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Fall 2018: Important Dates

Last updated on September 26, 2019

Fall Registration is over, see you in the Spring!

It’s time to plan your class schedule for the Fall 2018 semester! Here are some dates to keep in mind when it comes to registration and financial aid for fall classes.

Important Dates for Fall Classes

  • Monday, April 23 – Regular registration is now open to all students
  • Monday, Aug. 20 – Faculty reports
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22 – Last day to register for fall credit classes
  • Friday, Aug. 24 – District Conference Day
  • Monday, Aug. 27 – Classes begin
  • Monday, Sept. 10Financial aid lock date, also known as the 12th class day
  • Thursday, Nov. 15 – Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W”
  • Monday, Dec. 10 through Thursday, Dec. 13 – Final exams/fall semester ends
  • Monday, Dec.17 – Last day for faculty to submit grades electronically through eConnect to the Registrar’s Office

Fall 2018 Holidays/Closures

Need a break during the semester? We have you covered! We won’t be here on these dates this fall.

  • Friday, Aug. 24 – All colleges and locations will be closed for District Conference Day.
  • Monday, Sept. 3 – All colleges and locations will be closed for Labor Day.
  • Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 – All colleges and locations will be closed for Thanksgiving.
  • Monday, Dec. 24 through Tuesday, Jan. 1 – All colleges and locations will be closed for winter break.

Fall 2018 Refund of Tuition Dates

In order to receive a refund, be sure to withdraw before the following dates.

Refund Dates for Fall

Date of Withdrawal Percentage Refunded
Prior to the first day of class 100%
During the first 15 days of the semester 70%
During the 16th through 20th day of the semester 25%
After the 20th day of the semester None

Fall Payment Plans

A payment plan allows you to pay your tuition for credit classes in installments.  If you need to pay your tuition in installments, visit your college’s Business/Cashier’s Office to set up a payment plan. You can also set up installments online through eConnect. Please note that you may pay tuition in installments only during the fall and spring semesters.

Flex Term or Online Classes

It’s important to note if you’re taking Flex Term classes, the dates listed above might not apply to you — you should definitely check with the Business/Cashier’s Office for details. Additionally, if sitting in a classroom for a full 16 weeks doesn’t appeal to you, Flex Term or online classes might be the way to go so you can still earn a few extra credits without a 16-week, in-person commitment. But don’t just take our word for it — browse the DCCCD fall 2018 schedule to get a full sense of your options.

Why Can’t I Register for This Class Online?

There are a number of reasons why you may not be able to register for a class, but don’t fret — that’s why we are here. Some reasons include: you haven’t completed TSI assessment testing, you have academic or financial blocks, you haven’t submitted transcripts, you have fewer than 12 hours of college level credit or you haven’t met the prerequisite for each class. When in doubt, meet with an advisor.

Don’t Have Time to Make an Appointment With an Advisor?

Need to talk to us on the go? Text us! You can ask us questions and get help with things like applying to our colleges, registering for classes, transcripts and anything else you need.

Here’s How It Works:

  • Opt in to DCCCD text messages by texting “DCCCD” to 214-978-6457.
  • You will receive an automated response from our DCCCD team.
  • From there, using the system, ask us about financial aid, academic advising or registration, just to name a few.
  • Need more information? Check out Text DCCCD.

Why Do I Need to Send My Transcript?

We need your transcripts to see what courses you have taken at other institutions. One of the primary reasons for this is because many courses have prerequisites that must be met before you can register. Your transcripts are the main way we find out if you’ve taken those prerequisites elsewhere before enrolling in one of the colleges of DCCCD. Transcripts are evaluated by DCCCD Admissions/Registrar’s offices, and you will need to have your transcripts sent to the college you plan to attend. (Still have questions about transcripts? Check out some of our frequently asked questions about transcripts and evaluation.)

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