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2020 - 2021 Academic Calendar

Access the full current and upcoming semester academic calendars to find key dates and information including holidays, registration dates, payment deadlines, drop or add dates, exams and commencement for each term.

Tentative Dates - dates are subject to change without notice
  Fall Fall I Fall II
Fall 2020 Bills available online in Self Service Carolina July 16 July 16 July 16
Mail-in Tuition Payment Deadline August 6 August 6 August 6
Tuition Payment Deadline August 12 August 12  August 12
Processing of Financial Aid overage checks begins August 17 August 17 August 17
Late Advisement/Course Adjustment August 17 - 18 August 17 - 18 August 17 - 18
Classes Begin August 20 August 20 October 19
Last day to register/change schedule View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines
Last day to drop a class without a grade of "W" View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines
Last day to drop a course or withdraw without a grade of "WF" View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines 
Labor Day (Asynchronous Remote Class Day) September 7 September 7 N/A
Last day to apply for December Graduation (Associate/BOL/BLS) September 21 September 21 September 21
Fall Break (Cancelled – there will be no fall break this year) N/A N/A N/A
General Election Day (Asynchronous Remote Class Day) November 3 N/A November 3
Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes) November 25 - 29 N/A November 25 - 29
Face-to-Face Instruction Ends November 24 N/A November 24
Remote Class Days November 30 - Dec 1 N/A November 30 - Dec 1
Last day of class December 4 October 12 December 10
Reading Days December 2 - 4 N/A N/A
Final Exams December 7 - 14 October 13 - 14 December 9 & 14
Grades Due December 16 by 9 am October 19 by 9 am December 16 by 9 am
Commencement Exercises (in Columbia) December 14 N/A December 14

Tentative Dates - dates are subject to change without notice

  Spring Spring I Spring II
Spring 2021 Bills available online in Self Service Carolina November 19 November 19 November 19
Mail-in Tuition Payment Deadline December 16, 2020 by 5:00 pm December 16, 2020 by 5:00 pm December 16, 2020 by 5:00 pm
Tuition Payment Deadline January 6, 2021 by 5:00 pm January 6, 2021 by 5:00 pm January 6, 2021 by 5:00 pm
Processing of Financial Aid overage checks begins January 8, 2021
(Allow 3 – 5 Days for Processing)
January 8, 2021
(Allow 3 – 5 Days for Processing)
January 8, 2021
(Allow 3 – 5 Days for Processing)
Late Advisement/Course Adjustment January 6 - 7 January 6 - 7 January 6 - 7
Classes Begin January 11 January 11 March 15
Last day to register/change schedule January 19 January 13 March 17
Last day to drop a class without a grade of "W" View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines
Last day to drop a course or withdraw without a grade of "WF" View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines 
Last day to apply for May Graduation (Associate/BOL/BLS) February 15 February 15 N/A
Martin Luther King Day Holiday January 18 January 18 N/A
President's Day Holiday February 15 February 15 N/A
Wellness Holiday February 25 February 25 N/A
Wellness Holiday March 12 N/A N/A
Wellness Holiday March 30 N/A March 30 (Asynchronous Remote Class Day for Spring II Courses)
Wellness Holiday April 21 N/A April 21
Last day of class April 26 March 1 April 29
Reading Day April 27 N/A N/A
Final Exams April 28 - May 5 March 3 - 4 May 3 - 4
Grades Due May 8 by 12 pm March 6 by 12 pm May 8 by 12 pm
Commencement Exercises  May 8 at 2:30 pm May 8 at 2:30 pm May 8 at 2:30 pm
  Summer I Summer II Summer III Summer IV Summer V
Spring 2021 Bills available online in Self Service Carolina TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Mail-in Tuition Payment Deadline TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Tuition Payment Deadline TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Processing of Financial Aid overage checks begins TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Late Advisement/Course Adjustment January 6 - 7 January 6 - 7 January 6 - 7    
Registration May 3 May 31 June 29 May 3 May 31
Classes Begin May 10 June 7 July 6 May 10 June 7
Last day to drop a class without a grade of "W" View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines
Last day to drop a course or withdraw without a grade of "WF" View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines  View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines
Last day to apply for August Graduation (Associate/BOL/BLS) TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Memorial Day Holiday (no classes) May 31 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Independence Day Holiday (no classes) N/A July 5 July 5 July 5  July 5
Last day of class May 28 June 25 July 26 June 28 July 26
Final Exams June 2 June 28 July 28 June 30 July 28
Grades Due June 4 by 12:00 pm June 30 by 12:00 pm July 30 by 12:00 pm July 2 by 12:00 pm July  30 by 12:00 pm

 

See also the Upcoming Deadlines to Apply for Admission to Palmetto College Degree Programs

This calendar is correct as of the time of publication. However, the USC Registrar's Office publishes the most recent calendar each semester.


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