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.


2015 - 2016 Academic Year: Cycle 1

Semester: 16 weeks
Session-length: 8 week

 2015 Summer Semester, Cycle 1: May 4, 2015 – August 30, 2015
 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
 Monday, July 6  July session begins
 Sunday, August 16  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, August 21  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences 
 courses**
 Sunday, August 30  July session ends
 2015 Fall Semester, Cycle 1: August 31, 2015 – December 20, 2015
 Monday, August 31  September session begins
 Labor Day holiday*
 Monday, September 7  Labor Day holiday*
 Sunday, October 11  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, October 16  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences  
 courses**
Sunday, October 25  September session ends
 Monday, October 26  November session begins
 Thursday-Friday, November 26-27
 Thanksgiving break*
 Sunday, December 6  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, December 11   Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences  
 courses**
 Sunday, December 20  November session ends
 Monday-Sunday, December 21-  January 3  Winter break
 2016 Spring Semester, Cycle 1: January 4, 2016 – April 24, 2016
 Monday, January 4  January session begins
 Monday, January 18  Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday*
 Sunday, February 14  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, February 19  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences 
 courses**
 Sunday, February 28  January session ends
 Monday, February 29  March session begins
 Friday, March 25  Spring holiday*
 Sunday, April 10  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, April 15

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

 Sunday, April 24  March session ends
 Monday-Sunday, April 25 - May 1  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.


2015 - 2016 Academic Year: Cycle 2

Semester: 16 weeks
Session-length: 8 week

 2015 Summer Semester, Cycle 2: July 6, 2015 – October 25, 2015
 Monday, July 6  July session begins
 Sunday, August 16  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses*
 Friday, August 21  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences
 courses**
 Sunday, August 30  July session ends
 Monday, August 31
 September session begins
 Monday, September 7  Labor Day holiday*
 Sunday, October 11  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, October 16  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences
 courses**
 Sunday, October 25  September session ends
 2015 Fall Semester, Cycle 2: October 26, 2015 – February 28, 2016
 Monday, October 26  November session begins
 Thursday-Friday, November 26 - 27  Thanksgiving break
 Sunday, December 6
 Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, December 11  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences
 courses*
 Sunday, December 20  November session ends
 Monday-Sunday, December 21 -  January 3  Winter break
 Monday, January 4  January session begins
 Monday, January 18  Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday*
 Sunday, February 14  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, February 19  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences
 courses*
 Sunday, February 28  January session ends
 2016 Spring Semester, Cycle 2: February 29, 2016 – June 26, 2016
 Monday, February 29  March session begins
 Friday, March 25 Spring holiday*
 Sunday, April 10  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses**
 Friday, April 15

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

 Sunday, April 24  March session ends
 Monday-Sunday, April 25 - May 1  Spring break
 Monday, May 2  May session begins
 Monday, May 30  Memorial Day holiday*
 Sunday, June 12  Last day to withdraw from nursing courses*
 Friday, June 17  Last day to withdraw from liberal arts and sciences
 courses**
 Sunday, June 26  May session ends
 Monday-Sunday, June 27 - July 3  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.