Apr 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

Academic Calendar 2020-2021


Please make note of the deadlines listed in the Academic Calendar, since some dates fall on weekends or holidays. Students without home access to the Internet are encouraged to utilize DSCC computer resources or to contact the One Stop Center located on the Dyersburg Campus, at the DSCC Gibson County Center, or at the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County.

 

Note: The Dyersburg State Academic Calendar is subject to change at any time prior to or during an academic term due to emergencies or causes beyond the reasonable control of the institution, including severe weather, loss of utility services, or orders by federal or state agencies (TBR Policy 2:04:00:01).

Fall Semester 2020

March 16 -
August 25
Advising and registration for May Session, Summer and Fall Semesters - New and readmitting students
Currently enrolled students should register before May 4.
                                      

New Student Orientation (NSO) - Students who are new to DSCC are required to attend a New Student Orientation.
NSO is held prior to the start of Fall Semester classes. Ask your advisor or check the website for dates, times, and
locations plus options for students attending classes online.

August 1

Priority date for financial aid processing - Documents turned in after this date may not be processed before fee payment must be finalized,

August 10

Fall fees are due before 11:45 p.m. (or paid on the date of class enrollment) to retain your current class schedule.

August 14

Fall Update (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for Faculty and Staff and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. for Faculty) Most College offices open at 12:00 p.m.

August 18

Adjunct Faculty In-Service Workshop - Dyersburg Campus - (4:30 - 8:30 p.m.)

August 20

Adjunct Faculty In-Service Workshop - Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County - (4:30 - 8:30 p.m.)

August 22

Dyersburg Campus One Stop Center Saturday hours - (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

August 23

Last day to receive a 100% refund for Fall Semester classes

August 24

Fall Semester classes begin.

August 25

Last day to register for Fall Semester classes
Financial aid census date for Fall Semester - Contact a financial aid counselor before adding a class after this date.

September 6

End of 75% refund period for Fall Semester & TN eCampus fall full session classes
Last day to remove an “I” (incomplete) grade from Spring 2019 or Summer 2019 Terms

September 7

College closed for observance of Labor Day - No day or evening classes

September 18

End of 25% refund period for Fall Semester & TN eCampus fall full session classes

September 21

Early warning grade submission for Fall Semester classes begins.

September 25

Early warning grade submission for Fall Semester classes ends.

September 30

Early warning grade notices for Fall Semester are emailed to students and academic advisors.
First deferred payment plan (DPP) installment due date for Fall Semester

October 9

Fall Conference for faculty and staff - No day or evening classes

October 10 -
October 13

Fall Break - No day or evening classes

October 17

Student Leadership Retreat - Dyersburg Campus Student Center - (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

October 31

Final deferred payment plan (DPP) installment due date for Fall Semester

October 26 -
January 20

Advising and registration for Spring Semester for new and readmitting students
Currently enrolled students should register before December 7.

November 2

Last day to drop a Fall Semester class with a grade of “W” or change to audit
Deadline to file an Intent to Graduate form for Fall 2020 Semester, Spring 2021 Semester, or Summer 2021 Term

November 25

No day or evening classes - College offices are open.

November 26 -
November 27

College closed for observance of Thanksgiving - No day or evening classes. College offices are closed.

December 1

Priority date for Spring 2021 Semester financial aid processing - Documents turned in after this date may not be processed before fee payment must be finalized.

December 7

Last day of Fall Semester classes

December 8 -
December 12

Final exams - Date may differ for TN eCampus classes and short sessions.

December 14

Fall Semester grades due at 9:00 a.m.

December 24 -
December 30

College closed

December 31

College offices open - No classes in session

First Fall Session - August 24, 2020, through October 9, 2020 (part of Fall Semester)

August 23

Last day to register for first fall session or TN eCampus first fall session classes
Last day to receive a 100% refund for first fall session or TN eCampus first fall session classes

August 24

First fall session classes begin, including TN eCampus first fall session classes.

August 28

End of 75% refund period for first fall session classes or TN eCampus first fall session classes

September 4

End of 25% refund period for first fall session classes or TN eCampus first fall session classes

September 7

College closed for observance of Labor Day - No day or evening classes

September 24

Last day to drop a first fall session or TN eCampus first fall session class with a grade of “W” or change to audit

October 9

End of first fall session and TN eCampus first fall session classes

Second Fall Session - October 12, 2020, through December 11, 2020 (part of Fall Semester)

October 13

Last day to register for second fall session or TN eCampus second fall session classes
Last day to receive 100% refund for second fall session or TN eCampus second fall session classes

October 14

Second fall session classes begin, including TN eCampus second fall session classes.

October 17

End of 75% refund period for second fall session classes or TN eCampus second fall session classes

October 28

End of 25% refund period for second fall session classes or TN eCampus second fall session classes

November 18

Last day to drop a second fall session or TN eCampus second fall session class with a grade of “W” or change to audit

November 25

No day or evening classes - College offices are open.

November 26 -
November 27

College closed for observance of Thanksgiving - No day or evening classes. College offices are closed.

December 11

End of second fall session and TN eCampus second fall session classes

ACADEMIC CALENDAR SPRING 2021

Please make note of the deadlines listed in the Academic Calendar, since some dates fall on weekends or holidays. Students without home access
to the Internet are encouraged to utilize DSCC computer resources or to contact the One Stop Centers located on the Dyersburg Campus, at the
DSCC Gibson County Center or at the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County.

Winter Session - December 16, 2020, through January 11, 2021 (part of Spring Semester)

October 26 -
December 15

Advising and registration for Winter Session - New and returning students
Currently enrolled students should register before December 7.

December 15

Winter Session fees are due before 4:30 p.m. to retain your current class schedule.
Deferred payment plan (DPP) is not available for Winter Session.
Last day to register or add Winter Session classes
Last day to receive 100% refund for Winter Session

December 16

Winter session classes begin.

December 19

End of 75% refund period for Winter Session classes

December 22

End of 25% refund period for Winter Session classes

December 24 -
December 30

College closed - No Winter Session classes. College offices are closed.

December 31

No winter session classes - College offices open

January 1

College closed for observance of New Year’s Day

January  2

Last day to drop a class for winter session with a “W” or change to audit

January 4

College reopens - winter session classes resume

January 11

Winter Session classes end.

January 12

Winter Session grades due by 9:00 a.m.

January 15   

Earliest date an official transcript will be available with Winter Session grades included

SPRING SEMESTER 2021

October 26 -
January 20

Advising and registration for Spring Semester - New and returning students
Currently enrolled students should register for May session, Summer or Fall Semesters before December 7.

 

New Student Orientation (NSO) - Students who are new to DSCC are required to attend a New Student Orientation.
NSO is held prior to the start of Fall Semester classes. Ask your advisor or check the website for dates, times, and
locations plus options for students attending classes online.

December 1

Priority date for financial aid processing - Documents turned in after this date may not be processed before fee payment must be finalized.

December 24 -
December 30

College closed - No classes are in session, and offices are closed.

December 31

No classes in session - College offices are open.

January 1

College closed in observance of New Year’s Day

January 2

College reopens - classes resume.

January 7

Spring fees are due before 11:45 p.m. (or at the date of class enrollment) to retain your current class schedule.

January 12

Adjunct Faculty In-Service Workshop - Dyersburg Campus - (4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

January 13

Spring Update for Faculty and Staff (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for Faculty and Staff and 1:00 - 4:00 for Faculty)
Most College offices open at 12:00 p.m.

January 14

Adjunct Faculty In-Service Workshop - Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County - (4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

January 18

College closed for observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Last day to receive 100% refund for Spring Semester classes

January 19

Spring Semester classes begin.

January 20

Last day to register for Spring Semester classes
Financial aid census date for Spring Semester - Contact a financial aid counselor before adding a class after this date.

February 1

End of 75% refund period for Spring Semester classes - Date may vary for TN eCampus
Last day to remove “I” (incomplete) grade from Fall 2020

February 10

Early warning grade submission begins.

February 14

End of 25% refund period for Spring Semester classes - Date may vary for TN eCampus

February 17

Early warning grade submission ends.

February 19

Early warning grade notices emailed to students

February 26

First deferred payment plan (DPP) installment due date

March 8 - 14

Spring Break - No day or evening classes

March 15 -
August 24

Advising and registration for May Session, Summer and Fall Semesters - New and returning students
Currently enrolled students should register before May 3 for May Session, Summer or Fall Semesters.

March 31

Final deferred payment plan (DPP) installment due date

April 1

Last day to drop a class with a grade of “W” or change to audit

April 1

Spring Conference for Faculty and Staff - No day or evening classes

April 2 - 4

College closed for observance of Good Friday and Easter

April 20

Annual Honor Convocation - Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County, Baptist Memorial Health Care Academic Building (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.)

May 3

Last day of classes - Date may differ for TN eCampus

May 4 - 9

Final exams - Date may differ for TN eCampus

May 8

Commencement - 2:00 p.m. (Dyer County High School Gymnasium, Newbern, Tennessee)

May 10

Spring Semester grades due at 9:00 a.m.

First Spring Session - January 19, 2021, through March 6, 2021

January 18

College closed for observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Last day to receive 100% refund for first spring session classes

January 19

First spring session classes begin, including TN eCampus first spring session classes.

January 20

Last day to register for first spring session classes

January 24

End of 75% refund period for first spring session classes - Date may vary for TN eCampus first spring session classes

January 30

End of 25% refund period for first spring session classes - Date may vary for TN eCampus first spring session classes

February 18

Last day to drop a first spring session class with a grade of “W” or change to audit - Date may vary for TN eCampus first spring session classes

March 6

End of first spring session classes - Date may vary for TN eCampus first spring session classes

Second Spring Session - March 15, 2021, through May 7, 2021

March 14

Last day to receive 100% refund for second spring session

March 15

Second spring session classes begin - Date may vary for TN eCampus second spring session classes

March 16

Last day to register for second spring session classes

March 20

End of 75% refund period for second spring session classes - Date may vary for TN eCampus second spring session classes

March 26

End of 25% refund period for second spring session classes - Date may vary for TN eCampus second spring session classes

April 1

Spring Conference for Faculty and Staff - No day or evening classes

April 2 - 4

College closed for observance of Good Friday and Easter

April 14

Last day to drop a second spring session class with a grade of “W” or change to audit - Date may vary for TN eCampus second spring session classes

May 3

Last day of second spring session classes - Date may differ for TN eCampus second spring session classes

May 7

End of second spring session classes - Date may differ for TN eCampus second spring session classes

Note: The Dyersburg State Academic Calendar is subject to change at any time prior to or during an academic term due to emergencies or causes beyond
the reasonable control of the institution, including severe weather, loss of utility services, or orders by federal or state agencies (TBR 2:04:00:01).

ACADEMIC CALENDAR SUMMER 2021

Please make note of the deadlines listed in the Academic Calendar, since some dates fall on weekends or holidays. Students without home access
to the Internet are encouraged to utilize DSCC computer resources or to contact the One Stop Centers located on the Dyersburg Campus, at the
DSCC Gibson County Center or at the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County.

MAY SESSION 2021

May Session - May 12, 2021, through May 27, 2021 (part of Summer Semester)

March 15 -
May 11

Advising and registration for May Session, Summer and Fall Semesters - New and returning students
Currently enrolled students should register before May 3 for May Session, Summer or Fall Semesters.

May 11

May Session fees are due before 4:30 p.m. to retain your current class schedule. Deferred payment plan (DPP) is not available for Summer Semester.
Last day to register for May Session classes
Last day to receive 100% refund for May Session

May 12

May Session classes begin.

May 13

End of 75% refund period for May Session classes

May 15

End of 25% refund period for May Session classes

May 22

Last day to drop a May Session class with a grade of “W” or change to audit

May 27

May Session classes end.

May 28

May Session grades due by 9:00 a.m.

August 16

Earliest date an official transcript will be available with May Session, first summer session, second summer session, or full summer session grades included
Date may be impacted by the availability of TN eCampus grades

SUMMER TERM 2021

Full Summer Session - June 1, 2021, through August 6, 2021 (part of Summer Term)
March 15 -
May 11

Advising and registration for May Session, Summer Term, and Fall Semester - New and returning students
Currently enrolled students should register before May 3.

May 24

Summer Term fees are due before 4:30 p.m. (or at the date of class enrollment) to retain your current class schedule.
Deferred payment plan (DPP) is not available for Summer Term.

May 31

Last day to register for full summer session classes
Last day to receive 100% refund for full session summer classes - Date may differ for TN eCampus

June 1

Full summer session classes begin.

June 9

End of 75% refund period for full summer session semester classes - Date may differ for TN eCampus

June 17

End of 25% refund period for full summer session semester classes - Date may differ for TN eCampus

July 5

College closed for observance of Independence Day

July 14

Last day to drop a full summer session class with a grade of “W” or change to audit - Date may differ for TN eCampus

August 5

End of full summer session classes - Date may differ for TN eCampus

August 6

Full summer session grades due by 9:00 a.m.

August 16

Earliest date an official transcript will be available with May Session, first summer session, second summer session, or full summer session grades included
Date may be impacted by the availability of TN eCampus grades

First Summer Session - June 1, 2021, through July 7, 2021 (part of Summer Term)

March 15 -
May 11

Advising and registration for May Session, Summer and Fall Semesters - New and returning students
Currently enrolled students should register before May 3.

May 24

Summer Term fees are due before 4:30 p.m. (or at the date of class enrollment) to retain your current class schedule.
Deferred payment plan (DPP) is not available for Summer Term.

May 31

Last day to register or add first summer session classes
Last day to receive 100% refund for first summer session classes

June 1

First summer session classes begin. Date may differ for TN eCampus

June 5

End of 75% refund period for first summer session classes - Date may differ for TN eCampus

June 10

End of 25% refund period for first summer session classes - Date may differ for TN eCampus

June 24

Last day to drop a first summer session class with a grade of “W” or change to audit - Date may differ for TN eCampus

July 5

College closed for observance of Independence Day

July 7

End of first summer session classes - Date may differ for TN eCampus

July 8

First summer session grades due by 9:00 a.m.

August 16

Earliest date an official transcript will be available with May Session, first summer session, second summer session, or full summer session grades included
Date may be impacted by the availability of TN eCampus grades

Second Summer Session - July 8, 2021, through August 11, 2021 (part of Summer Semester)

March 15 -
May 11

Advising and registration for May Session, Summer Term and Fall Semester - New and returning students
Currently enrolled students should register for May Session, Summer Term and Fall Semester before May 3.

May 24

Summer Term fees are due before 4:30 p.m. (or at the date of class enrollment) to retain your current class schedule.
Deferred payment plan (DPP) is not available for Summer Term.

July 5

College closed for observance of Independence Day

July 7

Last day to register or add second summer session classes
Last day to receive 100% refund for second summer session classes

July 8

Second summer session classes begin. Date may differ for TN eCampus

July 11

End of 75% refund period for second summer session classes - Date may differ for TN eCampus second summer session classes

July 16

End of 25% refund period for second summer session classes - Date may differ for TN eCampus second summer session classes

July 29

Last day to drop a second summer session class with a grade of “W” or change to audit - Date may differ for TN eCampus second summer session classes

August 11

End of second summer session classes - Date may differ for TN eCampus second summer session classes

August 12

Second summer session grades due by 9 a.m.

August 16

Earliest date an official transcript will be available with May Session, first summer session, second summer session, or full summer session grades included.
Date may be impacted by the availability of TN eCampus grades

   

Note: The Dyersburg State Academic Calendar is subject to change at any time prior to or during an academic term due to emergencies or causes beyond
the reasonable control of the institution, including severe weather, loss of utility services, or orders by federal or state agencies (TBR 2:04:00:01).