Academic Calendar

Why limit yourself to a typical "semester" timeframe?  Most of our classes run in 8 week* "sessions,"  with special 6 week*  spring and summer "minimesters" and a 3 week "wintermester."  

And, with 11 start dates throughout the academic year, you can jump on in and get started on your degree or certificate in ANY session, any time of the year! (No need to start taking classes in late summer or early fall in Session 1.)

* Please note that some courses, like our day classes and Nursing program, require longer sessions. Please ask an advisor or see our course schedules for more details. 
DeSales ACCESS Sessions Start Dates

Session Start & End Dates 

2015-2016 Academic Year

Terms

Start Date

End Date

Session 5

May 16, 2016

July 9, 2016

Summer 1 Minimester Online

May 23, 2016

July 2, 2016

Summer 2 Minimester Online

July 4, 2016

August 13, 2016

Session 6

July 11, 2016

August 20, 2016

  

2016-2017 Academic Year

Terms

Start Date

End Date

Session 1

August 22, 2016

October 15, 2016

Mid-Fall Online

September 19, 2016

November 12, 2016

Session 2

October 17, 2016

December 10, 2016

Winter Mester Online

December 26, 2016

January 14, 2017

Session 3

January 16, 2017

March 11, 2017

Mid-Spring Online

February 13, 2017

April 8, 2017

Session 4

March 20, 2017

May 13, 2017

Session 5

May 15, 2017

July 8, 2017

Summer 1 Minimester Online

May 22, 2017

July 1, 2017

Summer 2 Minimester Online

July 3, 2017

August 12, 2017

Session 6

July 10, 2017

August 19, 2017

Important Dates & Deadlines

ACCESS Session 5  (8 Weeks)

May 16 - May 19, 2016

Classes Begin

May 23 - May 26, 2016

Drop/Add Deadline

May 30 - June 2, 2016

80% Withdrawal Refund

June 6 - June 9, 2016

60% Withdrawal Refund

June 6 - June 9, 2016

Pass/Fail Deadline

June 13 - June 16, 2016

40% Withdrawal Refund

June 20 - June 23, 2016

Withdrawal Deadline

July 4 - July 7, 2016

Classes End

July 9, 2016

Session Ends

ACCESS Session 5  (14 Weeks)

May 16, 2016

Classes Begin

May 23, 2016

Drop / Add Deadline

May 30, 2016

80% Withdrawal Deadline

June 13, 2016

60% Withdrawal Deadline

June 27, 2016

Pass / Fail Deadline

June 27, 2016

40% Withdrawal Deadline

August 1, 2016

Withdrawal Deadline

August 15, 2016

Classes End

August 20, 2016

Session Ends

ACCESS Summer 1 Minimester  (6 Weeks)

May 23, 201

Classes Begin

May 25, 2016

Drop / Add Deadline

June 1, 2016

80% Withdrawal Refund

June 8, 2016

60% Withdrawal Refund

June 8, 2016

Pass / Fail / Deadline

June 15, 2016

40% Withdrawal Refund

June 22, 2016

Withdrawal Deadline

July 2, 2016

Classes End

ACCESS Summer 2 Minimester (6 Weeks)

July 4, 2016

Classes Begin

July 6, 2016

Drop / Add Deadline

July 13, 2016

80% Withdrawal Refund

July 20, 2016

60% Withdrawal Refund

July 20, 2016

Pass /FailDeadline

July 27, 2016

40% Withdrawal Refund

August 3, 2016

Withdrawal Deadline

August 13, 2016

Classes Deadline

ACCESS Session 6  (6 Weeks)

July 11 - July 14, 2016

Classes Begin

July 13 - July 16, 2016

Drop / Add Deadline

July 20 - July 23, 2016

80% Withdrawal Refund

July 27 - July 30, 2016

60% Withdrawal Refund

July 27 - July 30, 2016

Pass / Fail Deadline

August 3 - August 6, 2016

40% Withdrawal Refund

August 10 - August 13, 2016

Withdrawal Deadline

August 15 - August 18, 2016

Classes End

August 20, 2016

Session Ends