Nov 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar 2021-2022


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 DSCC 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 2021

March 15 -
August 24
Advising and registration for May Session, Summer and Fall Semesters for new and readmitting students.
Currently enrolled students should register before May 2.

If you will finish a degree or certificate in 2021-2022, complete the Intent to Graduate form with your academic advisor.

August 1

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

August 7

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

August 13

Fall Update for faculty and staff (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 14

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

August 19

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

Adjunct Faculty In-Service Workshop - Zoom, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Dates may differ for TN eCampus. Check the TN eCampus academic calendar online https://tnecampus.org/academic-calendar.

August 22

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

August 23

Fall Semester classes begin.

August 24

Financial aid census date for Fall Semester. Contact a financial aid counselor before adding a class after this date.

August 27

Last day to register for Fall Semester classes. No late fees will be assessed through August 27.

September 5

End of 75% refund period for Fall Semester classes.
Last day to remove an “I” (incomplete) grade.

September 6

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

September 18

End of 25% refund period for Fall Semester classes.

September 20

Early warning grade submission for Fall Semester classes begins.

September 24

Early warning grade submission for Fall Semester classes ends.

September 28

Early warning grade notices for Fall Semester are emailed to students and academic advisors.

September 30

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

October 8

Fall Conference for faculty and staff (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). No day or evening classes. College offices are closed.

October 11 -
October 12

Fall Break. No day or evening classes. College offices are open.

October 31

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

November 1

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

November 2 -
January 19

Advising and registration for Spring Semester for new and readmitting students.
Currently enrolled students should register before December 6.

November 24

No day or evening classes. College offices are open.

November 25 -
November 26

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

December 1

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

December 6

Last day of Fall Semester classes.

December 7 -
December 11

Final exams.

December 13

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

December 23 -
December 29

College closed.

December 30 -
December 31

College offices open. No classes in session.

First Fall Session - August 23, 2021, through October 7, 2021 (part of Fall Semester)

August 9

Fall fees are due before 11:45 p.m. (or paid on the date of class enrollment) to retain your current class
schedule. Deferred payment plan (DPP) is not available for student schedules with only first fall session
classes.

Dates may differ for TN eCampus. Check the TN eCampus academic calendar online https://tnecampus.org/academic-calendar

August 22

Last day to register for first fall session classes.
Last day to receive a 100% refund for first fall session.

August 23

First fall session classes begin.

August 27

End of 75% refund period for first fall session classes.

September 4

End of 25% refund period for first fall session classes.

September 6

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

September 21

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

October 7

End of first fall session.

October 11

First fall session grades due at 9:00 a.m.

Second Fall Session - October 13, 2021, through December 10, 2021 (part of Fall Semester)

August 9

Fall fees are due before 11:45 p.m. (or paid on the date of class enrollment) to retain your current class
schedule. Deferred payment plan (DPP) is not available for student schedules with only second fall
session classes.

Dates may differ for TN eCampus. Check the TN eCampus academic calendar online https://tnecampus.org/academic-calendar

October 12

Last day to register for second fall session.
Last day to receive 100% refund for second fall session.

October 13

Second fall session classes begin.

October 16

End of 75% refund period for second fall session classes.

October 17

End of 25% refund period for second fall session classes.

November 16

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

November 24

No day or evening classes. College offices are open.

November 25 -
November 26

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

December 10

End of second fall session.

December 13

Second fall session grades due at 9:00 a.m.

Note: The DSCC 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).

ACADEMIC CALENDAR SPRING 2022

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 15, 2021, through January 11, 2022 (part of Spring Semester)

November 2 -
December 14

Advising and registration for winter session for new and returning students.
Currently enrolled students should register before December 6.

Dates may differ for TN eCampus. Check the TN eCampus academic calendar online https://tnecampus.org/academic-calendar

December 14

Winter session fees are due before noon (or paid on the date of class enrollment) to retain your current class
schedule. Deferred payment plan (DPP) is not available for students with only winter session classes.
Last day to register or add winter session classes.
Last day to receive 100% refund for winter session classes.

December 15

Winter session classes begin.

December 18

End of 75% refund period for winter session classes.

December 21

End of 25% refund period for winter session classes.

December 23 -
January 3

College closed. No winter session classes. College offices are closed.

January  1

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

January 3

College closed for observance of New Year’s Day.

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.

SPRING SEMESTER 2022

November 2 -
January 18

Advising and registration for Spring Semester for new and returning students.
Currently enrolled students should register for December 6.

If you will finish a degree or certificate in 2021-2022, complete the Intent to Graduate form with your academic advisor.

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 23 -
December 29

College closed. No classes in session.

December 30 -
December 31

No classes in session. College offices open.

January 3

College closed in observance of New Year’s Day

January 4

College reopens. Winter session classes resume.

January 5

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

January 11

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

January 12

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 13

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

Dates may differ for TN eCampus. Check the TN eCampus academic calendar online https://tnecampus.org/academic-calendar.

January 17

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

January 18

Spring Semester classes begin.

January 19

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.

January 31

End of 75% refund period for Spring Semester classes.
Last day to remove “I” (incomplete) grade.

February 8

Early warning grade submission begins.

February 12

End of 25% refund period for Spring Semester classes.

February 14

Early warning grade submission ends.

February 17

Early warning grade notices for Spring Semester are emailed to students and academic advisors.

February 28

First deferred payment plan (DPP) installment due date.

March 1

Deadline to file an Intent to Graduate form and participate in the May 7, 2022, commencement ceremony.
Contact the DSCC Follett Bookstore for the deadline to order a cap and gown.

March 7 -
March 12

Spring Break. No day or evening classes.

March 21 -
August 24

Advising and registration for May Session, Summer and Fall Semesters for new and returning students.
Currently enrolled students should register before May 2.

March 31

Final deferred payment plan (DPP) installment due date.

March 28

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

April 14

Spring Conference for Faculty and Staff. No day or evening classes. College offices are closed.

April 15 -
April 17

College closed for observance of Good Friday and Easter.

April 26

Annual Honor Convocation - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Dyersburg campus Student Center Building).

May 2

Last day of classes.

May 3 -
May 6

Final exams.

May 7

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

May 9

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

First Spring Session - January 19, 2022, through March 6, 2022 (part of Spring Semester)

January 5

Spring fees are due before 11:45 p.m. (or the date of class enrollment) to retain your current class schedule.
Deferred payment plan (DPP) is not available for student schedules with only first spring session classes.

Dates may differ for TN eCampus. Check the TN eCampus academic calendar online https://tnecampus.org/academic-calendar.

January 17

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

January 18

First spring session classes begin.

January 19

Last day to register for first spring session classes.

January 23

End of 75% refund period for first spring session classes.

January 29

End of 25% refund period for first spring session classes.

February 16

Last day to drop a first spring session class with a grade of “W” or change to audit.

March 4

End of first spring session classes.

March 7

First spring session grades due at 9:00 a.m.

Second Spring Session - March 14, 2022, through May 2, 2022 (part of Spring Semester)

January 5

Spring fees are due before 11:45 p.m. (or the date of class enrollment) to retain your current class schedule.
Deferred payment plan (DPP) is not available for student schedules with only second spring session classes.

Dates may differ for TN eCampus. Check the TN eCampus academic calendar online https://tnecampus.org/academic-calendar.

March 13

Last day to receive 100% refund for second spring session classes.

March 14

Second spring session classes begin.

March 15

Last day to register for second spring session classes.

March 19

End of 75% refund period for second spring session classes.

March 25

End of 25% refund period for second spring session classes.

April 14

Last day to drop a second spring session class with a grade of “W” or change to audit.
Spring Conference for faculty and staff. No day or evening classes. College offices closed.

April 15 -
April 17

College closed for observance of Good Friday and Easter.

May 2

Last day of second spring session classes.

May 9

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

Note: The DSCC 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 2022

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 - May 12, 2022 through May 27, 2022 (part of Summer Semester)

March 21 -
May 11

Advising and registration for May Session, Summer and Fall Semesters for new and returning students.
Currently enrolled students should register before May 2.

May 10

May Session fees are due before noon (or the date of class enrollment) to retain your current class
schedule. Deferred payment plan (DPP) is not available for Summer Semester.

May 11

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 21

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

May 27

May session classes end.

May 30

College closed for observance of Memorial Day.

May 31

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

SUMMER SEMESTER 2022

Full Summer Session - June 1, 2022 through August 5, 2022 (part of Summer Semester)

March 21 -
May 31

Advising and registration for May Session, Summer and Fall Semesters for new and returning students.
Currently enrolled students should register before May 2.

May 10

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

May 30

College closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Dates may differ for TN eCampus. Check the TN eCampus academic calendar online https://tnecampus.org/academic-calendar.

May 31

Last day to register for full summer session classes.
Last day to receive 100% refund for full session summer classes.

June 1

Full summer session classes begin.

June 8

End of 75% refund period for full summer session semester classes.

June 17

End of 25% refund period for full summer session semester classes.

July 4

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.

August 5

End of full summer session classes.

August 9

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

First Summer Session - June 1, 2022 through July 1, 2022 (part of Summer Semester)

March 21 -
May 31

Advising and registration for May Session, Summer and Fall Semesters for new and returning students.
Currently enrolled students should register before May 2.

May 10

Summer Semester fees are due before noon (or at the date of class enrollment) to retain your current class schedule. Deferred payment plan (DPP) is not available for Summer Semester.

May 30

College closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Dates may differ for TN eCampus. Check the TN eCampus academic calendar online https://tnecampus.org/academic-calendar.

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.

June 4

End of 75% refund period for first summer session classes.

June 8

End of 25% refund period for first summer session classes.

June 21

Last day to drop a first summer session class with a grade of “W” or change to audit.

July 1

End of first summer session classes.

July 5

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

Second Summer Session - July 5, 2022 through August 8, 2022 (part of Summer Semester)

March 21 -
May 31

Advising and registration for May session, Summer and Fall Semesters for new and returning students.
Currently enrolled students should register before May 2.

May 10

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

May 30

College closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Dates may differ for TN eCampus. Check the TN eCampus academic calendar online https://tnecampus.org/academic-calendar.

July 1

Last day to register for second summer session classes while college offices and advisors are available.
Online registration tools will remain open through July 4.

July 4

College closed for observance of Independence Day.
Last day to register or add second summer session classes.
Last day to receive 100% refund for second summer session classes.

July 5

Second summer session classes begin.

July 9

End of 75% refund period for second summer session classes.

July 13

End of 25% refund period for second summer session classes.

July 26

Last day to drop a second summer session class with a grade of “W” or change to audit.

August 8

End of second summer session classes.

August 9

Second summer session grades due by 9 a.m.

Note: The DSCC 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).