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Fall 2024 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 25 - 26:

  • Priority registration period for veterans and active duty military.

March 27 - August 20:

  • Open registration period.

August 5:

  • Faculty report to campuses.

August 12:

  • Convocation (Location: Columbia Theater, Hammond, LA)

August 21: 

  • First day of Full Semester classes.

August 21 - 26:

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

September 2:

  • Labor Day Holiday; NTCC campuses closed

September 10:

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

September 11 - November 1:

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

October 11:

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

October 28 - November 1:

  • Advising Week

November 1:

  • Last day to withdraw from classes

November 25 - 27:

  • Fall Break Holidays; NTCC campuses open

November 28 - 29:

  • Thanksgiving Holidays; NTCC campuses closed

December 6:

  • Final day of instruction for courses with a final examination

December 9 - 13:

December 13:

  • Final day of instruction for courses without a final examination

December 16:

  • 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: 

Academic Final Exam Schedule

The final exam schedule for academic and general education courses applies to all academic courses regardless of campus location. Students should confirm the final exam schedule and location for each course with faculty as there may be some approved exceptions to the schedule. Expand the section below to view the schedule.

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