Oct 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog


8-Week Sessions

Most ESCC academic programs and classes are offered in 8-week sessions. There are five 8-week sessions in the academic year, one in the summer, two in the fall, and two in the spring. The academic calendar on the college’s website identifies the important dates for each session each year.

ESCC migrated to 8-week session in the summer of 2020 based on research that shows students are more likely to perform well in class, remain enrolled in college, and complete their programs in shorter academic sessions. The 8-week format also allows students multiple entry points to programs and courses each year, offers greater flexibility to students in scheduling and completing their programs, allows students to complete programs more quickly, and allows students to focus on just a few classes at a time.

Academic Calendar 2020-2021 

Eastern Shore Community College
Academic Calendar 2020-2021 (Revised Summer 2020)
 
Summer Semester 2020  
Open Registration Begins 4/6/2020
Last Day to Pay for Classes  5/26/2020
Classes Begin 6/1/2020
Last Day to Register 6/5/2020
Memorial Day (College Closed) 5/25/2020
Last Day to Drop with Refund 6/9/2020
Summer Graduation Application Deadline 7/6/2020
Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty 7/7/2020
Independence Day Holiday (College Closed)  7/3/2020
Last Day of Classes 7/31/2020

 

  16 week Sessions 1st 8weeks Sessions 2nd 8 weeks Sessions
Fall Semester 2020  
Registration Begins 4/6/2020 4/6/2020 4/6/2020
Last Day to Pay for Classes 8/17/2020 8/17/2020 10/14/2020
Classes Begin 8/24/2020 8/24/2020 10/21/2020
Last Day to Register 8/31/2020 8/26/2020 10/23/2020
Fall Graduation Application Deadline 11/13/2020 11/13/2020 11/13/2020
Labor Day Holiday (College Closed) 9/7/2020 9/7/2020 9/7/2020
Last Day to Drop with Refund 9/9/2020 9/1/2020 10/28/2020
Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty 10/29/2020 9/28/2020 11/23/2020
Thanksgiving Holiday Begins 11/25/2020 N/A 11/25/2020
Thanksgiving Holiday Ends 11/29/2020 N/A 11/29/2020
Last Day of Classes 12/18/2020 10/19/2020 12/18/2020

 

MTT Sessions  
  1st 4week Sessions 2nd 4 week Sessions 3rd 4 week Sessions 4th 4 week Sessions
Fall Semester 2020  
Registration Begins 4/6/2020 4/6/2020 4/6/2020 4/6/2020
Last Day to Pay for Classes 8/17/2020 9/14/2020 10/13/2020 11/9/2020
Classes Begin 8/24/2020 9/21/2020 10/20/2020 11/16/2020
Labor Day Holiday (College Closed) 9/7/2020 N/A N/A N/A
Last Day to Drop with Refund 8/27/2020 9/24/2020 10/23/2020 11/19/2020
Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty 9/8/2020 10/6/2020 11/3/2020 12/7/2020
Thanksgiving Holiday Begins N/A N/A N/A 11/25/2020
Thanksgiving Holiday Ends N/A N/A N/A 11/29/2020
Last Day of Classes 9/18/2020 10/16/2020 11/13/2020 12/18/2020

 

  16 week Sessions 1st 8weeks Sessions 2nd 8 weeks Sessions
Spring Semester 2021  
Open Registration Begins 11/2/2020 11/2/2020 11/2/2020
Last Day to Pay for Classes 1/4/2021 1/4/2021 3/8/2021
Classes Begin 1/11/2021 1/11/2021 3/15/2021
Martin Luther King Holiday (College Closed) 1/18/2021 1/18/2021 N/A
Last Day to Register 1/15/2021 1/13/2021 3/17/2021
Last Day to Drop with Refund 1/27/2021 1/19/2021 3/22/2021
Mid-Semester Break Begins 3/7/2021 N/A N/A
Mid-Semester Break Ends 3/14/2021 N/A N/A
Spring Graduation Application Deadline 3/30/2021 3/30/2021 3/30/2021
Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty 3/26/2021 2/15/2021 4/15/2021
Last Day of Classes 5/7/2021 3/8/2021 5/7/2021
Commencement 5/14/2021 5/14/2021 5/14/2021

 

  1st 4week Sessions 2nd 4 week Sessions 3rd 4 week Sessions 4th 4 week Sessions
Spring 2021        
Open Registration Begins 11/2/2020 11/2/2020 11/2/2020  
Last Day to Pay for Classes 1/4/2021 2/1/2021 3/8/2021 4/5/2021
Classes Begin 1/11/2021 2/8/2021 3/15/2021 4/12/2021
Martin Luther King Holiday (College Closed) 1/18/2021 N/A N/A N/A
Last Day to Drop with Refund 1/14/2021 2/11/2021 3/18/2021 4/15/2021
Spring Graduation Application Deadline 3/30/2021 3/30/2021 3/30/2021 3/30/2021
Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty 1/26/2021 2/23/2021 3/30/2021 4/27/2021
Last Day of Classes 2/5/2021 3/5/2021 4/9/2021 5/7/2021