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.

Fall Semester 2018

  • Academic Calendar

    Part of Term in Class Schedule
    Classes Begin
     Classes End
     Last Day to Apply 
     Final Exams
     Full Term
     August 27
     December 7
     August 10
     December 8-14
     1st 10 weeks
     August 27
     November 6
     August 10
     Final exams in short terms are given on the last class.
     1st 7 weeks
     August 27
     October 13
     August 10
     2nd 10 weeks
     October 1
     December 14
     September 14
     2nd 7 weeks
     October 17
     December 14
     September 28

    Dates for all parts of term are posted online at www.ColumbiaState.edu/refunds-drops-withdrawals. Students enrolling in TNeCampus online classes must adhere to the TNeCampus Academic Calendar posted online at https://www.tnecampus.org/academic-calendar. All supporting documents for a new applicant must be submitted within three working days of student application deadline. Final grades for this semester will be available in myChargerNet on December 21.
  • Registration Calendar

    Priority Registration for currently enrolled student is April 2-3. Registration for Fall 2018 opens April 4 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability.

    Fall 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
     April 4
     August 21
    August 31
     November 2
     1st 10 weeks
     April 4
     August 21
     August 27
     October 13
     1st 7 weeks
     April 4
     August 21
     August 27
     September 27
     2nd 10 weeks
     April 4
     September 25
     October 1
     November 19
     2nd 7 weeks
     April 4
     October 11
     October 17
     November 24
  • Tuition and Fees Calendar

    Fall 2018 Part of Term
     Confirm and Pay By
     Refunds
     100%  75%  25%
     Full Term
     August 15
     August 26
     September 9
     September 23
     1st 10 weeks
     August 15
     August 26
     September 4
     September 13
     1st 7 weeks
     August 15
     August 26
     September 1
     September 7
     2nd 10 weeks
     September 28
     September 30
     October 9
     October 19
     2nd 7 weeks
     October 12
     October 16
     October 23
     October 31
  • Financial Aid Calendar

    Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Fall 2018 semester is July 1, 2018 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. Additionally, failure to submit documents by this date could result in loss of Tennessee Promise funds of applicable students.

    Fall 2018 Part of Term
    Documents and Verification Due
    Awards Posted
     Disbursements Available No Later Than
     Full Term
     July 1
     September 10
     September 27
     1st 10 weeks
     July 1
     September 10
     September 27
     1st 7 weeks
     July 1
     September 10
     September 27
     2nd 10 weeks
     July 1
     October 15
     November 1
     2nd 7 weeks
     July 1
     October 31
     November 19

    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 received email notifications of SAP violations, if applicable, to their Columbia State email between December 19-21, 2018. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.
  • Class Holidays and Campus Closings

     August 22
     Convocation (All offices closed)
     September 3
     Holiday: Labor Day (Campus closed)
     October 15-16
     Fall Break (Classes do not meet; offices open.)
     November 21
     Thanksgiving Holiday (Classes do not meet; offices open.)
     November 22-25
     Thanksgiving Holiday (Campus closed)
     December 24-January 1
     Seasonal Holiday (Campus closed)
  • Graduation Calendar

    December 2018 Graduation
     September 28
    Submit Intent to Graduate IF you wish to participate in the December 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.
     December 15 
     Graduation Ceremony

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