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Fall 2016 Important Dates & Deadlines

23 March 2016

The dates for the Fall 2016 semester are August 22, 2016 to December 16, 2016.


Date Day Description
August   8                                                       M Drop for Nonpayment of Tuition and Enrollment Fees
August   22 M Day and Evening Instruction Begins
August 27 S Saturday Instruction Begins
September 4 Su Last Day to Drop Regular Session Classes and Receive A Refund
Note: Short-term and open-entry classes must be dropped within 10% of the first class meeting to receive a refund. >>>2016 Fall Refund Drop Deadline Schedule.
September 4  Su Last Day to Drop Regular Session Classes Without a “W” Appearing on Transcripts.
September 4 Su Last Day to Add Regular Session Classes
September 4 Su Census Due – Instructors Verify Enrollment in Classes
September 5 M Labor Day – Holiday Observance
September 9 F Last Day to File for PASS/NO PASS Grading Option for Regular Session Classes 
October 14  F Last Day to File Petition for the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) 
October 21 F Last Day to File Petitions for AA or AS Degree/Certificate
 November 11 F Veteran’s Day – Holiday Observance
 November 18 F Last Day to Withdraw from Regular Session Classes and Receive a “W”. All outstanding fees are due even if classes are dropped on this day.
 November 18 F Attendance Verification Day – Instructors Verify Enrollment
Nov. 24 – 27   Th-Su     Thanksgiving – Holiday Observance
December 10     S Saturday Instruction Ends
Dec. 12-16    M-F    Final Examinations
December 16 F Fall Semester Ends
January 3 T Grade Roster/Rollbooks are Due


NOTE:  Last day to drop without a “W” appearing on transcript may vary for Short-Term and Open-Entry, Open-Exit classes.

Saturday Instruction Begins August 27 and meet every Saturday except November 26. Saturday classes end  December 10. 


***Dates are subject to change.


Fall 2016 Priority Registration Dates:


Student Group   Registration Dates

   Mon, April 11, 2016      

Foster Youth

   Wed, April 13, 2016                                            

Puente Program 
Men of Color (Alameda) 
First Year Experience Students
New Matriculation Students(Taken COUN 200A)
Continuing Student Priority Enrollment (Registration appointments are assigned based on academic status and units completed).  

Thur, April 14, 2016 -Thurs, April 28, 2016                                                 

Gateway to College (Laney)  Fri, April 29, 2016
COA Science Tech Institution 
Open enrollment for new & returning students  

   Mon, May 2, 2016

No Priority- 100+ Units 
No Priority- Probation 
East Bay College Fund 
High School Students    Mon, May 9, 2016


Note:  Some students may not have enrollment appointments for the following reasons:

  •  Placed on academic or progress probation or any combination thereof as defined in the Board Policies and District Administrative Procedure 4250 for two consecutive terms; or
  • Has earned one hundred (100) or more degree-applicable semester units at the district.

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