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Academic Calendar 2014-2015

Transylvania uses a modified calendar called a "4-4-1 system." The academic year is divided into three parts: two regular terms (fall and winter) and a one-month term in May. An August term also is required for entering first-year students.

A regular term is 14 weeks long, and students normally take four courses.

During the four-week May term, students concentrate on one class and often get their first taste of international study. Many May term courses are team-taught and are highly interdisciplinary.

The three-week August term is an academic and cocurricular program that prepares entering first-year students for academic success and personal growth and earns them one course credit. Students read and discuss books and participate in student-life programs that orient them to college.

Students must complete August term their first year, and three May terms during their time at Transylvania. A fourth May term is optional.

August 2014
August 8 Friday New students arrive on campus
August 9 - 10 Saturday - Sunday Orientation for new students
August 11 Monday Class begins
August 28 Thursday Last day of class
 
Fall 2014
August 31 Sunday Returning students arrive on campus
September 1 Monday Labor Day Holiday- No Classes/Offices Closed
September 2 Tuesday Classes begin
September 5 Friday Last day to add a first-half course
September 8 Monday

Last day to add a full-term course

Last day to change a grade option

Tuition Charges become final

September 10 Wednesday Last day to drop a first-half course
September 15 Monday

Last day to drop a full-term course

September 22 Monday

Last day to withdraw from a first-half course

October 10 Friday Midterm Progress Reports Due
October 13 - 14 Monday - Tuesday Fall Break
October 15 - 17 Wednesday - Friday May Travel Course Registration
October 22 Wednesday Second-half courses begin
October 23 Thursday Last day to add a second-half course
October 31 Friday Last day to withdraw from a full-term course
November 10 - 14 Monday - Friday Registration for Winter & May 2015 Terms
November 11 Tuesday Last day to withdraw from a second-half course
November 26 - 28 Wednesday - Friday Thanksgiving Holiday
December 5 Friday Last day of regular classes
December 8 Monday Reading Day
December 9 - 12 Tuesday - Friday Final Exams
December 12  Friday Residence halls close at 6:00 PM for Winter Break
 
Winter 2015
January 4 Sunday Residence halls re-open at 10:00 AM
January 5 Monday Classes begin
January 7 Wednesday Last day to add a first-half course
January 9 Friday

Last day to add a full-term course

Last day to change a grade option

Tuition Charges become final

January 15 Thursday Last day to drop a first-half course
January 19 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No Classes/Offices Closed
January 20 Tuesday Last day to drop a full-term course
February 13 Friday Midterm Progress Reports Due
February 18 Wednesday Second-half courses begin
February 20 Friday Last day to add a second-half course
February 27 Friday

Last day to withdraw from a full-term course

Last day to drop a second-half course

Incomplete grades from Fall term due

March 6 Friday Residence halls close at 5:00 PM for Spring Break
March 9 - 13 Monday - Friday Spring Break
March 15 Sunday Residence halls re-open at 12:00 PM
March 18 Wednesday Last day to withdraw from a second-half course
March 30 - April 3 Monday - Friday Registration for Fall term 2015
April 10 Friday Last day of regular classes
April 13 Monday Reading Day
April 14 - 17 Tuesday - Friday Final Exams
 
May 2015
April 22 Wednesday Classes begin
April 23 Thursday

Last day to Add/Drop a course

Last day to change a grade option

April 30 Thursday Last day to withdraw from a course
May 19 Tuesday

Last day of classes - Final Exams

Residence halls close at 6:00 PM for non-graduates

May 23 Saturday

Commencement

Residence halls close at 5:00 PM for graduates

May 25 Monday Memorial Day Holiday - Offices Closed
 
2015 Summer Session
June 8 Monday Classes begin
June 9 Tuesday

Last day to Add/Drop a course

Last day to change a grade option

June 19 Friday Last day to withdraw from a course
July 10 Friday Last day of classes - Final Exams
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