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Fall 2021 Term - Academic Calendars

Academic calendars for the Fall term are available below. Two main semesters exist within the Fall term, the Full Semester and the Second Start Semester. The Technical Block Schedule is provided for courses with varying course dates but are considered part of the Full Semester. 

Click on the link below to be redirected to the academic calendar specific to the session identified:

Important Notes:

Full Semester

March 29 - 30:

  • Priority registration period for veterans and active duty military.

March 31 - August 17:

  • Open registration period.

August 9:

  • Faculty report to campuses
  • Convocation (Location: TBD)

August 18: 

  • First day of Fall Semester classes.

August 18 - 23:

  • Add/Drop Course Period
    • Considered as late registration for first-time registrants during this period.

August 28 - September 12:

  • Campus closure due to impact of Hurricane Ida

September 6:

  • Labor Day Holiday; NTCC campuses closed

September 13:

  • Classes resume after hurricane closure

September 17:

  • Last day to drop a course without a "W" grade.

September 18 - October 29:

  • Withdrawal Period: Course drops during this period are considered a "withdrawal" and are documented on the student record as a "W" grade.

October 15:

  • Last day to remove incomplete ("I") grades from prior semester
  • Mid-semester grades due (3:00pm)
  • Fall graduation application deadline

October 25 - 29:

  • Advising Week

October 29:

  • Last day to withdraw from classes

November 2:

  • LCTCS Conference Day; No classes

November 24:

  • Fall Break Holiday; NTCC campuses open

November 25 - 26:

  • Thanksgiving Holidays; NTCC campuses closed

December 3:

  • Final day of instruction for courses with a final examination

December 6 - 10:

  • Final examination week

December 10:

  • Final day of instruction for courses without a final examination

December 13:

  • Final grades due (9:00am)
  • Degree audit forms due (9:00am)

No Fall Commencement Ceremonies

Technical Block Schedule

The Technical Block Schedule is provided for courses with varying course dates but are considered part of the Full Semester. Full Semester calendar dates apply to all Technical Block parts of terms and courses when alternate dates are not provided on specific calendars. Calendars for individual parts of term within the Technical Block Schedule are provided below.

Second Start Semester

The Second Start Semester is part of the term but does not follow the full semester calendar. The academic calendar for the Second Start Semester is listed below: 

Updated September 15, 2021

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