Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

  FALL 2020 SEMESTER & CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE:   The SCC campus is open on a limited basis for in-person classes or those with an appointment. All other classes and student support services are available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Academic Calendar

Please Note: Dates are subject to change. The most up to date calendar information can be found at Maricopa County Community College District Academic Calendars.

All dates are subject to the most recent catalog unless otherwise specified. Colleges/Centers may modify start dates in order to meet special needs. Dates listed below which are directly related to instruction refer to the traditional academic year. Some courses may be offered over time periods for which these dates are not applicable.

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Summer Semester - 2020

Registration — Consult the Summer Class Schedule for registration and drop/add information.

  • Tues May 26  Summer Semester Begins
  • Tues-Wed May 26-27  Schedule Adjustments
  • Thur Jul 2  Observance of Independence Day (Campus Closed)
  • Thur Jul 30  Summer Semester Ends

Fall Semester - 2020

Registration — Consult the Fall Class Schedule for registration and drop/add information.

  • Fri Aug 14  First Day of Faculty Accountability
  • Sat Aug 22  Classes Begin
  • Mon Sep 7  Observance of Labor Day (Campus Closed)
  • Mon Sep 21  Find a Class Opens for Spring
  • Mon Oct 5  Spring 2021 Priority Registration for Currently Enrolled Students
  • Mon Oct 5  Application for December 2020 Graduation *
  • Mon Oct 5  Student Withdrawal without Instructor's Signature +
  • Mon Oct 5  Student Withdrawal with Instructor’s Signature ++
  • Mon Oct 12  Spring 2021 Open Registration Begins
  • Wed Nov 11  Observance of Veterans Day (Campus Closed)
  • Thur-Sun Nov 26-29  Thanksgiving Holiday (Campus Closed)
  • Sun Dec 13  Last Day of Classes
  • Mon-Thur Dec 14-17  Final Exams **
  • Fri Dec 18  Mid-Year Recess Begins for Students
  • Fri Dec 18  Fall Semester Ends (Last day of Faculty Accountability)
  • Fri-Sun Dec 25-Jan 3  Mid-Year Recess (Campus Closed)

Spring Semester - 2021

Registration — Consult the Spring Class Schedule for registration and drop/add information.

  • Fri Jan 1  Observance of New Year's Day (Campus Closed)
  • Fri Jan 11  First Day of Faculty Accountability
  • Sat Jan 16  Classes Begin
  • Mon Jan 18  Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (Campus Closed)
  • Mon Feb 15 Observance of Presidents' Day (Campus Closed)
  • Tue Feb 16  Find a Class Opens for Summer/Fall 2021
  • Mon Mar 1  Summer/Fall 2021 Priority Registration for Currently Enrolled Students
  • Mon Mar 1  Application for May 2021 Graduation *
  • Mon Mar 1  Student Withdrawal without Instructor's Signature +
  • Mon Mar 1  Student Withdrawal with Instructor’s Signature ++
  • Mon-Sun Mar 15-21 Spring Break
  • Mon Mar 15  Summer/Fall 2021 Open Registration Begins
  • Sun May 9  Last Day of Classes
  • Mon-Thur May 10-13  Final Exams **
  • Fri May 14  Commencement
  • Fri May 14  Spring Semester Ends (Last day of Faculty Accountability)
  • Mon May 31  Observance of Memorial Day (Campus Closed)

Summer Semester - 2021

Note: Subject to the 2021-2022 Catalog

Registration — Consult the Summer Class Schedule for registration and drop/add information.

  • Tues June 1  Summer Semester Begins
  • Tues-Wed Jun 1-2  Schedule Adjustments
  • Mon Jul 5  Observance of Independence Day (Campus Closed)
  • Thur Aug 5  Summer Semester Ends

* For specific information concerning the last day to apply for graduation, individual class start dates, and final exams, consult the college of intended enrollment.

** Classes meeting on Friday evening only, Saturday only or Sunday only will have final examinations during their last regular class meeting.

+ See your student schedule in my.maricopa.edu for the Last Day to Withdraw without an Instructor Signature for each class in which you are enrolled.

++ Refer to the Important Deadlines for Students section of the student handbook to determine the last day for student initiated withdrawal.