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Academic Calendar 2012-2013

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 2012
August 10 Friday New students arrive on campus
August 11 - 12 Saturday - Sunday Orientation for new students
August 13 Monday Class begins
August 31 Friday Last day of class
 
Fall 2012
September 2 Sunday Returning students arrive on campus
September 3 Monday Labor Day Holiday- No Classes/Offices Closed
September 4 Tuesday Classes begin
September 7 Friday Last day to add a first-half course
September 10 Monday

Last day to add a full-term course

Last day to change a grade option

Tuition Charges become final

September 12 Wednesday Last day to drop a first-half course
September 24 Monday

Last day to drop a full-term course

Last day to withdraw from a first-half course

October 12 Friday Midterm Progress Reports Due
October 15 - 16 Monday - Tuesday Fall Break
October 17 - 19 Wednesday - Friday May Travel Course Registration
November 2 Friday Last day to withdraw from a full-term course
November 12 - 16 Monday - Friday Registration for Winter & May 2013 Terms
November 22 - 23 Thursday - Friday Thanksgiving Holidays
December 7 Friday Last day of regular classes
December 10 Monday Reading Day
December 11 - 14 Tuesday - Friday Final Exams
 
Winter 2013
January 7 Monday Classes begin
January 9 Wednesday Last day to add a first-half course
January 11 Friday

Last day to add a full-term course

Last day to change a grade option

Tuition Charges become final

January 17 Thursday Last day to drop a first-half course
January 21 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No Classes/Offices Closed
January 25 Thursday Last day to drop a full-term course
February 15 Friday Midterm Progress Reports Due
February 20 Wednesday Second-half courses begin
February 22 Friday Last day to add a second-half course
March 1 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 8 Friday Residence halls close at 5:00 PM for Spring Break
March 11 - 15 Monday - Friday Spring Break
March 17 Sunday Residence halls re-open at 12:00 PM
April 1 - 4 Monday - Friday Registration for Fall term 2013
April 12 Friday Last day of regular classes
April 15 Monday Reading Day
April 16 - 19 Tuesday - Friday Final Exams
 
May 2013
April 24 Wednesday Classes begin
April 25 Thursday

Last day to Add/Drop a course

Last day to change a grade option

May 2 Thursday Last day to withdraw from a course
May 21 Tuesday Last day of classes - Final Exams
May 25 Saturday Commencement
May 27 Monday Memorial Day Holiday - Offices Closed
 
2013 Summer Session
June 10 Monday Classes begin
June 11 Tuesday

Last day to Add/Drop a course

Last day to change a grade option

June 21 Friday Last day to withdraw from a course
July 4 Thursday Independence Day Holiday - No Classes/Offices Closed
July 12 Friday Last day of classes - Final Exams
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