Academic Calendar

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

Fall Semester 2020

August 17, 2020 - December 18, 2020

Sept 3, 2019 WEB Admission Applications Begin for Summer/Fall 2020 at www.cos.edu
Starting March 23 Fall WEB Registration for Priority Registration/Continuing Students
Apr 24 - 25 Fall Registration for Students who have completed STEPS
April 27 Fall Registration for Students who have completed ALL Matriculation
April 28 Fall Registration for Early College High Schools (VTEC/UPHS)
April 29 Fall WEB OPEN Registration for Eligible Students
April 29 Registration for Students on Probation
May 11 Summer/Fall Registration for Concurrently Enrolled High School Students
July 1 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 27 Fall Registration for Students who have completed 100 or more units at COS
Aug 14 FLEX Day; Registration is available at www.cos.edu
Aug 17 Fall Semester Begins
Aug 17 - 23 Fall Late WEB Registration With Instructor Add Codes
Aug 28 First Day "No Show" Rosters are due for Full Term Classes
Aug 30 Last Day to Drop a Class Without a "W" and be Eligible for a Refund
Sept 7 Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
Sept 11 Permanent Rosters are due for Full Term Classes
Oct 22 Last Day to File for Associate Degree for Fall 2020
Oct 23 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 11 Veterans' Day Holiday (no classes)
Nov 25 - 27 Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes and offices closed)
Dec 14 - 18 Fall Final Exams
Dec 18 Fall Semester Ends
Dec 18 Last Day to Make Up Incomplete "I" Grades for Fall 2019 Semester
Dec 19 - Jan 10 Break Between Semesters

Spring Semester 2021

January 11, 2021 - May 19, 2021

Sept 8, 2020 WEB Admission Applications Begin for Spring 2020 at www.cos.edu
Starting Nov 2 Spring WEB Registration for Priority Registration/Continuing Students
Nov 30 Spring Registration for students who have completed ALL matriculation
Dec 1 Spring Registration for Early College High Schools (VTEC/UPHS)
Dec 2 Spring WEB OPEN Registration for Eligible Students
Dec 2 Registration for Students on Probation
Dec 7 Spring WEB Registration for Concurrently Enrolled High School Students
Jan 4 Spring Registration for Students who have completed 100 or more units at COS
Jan 8 FLEX Day; Registration is available at www.cos.edu
Jan 11 Spring Semester Begins
Jan 11 - 18 Spring Late WEB Registration With Instructor Add Codes
Jan 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday; Registration is available at www.cos.edu
Jan 22 First Day "No Show" Rosters are due for Full Term Classes
Jan 25 Last Day to Drop a Class Without a "W" and Eligible for a Refund
Feb 5 Permanent Rosters are due for Full Term Classes
Feb 12 Lincoln Day Holiday (no classes)
Feb 15 Presidents' Day Holiday (no classes)
Feb 18 Last Day to File for Associate Degree for Spring 2021
Mar 19 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
March 29 - April, 2 Spring Break (no classes); Offices open March 29 - 31; closed April 1 - 2
May 13 - 19 Spring Final Exams
May 19 Spring Semester Ends; Last Day to Make Up Incomplete “I” Grades for Spring 2020 Semester
May 20 Commencement Ceremony