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2016-2017 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. 

 

  Fall  Fall I Fall II
Fall 2016 Bills available online in Self Service Carolina July 19 July 19 July 19
Mail-in Payment Deadline July 29 July 29 July 29
Financial Aid overage checks are distributed August 15 August 15 August 15
Late Advisement/Course Adjustment August 15 - 16 August 15 - 16 October 6
Last Day to Apply for December Graduation             (BOL/BLS/BAIS) August 29 August 29 N/A
Last Day to Apply for Associate Degree September 8 September 8 N/A
Classes Begin August 18 August 18 October 17
Last Day to Add Courses or Drop Without Grade of "W" View Withdrawal, Refund Deadlines (August 24) View Withdrawal, Refund Deadlines (August 22) View Withdrawal, Refund Deadlines  (October 19)
Last Day to Withdraw from Course Without Grade of "WF" View Withdrawal, Refund Deadlines (October 14) View Withdrawal, Refund Deadlines (September 13) View Withdrawal, Refund Deadlines   (November 12)
Labor Day (No classes) September 5 September 5 N/A
Fall Break October 13 - 14 N/A N/A
General Election Day (No Classes) November 8 November 8 November 8
Thanksgiving Holiday         (No classes) November 23-27 N/A November 23-27
Last day of class December 2 October 10 December 8
Reading Day December 3 N/A N/A
Final Exams December 5 - 12 October 11 - 12 December 7 & 9
Grades Due December 14 by 12 pm October 13 by 12 pm December 14 by 12 pm
  Spring Spring I Spring II
Spring 2017 Bills available online in Self Service Carolina November 17 November 17 November 17
Mail-in Payment Deadline December 19 December 19 December 19
Payment Deadline January 4 January 4 January 4
Financial Aid overage checks are distributed January 6 January 6 January 6
Late Advisement/Course Adjustment January 4-5 January 4-5 March 2
Classes Begin January 9 January 9 March 13
Last day to register/change schedule January 17 January 11 March 15
Last day to drop a class without a grade of "W" View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines (January 17) View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines (January 11) View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines (March 15)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day (No classes) January 16 January 16 N/A
Last day to apply for May Graduation (Associate/BOL/BLS) January 17 N/A N/A
Last day to drop a course or withdraw without a grade of "WF" View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines (March 2) View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines (February 2) View Withdrawal Refund Deadlines (April 5)
Spring Break March 5 - 12 N/A N/A
Last day of class April 24 February 27 April 28
Reading Day April 25 N/A N/A
Final Exams April 26 - May 3 February 28 - March 1 May 1 - 2
Grades Due May 8 by 12:00 pm March 6 by 12:00 pm May 8 by 12:00 pm
Commencement April 29 April 29 April 29

 

 
 
Maymester 2017 Bills available online in Self Service Carolina April 18
Mail-in Payment Deadline May 17 
Fee Payment June 1
Financial Aid overage checks are distributed May 30
Late Advisement/Course Adjustment May 4
Last Day to Apply for August Graduation (Associate Degree and BOL/BLS July 15 
Classes Begin May 8
Last day to register/change schedule May 8
Last Day to Add Courses or Drop Without Grade of "W" View Withdrawal, Refund Deadlines (May 8)
Last Day to Withdraw from Course Without Grade of "WF" View Withdrawal, Refund Deadlines (May 16)
Last day of class May 25
Final Exams May 26
Grades Due May 30 by 12 pm
  Summer I Summer II
Summer 2017 Bills available online in Self Service Carolina April 18 April 18
Mail-in Payment Deadline May 17  May 17
Fee Payment June 1 June 1
Financial Aid overage checks are distributed May 30 May 30
Registration May 25 June 29
Last Day to Apply for August Graduation (Associate Degree and BOL/BLS July 15  N/A
Classes Begin May 29 July 3
Last Day to Add Courses or Drop Without Grade of "W" View Withdrawal, Refund Deadlines (May 30) View Withdrawal, Refund Deadlines (July 5)
Last Day to Withdraw from Course Without Grade of "WF" View Withdrawal, Refund Deadlines (June 12) View Withdrawal, Refund Deadlines (July 18)
Last day of class June 27 August 2
Final Exams June 28 - 29 August 3 - 4
Grades Due July 3 by 12 pm August 8 by 12 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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