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Important Academic Dates

Our Academic Calendar is an important source of information, and we work hard to make sure it’s useful to you. That being said, we know that some of the college lingo we use in the calendar can be confusing. We are, of course, always ready to answer questions. But we also have tried to explain everything in simple terms here.

If you want more definitions, we have a complete glossary of academic speak in the College Catalog.

If you still have questions, call 865.694.6400.

 

View all dates by semester:

  • Application Deadline: May 26
  • Registration: Begins April 5
  • Priority Financial Aid Application Deadline: April 17
  • Schedule Confirmation: May 11
  • Fee Deadline for Registration: June 14
  • Bookstore Charge Period: May 25-June 4
  • State Employee Waiver Registration: May 13
  • Classes Begin: June 1
  • Deadline for 100% Refund: May 28
  • Deadline for 75% Refund: June 7
  • Deadline for 25% Refund: June 14
  • Last Day to Add Classes / Change to or From Audit: June 2
  • Deadline to Drop a Class Without a ‘W’ Grade: June 14
  • Deadline to Drop a Class With a ‘W’ Grade: July 8
  • Deadline to Submit Waiver or Discount Forms: June 7
  • Release of Financial Aid Refunds: June 18
  • Deadline to Apply for Graduation: June 25
  • Last Day of Classes: July 27
  • Application Deadline: August 13
  • Registration: Begins April 15
  • Priority Financial Aid Application Deadline: July 1
  • Schedule Confirmation: August 11
  • Fee Deadline for Registration: August 31
  • Bookstore Charge Period: August 10-31
  • State Employee Waiver Registration: August 2
  • Classes Begin: August 23
  • Deadline for 100% Refund: August 20
  • Deadline for 75% Refund: September 3
  • Deadline for 25% Refund: September 17
  • Last Day to Add Classes / Change to or From Audit: August 25
  • Deadline to Drop a Class Without a ‘W’ Grade: September 5
  • Deadline to Drop a Class With a ‘W’ Grade: October 29
  • Deadline to Submit Waiver or Discount Forms: September 3
  • Release of Financial Aid Refunds: September 13
  • Deadline to Apply for Graduation: November 16
  • Last Day of Classes: December 4
  • Application Deadline: January 7
  • Registration: Begins October 20
  • Priority Financial Aid Application Deadline: December 1
  • Schedule Confirmation: January 10
  • Fee Deadline for Registration: January 25
  • Bookstore Charge Period: January 4-28
  • State Employee Waiver Registration: January 3
  • Classes Begin: January 18
  • Deadline for 100% Refund: January 14
  • Deadline for 75% Refund: January 31
  • Deadline for 25% Refund: February 11
  • Last Day to Add Classes / Change to or From Audit: January 20
  • Deadline to Drop a Class Without a ‘W’ Grade: January 31
  • Deadline to Drop a Class With a ‘W’ Grade: March 25
  • Deadline to Submit Waiver or Discount Forms: January 31
  • Release of Financial Aid Refunds: February 8
  • Deadline to Apply for Graduation: April 8
  • Last Day of Classes: April 30

 

 

Application Deadline

This is the deadline to apply to attend Pellissippi State for the current semester.

Summer 2021: May 26
Fall 2021: August 13
Spring 2022: January 7

 

Registration

The registration period is the time during which you can register for classes for the upcoming semester. Friendly tip: register sooner rather than later to ensure you get the classes you want, when you want them.

Summer 2021: Begins April 5
Fall 2021: Begins April 15
Spring 2022: Begins October 20

 

Priority Financial Aid Application Deadline

This deadline is the final date by which to complete your FAFSA and other financial aid requirements.

Missing the deadline won’t delay your acceptance into college, your ability to register for classes or even your ability to qualify for financial aid — but missing a deadline can mean that your financial aid disbursements are delayed, and it could possibly prevent you from charging at the bookstore.

Summer 2021: April 17
Fall 2021: July 1
Spring 2022: December 1

 

Schedule Confirmation and Fee Deadline for Registration

This is the deadline to pay all your fees and confirm your schedule. Typically, there are several schedule confirmation and fee deadline dates, which sometimes are called “expunge dates.” Each deadline is a hard deadline for students who have registered for classes and completed financial aid as of that date. In other words, each new expunge date affects only those students who have registered for classes since the last expunge date. If you’ve already paid all your fees and confirmed your schedule, you don’t have to worry about expunge dates after the first one.

The first confirmation and fee deadline is an early date for those who registered for classes early. The final date is the last deadline, and if you miss it, your schedule will be deleted.

Pay fees in myPellissippi or at the Cashier, and confirm your schedule in myPellissippi.

Summer 2021: May 11 & June 14
Fall 2021: August 11 & August 31
Spring 2022: January 10 & January 25

 

Bookstore Charge Period

Depending on your financial aid, you may be able to charge textbooks to your student account, which is quite handy. However, the bookstore will only charge purchases during a certain period. If you miss the charge period, you’ll have to cover the costs of your books and other supplies out of pocket.

Summer 2021: May 25-June 4
Fall 2021: August 10-31
Spring 2022: January 4-28

 

State Employee Waiver Registration

State employees who qualify for education waivers have special dates to register for classes.

Summer 2021: May 13
Fall 2021: August 2
Spring 2022: January 3

 

Classes Begin

This is the date that classes begin for students and faculty each semester.

Summer 2021: June 1
Fall 2021: August 23
Spring 2022: January 18


  

Deadline for 100% Refund (and 75% and 25%)

If you want to withdraw from a class — and you are totally aware of the possible financial aid repercussions of doing so — these dates tell you what percentage of your tuition you can expect to have reimbursed to you. In other words, we will reimburse you for the percentage of class you haven’t taken … but only on or before certain dates. On the 100% refund date, you can be reimbursed the full cost of the class you didn’t take … then 75%, then 25%. If you withdraw after the 25% date, you are not reimbursed for the portion of the class you did not complete.

Summer 2021:
May 28 — 100%
June 7 — 75%
June 14 — 25%

Fall 2021:
August 20 — 100%
September 3 — 75%
September 17 — 25%

Spring 2022:
January 14 — 100%
January 31 — 75%
Februrary 11 — 25%

 

Last Day to Add Classes / Change to or From Audit

This is the deadline to add classes to your schedule, you overachiever. This is also the deadline to change a credit class to an audit class, which means that you attend the class but you do not earn a grade.

Summer 2021: June 2
Fall 2021: August 25
Spring 2022: January 20

 

Deadline to Drop a Class Without a ‘W’ Grade

A “W” grade stands for “Withdrawal.” You earn this grade if you officially withdraw from a class — but not if you simply stop attending class. As of this date, you can withdraw and not earn a “W,” but be sure you know the possible Loading... and financial aid consequences of dropping a class.

Summer 2021: June 14
Fall 2021: September 5
Spring 2022:  January 31

 

Deadline to Drop a Class With a ‘W’ Grade

A “W” grade stands for “Withdrawal.” You earn this grade if you officially withdraw from a class — but not if you simply stop attending class. A “W” grade does count toward your attempted hours (which might affect your financial aid) but is not computed in your GPA. As of this date, you can withdraw and earn a “W.” Be sure you know the possible academic and financial aid consequences of withdrawal.

Summer 2021: July 8
Fall 2021: October 29
Spring 2022: March 25  

 

Deadline to Submit Waiver or Discount Forms

Some students may qualify for special waivers or discounts — like if you are, or if you are the child of, a state employee — and this is the deadline to submit the paperwork for those discounts or waivers to the Cashier.

Summer 2021: June 7
Fall 2021: September 3
Spring 2022:  January 31

 

Release of Financial Aid Refunds

On this date, we begin releasing any non-loan financial aid refunds for which you qualify. Loan disbursement dates are available on the Financial Aid website.

Summer 2021: June 18
Fall 2021: September 13
Spring 2022:  February 8

 

Deadline to Apply for Graduation

If this is your last semester before graduation, this deadline is the last day you can apply to participate in the Commencement ceremony. If you miss the deadline, you can still graduate and earn your diploma, but you may not be able to walk across the stage at the ceremony and your name will not appear in the Commencement program.

P.S. If you apply for graduation during the summer semester, you qualify for the fall semester Commencement ceremony, which is held in December.

Summer 2021: June 25
Fall 2021: November 16
Spring 2022: April 8

 

Last Day of Classes

This is the last day that classes meet for students and faculty each semester.

Summer 2021: July 27
Fall 2021: December 4
Spring 2022: April 30

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