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 2018

  • 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
     January 16
     April 27
     January 2
     January 9
    April 28-May 4
    1st 10 weeks
     January 16
     March 31
     January 2
     January 9
    Final Exams in short terms are given on the last day of class.
     1st 7 Weeks
     January 16
     March 3
     January 2
     January 9
     2nd 10 Weeks
     February 19
     May 4
     February 5
     February 12
     2nd 7 Weeks
     March 12
     May 4
     February 26
     March 5

    Dates for all parts of term are posted online at http://www.columbiastate.edu/refunds-drops-withdrawals. All supporting documents for a new applicant must be submitted within three working days of new student application deadlines. 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 11.

  • Registration Calendar

    Priority Registration for currently enrolled students is November 6-7. Registration for Spring 2018 opens November 8 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability.

    Spring 2018 Part of Term
     Registration Begins
    Last Day to Register
    Last Day to Add a Class during this Part of Term
    Last Day to Drop, Withdraw or Change to Audit
     Full Term
     November 8
     January 9
     January 19
     March 29
     1st 10 weeks
     November 8
     January 9
     January 16
     March 6
     1st 7 weeks
     November 8
     January 9
     January 16
     February 14
     2nd 10 weeks
     November 8
     February 13
     February 19
     April 9
     2nd 7 weeks
     November 8
     March 5
     March 12
     April 19
  • Tuition and Fees Calendar

     Spring 2018 Part of Term
    Confirm and Pay By
     Refunds
     100% 75%
    25%
     Full Term
     January 3
     January 15
     January 29
     February 11
     1st 10 weeks
     January 3
     January 15
     January 24
     February 3
     1st 7 weeks
     January 3
     January 15
     January 21
     January 27
     2nd 10 weeks
     February 16
     February 18
     February 27
     March 9
     2nd 7 weeks
     March 9
     March 11
     March 18
     March 26
  • Financial Aid Calendar

    Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Spring 2018 semester is December 1, 2017 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 schedule.

    Spring 2018 Part of Term
    Documents and Verification Due
    Awards Posted
    Disbursements Available No Later Than:
     Full Term
     December 1
     January 30
     February 15
     1st 10 weeks
     December 1
     January 30
     February 15
     1st 7 weeks
     December 1
     January 30
     February 15
     2nd 10 weeks
     December 1
     March 5
     March 19
     2nd 7 weeks
     December 1
     March 26
     April 9

    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 16-18, 2018. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

  • Class Holidays and Campus Closings

     December 25-January 1
     Seasonal Holiday (Campus closed)
     January 10
     Convocation (All offices closed)
     January 15
     Holiday: Martin Luther King Day (College closed)
     March 5-11
     Spring Break (Classes do not meet; offices open.)
  • Graduation Calendar

    May 2018 Graduation
    February 8
    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 5
     Graduation Ceremonies in the morning and another in the afternoon. Graduates will have an assigned time based upon the credential to be awarded.

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