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2017-2018 Semesters

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2017-2018 Semesters

Fall Semester 2017

September | October | November | December | January | February

Fall Semester 2017
Event Date
Labor Day (College closed) September 4
Academic year begins/Fall convocation September 5
Classes begin September 6
Course drop/add period. To receive full refund for courses that begin September 6–12, courses must be dropped by 6:00 pm on September 13 September 6–12
Courses must be dropped by 6:00 PM September 13
Withdrawal period begins for full-semester courses September 14
Thirteen-week classes begin September 20
First NP/NS (No show) roster due by 12:00 noon September 21
Last day for change of major in non-criteria programs September 22
Course audit forms due to Enrollment Services September 25
Full refund for drop of thirteen-week classes by 6:00 pm September 25
Last day to withdraw with a W for Session I classes October 5
Columbus Day (College closed) October 9
Session I Finals Day for Saturday classes October 21
Session I Finals Day for Monday and Wednesday classes October 25
Session I Finals Day for Tuesday and Thursday classes October 26
Assessment Day (no day classes) October 27
Session II classes begin October 28
Session I grades due by 12:00 noon October 31
Priority deadline for applying for financial aid November 1
Full refund for drop of Session II classes No later than November 3
Spring advising/Registration begins November 6
Second NP roster due by 11:59 pm November 6
Last day to withdraw with a W for Fall 2017 November 6
Veterans Day observed (College closed) November 10-11
Thanksgiving recess begins 5:00 pm (No evening classes) November 22
Thanksgiving Day (College closed) November 23
No day or evening classes November 24–25
Last day to withdraw with a W for Session II November 27
Last day of classes before final exams December 12
Final exam period for day and evening classes December 13–19
Session II Finals for Monday and Wednesday classes December 18
Session II Finals for Tuesday and Thursday classes December 19
Fall semester officially ends December 19
Make-up day for final exams December 20
Fall Graduation Petitions due to Registrar’s Office December 22
Grades due December 22
College closed for energy conservation December 25-January 1
Christmas Holiday (College closed) December 25
Grades/GPA/Academic status posted in System Self-serve December 26
New Year’s Day (College closed) January 1
Fall degrees/certificates mailed By February 9

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Spring Semester 2018

January | February | March | April | May | July

Spring Semester 2018
Event Date
Intersession Semester January 2 – 26
Martin Luther King Day (College closed) January 15
Winter Convocation January 16
Classes begin January 17
Course drop/add period. To receive a full refund for courses that begin January 17–23, courses must be dropped by 6:00 pm on January 24. January 17–23
Withdrawal period begins for full-semester courses January 25
Thirteen-week classes begin January 31
First NP/NS (No show) roster due by 12:00 noon February 1
Audit forms due to Enrollment Services February 5
Last day to withdraw with W for Session I classes February 9
Presidents Day (College closed) February 19
Last day for change of major non-criteria programs February 20
Session I Finals for Monday and Wednesday classes March 7
Session I Finals for Tuesday and Thursday classes March 8
Session I Finals for Saturday classes March 10
Spring Break (No classes) March 11–18
Session I grades due by noon March 14
Session II classes begin March 19
NECC Professional Day (No day classes, evening classes will meet) March 30
Last day to withdraw with W for Spring 2018 March 30
Second NP roster due by 12:00 noon March 30
Spring graduation petitions due to Registrar’s Office March 30
Priority deadline for applying for financial aid April 2
Summer and Fall advising/registration begins No later than April 2
Patriots Day (College closed) April 16
Last day to withdraw with W for Session II classes April 18
Last day of classes before final exams May 7
Finals period for day and evening classes May 8–14
Session II Finals for Monday and Wednesday classes May 9
Session II Finals for Tuesday and Thursday classes May 10
Make-up day for final exams (day classes) May 14
Spring semester officially ends May 14
Annual Awards Convocation May 15
Grades due May 16
Fifty-Sixth Annual Commencement May 19
Grades/GPA/Academic status posted to System Self-serve May 21
Memorial Day (College closed) May 28
Spring degrees/certificates mailed By July 9

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Additional Information for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

A student may register for a course at any time prior to the first class meeting only.

Refunds: For information contact the Bursar’s Office, Haverhill campus, (978) 556-3900.

Academic Policies: For information about academic policies, refer to the College Catalog or the NECC website.

Class rosters are available electronically through faculty self-service during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The registrar will notify faculty electronically regarding rosters, NP rosters, and final roster submission and due dates.

Final grade rosters must be submitted through the faculty web on-line product.

Final Grades MUST BE submitted by noon December 22 in the Fall, and May 16 in the Spring.

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