May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2024-2025 Catalog & Student Handbook


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 2024-2025 

 

Eastern Shore Community College
Academic Calendar 2024-2025
Summer Semester 2024 10W Session 8W Session
Open Registration Begins 2/26/24 2/26/24
Classes Begin 5/20/24 6/10/24
Last Day to Add Classes 5/22/24 6/12/24
Memorial Day (College Closed) 5/27/24 5/27/24
Last Day to Drop with Refund 5/31/24 6/18/24
Juneteenth (College Closed) 6/19/24 6/19/24
Independence Day (College Closed) 7/4/24 7/4/24
Graduation Application Deadline 8/2/24 8/2/24
Last Day to Withdraw with a Grade of “W” 7/3/24 7/11/24
Last Day of Classes 8/2/24 8/2/24

 

Fall Semester 2024 16W Session 8W1 Session 8W2 Session
Open Registration Begins 4/1/24 4/4/24 4/1/24
Last Day to Pay for Classes 8/19/24 8/19/24 8/19/24
Classes Begin 8/26/24 8/26/24 10/28/24
Last Day to Add Classes 8/29/24 8/29/24 10/31/24
Labor Day Holiday (College Closed) 9/2/24 9/2/24 N/A
Last Day to Drop with Refund 9/11/24 9/3/24 11/5/24
Fall Break for Students 10/21/24-10/25/24 10/21/24-10/25/24 N/A
Last Day to Withdraw with a “W” Grade 11/4/24 9/26/24 12/2/24
Fall Graduation Application Deadline 12/20/24 12/20/24 12/20/24
Thanksgiving Holiday for Students 11/27/24-11/29/24 N/A 11/27/24-11/29/24
Last Day of Classes 12/20/24 10/18/24 12/20/24

 

Spring Semester 2025 16W Session 8W1 Session 8W2 Session
Open Registration Begins 10/28/24 10/28/24 10/28/24
Last Day to Pay for Classes 1/6/25 1/6/25 1/6/25
Classes Begin 1/13/25 1/13/25 3/17/25
Last Day to Add Classes 1/16/25 1/16/25 3/20/25
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (College Closed) 1/20/25 1/20/25 N/A
Last Day to Drop with Refund 1/29/25 1/21/25 3/24/25
Spring Break for Students 3/11/25-3/14/25 3/11/25-3/14/25 N/A
Last Day to Withdraw with a Grade of “W” 3/26/25 2/10/25 4/17/25
Last Day of Classes 5/9/25 3/7/25 5/9/25
Spring Graduation Application Deadline 4/1/25 4/1/25 4/1/25