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Important Dates

The dates listed below are based on a standard 15-week semester that begins on the term start date.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

September 2016
1-2 Orientation Week continues
5 Labour Day – Institute closed
6 Fall classes commence
6 Fee payment deadline for continuing students (most full-time programs)
6 Add/Drop period begins for most full-time programs*
The date for the Add/Drop period is based on term length. Please see below for the period length of your course.
16 Add/Drop period ends for most full-time programs
16 Final day to receive prior learning assessment for the fall term
23 Final day to opt-out, opt-in or add family to the SAITSA Health and Dental Benefits Plan
October 2016
10 Thanksgiving Day - Institute closed
13 Fall Convocation Ceremony
19 Applications open for full-time programs starting in Fall 2017
28-29 Open House - submit one free application
November 2016
11 Remembrance Day - Institute closed
16 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses)**See below
December 2016
1 Final transcript deadline for winter term applicants
12 Fee payment deadline for new students starting in January (most full-time programs)
12-16 Final exam week
16 End of fall term
26-31 Winter break - Institute closed

Winter 2017

January 2017
1 New Year's Day - Institute closed
2 Institute open
9 Winter classes commence
9 Fee payment deadline for continuing students (most full-time programs)
9 Add/Drop period begins for most full-time programs*
The date for the Add/Drop period is based on term length. Please see below for the period length of your course.
20 Add/Drop period ends for most full-time programs
20 Final day to receive prior learning assessment for the winter term
27 Final day for new winter students to opt-out, opt-in or add family to the SAITSA Health and Dental Benefits Plan
February 2017
20 Family Day - Institute closed
21-24 Reading Week - no classes with the exception of apprenticeship programs, unless otherwise stated
March 2017
29 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses)**See below
April 2017
1 Final transcript deadline for spring/summer term applicants
10 Fee payment deadline for new students starting in May (most full-time programs)
14 Good Friday - Institute closed
17 Easter Monday - Institute closed
24-28 Final exam week
28 End of winter term

Spring/Summer 2017

May 2017
8 Spring/summer classes commence
8 Fee payment deadline for continuing students (most full-time programs)
8 Add/Drop period begins for most full-time programs
*The date for the Add/Drop period is based on term length. Please see below for the period length of your course.
19 Add/Drop period ends for most full-time programs
19 Final day to receive prior learning assessment for the spring/summer term
22 Victoria Day - Institute closed
June 2017
13-15 Spring Convocation Ceremonies
July 2017
1 Canada Day
3 Institute closed in observance of Canada Day
7 Calgary Stampede Parade Day - Institute closed until 1 pm
20 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses)**See below
August 2017
1 Final transcript deadline for fall term applicants
7 Civic Holiday - Institute closed
8 Fee payment deadline for new students starting in September (most full-time programs)
18 End of spring/summer term

Notes:

* Add/Drop period: The timeline to add and/or drop courses is based on your program, and the number of weeks you’re registered in for a specific term (see below). Not all programs allow add/drop. Please consult your Academic Chair or Coordinator to ensure you can add or drop a course from your program.
AC.3.1: Grading and Progression Policy

Term LengthAdd/Drop period
13 or more weeks Second Friday from program term start date
8-12 weeks First Friday from program term start date
2-7 weeks Two days from program term start date
Less than two weeks There is no add/drop period

**Withdrawal Deadline: The last day to officially withdraw from a course or program and receive "W" grades. To be assigned a “W” grade, a student must withdraw prior to completing 70 per cent of the course/program.

AC.3.1: Grading and Progression Policy

Clearing an Incomplete Grade: Incomplete grades (“I”) must be cleared within eight weeks from the end of the course.

Remedy a Course Deficiency: To remedy a deficient grade, you must apply to your Academic Chair or Coordinator within 30 calendar days of the end of the course.

Dates are subject to change.