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Fall 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.  

Bookstore vouchers available for Pell recipients (some days limited) Aug 18-Sept 4
Faculty-staff in-service (offices open from 1:00-5:00 pm) Thursday, Aug 21
Student housing on-campus move-in (see schedule) Sunday-Monday Aug. 24-25
Fall move in Sunday, Aug  24
ICCOC online courses begin Monday, Aug 25
Fall semester begins--new students "First Day" (no daytime classes) Tuesday, Aug 26
Evening classes begin 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug 26
Initial tuition and fee payment due Tuesday, Aug 26
Day classes begin ‑ all students Wednesday, Aug 27
Holiday – No Classes, Offices Closed Monday, Sept 1
Last day to add/drop a course online via WebAdvisor Tuesday, Sept 2
Last day to register or change registration (Full Term Course) Friday, Sept 5
Financial Aid Census Date Friday, Sept 5
Last day to apply for fall graduation (no fall commencement ceremony) Friday, Sept 12
ICCOC midterms due Mon Oct 13
No Classes, Offices Open Friday, Oct 17
Mid-Term grades submitted by faculty Sunday, Oct 19
Last day to add an Ind Study Course delivered through the Success Center Friday, Oct 24
No Classes, Offices Open Wednesday, Nov 26
Holiday – No Classes, Offices Closed Thursday-Friday, Nov 27-28
Last day to initiate a complete withdrawal from college Wednesday, Dec 10
Regular class day, evening final exams begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec 11
Daytime final exams begin - see exam schedule Friday, Dec 12
ICCOC Final Grades due Monday, Dec 15
Weather Make-Up for Final Exams (if needed) Thursday, Dec 18
Last day of fall semester Friday, Dec 19
Grades due from faculty, 12:00 noon Friday, Dec 19
Grades available online, 5:00 p.m. Friday, Dec 19
All College Offices Closed Dec 24 – Jan 1


  Full Term Iowa Lakes Courses 16 week online courses 12 week online courses ICCOC Online Courses
8-week Session I 8-week Session II Winterim
Start - End Date: Aug 26-Dec 19 Aug 25-Dec 12 Sep 22-Dec 12 Aug 25-Oct 17 Oct 20-Dec 12 Dec 20-Jan 17
Last day to add  Sept 5 Aug 28 Sept 23 Aug 26 Oct 21 Dec 15
Last day to drop  Nov 19 Nov 13 Nov 10 Oct 6 Dec 3 Dec 29
Last day for refund Sept 9 Sept 8 Sept 30 Aug 29 Oct 24 Dec 20
Last day to initiate a  Complete Withdrawal : Dec 10
Last day for refund Sept 9 Sept 8 Sept 30 Aug 29 Oct 24 Dec 20

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

Refund Policy

Full term 16 week :: first 10 days of the semester -100% refund :: After 10 days no refund
8 week courses :: first 5 days of the 8 week term-100% refund :: After 5 days no refund
Less than 8 weeks :: First day of class--100% refund. :: After first day of class, no refund

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 Calendar.  Fast Track course 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.

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