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Spring 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.

2013 SPRING SEMESTER
Offices re-open after winter break Wednesday, January 2
Bookstore vouchers available for Pell recipients January 3-18
Day and evening classes begin Wednesday, January 9
Initial tuition and fee payment due Wednesday, January 9
Last day students can add/drop a course online via WebAdvisor  (after this date must see Records office) Wednesday, January 16
Financial Aid Census Date, 4 p.m. Friday, January 18
Holiday, no classes, offices closed Monday, January 21
ICCOC on-line courses begin Tuesday, January 22
Last day to register or change registration (Full Term Course) Tuesday, January 22
Last day to apply for spring graduation Friday, February 1
No Classes, Employee In-service Friday, February 15
ICCOC Midterm grades due Monday, March 11
Midterm grades turned in by faculty Tuesday, March 12
Spring break, offices open Mon-Fri, March 18-22
Last day to add an Independent Study Course delivered through the Success Center Tuesday, March 26
Holiday, no classes, offices closed Friday, March 29
No Classes, offices open Monday, April 1
Last day to initiate a complete withdrawal from college Friday, May 3
Final exams begin (exam schedule is online) Monday, May 6
ICCOC online courses end Friday, May 10
Last day of term/COMMENCEMENT, Estherville, 7 p.m. Friday, May 10
ICCOC Final grades due Monday, May 13
Grades due from faculty, noon Monday, May 13
Grades available online Tuesday, May 14
Summer term classes begin--full-term Monday, May 20

SPRING COURSE ADD/DROP DATES AND REFUND POLICY
  Full Term Course 1st Session 2nd Session ICCOC Online Courses
 
16-week Session 1st 8-week Session 2nd 8-week Session
Start - End Date: Jan 9-May 10 Jan 9-Mar 6 Mar 7-May 10 Jan 22-May 10 Jan 22-Mar 15 Mar 18-May 10
Last day to add  January 22 January 22 March 18 January 25 January 23 March 19
Last day to drop  April 15 February 21 April 30 April 15 February 25  April 22 
Last day to initiate a  Complete Withdrawal  May 3     May 4     
Refund on course drops:
Last day full refund January 16 January 11 March 11 January 25 January 23 March 19
Last day 60% refund January 22 January 16 March 15 February 4 January 26 March 23
Last day 40% refund January 30 January 22 March 20 February 11 January 31 March 26

This calendar is subject to change. Telecourse, 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/
Capacity
Credits
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

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