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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

2017/2018 Academic Year

Spring/Summer 2017

May 2017
3 Applications open for full-time programs starting in winter 2018
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.
19 Add/Drop period ends for most full-time programs
19 Final day to receive recognition of prior learning 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
28-31 Orientation Week

Fall 2017

September 2017
1 Orientation Week continues
4 Labour Day – Institute closed
5 Fall classes commence
5 Add/Drop period begins for most full-time programs*
*The date for the Add/Drop period is based on term length
15 Fee payment deadline for continuing students (most full-time programs)
15 Add/Drop period ends for most full-time programs
15 Final day to receive recognition of prior learning for the fall term
26 Final day to opt-out or add family to the SAITSA Health and Dental Benefits Plan
For programs starting Sept. 5, the deadline is Sept. 26, 2017. If your program starts on a different date, your deadline is 21 days from the program start date.
October 2017
9 Thanksgiving Day - Institute closed
17 Fall convocation ceremony
18 Applications open for full-time programs starting in fall 2018
27-28 Open House - submit one free application
November 2017
11 Remembrance Day
13 Institute closed in observance of Remembrance Day
15 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses)**See below
December 2017
1 Final transcript deadline for winter term applicants
11 Fee payment deadline for new students starting in January (most full-time programs)
11-15 Final exam week
15 End of fall term
25-29 Winter break - Institute closed

Winter 2018

January 2018
1 New Year's Day - Institute closed
2 Institute open
5 Winter Orientation
8 Winter classes commence
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 Fee payment deadline for continuing students (most full-time programs)
19 Add/Drop period ends for most full-time programs
19 Final day to receive recognition of prior learning for the winter term
29 Final day for new winter students to opt-out, opt-in or add family to the SAITSA Health and Dental Benefits Plan
For programs starting Sept. 5, the deadline is Sept. 26, 2017. If your program starts on a different date, your deadline is 21 days from the program start date.
February 2018
19 Family Day - Institute closed
20-23 Reading Week - no classes with the exception of apprenticeship programs, unless otherwise stated
March 2018
28 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses)**See below
30 Good Friday - Institute closed
April 2018
1 Final transcript deadline for spring/summer term applicants
2 Easter Monday - Institute closed
9 Fee payment deadline for new students starting in May (most full-time programs)
23-27 Final exam week
27 End of winter term

Spring/Summer 2018

May 2018
2 Applications open for full-time programs starting in winter 2019
7 Spring/summer classes commence
7 Add/Drop period begins for most full-time programs
*The date for the Add/Drop period is based on term length
18 Fee payment deadline for continuing students (most full-time programs)
18 Add/Drop period ends for most full-time programs
18 Final day to receive recognition of prior learning for the spring/summer term
21 Victoria Day - Institute closed
June 2018
12-14 Spring convocation ceremonies
July 2018
1 Canada Day
20 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses)**See below
August 2018
1 Final transcript deadline for fall term applicants
6 Civic Holiday - Institute closed
7 Fee payment deadline for new students starting in September (most full-time programs)
17 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.