Important Dates

These calendars are subject to change at any time prior to or during an academic term due to emergencies or causes beyond the reasonable control of the institution, including severe weather, loss of utility services or orders by federal or state agencies.

Spring Semester 2017

  • Academic Calendar

    Part of Term in Class Schedule
    Classes Begin
    Classes End
    Last Day to Apply for New Students
    Last Day to Apply for Returning Students
    Final Exams
     Full Term
     Jan. 17
     April 28
     Jan. 3
     Jan. 10
    April 29-May 5
     1st 10 Weeks
     Jan. 17
     April 3
     Jan. 3
     Jan. 10
    Final Exams in short terms are given on the last day of class.
     1st 7 Weeks
     Jan. 17
     Mar. 4
    Jan. 3
     Jan. 10
     2nd 10 Weeks
     Feb. 20
     May 5
     Feb. 6
     Feb. 13
     2nd 7 Weeks
     Mar. 13
     May 5
     Feb. 27
     Mar. 6

    Dates for all parts of term are posted online at www.columbiastate.edu/refunds-drops-withdrawals. All supporting documents for a new applicant must be submitted within three working days of new student application deadline. To be eligible for application deadline extension, returning students can have no new transfer college coursework since last attending Columbia State. Final grades for this semester will be available in myChargerNet on May 12.

  • Registration Calendar

    Priority Registration for currently enrolled students is November 7-8. Registration for Spring 2017 opens November 9 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability.

    Spring 2017 Part of Term
    Last Day to Register without Late Fee
    Last Day to Add a Class during this Part of Term
    Last Day to Drop, Withdraw or Change to Audit
     Full Term
     Jan. 10
     Jan. 18
     March 30
     1st 10 weeks
     Jan. 10
     Jan. 17
     March 8
     1st 7 weeks
     Jan. 10
     Jan. 17
     Feb. 16
     2nd 10 weeks
     Feb. 17
     Feb. 20
     April 5
     2nd 7 weeks
     March 10
     March 13
     April 17
  • Tuition and Fees Calendar

     Spring 2017 Part of Term
    Payment Due
     Refunds
     100% 75%
    25%
     Full Term
     Jan. 4
     Jan. 16
     Jan. 30
     Feb. 12
     1st 10 weeks
     Jan. 4
     Jan. 16
     Jan. 25
     Feb. 4
     1st 7 weeks
     Jan. 4
     Jan. 16
     Jan. 22
     Jan. 28
     2nd 10 weeks
     Feb. 17
     Feb. 19
     Feb. 27
     Mar. 8
     2nd 7 weeks
     Mar. 10
     Mar. 12
     Mar. 19
     Mar. 26
  • Financial Aid Calendar

    Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Spring semester 2017 is December 1, 2016 to allow for timely processing. If financial aid forms are not complete by this date, students should be prepared to pay their tuition and fees by the payment deadline to maintain their class schedules.

    Spring 2017 Part of Term
    Awards Posted
    Disbursements Available No Later Than:
     Full Term
     Jan. 31
     Feb. 14
     1st 10 weeks
     Jan. 31
     Feb. 14
     1st 7 weeks
     Jan. 31
     Feb. 14
     2nd 10 weeks
     March 6
     March 20
     2nd 7 weeks
     March 30
     April 13

    Posting and disbursement dates are contingent on faculty confirming enrollment by verifying student participation in a class prior to census date. Students must attend/participate on the first day of class in order to receive disbursements according to this schedule. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) evaluations usually occur the first business day after grades post. Students will receive email notifications of SAP violations, if applicable, to their Columbia State email between May 15-16, 2017. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.
  • Class Holidays and Campus Closings

     Dec. 23-Jan. 2
     Seasonal Holiday (Campus closed)
     Jan. 11
     Convocation (All offices closed)
     Jan. 16
     Holiday: Martin Luther King Day (Campus closed)
     March 6-12
     Spring Break (Classes do not meet)
  • Graduation Dates

     May 2017 Graduation
    Feb. 6
    Submit Intent to Graduate IF you wish to participate in the May ceremony. Those not participating in the ceremony must still file an Intent and are encouraged to file early to ensure awareness of requirements before your final semester.
     May 6 at 10 a.m.
    Graduation Ceremony

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