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2019-2020 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2019
Apr 1
Begin accepting Fall Application for Degree
Apr 1-19
Fall Advising and Registration for current students
Apr 8
Begin accepting Fall Collaborative Registration Requests
May 1
Begin sending Fall New Student Registration packets to accepted students
Aug 1
Begin purchasing textbooks - check, cash or credit card
Aug 13
Begin accepting payment for all Fall courses
Aug 21
Begin charging books against financial aid, third party and collaborative students with approval from home campus
Aug 25
Residence hall move-in begins
Aug 26
Classes begin at 4 pm CT*
Aug 26
Due Date for Fall charges
- Tutition/fee charges are due the first day of course, all other charges are due at the time debt is incurred
- Late Fees - 1.75% applied to balances 30 days past due, check CampusConnection for amount due
Aug 27
First day of classes
Aug 30
Deadline for faculty to submit course cancellations due to low enrollment
Sep 2
Labor Day Observed - No Classes - BSC Closed
Sep 3
Last day for new, returning and transfer students to complete their admissions file
- Aug 26-Dec 20 (Regular) - Must be completed as of 12 pm CT
- All other Begin Dates - Must be completed 1 day prior to the last day to add at 12 pm CT
Sep 3
Last day to charge books against financial aid or third party
Sep 3
Last day to declare Collaborative Status for Fall
Sep 5
Financial aid awards based on enrollment status as of 11:59 pm CT
Sep 6
Last day to return books for a refund
Sep 12
Financial Aid begins applying aid to student accounts based on eligiblity and completed files
Sep 13
Graduation Deadline - Final Day to submit Fall Application for Degree
Sep 13
Excess student account balances (financial aid/over payments) disbursed to BankMobile
- Process runs Friday's, check your Student Account balance after 4 pm CT to see if a refund was processed
Sep 26-27
Employee Professional Development Days - No BSC Classes - BSC Offices Closed
Oct 14
1.75% Late Fees calculated on all balances 30 days past due date
Oct 14-18
Mid-Term Week
Oct 18
Deadline for students to submit coursework for an Incomplete placeholder received in Spring 2019 or Summer 2019
Oct 25
Deadline for faculty to submit final grade change for an Incomplete placeholder granted to students in Spring 2019 or Summer 2019
Nov 1-15
Spring 2020 Advising and Registration for current students
Nov 1
Begin accepting Spring 2020 Application for Degree
Nov 4
Begin accepting Spring 2020 Collaborative Registration Requests
Nov 11
Veteran's Day Observed - No Classes - BSC Closed
Nov 14
1.75% Late Fees calculated on all balances 30 days past due date
Nov 27-29
Thanksgiving Day Observed - No Classes - BSC Open Wednesday and Friday
Dec 14
1.75% Late Fees calculated on all balances 30 days past due date
Dec 16-20
Final Exams
Dec 16-20
Bookstore Book Buyback and Rental Returns
Dec 21 - Jan 12
Winter Break - No Classes
Jan 3
Fall Final Grades, Course Repeats, President's Honor Roll and Academic Standing are posted to students official transcript
Jan 14
1.75% Late Fees calculated on all balances 30 days past due date


Spring Semester 2020
Nov 1-15
Spring Advising and Registration for current students
Nov 1
Begin accepting Spring Application f or Degree
Nov 5
Begin accepting Spring Collaborative Registration Requests
Dec 2
Begin sending Spring New Student Registration packets to accepted students
Dec 2
Begin purchasing textbooks - check, cash or credit card
Dec 21 - Jan 12
Winter Break - No Classes
Jan 2
Begin accepting payment f or all Spring courses
Jan 8
Begin charging books against f inancial aid, third party and collaborative students with approval f rom home campus
Jan 12
Residence hall move-in begins
Jan 13
Classes begin at 4 pm CT*
Jan 13
Due Date for Spring charges
- Tutition/fee charges are due the first day of course, all other charges are due at the time debt is incurred
- Late Fees - 1.75% applied to balances 30 days past due, check CampusConnection for amount due
Jan 14
First day of classes
Jan 17
Deadline for faculty to submit course cancellations due to low enrollment
Jan 17
Last day for new, returning and transfer students to complete their admissions file
- Aug 26-Dec 20 (Regular) - Must be completed as of 12 pm CT
- All other Begin Dates - Must be completed 1 day prior to the last day to add at 12 pm CT
Jan 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observed - No Classes - BSC Closed
Jan 22
Last day to charge books against financial aid or third party
Jan 22
Last day to declare Collaborative Status for Spring
Jan 23
Financial aid awards based on enrollment status as of 11:59 pm CT
Jan 24
Last day to return books for a refund
Jan 30
Financial Aid begins applying aid to student accounts based on eligibility and completed files
Jan 31
Excess student account balances (financial aid/over payments) disbursed to BankMobile
- Process runs Friday's, check your Student Account balance after 4 pm CT to see if a refund was processed
Feb 14
Graduation Deadline - Final Day to submit Spring Application for Degree
Feb 14
1.75% Late Fees calculated on all balances 30 days past due date
Feb 17
President's Day Observed - No Classes - BSC Closed
Mar 2
Begin accepting Summer Application f or Degree
Mar 2-6
Mid-Term Week
Mar 6
Deadline for students to submit coursework for an Incomplete placeholder received in Fall 2019
Mar 13
Deadline for faculty to submit final grade change for an Incomplete placeholder granted to students in Fall 2019
Mar 14
1.75% Late Fees calculated on all balances 30 days past due date
Mar 16-20
Spring Break - No Classes - BSC Open
Mar 20
Graduation Deadline - Final Day to submit Summer Application for Degree for name in Commencement Program
Apr 1-17
Fall Advising and Registration for current students
Apr 1
Begin accepting Fall Application for Degree
Apr 8
Begin accepting Fall Collaborative Registration Requests
Apr 10
Good Friday Observed - No Classes - BSC Closed
Apr 13
Easter Monday Observed - No Classes - BSC Open
Apr 14
1.75% Late Fees calculated on all balances 30 days past due date
Apr 22
Student Recognition Ceremony
May 11-15
Final Exams
May 11-15
Bookstore Book Buyback and Rental Returns
May 14
1.75% Late Fees calculated on all balances 30 days past due date
May 15
BSC 80th Commencement Ceremony
May 29
Spring Final Grades, Course Repeats, President's Honor Roll and Academic Standing are posted to students official transcript


Summer Session 2020
Mar 23
Summer Advising and Registration for current students
Mar 30
Begin accepting Summer Collaborative Registration Requests