Academic Calendar-Fall 2017

Due to the campus closure during the week of August 28th, SOWELA has made some changes to important dates that we feel will best assist students. Please note the changes on the Academic Calendar below indicated by dates/rows marked with an asterisk.

  • Financial Aid vouchers will remain available for use at the campus bookstore through Tuesday, September 5th.
  • Financial Aid refunds will be disbursed to student BankMobile Accounts during the week of September 18th.
    • To best accommodate students for days that the campus was closed, the tuition refund period will be extended. If you drop or have dropped a class during the dates noted, you will be issued a refund for tuition equal to the percentage noted on the Academic Calendar below.




Date for Fall 2017 Installment Payment Plan


First Seven-Week Session (Session 7A)



Second Seven-Week Session (Session 7B)


Mid-September – November Survey of Entering Student Engagement
(READ 0099, ENGL 0098, 0099, 1010 and MATH 0098, 0099, 1100 will be selected to participate in the SENSE which takes approximately 45 minutes.)
September 26 (Tues) Registration opens for Session 7B
October 12 (Thurs) Registration ends at Midnight for Session 7B
Payment Deadline for Session 7B
5:00 p.m. at Business Office or Midnight online
October 13 (Fri) Classes Begin for Session 7B
October 13 – 16 (Fri – Mon) 100% Tuition Adjustment Period for Session 7B
October 17 (Tues) Late Registration and Add/Drop end at Midnight
75% Tuition Adjustment Period for Session 7B
October 18 – 19 (Wed – Thurs) 50% Tuition Adjustment Period for Session 7B
October 20 (Fri) 25% Tuition Adjustment Period for Session 7B
November 9 (Thurs) Midterm Grades Due
November 16 – 30 (Thurs – Thurs) Student Survey of Instruction
November 17 (Fri) Last Day to Withdraw from classes in Session 7B
November 20 – 24 (Mon – Fri) Thanksgiving Holiday
December 7 (Thurs) Last Day of Classes for Session 7B
December 8 (Fri) Final Exams for Session 7B
December 11 (Mon) Grades Due at Noon for Session 7B