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Fall 2013 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) August 20-September 7
Faculty-staff in-service (offices open from 1:00-5:00 pm) Thursday, August 22
Student housing on-campus move-in Sunday-Monday Aug. 25-26
Fall move in Sunday, August 25
ICCOC online courses begin Monday, August 26
Fall semester begins--new students "First Day" (no daytime classes) Tuesday, Aug. 27
Evening classes begin 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27
Initial tuition and fee payment due Tuesday, Aug. 27
Day classes begin - all students Wednesday, August 28
Holiday – No Classes, Offices Closed Monday, September 2
Last day to add/drop a course online via WebAdvisor Tuesday, Sept. 3
Last day to register or change registration (Full Term Course) Friday, September 6
Last day to apply for fall graduation (no fall commencement ceremony) Friday, September 13
No Classes, Offices Open Friday, October 18
Mid-Term grades submitted by faculty Sunday, October 20
Last day to add an Ind Study Course delivered through the Success Center Friday, Oct. 25
No Classes, Offices Open Wednesday, November 27
Holiday – No Classes, Offices Closed Thursday-Friday, November 28-29
Last day to initiate a complete withdrawal from college Thursday, December 12
Regular class day, evening final exams begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, December 12
Daytime final exams begin - see exam schedule Friday, December 13
ICCOC Final Grades due Monday, December 16
Weather Make-Up for Final Exams (if needed) Thursday, December 19
Last day of fall semester Friday, December 20
Grades due from faculty, 12:00 noon Friday, December 20
Grades available online, 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 20
All College Offices Closed December 24 – January 1


  Full Term Course 1st Session 2nd Session ICCOC Online Courses
16-week Session 1st 8-week Session 2nd 8-week Session
Start - End Date: Aug 27-Dec 20 Aug 27-Oct 22 Oct 23-Dec 20 Aug 26-Dec 13 Aug 26-Oct 18 Oct 21-Dec 13
Last day to add  September 6 September 5 November 1 August 29 August 27 October 22
Last day to drop  November 20 October 7 December 9 November 13 October 7 December 4
Last day to initiate a Complete Withdrawal  December 12     December 12    
Refund on course drops:
Last day full refund September 3 August 30 October 28 September 3 August 30 October 25
Last day 60% refund September 10 September 3 October 30 September 9 September 3 October 30
Last day 40% refund September 17 September 5 November 1 September 16 September 5 November 3

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 the Calendar.

Fast Track course drops are cancelled with refund only before second class meeting starts. No partial refunds are granted on Fast Tracks.

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.

Defining a Course Offering

Term Status Section Name and Title Location Meeting Information Faculty Available/
2008 Fall Term Open PSY-111-202 (0016902)
Intro to Psychology
Estherville 08/25/2008-12/19/2008 Hybrid Monday, Wednesday 11:00AM-11:55AM, Main Facility, Room 52 K. Skelly 2/24 3.00
Term: the term the course is offered (ex. 2008 Fall Term)
Status: status of the course (ex. Open or Closed)
Section Name and Title: Course Number (Synonym Number) Course Title (ex. PSY-111-202 (0016902) Intro to Psychology) 
The Synonym (0016902) is a 7-digit unique identifier for the course and should be used in registration.
Location: The Campus where the course is offered (ex. Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spirit Lake, Spencer and Web E-College)
Meeting Information: Start – End Date of the course Course Type (more information below) Meeting Days Meeting Times, Room Number 
Faculty: Instructor(s) for the course (ex. K. Skelly)
Available/Capacity: Seats Available/Total Capacity for the course (ex. 2/24 – 2 available spots out of the 24 total)
Credits: number of credits for the course (ex. 3.00) 


Course Types Descriptions

ALEKS - Web-based course: Course delivered online through ALEKS learning system
College by Cassette or IPTV: College by Cassette or Iowa Public Television Course
Clinical: Clinical
eCollege: Course delivered online through the eCollege system
eCollege (proctored exams): Course delivered online through the eCollege system with proctored exams
Education to Go: Course delivered online through the ED2GO system
Fast Track: Fast Track course
Hybrid: Course includes required web-based instruction in addition to the meeting times listed for the course
Hybrid Fast Track: Fast Track course which includes required web-based instruction in addition to the meeting times listed for the course
Hybrid Fast Track: Course delivered through the Iowa Lakes Community College Television System which includes required web-based instruction in addition to the meeting times listed for the course
Iowa Communications Network: Course delivered via the Iowa Communications Network
Iowa Lakes TV System: Course delivered through the Iowa Lakes Community College Television System
Lab: Laboratory
Lecture: Lecture
Practicum/Internship/OJT: Practicum
Independent Study Course: Independent Study Course delivered through the Success Center on an Iowa Lakes Campus


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