Academic Calendar

Student-Centric Period

Chamberlain College of Nursing operates on a student-centric calendar. Each year consists of two summer, two fall and two spring semesters. Each semester consists of 16 weeks of instruction and exams; classes will be scheduled in two eight-week sessions each semester.

An individual student’s calendar is based on his/her initial enrollment date into a degree seeking program or on the date studies are resumed following withdrawal from the College.

The two overlapping calendar cycles designate months corresponding to Chamberlain’s summer, fall and spring semesters. At the time a student initially starts courses, he/she is assigned a Student Centric Period (SCP) designator code of Cycle 1 or Cycle 2. The following chart outlines how months of the year correspond to a student’s spring, summer and fall semesters, based on the assigned SCP cycle:

 Semester  Cycle 1  Cycle 2
 Spring  January and March  March and May
 Summer  May and July  July and September
 Fall  September and November  November and January

Processes related to class scheduling, registration, tuition/fee assessment and end-of-term grade processing occur at the end of each session. Processes related to determining a student’s eligibility for financial aid and evaluating academic standing are conducted on a semester basis.


2014 - 2015 Academic Year: Cycle 1

Semester: 16 weeks
Session-length: 8 week

 2014 Summer Semester, Cycle 1: May 5, 2014 – August 31, 2014
 Monday, May 5  May session begins
 Monday, May 26

 Memorial Day holiday*

 Sunday, June 15  Last day to withdraw from nursing  courses**
 Friday, June 20  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and  sciences
 courses**
 Sunday, June 29
 May session ends
 Monday-Sunday, June 30 - July 6  Summer break
 Monday, July 7  July session begins
 Sunday, August 17  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, August 22  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences 
 courses**
 Sunday, August 31  July session ends
 2014 Fall Semester, Cycle 1: September 1, 2014 – December 21, 2014
 Monday, September 1  September session begins
 Labor Day holiday*
 Sunday, October 12  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, October 17  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences 
 courses**
 Sunday, October 26  September session ends
 Monday, October 27  November session begins
 Thursday-Friday, November 27-28  Thanksgiving break*
 Sunday, December 7
 Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, December 12  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences 
 courses**
 Sunday, December 21  November session ends
 Monday-Sunday, December 22 - January 4  Winter Break
 2015 Spring Semester, Cycle 1: January 5, 2015 – April 26, 2015
 Monday, January 5  January session begins
 Monday, January 19  Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday*
 Sunday, February 15  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, February 20  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences 
 courses**
 Sunday, March 1  January session ends
 Monday, March 2  March session begins
 Sunday, April 12  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, April 17

 Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences  
 courses**
 Spring holiday*

 Sunday, April 26  March session ends
 Monday-Sunday, April 27 - May 3  Spring Break


* Classes do not meet on the holidays recognized on this calendar. For student’s convenience, the online classes will remain open.

** Last date to withdraw refers to the last date that a student may withdraw from a class and receive a grade of "W". The last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a refund varies. Refer to our refund policy in the academic catalog to determine the last day to withdraw and for additional refund information.


2014 - 2015 Academic Year: Cycle 2

Semester: 16 weeks
Session-length: 8 week

 2014 Summer Semester, Cycle 2: July 7, 2014 – October 26, 2014
 Monday, July 7  July session begins
 Sunday, August 17  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses*
 Friday, August 22  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences
 courses**
 Sunday, August 31  July session ends
 Monday, September 1
 Labor Day holiday*
 Monday, September 1  September session begins
 Sunday, October 12  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, October 17  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences
 courses**
 Sunday, October 26  September session ends
 2014 Fall Semester, Cycle 2: October 27, 2014 – March 1, 2015
 Monday, October 27  November session begins
 Thursday-Friday, November 27 - 28  Thanksgiving break
 Sunday, December 7
 Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, December 12  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences
 courses*
 Sunday, December 21  November session ends
 Monday-Sunday, December 22 - January 4  Winter break
 Monday, January 5  January session begins
 Monday, January 19  Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday*
 Sunday, February 15  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, February 20  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences
 courses*
 Sunday, March 1  January session ends
 2015 Spring Semester, Cycle 2: March 2, 2015 – June 28, 2015
 Monday, March 2  March session begins
 Sunday, April 12  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, April 17

 Spring holiday*
 Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences
 courses**

 Sunday, April 26  March session ends
 Monday-Sunday, April 27 - May 3  Spring break
 Monday, May 4  May session begins
 Monday, May 25  Memorial Day holiday*
 Sunday, June 14  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses*
 Friday, June 19  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences
 courses**
 Sunday, June 28  May session ends
 Monday-Sunday, June 29 - July 5  Summer break


* Classes do not meet on the holidays recognized on this calendar. For student’s convenience, the online classes will remain open.

** Last date to withdraw refers to the last date that a student may withdraw from a class and receive a grade of "W". The last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a refund varies. Refer to our refund policy in the academic catalog to determine the last day to withdraw and for additional refund information.