Academic Calendar

For other academic calendars, refer to the Academic Calendar section of the COS webpage.   

Fall Semester 2017

August 14, 2017 - December 19, 2017

Sept 6, 2016 WEB Admission Applications Begin for Summer/Fall 2017 at www.cos.edu
Starting Mar 27 Fall WEB Registration for Priority Registration/Continuing Students
Apr 28 - 29 Fall Registation for Students who have completed STEPS
May 1 Fall Registration for Students who have completed ALL Matriculation
May 2 Fall Registration for Early College High Schools (VTEC/UPHS)
May 3 Fall WEB OPEN Registration for Eligible Students
Payment Deadline: Students must pay Fall fees by July 1st or 2 weeks after registration (whichever is later) to avoid the possibility of being dropped from classes
July 24 Fall Registration for Concurrently Enrolled High School Students
Aug 9 Fall Registration for Students who have completed 100 or more units at COS
Aug 11 FLEX Day; Registration is available at www.cos.edu
Aug 14 Fall Semester Begins
Aug 14 - 20 Fall Late WEB Registration With Instructor Add Codes
Aug 27 Last Day to Drop a Class Without a "W" and be Eligible for a Refund
Sept 4 Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
Oct 19 Last Day to File for Associate Degree for Fall 2017
Oct 20 Fall Final Drop Date - Drop Classes on the WEB; this drop date does not apply to short-term classes as each short-term class has its own drop date
Nov 10 Veterans' Day Holiday (no classes)
Nov 20 - 24 Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes); Offices closed November 22 - 24
Dec 13 - 19 Fall Final Exams
Dec 19 Fall Semester Ends
Dec 19 Last Day to Make Up Incomplete "I" Grades for Fall 2016 Semester
Dec 20 - Jan 15 Break Between Semesters

Spring Semester 2018

January 16, 2018 - May 23, 2018

Sept 5, 2017 WEB Admission Applications Begin for Spring 2018 at www.cos.edu
Starting Nov 6 Spring WEB Registration for Priority Registration/Continuing Students
Nov 27 Spring Registration for students who have completed ALL matriculation
Nov 28 Spring Registration for Early College High Schools (VTEC/UPHS)
Dec 4 Spring WEB OPEN Registration for Eligible Students
Dec 11 Spring WEB Registration for Concurrently Enrolled High School Students
Jan 10 Spring Registration for Students who have completed 100 or more units at COS
Jan 12 FLEX Day; Registration is available at www.cos.edu
Jan 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday; Registration is available at www.cos.edu
Jan 16 Spring Semester Begins
Jan 16 - 22 Spring Late WEB Registration With Instructor Add Codes
Jan 29 Last Day to Drop a Class Without a "W" and Eligible for a Refund
Feb 16 Lincoln Day Holiday (no classes)
Feb 19 Presidents' Day Holiday (no classes)
Feb 22 Last Day to File for Associate Degree for Spring 2018
Mar 23 Spring Final Drop Date - Drop Classes on the WEB; this drop date does not apply to short-term classes as each short-term class has its own drop date
Mar 26 - 30 Spring Break (no classes); Offices closed Mar 29 - 30
May 17 - 23 Spring Final Exams
May 23 Spring Semester Ends; Last Day to Make Up Incomplete “I” Grades for Spring 2017 Semester
May 24 Commencement Ceremony