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Academic Calendar

This is the academic schedule for both Illinois and Florida campuses. Please note that these dates may be subject to change. Abbreviations used: CAHS (College of Allied Health Sciences), CPS (College of Professional Studies).

Spring 2015 Trimester

Date Event
Jan. 9 New Student Orientation
Jan. 12 Start of Spring Trimester
Jan. 16 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Day holiday
Feb. 6 Last day to drop CPS 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Feb. 16 President's Day holiday
Feb. 20 Last day to drop Session I CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
March 2-3 Spring I CAHS accelerated courses final exams
March 6 Last day to drop CPS 15-week courses (for first-time enrolled; by 5:00 p.m. CST)
March 9 Spring II CAHS accelerated courses start
March 24 Registration for Summer Trimester begins
April 3 Last day to drop CAHS 15-week course (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 17 Last day to drop Session II CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 23 Commencement
April 24 End of Trimester
April 27-28 Spring II CAHS accelerated courses final exams


Summer 2015 Trimester

Date Event
May 7 Orientation for College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) programs
May 8 Orientation for College of Professional Studies (CPS) program
May 11 Start of Summer Trimester
May 15 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
May 25 Memorial Day holiday
June 5 Last day to drop CPS 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
June 19 Last day to drop Session I CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
June 29-30 Summer I CAHS accelerated courses final exams
July 2 Last day to drop CPS 15-week courses (for first-time enrolled; by 5:00 p.m. CST)
July 4 Independence Day holiday
July 6 Summer II CAHS accelerated courses start
July 21 Registration for Fall Trimester begins
July 31 Last day to drop CAHS 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 14 Last day to drop Session II CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 20 Commencement
Aug. 21 End of Trimester
Aug. 24-25 Summer II CAHS accelerated courses final exams


Fall 2015 Trimester

Date Event
Sept. 3 Orientation for College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) programs
Sept. 4 Orientation for College of Professional Studies (CPS) program
Sept. 7 Labor Day holiday
Sept. 8 Start of Fall Trimester
Sept. 11 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Oct. 2 Last day to drop CPS 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 16 Last day to drop Session I CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 26-27 Fall I CAHS accelerated courses final exams
Oct. 30 Last day to drop 15-week courses (for first-time enrolled; by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Nov. 2 Fall II CAHS accelerated courses start
Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday
Nov. 17 Registration for Spring Trimester begins
Nov. 25 Last day to drop CAHS 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Nov. 26-27 Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 11 Last day to drop Session II CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Dec. 17 Commencement
Dec. 18 End of trimester
Dec. 21-22 Fall II CAHS accelerated courses final exams

* Please note that these dates may be subject to change.

Spring 2016 Trimester

Date Event
Jan. 7 Orientation for College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) programs
Jan. 8 Orientation for College of Professional Studies (CPS) programs
Jan. 11 Start of Spring Trimester
Jan. 15 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Day holiday
Feb. 5 Last day to drop CPS 15-week courses (for first-time enrolled; by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Feb. 15 President's Day holiday
Feb. 29 Last day to drop Session I CAHS courses
Feb. 29, March 1 Spring I CAHS accelerated courses final exams
March 2 Spring II CAHS accelerated courses start
March 21 Registration for Summer Trimester begins
April 1 Last day to drop CAHS 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 15 Last day to drop Session II CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 20-21 Spring II CAHS accelerated courses final exams
April 21 Commencement
April 22 End of Trimester


Summer 2016 Trimester

Date Event
May 5 Orientation for College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) programs
May 6 Orientation for College of Professional Studies (CPS) programs
May 9 Start of Summer Trimester
May 13 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
May 30 Memorial Day holiday
June 3 Last day to drop CPS 15-week courses (for first-time enrolled, by 5:00 p.m. CST)
June 17 Last day to drop Session I CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
June 27-28 Summer I CAHS accelerated courses final exams
June 29 Summer II CAHS accelerated courses start
July 4 Independence Day holiday
July 18 Registration for Fall Trimester begins
July 29 Last day to drop CAHS 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 12 Last day to drop Session II CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 17-18 Summer II CAHS accelerated courses final exams
Aug. 18 Commencement
Aug. 19 End of Trimester


Fall 2016 Trimester

Date Event
Sept. 1 Orientation for College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) programs
Sept. 2 Orientation for College of Professional Studies (CPS) program
Sept. 5 Labor Day holiday
Sept. 6 Start of Fall Trimester
Sept. 9 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Sept. 30 Last day to drop CPS 15-week courses (for first-time enrolled; by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 14 Last day to drop Session I CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 24-25 Fall I accelerated CAHS courses final exams
Oct. 26 Fall II accelerated CAHS courses start
Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday
Nov. 23 Registration for Spring Trimester begins
Nov. 24-25 Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 9 Last day to drop Session II CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Dec. 14-15 Fall II CAHS accelerated courses final exams
Dec. 15 Commencement
Dec. 16 End of Trimester

* Please note that these dates may be subject to change.

Spring 2017 Trimester

Date Event
Jan. 5 Orientation for College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) programs
Jan. 6 Orientation for College of Professional Studies (CPS) programs
Jan. 9 Start of Spring Trimester
Jan. 13 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Day holiday
Feb. 3 Last day to drop CPS 15-week courses (for first-time enrolled; by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Feb. 17 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Feb. 20 President's Day holiday
Feb. 27-28 Spring I CAHS accelerated courses final exams
March 1 Spring II CAHS accelerated courses start
March 20 Registration for Summer Trimester begins
March 31 Last day to drop CAHS 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 14 Last day to drop Session II CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 19-20 Spring II CAHS accelerated courses final exams
April 20 Commencement
April 21 End of Trimester


Summer 2017 Trimester

Date Event
May 4 Orientation for College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) programs
May 5 Orientation for College of Professional Studies (CPS) programs
May 8 Start of Summer Trimester
May 12 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
May 29 Memorial Day holiday
June 2 Last day to drop CPS 15-week courses (for first-time enrolled, by 5:00 p.m. CST)
June 16 Last day to drop Session I CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
June 26-27 Summer I CAHS accelerated courses final exams
June 28 Summer II CAHS accelerated courses start
July 4 Independence Day holiday
July 17 Registration for Fall Trimester begins
July 28 Last day to drop CAHS 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 1 Some ND classes will be cancelled for board exams.
Aug. 11 Last day to drop Session II CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 16-17 Summer II CAHS accelerated courses final exams
Aug. 17 Commencement
Aug. 18 End of Trimester


Fall 2017 Trimester

Date Event
Aug. 31 Orientation for College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) programs
Sept. 1 Orientation for College of Professional Studies (CPS) program
Sept. 4 Labor Day holiday
Sept. 5 Start of Fall Trimester
Sept. 8 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Sept. 14-15 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams.
Sept. 29 Last day to drop CPS 15-week courses (for first-time enrolled; by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 13 Last day to drop Session I CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 23-24 Fall I accelerated CAHS courses final exams
Oct. 25 Fall II accelerated CAHS courses start
Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday
Nov. 13 Registration for Spring Trimester begins
Nov. 24 Last day to drop CAHS 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Nov. 24-26 Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 8 Last day to drop Session II CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Dec. 13-14 Fall II CAHS accelerated courses final exams
Dec. 14 Commencement
Dec. 15 End of Trimester

* Please note that these dates may be subject to change.

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