Dec 03, 2020  
2020-21 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-21 Academic Catalog

Academic Calendar 2020-2021


 

Academic Calendar 2020 - 2021


FULL - Fall 2020

August 24 - December 12, 2020

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) priority deadlines May 1
Financial Aid Priority Deadline   June 12
Registration Period April 6 ‐ August 23
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) August 19
Late Registration Period August 20 ‐ 28
Full Term Classes Begin August 24
Labor Day Holiday (College Closed) September 5 - 7
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) September 6
Professional Academic Advisors Available for Advising ‐ Winter 2, Spring and Summer September 15
Academic Progress Reports #1 Due September 4-11
Academic Progress Reports available to students September 12
Academic Progress Reports #2 Due October 2-9
Academic Progress Reports available to students October 10
Registration Begins ‐ Winter 2, Spring and Summer October 19
Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W” October 29
Deadline to File Fall Graduation Intent November 1
Thanksgiving Holiday (Classes Dismissed Wednesday ‐ Sunday) November 25 - 29
Thanksgiving Holiday (College Closed) November 26 - 29
Last Day of Class December 4
Study Day (No Classes) N/A
Final Exam Period December 6 - 12
Grades Due at 12 Noon December 15
Grades Available to Students at 12 Noon December 17
Spring and Summer “I” Grades (Incompletes) Change to “F” December 17

Fee Adjustment (Full Term) - Fall 2020

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100%  August 23
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75% September 6
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25% September 16

13 Week Term - Fall 2020

August 24 - November 22, 2020

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) priority deadlines May 1
Financial Aid Priority Deadline June 12
Registration Period April 6 - August 23
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) August 19
Late Registration Period August 20 - 28
13 Week Term Classes Begin   August 24
Academic Progress Reports #1 Due September 4-11
Academic Progress Reports available to students September 12
Academic Progress Reports #2 Due October 2-9
Academic Program Reports available to students October 10
Labor Day Holiday (College Closed) September 5 - 7
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) September 6
Professional Academic Advisors Available for Advising ‐ Winter 2, Spring and Summer September 15
Registration Begins - Winter 2, Spring and Summer October 19
Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W” October 22
Deadline to File Fall Graduation Intent November 1
Last Day of Classes (Final Exam Administered in Last Class) November 22
Grade Due at 12 Noon November 25
Grades Available to Students at 12 Noon November 27

Fee Adjustment (13 Week Term) - Fall 2020

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100%  August 23
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75%  September 6
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25%  September 16

Shelby County Schools Term - Fall 2020 

September 8 - November 22, 2020 

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) Priority Deadline May 1
Financial Aid Priority Deadline November 8
Registration Period April 6-September 7 
Purge Date ‐ Non Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) September 6
Late Registration Period September 8-11
SCS Term Class Begin September 8
Purge Date ‐ Non Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) October 7
Academic Progress Reports #1 Due September 18-25
Academic Progress Reports #2 Due Ocotber 9-16
Fall Break (Classes Dismissed) October 12-16
Professional Academic Advisors Available for Advising ‐ Winter 2 , Spring and Summer October 18
Registration Begins ‐ Winter 2, Spring and Summer October 19
Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W” October 28
Deadline to File Fall Graduation Intent November 1
Last Day of Classes (Final Exam Administered in Last Class) November 22
Grades Due at 12noon November 25
Grades Available to Students at 12noon November 27

 Fee Adjustment (Shelby County Schools Term) Fall 2020 

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100% September 7
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75% September 21
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25% November 3

FLEX 1 (First 6 Weeks) - Fall 2020

August 24 - October 4, 2020

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) priority deadlines May 1
Financial Aid Priority Deadline June 12
Registration Period April 6 - August 23
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) August 19
Late Registration Period August 20 - 28
Flex 1 (First 6 Weeks) Classes Begin August 24
Labor Day Holiday (College Closed)  September 5 - 7
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) September 6
Professional Academic Advisors Available for Advising ‐ Winter 2, Spring and Summer September 15
Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W” September 20
Last Day of Classes (Final Exam Administered in Last Class) October 4
Grades Due at 12 Noon October 6
Grades Available to Students at 12 Noon October 8

Fee Adjustment - FLEX 1 (First 6 Weeks) - Fall 2020

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100%  August 23, 2020
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75%  August 30, 2020
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25%  September 4, 2020

FLEX 2 (Second 6 Weeks) - Fall 2020

October 12 - November 22, 2020

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) priority deadlines May 1
Financial Aid Priority Deadline June 12
Registration Period April 6 - October 11
Professional Academic Advisors Available for Advising ‐ Winter 2, Spring and Summer September 15
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) October 7
Late Registration Period October 8 - 16
Flex 2 (Second 6 Weeks) Classes Begin October 12
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) October 18
Registration Begins - Winter 2, Spring and Summer October 19
Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W” November 8
Deadline to File Fall Graduation Intent November 1
Last Day of Classes (Final Exam Administered in Last Class) November 22
Grades Due at 12 Noon November 25
Grades Available to Students at 12 Noon November 27

Fee Adjustment ‐ FLEX 2 (Second 6 Weeks) - Fall 2020

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100%  October 11
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75%  October 18
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25%  October 23

SWIFT 1 - Fall 2020

Classes Begin August 24
Last Day of Classes September 20
Grades Due September 25

SWIFT 2 - Fall 2020

Classes Begin September 21
Last Day of Classes October 11
Grades Due October 16

SWIFT 3 - Fall 2020

Classes Begin October 12
Last Day of Classes November 1
Grades Due November 6

SWIFT 4 - Fall 2020

Classes Begin November 2
Last Day of Classes November 22
Grades Due November 25

WINTER 1 Term - 2020

December 14 - January 9, 2021

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) priority deadlines May 1
Financial Aid Priority Deadline June 12
Registration Period April 6, 2020 - December 13
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) December 9
Late Registration Period December 10 - 18
Winter 1 Term Classes Begin December 14
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) December 20
Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W” December 31
Administrative Holiday (Campus Closed - Classes Excused) December 24, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Last Day and Final Exams January 9
Grades Due at 12 Noon January 11
Grades Available to Students at 12 Noon January 13

Fee Adjustment (Winter 1 Term) - 2020

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100%  December 13
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75%  December 17
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25%  December 18

WINTER 2 Term - 2021

January 11 - January 31, 2021

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) priority deadlines November 1, 2020
Financial Aid Priority Deadline November 27, 2020
Registration Period October 19, 2020 ‐ January 10, 2021
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) January 6
Late Registration Period January 7 - 15
Winter 2 Term Classes Begin January 11
MLK Day Holiday (College Closed) January 18
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) January 17
Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W” January 24
Last Day and Final Exams January 31
Grades Due at 12 Noon February 4
Grades Available to Students at 12 Noon February 6

Fee Adjustment (Winter 2 Term) - 2021

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100% January 10
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75%  January 14
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25% January 15

FULL - Spring 2021

January 19 - May 7, 2021

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) priority deadlines November 1, 2020
Financial Aid Priority Deadline November 27, 2020
Registration Period October 19, 2020 ‐ January 18, 2021
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) January 13
MLK Day Holiday (College Closed) January 18
Late Registration Period   January 14 ‐ 22
Full Term Classes Begin January 19
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) February 1
Professional Academic Advisors Available for Advising ‐ Fall and Winter 1 February 15
Academic Progress Reports Due February 19 - 26
Academic Progress Reports available to students February 27
Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W”   March 28
Deadline to File Spring Graduation Intent April 1
Registration Begins ‐ Fall and Winter 1 April 5
Last Day of Classes April 28
Study Day (No Classes) April 29
Final Exam Period April 30 - May 7
Grades Due at 12 Noon May 11
Grades Available to Students at 12 Noon May 13
Fall “I” Grades (Incompletes) Change to “F”   May 11
Graduation Ceremony TBA

Fee Adjustment (Full Term) - Spring 2021

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100% January 18
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75% February 1
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25% February 11

13 Week Term - Spring 2021

January 19 - April 18, 2021

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) priority deadlines November 1, 2020
Financial Aid Priority Deadline November 27, 2020
Registration Period October 19, 2020 ‐ January 18, 2021
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100)   January 13
MLK Day Holiday (College Closed) January 18
Late Registration Period   January 14 - 22
13 Week Term Classes Begin January 19
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100)   February 1
Professional Academic Advisors Available for Advising ‐ Fall and Winter 1 February 15
Academic Progress Reports Due   February 19 - 26
Academic Progress Reports available to students   February 27
Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W”   March 19
Deadline to File Spring Graduation Intent   April 1
Registration Begins - Fall and Winter 1 April 5
Last Day of Classes (Final Exam Administered in Last Class) April 18
Grades Due at 12 Noon April 20
Grades Available to Students at 12 Noon   April 22

Fee Adjustment (13 Week Term) - Spring 2021

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100% January 18
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75% February 1
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25% February 11

Shelby County Schools Term - Spring 2021

February 2, 2021 - April 18, 2021 

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) priority deadlines November 1, 2020
Financial Aid Priority Deadline November 27, 2020
Registration Period October 19, 2020 - January 18, 2021
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) January 13
Late Registration Period January 14 - 22
SCS Term Classes Begin January 19
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) February 1
Registration Begins - Fall and Winter 1 April 5
Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W” March 19
Last Day of Classes (Final Exam Administered in Last Class) April 18
Grades Due at 12 noon April 20
Grades Available to Students at 12 noon April 22

Fee Adjustment (Shelby County Schools Term) Spring 2021

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100% January 18
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75% February 1
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25% February 11

FLEX 1 (First 6 Weeks) ‐ Spring 2021

January 19 - March 1, 2021

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) priority deadlines November 1, 2020
Financial Aid Priority Deadline November 27, 2020
Registration Period October 19, 2020 ‐ January 18, 2021
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) January 13
MLK Day Holiday (College Closed) January 18
Late Registration Period January 14 - 22
Flex 1 (First 6 Weeks) Classes Begin January 19
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) February 1
Professional Academic Advisors Available for Advising ‐ Fall and Winter 1 February 15
Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W” February 15
Last Day of Classes (Final Exam Administered in Last Class) March 1
Grades Due at 12 Noon March 3
Grades Available to Students at 12 Noon March 5

Fee Adjustment ‐ FLEX 1 (First 6 Weeks) - Spring 2021

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100% January 18
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75% January 24
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25% January 29

FLEX 2 (Second 6 Weeks) ‐ Spring 2021

March 22 - May 2, 2021

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) priority deadlines November 1, 2020
Financial Aid Priority Deadline November 27, 2020
Registration Period October 25, 2020 ‐ March 21, 2021
Professional Academic Advisors Available for Advising ‐ Fall February 15
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) March 17
Late Registration Period March 18-26 
Flex 2 (Second 6 Weeks) Classes Begin March 22
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) March 28
Deadline to File Spring Graduation Intent April 1
Registration Begins - Fall and Winter 1  April 5
Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W” April 18
Last Day of Classes (Final Exam Administered in Last Class) May 2
Grades Due at 12 Noon May 4
Grades Available to Students at 12 Noon May 6

Fee Adjustment‐ FLEX 2 (Second 7 Weeks) - Spring 2021

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100% March 21
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75% March 28
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25% April 2

SWIFT 1 - Spring 2021

Classes Begin January 19
Last Day of Classes February 7
Grades Due February 12

SWIFT 2 - Spring 2021

Classes Begin February 8
Last Day of Classes February 28
Grades Due March 5

SWIFT 3 - Spring 2021

Classes Begin March 22
Last Day of Classes April 11
Grades Due April 16

SWIFT 4 - Spring 2021

Classes Begin April 12
Last Day of Classes May 2
Grades Due May 7

MayMester - Summer 2021

May 10 - May 28, 2021

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) priority deadlines March 1, 2020
Financial Aid Priority Deadline No Aid Available
Registration Period October 19, 2020 ‐ May 9, 2021
Registration Begins ‐ Fall April 5
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) May 5
Classes Begin May 10
Last Day to Withdraw with a Grade of ‘W’ May 24
Holiday‐Memorial Day (College Closed) May 31
Last Day of Classes and Final Exams May 28
Grades Due in Records Office at 10 am June 1
Grades Available to Students at Noon June 3

Fee Adjustment (MayMester) - Summer 2021

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100%  May 9
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75% May 13
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25% May 14

First Summer Term - 2021

June 1 - July 2, 2021

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) priority deadlines March 1, 2020
Registration Begin - Fall April 5, 2021
Financial Aid Priority Deadline   April 29, 2021
Registration period October 19, 2020 ‐ May 31, 2021
Students receiving financial aid should register for all summer classes during the first summer registration period.
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) May 26, 2021
Holiday‐Memorial Day (College Closed) May 31
Classes Begin June 1
Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W” June 23
Holiday‐Independence Day (College Closed) July 4 ‐ 5
Last Day of Classes and Final Exams July 2
Grades Due in Records Office at 10 am July 6
Grades Available to Students at Noon July 8

Fee Adjustment ‐ First Summer Term 2021

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100% May 31
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75% June 7
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25% June 9

 Second Summer Term ‐ 2021

July 6 - August 6, 2021

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) priority deadlines March 1, 2020
Registration Begins ‐ Fall April 5, 2021
Financial Aid Priority Deadline April 29, 2021
Registration Period October 19, 2020 ‐ July 5, 2021
Students receiving financial aid should register for all summer classes during the first summer registration period.
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) June 30
Classes Begin July 6
Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W” July 28
Last Day of Classes and Final Exams August 6
Grades Due in Records Office at 10 am August 9
Grades Available to Students at Noon August 11

Fee Adjustment ‐ Second Summer Term 2021

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100% July 5
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75% July 13
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25% July 15

Summer Extended ‐ 2021

June 1 - August 6, 2021

Financial Aid Appeals (SAP) priority deadlines March 1, 2020
Financial Aid Priority Deadline April 29, 2021
Registration Period October 19, 2021 ‐ May 31, 2021
Students receiving financial aid should register for all summer classes during the first summer registration period.
Purge Date ‐ Non-Payment (Excludes Balance < $100) May 26, 2021
Registration Begin - Fall April 5
Holiday‐Memorial Day (College Closed) May 31
Classes Begin June 1
Holiday‐Independence Day (College Closed) July 4 ‐ 5
Last Day to Withdraw and Receive “W” July 16
Last Day of Classes and Final Exams August 6
Grades Due in Records Office at 10 am August 9
Grades Available to Students at Noon August 11

Fee Adjustment ‐ Extended Summer 2021

Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 100% May 31
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 75% June 14
Last Day to Drop/Withdraw with 25% June 17

Note: Students should use http://my.southwest.tn.edu for after-hours and weekend registration/admissions activities.