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

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

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 amount 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 Length Add/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.