 22 March 18
Last day to drop  Apr 14 Dec 30 April 14 April 4 Feb 24 April 21
Last day to initiate a  Complete Withdrawal  May 2 May 2        
Refund on course drops:
Last day full refund Jan 15 Dec 23, 2013 Jan 27 Feb 20 Jan 24 Mar 21
Last day 60% refund Jan 21 NA Feb 4 Feb 23 Jan 28 Mar 25
Last day 40% refund Jan 29 NA Feb 10 Feb 26 Jan 31 Mar 28

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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